Some of the most important things you’ll ever need to know about your health are known by your very own doctor. Making friends with him/her should be very important to you, and visiting the doctors’ office regularly should be a top priority. What are the most important questions to ask your doctor when you do visit?
Do I need any vaccines?
Although we sometimes think that most of our vaccines were finished in the slew of vaccines we got as kids, we should still be asking this question. It is important to stay on top of things especially when it comes to vaccines and new ones are aways coming up. Every ten years should be a good time to go and check the latest in vaccinations.
If there is one thing I should change about my lifestyle, what should it be?
The doc has you on file and knows more about your body than you probably do. When visiting the first time, the doctor will probably ask about your habits. Do you smoke? Do you exercise? Have you been experiencing pain recently? Some of the most common mistakes men make when it comes to their health are not getting enough sleep, and not getting enough exercise. You should really be aiming for at least 8 hours of sleep every night, and no amount of coffee can help you with any less than that.
When should I come back?
Frequently visiting the doctor can save you a lot of trouble. If you’ve veery had any blood samples, urine samples, or other tests that involve lab work, you would want to ask when you should come back. If you haven’t had anything like that done before, seeing when you should come back is still a good idea as well. At least once a year should be penciled into your schedule.