As people age, their health needs change. It is important for seniors to stay on top of their health and get regular screenings to ensure they are in good health. Saber Healthcare encourages seniors and their loved ones to take control of their health and get the necessary tests done every year. There are 6 essential health tests that seniors should get regularly.
An eye exam is one of the most important tests for seniors, as vision can deteriorate with age. Additionally, many screening guidelines now include screening for cardiovascular risk, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and tobacco use. These screenings should start when a person is 20 years old and continue throughout their life. Chronic non-communicable diseases, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes, are becoming increasingly common among older people.
These diseases can lead to major cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD), as well as related mortality. Therefore, it is important for seniors to get regular screenings to detect any potential issues early on. In addition to the screenings mentioned above, seniors should also get regular physical exams and blood tests. Physical exams can help detect any potential issues early on and blood tests can help detect any underlying health issues that may not be visible during a physical exam. It is important for seniors to stay on top of their health and get the necessary tests done every year.
Regular screenings can help detect any potential issues early on and help seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle.