The Importance of Your Annual Health Exam

Does an ounce of prevention equal a pound of cure?

The Marino Agency Inc., serving Mt. Ephraim, NJ, would like to say that it is here for all your healthcare needs. As the CDC states, submitting to an annual physical can help you and your primary care physician catch problems when they are small and can be more easily treated.

If you are young and seem to be in good shape, you may not think you need an annual physical. This attitude is understandable. People are busy and a yearly exam can take the better part of a day. However, quite a few diseases can start unobtrusively, without presenting any symptoms. Cancer is one prominent example. Health care professionals divide cancer by stages, stage one being the least severe and most easily treatable, and stages three or four being the most serious and often most fatal.

Another example of a disease that can be caught early is cardiovascular disease. Most people think that the first sign of something wrong with their heart consists of pain in the chest or being chronically out of breath. In fact, your heart can start having problems long before physical symptoms manifest.

High blood pressure is often present without any symptoms whatsoever. The first indication that your blood pressure is a little high can be a heart attack or stroke that it causes. So, by all means, go to your doctor and have the exam. People who have regular checkups tend to have longer, healthier lives which are altogether a good thing.

For any further questions you have about health insurance, feel free to contact the Marino Agency Inc. serving Mt. Ephraim, NJ.