When was the last time you had a general health check?
Getting your vital signs regularly checked by a doctor is a simple and effective way to manage your health.
This can include the measurement of your temperature, respiratory rate, pulse and blood pressure. These numbers provide critical information about your state of health!
In particular, they:
- Can identify the existence of an acute medical problem
- Can determine the magnitude of an illness, and
- Are a marker of chronic disease
At Parkhill Medical Centre, the doctors assess your overall health by checking your vital signs. Additionally, they consider both non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors.
Non-modifiable risk factors
These are things you can’t change, and may include:
- Family history
- Personal history
If you have had health problems in the past, minimizing your risk with a healthy lifestyle is essential. A general health check up may be the first step to achieve this.
Modifiable risk factors
These are risk factors that can be reduced if you make lifestyle changes:
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Being overweight
- High blood cholesterol
Health checks at Parkhill medical Centre
At Parkhill Medical Centre, the doctors can run a range of tests to help you manage your health. For example: