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The Importance of Annual Checkups

When was the last time you visited the doctor for a comprehensive checkup?

Do you know how healthy you actually are? If you’ve recently visited our Houston, TX, doctors, Dr. Tomas Rios and Dr. Nicolin Neal of Rios Healthcare Associates, for an annual checkup, you know how you are doing health-wise. Unfortunately, many people don’t. An annual checkup is our way to look under the proverbial hood to ensure that you are as healthy as possible. You should schedule an appointment with us if it’s been more than a year since your last checkup,

Know Your Health Status

Many health problems such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol don’t necessarily cause symptoms, so just because you feel okay doesn’t mean that you may not have an underlying health problem. That’s one of the top reasons to visit our Houston, TX, team for annual checkups. These checkups allow us to assess your current health so that if there are changes, we catch them early on.

Catch Problems Early

Again, you could be dealing with health problems but not even know it. We can catch everything from thyroid disease and hormonal imbalances to diabetes and heart problems by coming in once a year for a physical exam and bloodwork. We can quickly treat or reverse issues early with far more straightforward and less expensive measures by catching problems early.

Safeguard Your Health 

By coming in regularly to our practice, we can assess you for certain risk factors that could predispose you to certain health problems down the road. We can also provide recommendations for additional screenings, vaccinations, or other preventive measures you should take to protect your health and wellbeing. While genetics can undoubtedly impact your likelihood of developing certain diseases, there are simple lifestyle changes that we can help you make to reduce your risk.  

Discuss Health Issues 

Feeling exhausted all of the time? Don’t feel like you’re getting quality sleep? Feeling depressed? When dealing with issues that impact your health and wellbeing, you should turn to our Houston, TX, medical team. Apart from annual checkups, you should still turn to us when things feel “off.” We can help pinpoint the cause and come up with a solution.

It's important to stay updated on your health, as it’s constantly changing. To schedule an annual checkup with our Rios Healthcare Associates team, call us at (832) 323-9230.