Annual & Physical Exams
A regular physical examination ensures that your health is maintained. It enables you to catch up on vaccines or discover a major illness, such as cancer or diabetes, before it becomes a problem. During a physical exam, your doctor can also examine vitals such as weight, heart rate, and blood pressure.
How do you prepare yourself for the physical exam?
There is no need to prep before going to a physical exam unless your healthcare provider suggest you. However, you can take a notice of the following vitals including anything you are allergic to, your current medications, and symptoms in case you’ve noticed any health issues.
What can one expect during a physical exam?
The components of your yearly physical exam may vary depending on your age, overall health, and other conditions, but a conventional annual physical typically comprises two parts:
- A general physical examination is performed.
- A thorough check of the body and skin, as well as hearing and vision.
Doctors examine a patient’s mobility and coordination, as well as his or her reflexes. Doctors may also examine a patient’s memory and cognition in certain conditions.