Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions.
When you are in your 20s or early 30s, one way to stay healthy is to see your primary care physician for a regular checkup. This exam is important because it allows your doctor to check basic health measures, screen for certain health issues, and make sure you’re up to date on recommended immunizations.
Recommended screenings include:
- blood pressure
- breast self-exam (to be performed monthly)
- Pap test (annually) and skin exam
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