There are some baselines screening tests that are recommended whenever u visit a doctor. These include:
– Your height and weight
– Blood Pressure
– Dip stick urinalysis
– Lifestyle review, including diet, exercise and work/life balance assessment
If you are aged 45 years or older there are a number of other investigations which may prove useful in identifying warning or early signs of disease.
Blood tests including thyroid profile and cholesterol levels. A blood test will often find that you are developing problems before you have a specific complaint. Over one third of women will die from a heart attack or stroke, so knowing your cholesterol level (as well as your family history, weight, whether smoking and blood pressure) is very important as we get older.