We know no one likes to visit a doctor, and we wish no one has to. Though, going to a doctor for a yearly health check-up is an essential resolution, which is necessary for having a healthy life.
There may be various occurrences in your life where you would have made excuses when doctor consultation was suggested for any serious situation like any injury, maybe going alone for regular precautionary health screenings. You need to understand that there are some diseases, which may afflict any man more than women because of erratic lifestyle choices.
To detect and manage these issues early, the below mentioned health check-ups can help you more effectively:
Cholesterol Screening – For Heart Problems
Cholesterol is a fatty substance, which is there in every cell of your body. Keeping a regular track of your cholesterol levels is very essential because high cholesterol levels can raise the risk of stroke or heart disease. Lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, or certain genetic issues are certain lifestyle habits that can reduce the levels of your good cholesterol and increase the levels of bad cholesterol.
Colonoscopy – For Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a cancer type that develops inside the colon (large intestine) or rectum. With a colonoscopy exam, you can detect abnormalities or changes in your large intestine or rectum.
Usually, a colonoscopy is suggested every 10 years starting from age of 45 since people older than this age are at a greater risk of colorectal cancer. And this screening not just detects cancer but also prevents it by identifying and removing the precancerous cells.
Risk Assessment Test – For Diabetes
Diabetes is a health condition that is developed when the blood glucose or blood sugar levels, increases because of the sugar breakdown inability of your body. Extreme sugar levels can cause numerous health complications.
People of age group 50 years or above are highly recommended to go for a diabetes screening every 3 years. At Aloka Medicare, we have a special health check-up package for diabetes to keep track of your blood sugar levels.
Blood Pressure Examination – For High Blood Pressure
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a durable health condition in which your blood pressure levels increase to unhealthy levels. It can cause many additional health problems such as stroke or heart disease if remained untreated.
With the help of BP monitors, hypertension testing becomes quick and painless. You must check your blood pressure levels regularly or as per your doctor’s recommendation.
PSA Screening /Digital Rectal Test – For Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is among the common cancers in men which develop in the prostate gland. If this cancer spreads to its nearby tissues or organs, it can cause major damage.
For screening for prostate cancer Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) test is carried out either alone or with Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. You can evaluate your prostate health through a physical exam or with a simple blood test.
HIV Screening – For AIDS
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes AIDS which directly attacks your immune system. This creates difficulties for your body to fight infections and diseases. An early-stage diagnosis can help you to prevent this virus from spreading.
HIV Screening is a test or immunoassay, which discovers HIV antigens and antibodies in the blood. And if left untreated, then it can cause serious diseases i.e. AIDS.
Regular Screenings – For STDs/STIs
A regular check-up for sexually transmitted infections or diseases is highly recommended for sexually active people. Based on specific STDs, these infections may also get transmitted by sharing needles, etc.
Maximum STDs or STIs are curable; though, it is preferred to diagnose them at an early stage to prevent them from spreading or worsening to your partner.
Also to detect the early signs of several disorders like anemia, you must go for a CBC blood test every 2 years if you are in an age group above 35 years.
As you all know “prevention is better than cure”, so, by deciding to go for these essential blood tests and health screenings, you can control your health condition.
And with our online lab test facilities, you can suitably browse our different health check-up packages and book an appointment online. At Aloka Medicare, we offer a wide range of diagnostic services at affordable prices.