What should a full physical include?
September 11, 2012 1:35 AM Subscribe
What should a full physical include for an overweight, ex-smoker, no exercise 40-year-old man?
I'm about to turn 40 and am going to get a physical soon. I had one four years ago here in Seoul and it was weird: I had a colonoscopy, some weird chi testing,blood work, chest/abdomen ultrasounds, etc. I came out okay back then with the exception of A) being overweight, which I knew and B) possessing a fatty liver, which I didn't know and about whose implications I'm still unsure.
Some of that is wacky Korean stuff. I'm not getting any chi anything this time, and I'm 90% sure I don't need to do an endoscopy or colonoscopy (although the docs here all say I have to, as does my lovely and concerned wife, both of whom I'm trying to convince otherwise), but given the above, what SHOULD I be doing? What are the necessities, what should I not bother with, etc?