Dr. Seshan, who’s board certified in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, recommends taking the followings preventive steps to help safeguard your health:
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
- Get routinely screened for chronic disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol.
- As needed, talk with your doctor about making lifestyle changes.
- Schedule follow-up visits as your doctor recommends.
“Preventive health starts with the fundamentals—diet and exercise,” Dr. Seshan says. “Make these elements a daily priority and talk with your physician to establish your health baseline through routine screenings.”