Regular health check-ups every 1-3 years, just like visits to the dentist, should be standard procedure in every person’s health routine.
Whether you are suffering from a lingering disease, caused by risk factors like high cholesterol or triglyceride levels or high blood sugar, or have acquired habits detrimental to your health, such as smoking, too much alcohol or the wrong diet - preventive medical check-ups are your chance to start treatment early.
Diseases recognized in time are treated far more easily and with fewer negative effects for the patients. This is true for cancer and a number of other common diseases too.
Where to go for preventive medical check-ups?
These check-ups are performed by established medical doctors, or your registered Family Doctor. Contact the clinic and schedule an appointment to keep in mind to inform the office that this is a none-emergency check-up.
Purpose of the periodic health examination
As primary prevention-To identify risk factors for common chronic diseases-To detect disease that has no apparent symptoms (secondary prevention) As a way for the doctor to counsel people to promote healthy behavior-To update clinical data since last checkup-To enhance the relationship between you and your doctor What do check-ups include?
Check-ups may consist of the following:
The entire program is uncomplicated with no strain or pain on patients.
On the day of your blood test, you arrange for an examination appointment. During the appointment your results are discussed and further recommendations are made. All findings and diagnoses are yours to take home.