Generally people visit a clinic / see a doctor only when they are sick or suffering from any illness. But in today’s world people have gained knowledge and are more educated and empowered about their health. They know to care for themselves and their family by taking preventative measures against any illness. They look forward to lower down the risks of various conditions by maintaining a healthy diet and physical activity.
Doctors recommend people all over to get regular health check-ups done to stay fit and fine.
Regular health check-ups can help find potential health issues before they become a problem. Doctors are able to detect health conditions or diseases early based on the investigations. Early detection always gives the opportunity for getting the right treatment quickly, avoiding any complications.
By getting regular check ups and screenings done an important step is taken towards living a longer and healthier life.
There are various factors to be taken into consideration while doing a health check-up like
It is very important to visit the consulting physician to understand the investigations to be done as many times some tests are done which are not recommended or required.
The investigations should be done from MD Pathologist-certified laboratory.
The investigations done should be evaluated by the consulting physician.
Based on the reports if any treatment is suggested it should be followed sincerely and also regular follow up should be done as per the physician’s advise.
Same protocol should be followed every year to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
These yearly health checkups allow to keep oneself updated and aware of any untoward changes going on in the body. It will help in managing illness if any and help in a long run of life.
Doctors always advise the right medical check-ups after evaluating the person and diagnosing the current vital parameters. The investigations suggested will help them to proceed with proper treatment at the initial stages only.
Moreover, these checkups comprise of a set of various blood investigations, any other imaging tests to make certain that your health is on the right track.
Usually, a blood test should be carried out at regular intervals of time and it is highly significant as it aids in eradicating the threat of several potential diseases.
The tests that are mostly included in blood investigations are CBC – CompleteBlood Count, Fasting and Post Lunch blood sugar, Fasting Lipid Profile, LFT- Liver Function Test, Renal Function Test and Urine Routine.
Some additional tests recommended considering the age factor are ECG –Electrocardiogram, Chest X-Ray, Thyroid Profile, Uric acid, 2D-Echocardiography, TMT-Treadmill Test.
Some patients require special investigations to be done like Vitamin B12 Levels, Vitamin D3 Levels, Serum Iron Studies, Serum Ferritin Levels.
The investigations advised for females are USG Abdomen Pelvis, Sono-Mammography and PAP Smear.
Even annual eye checkup and dental checkup is as important as other investigations.
There are so many misconceptions regarding health check-ups. Patients are under the wrong impression that as they do not show any symptoms they need not go for any health check-ups. Non Communicable diseases do not produce any symptoms but they can be detected with the help of investigations.
Patients having no family history of any disease also try to avoid doing regular check ups.
But due to changing weather, increasing demands at workplace, changes in eating habits, stressful situations prevailing everywhere and the changing attitude towards life make almost everybody prone to some or the other diseases.
Frequent health checkups will allow you to keep an eye on the diseases and any minute change going on in the body. Blood tests can help in assessing the proper functioning of the organs. The functioning of the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, thyroid, etc can be easily evaluated with regular blood tests.
It is highly recommended for everyone to get regular medical checkups done to avoid the risks and threats to their health. It eliminates stress and helps you to stay calm and active in the long run and also to detect the disease at an early stage.
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