Having good health is a combination of treatment and prevention, maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle and high-quality care. However, even that alone is not a guarantee for a healthy life.
Thus, it is important to attend regular health screenings with your doctor.
How can health screenings help? Well, health screenings can not only detect but diagnose diseases and abnormalities in your health. So, it gives both you and your doctor key insights into your body. This could potentially save your life if you unknowingly suffer from a chronic and possibly fatal illness.
It is recommended to get a health screening either once or twice a year with the frequency of appointments increasing with age.
Without technological inspection and the expertise of medical professionals, diabetes and many diseases will remain undetectable even at the early stages. Early detection followed by the appropriate treatment combined with suitable control of the condition can result in better outcomes and lowers the risk of serious complications.
There are many common diseases that are screened such as breast cancer and cervical cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, colorectal cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, overweight and obesity. Many screenings are also tailored based on your age, medical history, family history and concerns.
The level of screening depends on the package you choose; however, basic packages typically include blood, urine and stool tests while the more comprehensive ones have X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, ear and eye screening, mammography, pap smears, colonoscopy and others. You will usually meet with the doctor for a full consultation and physical examination.
After the health screening, doctors will give you feedback based on the results regarding eating habits, sleeping habits, exercise routine and other negative habits. This is so that you make the necessary lifestyle changes to ensure a positive outcome.
Remember early detection may save your life. So, make an appointment soon!