Well Starts with Spring Screenings
When the weather starts to warm up, many people start getting ready for the spring season. Along with cleaning and decluttering your home, you should also spruce up the space you live in every day — your body.
When you prioritize your well-being and do the proper up-keep for your health, it may help you stay ahead of potential medical issues.
To feel your best this spring and beyond, we’re sharing our top tips to keep you healthy.
Check for a clean bill of health
Setting our clocks forward can also be your reminder to set up a visit with your primary care provider.
“People should definitely add a wellness exam to their spring-cleaning checklist, regardless of age. Routine preventative care every year is very important,” said Dr. Nayab Dhanani, Wellstar primary care provider.
During a wellness exam, your physician will check your Foundational 4 Numbers — body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
From there, your physician can help create a screening plan to help keep you ahead of chronic conditions or serious diseases. Recommended screenings may vary depending on your family history, gender and age as well as your physician’s orders.
“The importance of screenings is really to be proactive instead of reactive,” said Dr. Facia Dew, Wellstar primary care physician. “It’s better to know a person’s risk factors so we can screen accordingly. Our goal is to meet their unique medical needs and help them live a healthy life.”
Be sure to bring up any other medical concerns, health questions or wellness goals at the appointment. Wellstar providers are partners in your care, committed to keeping you feeling your best physically, mentally and emotionally.
Spruce up on colon screenings
Talking about colon health can feel a little uncomfortable, but getting screened could save your life. If caught early, colorectal cancer has a 91% survival rate.
Starting at age 45, everyone should get a colonoscopy. Those with a higher risk or family history of colorectal cancer may need to start screening even sooner.
Learn more about how well starts with clean colons.