Tips on How You Can Improve Your General Health Status

Adults should take a few basic steps each day to make sure they are feeling good physically. Importance includes making sure that your teeth and gums look healthy; that you get enough exercise each day; and that you have a nutritious diet full of vitamins and nutrients. The following tips to improve your general health may help you feel better and look better too.

Step one. Take a general health exam, including a physical examination of the chest, the abdomen, the neck, and the face. The Basal Body Temperature, the body’s temperature, should be checked regularly and the cervical mucus tested to ensure that it is clear and the cervical mucus thickness is not too thick (the ideal).

Step two. Ask your doctor for a nasal spray or decongestant to use when you have a runny or stuffy nose, postnasal drip, or swollen glands. The medication can be in liquid or tablet form. 

Step three. Get the right vaccinations. Two of the most important vaccinations your doctor will recommend for you and your family are the Hepatitis A vaccine, which prevents infection with the hepatitis b virus; and the Gardasil vaccination, which prevent infection with the Gardasil virus, which causes the condition known as pelvic inflammatory disease or PCOS, wherein the female reproductive organs are enlarged and start functioning irregularly.

Step four. Maintain healthy body weight. Your body mass index, or BMI, determines your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. To reduce your risk for these diseases, you need to increase your physical activity, make a special effort to take in enough fiber, and monitor your weight regularly. 

Step five. Have fewer deaths from cardiovascular diseases. Your goal should be to have a healthy life expectancy at age. By prolonging your life expectancy by just a few years, you can drastically reduce your mortality risk. You may also want to consider making use of some of the other tips and advice in this article.

Step six. Have fewer deaths from chronic diseases. The leading causes of death for people over age 75 are heart disease, cancer, and lung disease. These are major killers. If you can reduce your risk for these three killers by a few percent, you can dramatically improve your quality of life. Talk to your doctor about preventive services, such as cholesterol-lowering medications, cholesterol screening for high-risk patients, and the like.