Your health is important. Unfortunately, you may not realize it until something goes wrong and you feel under the weather or begin to lose the ability to do things you have normally done without issue. Do something proactive for your current and future health right away by following these helpful tips below.
Have your hearing checked.
If you find yourself asking for others to repeat themselves or realize that you have missed out on important details from work meetings or social conversations, it is time to do something about it.
Contact your local hearing professionals to schedule a hearing assessment and learn more about the options available to help you hear the world around you. One tool that may be of benefit to you is an assisted listening device.
Assistive listening devices work to separate sounds, such as spoken words, from background noises, such as the din at a restaurant or the roar at a football game. Assistive listening devices serve to enhance your hearing and make you better able to enjoy the world around you without missing out on experiences and activities.
If you are interested in learning more about how your hearing works, watch this informative video about the science of hearing.
Schedule your healthcare appointments.
Your body is full of different quirks, aches, and sometimes pains. From day-to-day things can pop up that range from leaving you under the weather to downright ill. That is why it is important to know your body and schedule healthcare appointments as the need arises and based on a recommended schedule.
Here are some essential appointments to make every year.
- Annual Well Check – You should see your general practitioner or internist at least every year. They will talk with you about anything concerning or out of the ordinary that has come up since your last visit. This appointment is an opportunity to have your overall health assessed based on your age and health history.
- Dental Check-Up – Your oral hygiene is like a window into your overall health as it has been linked to a host of potentially concerning healthcare issues. In addition to practicing proper tooth and gum care at home, you should see your dental provider twice per year for a check-up.
They will take X-rays to assess the health of your teeth and jaw along with performing a routine cleaning and exam. If you have been experiencing any oral pain, this is a good time to talk about it and receive help.
- Mental Health Appointment – Mental health is as important as the rest of your body. See a licensed professional as needed or each year for a discussion based on your concerns and unique needs. Often, you can be seen either in person or virtually via telehealth options.
- Eyecare Exam – Your eyes should be checked at least annually to update your prescription and assess for eye health issues. Your provider will perform a glaucoma test, a general vision exam, and a color deficiency exam.
Being healthy means taking care of yourself. Make the necessary appointments to keep your body operating at its optimal capacity. Be confident and take care of the body you have.