As we get older, our immune system’s ability to protect us starts to wane. Our hormone levels also decrease after the age of 40 as well, reducing our vitality and natural protection. Not surprisingly, bad habits and hereditary and environmental factors are more likely to cause damage at that point. That’s why we recommend regular preventive health checks for everyone over the age of 40. Diseases can stay dormant and unnoticed for years, so it also makes sense for younger people to have preventive examinations. These tests focus on potential risk factors that may have consequences later on.