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Why do you need Regular Health Checkups?

Why do you need Regular Health Checkups?

  • September 13, 2019
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You might have heard “ HEALTH IS WEALTH ” but with most advance technology and comfort lifestyle, we have forgot to look after our health, we are too busy in our life that we don’t even pay attention to our body warning sign. we don’t react unless its become unbearable, we don’t showed up to a doctor. A majority of the country’s population focuses on the cure for health ailments and not on the preventive healthcare measures that lead to even greater health and financial losses. Only 9.6% of the total healthcare check-up goes towards preventive healthcare, even when it is more affordable and less painful.

Indians, especially millennials are becoming health conscious which is a good sign, which means that with time the focus on diseases prevention is going to increase. In today’s world, no matter how healthy you eat, there are factors like pollution, stress levels, sleeping patterns that can still affect your health. The greatest threat to our health is the belief that let something happen then we will go to doctor. Don’t wait for ambulance’s alarm to wake you up, get preventive health checkup now and know of things that might be effecting your body. Do remember what our older generations advice? Yes – “Prevention is better than cure” and those golden words will never change. It’s time to take charge of your health and your loved ones!

If you don’t know where to start and how to proceed about preventive health checkup, Let me help you what health services are recommended ?

The recommendations below are for healthy adults. If you have risk factors or a chronic disease, you may need different tests or you may need a test more often. Ask your health care provider what schedule is right for you, but here are conditions many people should be screened for:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Systemic Hypertension
  • Coronary Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Acid peptic disease
  • Chronic Headache/Migraine
  • Obstructive sleep Apnea /OSD
  • Polycystic ovary disease/PCOD
  • Metabolic Syndrome X
  • Chronic obstructive Airway disease/COAD

These all are lifestyle related diseases that can be prevented by early diagnosis & Life style changes.

The recommendations below are for healthy Kids:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body mass index
  • Haemogram
  • Blood sugar fasting/pp
  • Lipid profile
  • T3T4TSH
  • Urine( routine)

The recommendations below are for healthy Women:

Haemogram
Anaemia profile (if hemoglobin less than 10)
Blood sugar fasting/pp
Lipid profile
T3T4TSH
HBA1C
Vitamin D3 & B12
Urine (routine)
ECG
TMT (if exersional dismiea)
USG (abdomen) (For irregular menses)

The recommendations below are for healthy Men:

Haemogram
Blood sugar fasting/pp
HBA1C
Liquid profile
T3T4TSH
Vitamin B12 & D3
ECG
TMT
ECHO
PFT

India is seen as the diabetes and coronary heart disease capital of the world. 50% of all heart attacks in Indians occur under the age of 50 years. Also, population living in cities are three times more prone to heart attacks than people living in villages. An increase in the working population calls for busier schedules, high stress levels and lesser time for self care.
If you care about your family and friends, and if you find this article helpful – kindly share to them and rise awareness accordingly. Health Check-up today for a healthier tomorrow.

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