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Feeling healthy?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Oct 24, 2016 11:52:18 AM

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You feel well. You look well. But are you really healthy? Regular health screenings can detect a variety of medical conditions in their early, most treatable stages — even if you have no obvious symptoms. The National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services recommend a number of screenings for men and women between the ages of 50 and 64.*

Recommended screenings for everyone

  • Blood pressure — every two years for individuals with normal blood pressure or annually for those with a history of high blood pressure
  • Cholesterol — every five years or as advised by your physician
  • Diabetes — every three years; more often if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you have other risk factors for diabetes
  • Colorectal cancer — as recommended by your physician
  • Osteoporosis (bone mineral density test) — as recommended by your physician; at least once for women over age 65
  • Dental — once or twice a year
  • Vision — every two to four years for individuals ages 40 to 54; every one to three years for ages 55 to 64
  • Hearing — every three to five years for healthy hearing, annually for those with varying degrees of hearing loss or as recommended by your provider

Recommended screenings for women

  • Breast cancer (mammography) — every two years for ages 50 to 74; as recommended by your physician for those 75 and older
  • Cervical cancer (Pap test) — every five years for women ages 50 to 64

 Recommended screenings for men

  • Prostate cancer — screening at age 50 or as recommended by your physician

Screening for hearing

Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans. This includes an estimated 15% of people between the ages of 20 and 69 whose hearing has been damaged by exposure to noise. Yet, hearing loss is one of today’s most under-diagnosed health conditions. In many cases, hearing impairment comes on so gradually, it is not recognized by the person who is experiencing it. If you have a concern (or aren’t sure) about your hearing, take this simple, interactive online quiz to see if you need a professional hearing evaluation.

 *This is not a complete list of screenings. Please talk to your physician about the screenings that may be appropriate for you.

Call Amplifon Hearing Health Care today to schedule your hearing exam!  

Topics: Health Screenings

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