- In your 20s: “It's okay because I am young”? The purpose of health checkups is disease prevention.
People tend to get a medical checkup when they are not feeling well. However, those in their twenties drink, smoke, and overwork thinking they are still young. Therefore, they have to be careful because in the future they can develop chronic diseases. In recent years, the average age of cancer patients decreased, so in order to prevent disease and stay healthy, you are recommended to get basic health checkups once every two years, even if you are in good health.
In addition, high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It is important to closely monitor levels such as glucose and cholesterol. Obesity test, blood pressure check, chest radiography, dyslipidemia (cholesterol, triglyceride) test, liver function test, AIDS, syphilis, cervical cancer screening, urine test, chest X-ray, etc. are recommended every two years.