Healthy lifestyles are yet to gain acceptance amidst many of us. Job related stress, unhealthy eating habits, inadequate rest, high levels of pollution – all contribute to our health problems today. Medical Check Up is health examination that aims for early detection to discover a disease in its early stages. To fulfill your needs, Awal Bros Hospitals provide several Medical Check Up packages that you and your family can use.
Before a medical checkup is carried out, the doctor will ask for consent from the patient. Aside from some discomfort for some patients, physical examination usually has no severe risks.
An average medical checkup may include the following:
- Updated health history. Your doctor may ask for an update on new developments and changes in your health history. This may include questions about your job and relationships, medications, allergies, supplements, or any recent surgeries.
- Vital sign checks. This includes taking a blood pressure reading and checking your heart rate and respiratory rate. Your blood pressure should be checked at least once every year to once every three years, depending on your history.
- Visual exam. Your doctor will review your appearance for signs of any potential conditions. They’ll check the parts of your body that could visually indicate any existing health issues
- Laboratory tests. Your doctor may draw blood for several laboratory tests. These can include a complete blood count and a complete metabolic panel. The panel tests your blood plasma and can indicate any issues that exist in your kidneys, liver, blood chemistry, and immune system. This helps detect irregularities in your body that might indicate a larger problem.
- Screening tests. A screening test is done to detect potential health disorders or diseases in people who do not have any symptoms of disease. Screening test is valuable for its ability to detect potential problems, while minimizing unclear, ambiguous, or confusing results. Common screening test. The following are some examples of common screening tests: mammogram, breast exam, papsmear, cholesterol test, osteoporosis screening, prostate cancer screening, testicular exam, colon cancer test, lung cancer screening, and depression test.