Have you ever missed your car servicing, even if it hasn’t given you a tough time with breakdowns or flat tires? The moment you notice a slight variation of room temperature, don’t you quickly call up the mechanic to check if anything is wrong with your air-conditioner? What about yourself? How often to you go for a health checkup? It’s interesting to note that people hardly give importance to their body and mind, compared to the ‘health’ of their favourite machines. Regular health checkups are important for a healthy lifestyle.
Any preventable diseases can be found, treated and cured if one opts for medical checkups at regular intervals. During a checkup, the healthcare professional takes a look at the person’s age, lifestyle, habits, family history and medical history, which could have an impact on your health. Tests and screenings detect if something is wrong and if so, lifestyle improvement, preventive measures and timely medication can help one fight any possible disease.
Health examination has several boons – the most important one is increasing the chances of cure. The earlier a disease is diagnosed the better are the recovery chances. The benefits of health checkups are:
One can go for a checkup as a primary prevention to identify any risk factor or even when there’s no apparent symptom. Or under any of these circumstances:
Always keep in mind that checkup frequency is dependent on the health condition of the person who goes for it and therefore, the scheduling system is not concrete. However, for general medical checkup, those aged between 19 and 21 can schedule it once in every two years. Those between 22 and 64 can schedule checkup every 1-3 years and those above 65, annually. Preventive steps like annual blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring and updated vaccination should be ensured every six months. Routine checkups include blood pressure, fasting glucose, cholesterol, HIV status, serum lipids and genetic cancer markers.
Preventive health screenings like annual well visit and cancer and sensory screenings can be done every 3 to 5 years for those above 40. Smokers and those who have quit smoking has to take occasional lung cancer screenings. Those above 50 are advised annual DEXA test to check bone density. Women should take pap smear testy for cervical cancer (every three years for 18-29 age group, 5 years for 30-49 age group, 4 years for those above 50) apart from annual mammograms.
To get your health screenings done regularly, walk in to Sunrise.
Sunrise offers a horde of health packages that suits each individual. Personalised health packages for preventive, diabetic care, cancer screening, men, women and family are available at Sunrise under expert assistance and diagnosis. These are the health packages
available under Sunrise Health Plan:
The right diagnosis at the right time is of utmost importance in curing a disease or condition. Health checkups help spot at the earliest any irregularity or abnormality in a person. With right and timely intervention, one can ensure a longer, healthier, happier life.