The Medical Checkup Book

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About The Medical Checkup Book

Written by experts and packed with user-friendly information and practical lifestyle advice, this is the ultimate guide for anyone interested in their health.

Knowing which health checks and tests to get when can prevent illness and problems, and even save your life. This easy-to-use guide explains all the common health tests so that you can understand and manage your well-being. When you've had a physical, how often do you understand what the results really mean for your health and your lifestyle? You've probably heard of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, but what does that mean? And what can you do if you're told your bad cholesterol is high? Why are there two figures to show your blood pressure? Is weight gain hereditary?

Be proactive in managing your health by learning more about how it is measured. Discover what factors influence medical tests, and what lifestyle changes you can make to keep fit and healthy for longer. Explore the variety of tests and screenings you may undergo at a doctor's or workplace health assessment - find out what is tested, why it is tested, and what the results mean.

The Medical Checkup Book is the only visual guide to explain all common medical tests and what preventative measures you can take to minimize the risks and maximize your health.