Why should I get screening tests?

You should get screening tests because they are the best way to find out if your biometric numbers (including your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels) are within a healthy range for your gender, height, and age. Various disorders such as diabetes, depression, and hypertension can be identified early by knowing and properly managing your biometric numbers.

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Health screenings are an excellent means of detecting disease and should be a key part of every person’s medical care. The earlier many diseases are diagnosed, the greater the likelihood of successful treatment. This is especially true with conditions such as heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.

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