Keeping tabs on our family's health can feel like lots of appointments that span over the year. It can be easy to forget where you have been, and what needs to be booked. It’s understandable. We only want to do the best by our family and to make sure everyone is healthy and happy. Keeping yourself organized is the key to success. So I thought I would share with you some of the family health checks that need to happen. If you aren’t on top of any of them, then get them booked as soon as possible.
Our dental hygiene is important. We only get one set of adult teeth after all. So it’s important that we encourage good dental health in our children from an early age. Even though they dislike cleaning their teeth so much. Regular checks with the dentist will keep those teeth in check. It’s vital you book in with a dentist as soon as your child’s teeth come through so that you start the regular checkups going forward. While it may not be a pleasant experience for all when you attend, you will be happy you did as time goes on and you have good dental hygiene.
Our sight is one of the greatest senses we will regret losing if we don’t take care of it. Some of us see better than others, but without having them checked, we wouldn't know. We may struggle to read small print or see a long distance. These things can affect our reaction times when it comes to playing sports and even driving a car. So it’s vital we keep tabs on their condition. They will be able to identify whether you need help with your sight and all the options available to you.
Our hearing is another important part of the body that we need to keep track of. It can get affected the most if as adults you work in a place with loud noises. Children can also be prone to problems if they have been around sharp noises and even ear infections. Keeping tabs on your ear and hearing health will make sure that you have perfect use of them as time goes on. Some adults and children won’t even realize they may have a problem until they get checked. Things like hearing aids can transform your lives without you even realizing you needed them.
General health checks
Keeping on top of our general health is important. Attending a general health check will mean your weight and body mass index are checked. Alongside things like blood pressure. You could even have blood tests to make sure that cholesterol levels are normal, and you have good iron levels. All things that can cause you problems as time goes on. While these things may not be detrimental to your child's health, it’s still important to make sure that they are not overweight. Obesity is a real problem in the world at the moment.
I hope this helps you get on track when it comes to your family’s health.