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Importance of Preventive Health Checkup

17
May

Importance of Preventive Health Checkup

Preventive health tests can constrain the development of many chronic diseases if found out at an initial stage. People are often so close to enduring heart conditions, osteoporosis, diabetes, abdominal concerns, and many types of cancers that could show little to no symptoms at the progressive stage. The consequences of such diseases could be a chance of survival. 

 

Regular health examinations will help determine health conditions for better or worse. If the examination results in an unfamiliar condition, the doctor will initiate treatment to prevent any foreseen progress. The examination and the treatment are necessary to keep fitness in check. The goal is to protect you and your family from unwanted consequences.

 

Age Factor: 

The age factor is taken into consideration to begin your routine check-ups. Moreover, family history defines the necessity of preventive health measures. The chances of passing on a chronic disease from generation to generation are pretty high. Many diseases like BRCA1, diabetes, heart conditions, certain types of cancers could be carried forward with generations. The earlier it is detected, the more the chances of eliminating the disease. 

 

  • Regular health examinations are not recommended for healthy children under the age of 21 years. If the child has any underlying disease, it is majorly symptomatic or suspected at birth.

  • People under the age of 50 can examine themselves once every 2-3 years.  

  • Consider getting the examination done once a year, after the age of 50 years.

  • People with a family history of diabetes, heart conditions, strokes, abdominal disease are recommended to begin a routine checkup between the age of 35-40 years. 

 

Consider these common health examinations among Men and Women: 

  • Blood Pressure

  • Depression

  • HIV examination

  • Lung cancer (due to excessive smoking)

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Liver and kidney functioning tests (due to heavy consumption of alcohol) 

 

Tests that women should consider:

  • Vulva examination in reproductive age to ensure that there are no internal damages.

  • Mammogram for BRCA between ages 50-75 or as early as mid-twenties in case of an ancestral gene.

  • Pap Smear for cervical cancer between the age of 21-70.

  • Cholesterol examination, at the age of 40 years

  • Osteoporosis examination during mid-thirties.

 

Tests that men should consider:

  • Prostate-specific antigen examination after the age of 50 years.

  • Cholesterol examination at the age of 35 years.

  • Colonoscopy examination above the age of 55 years. 

  • Cardiac Evaluation.

  • Kidney Profile examination. 

 

Getting routine check-ups and examinations will provide more outlook on a healthy life. 

These examinations require supervision and advice from the expert. Similarly, choosing the right laboratory for the examination is profound. Dr Lalchandani Labs has been providing accurate results in various preventive health packages for the past 28 years and upholds the practice.  

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