Annual Screenings [VIDEO]
#NewYear #NewYou…. Annual Screenings & Checkups.
You’re in good health. You physically feel fine.
No colds and other medical ailments to date.
So, why should you see a doctor and/or specialist for annual check-up, testings or screenings?
Getting annual check-ups, testings and/or screenings can inform, alert or provide insights of one’s health. Most people only have a test or screening if they have symptoms or risks factors. But in short, some medical issues come with little to no symptoms, while others can lay dormant and quiet for years without any precursors. For example, some common medical conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes come with little to no signs or warnings, but usually made aware out of the result of another compromising factor.
However, other more pressing medical conditions such as HPV, skin & melanoma and cancers can linger for durations of period within the body and without warnings.The key with managing these and many other diseases and conditions is to catch them early so they be managed and kept under control before they become serious threats to your health.
Watch our #NewYearNewYou video to ensure you’re well prepared for your annual checkups, physicals and/or screenings.
Sexual Testing & Screenings.
Young adults under 25 have the highest rates of STIs, but you can get an STI at any point of age. The most common STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, syphilis and genital, anal, or penile warts
According to a latest studies which states that the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the 50 to 70 age group have soared by 38% in the last three years.
STI is an infection that you get from another person during sexual activity. Often this means that the virus, parasite, or bacteria is living in your sexual partner’s semen or vaginal fluid and gets into your body through your vagina, the urethra of your penis, your anus, or your mouth, but some are transmitted through skin to skin contact.
STIs only show up on the tests a few weeks after a potential incident. This is because these tests often aren’t looking for the virus or bacteria in your body. Instead, they search for the antibodies your immune system has created to fight off the invading infection. It takes your body a few days to create these antibodies, which means it takes time for the test to pick up on them.
Each STI has a different lag time between when you get it and when it will show up on a test. You can test positive for gonorrhea or chlamydia in two weeks. Syphilis can show up in one week or take three months to surface on a test. HIV and Hepatitis B and C can show up as early as one month on a rapid test (the one that takes 20 minutes to get results), but in certain cases it can take six months to show.
Schedule your #STITesting #STDTesting #STDTreatments with us here at Central Park Medical Associates.
Schedule your #skincancerscreenings, #skinrejuvenation #PRPHairRestoration #AllergenTest #PatchTesting #dermatology #skincare tests at Advanced Dermatology Associates‘ team of medically trained specialists and professionals.