At what age should you start to have regular check ups with your GP?
March 18, 2007 5:31 AM Subscribe
At what age should you start to have regular check ups with your GP? And what things do you get checked?
posted by koahiatamadl to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am 29 and have what you could call robust health. The only health issues I have to contend with are one cold/flu like illness per year...So I haven't been to the doctor in years.
Whenever I have moved in recent years I have registered with the local GP and this entails the nurse taking your blood pressure and a urine sample and that's it.
The last blood test I had was age eleven when they tested my rubella antibody levels to work out if I needed the vaccine or not.
The only other times my blood has been tested is when I give blood.
My gut feeling is that as long as I feel fit and well I don't need to go for regular check-ups at my age.
This is not to say that I would not get changes in my level of well being, energy levels or bodily functions investigated - it just so happens that my body seems to work like a clock work. If it doesn't there is normally a reason like sleep deprevation or poor diet and things go back to normal when I address this reason.