How often do you take your car for service? Well if you do a lot of driving you will ensure that it gets serviced at least every 6-8 months for your better experience.
What about your dog? Well, you take him to the vet every year as a part of the regular checkup to ensure that your pet lives healthier.
But when it comes to when was the last time you went for your own medical checkup. Our answer is that as we are completely fine and we can wait to visit the doctor “as long as possible” which in other words means until we don’t get sick. In extreme cases, some of us don’t even have a regular doctor.
You might say that you have a perfect lifestyle – you eat healthy food, exercise regularly, don’t smoke or drink and that’s why you don’t require a regular physician. For the sake of this moment, lets completely agree to it. But what if you have inherited some disease, say like cholesterol problem in your family history and its slowly developing inside your body, getting ready to show sudden signs?
Actually, that’s somehow the uniqueness of our human body. Often we feel that as our body is working perfectly fine means we are perfectly fine. But there are many things your organs don’t tell, in fact, can’t tell you. That’s because the changes in our body and organs are not rapid, they are slow and subtle changes that slowly develop and after taking strong roots inside you, the effects come up dangerously fast.
Let’s take an example related to the one mentioned above. What is the first symptom of myocardial infarction that we normally call a heart attack? You might say that sudden pain. But is that sudden chest a precursor that you are about to develop a heart problem? Of course not, it’s telling you that you have already developed the problem and the pain in your chest is a sign of it. Well, still you are lucky enough as there are sizeable heart attacks that occur without chest pain or another symptom.
And if you are even luckier enough for having a healthy heart until now, you must know that not just your physician can diagnose you for developing possible symptoms of heart disease but he can even with your passing age make sure that your coronary system remains intact. He can recommend you diet as per your need, can prescribe you medicine as per your condition and family history.
So can your heart tell you that the circulatory system is developing a problem? But your doctor can; only if you show that you love and care for yourself as much as you love your car or pet.