While exercise, a balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle are important to keep oneself healthy, it is also very important to go for health checkups at periodic intervals.
Why do I need to go for a Regular Medical Checkup?
Going for a medical checkup regularly helps you avoid a wide number of diseases and catch other diseases early on. It also serves to keep you better-advised about your health, keep your physician or other doctors apprised on your health, and basically result in a healthier life.
1. Going for a Medical Checkup regularly can reduce your risk of getting sick
Regular medical checkups include a number of physical and mental checks, making sure that your body and mind are fit and fine. These checkups are known as full body checkups for this reason – because they examine you from head to toe, almost literally.
The reason this is done is to catch any disease early on, and so that you can be prescribed the right treatment for it.
2. Regular Checkups can help identify stress-related diseases
These days with factors such as the heavy Kathmandu traffic, constant pressure at work (or school, college), unpredictable weather, it is no surprise that most people are suffering from stress.
This is causing higher levels of stress in everyone and may even result in stress-related diseases and disorders which can manifest physically or even psychologically.
A regular full body checkup will help your doctor diagnose such issues and also give you the opportunity to discuss stress to get the treatment that you need.
3. Yearly Checkups can help to identify blood test results
Most people know the symptoms of common diseases such as cold or a fever since these usually have physical symptoms. While this may suffice for smaller diseases, you may be suffering from something worse which can get worse without going for a checkup.
It is for this reason that doctors usually ask for a blood test, which is also an essential part of any yearly health checkup package (although the exact tests can differ depending on your age and lifestyle).
These blood tests further help screen out various potential diseases.
4. Periodic Health Checkups will make you more aware of your health
Many people take their health for granted, and most of us rarely visit a hospital or a doctor until we are actually sick and need treatment. This also makes us more likely to make poorer decisions regarding our health, especially when it comes to exercise and the food we eat.
Going for a period health checkup automatically will make you more aware of your health and what you can to lead a healthier lifestyle. This is partly because of just the act of visiting the hospital and speaking to your doctor, as well as seeing other patients and hospital visitors.
5. Yearly Full Body Checkups can reduce healthcare costs over time
As mentioned earlier, going for Full Body Checkups and other types of preventive checkups regularly helps prevent, and avoid diseases as well as treat other diseases at an early stage. This in turn reduces the chance of you getting sick (or more sick ) which further reduces your medical costs.
Let’s also not forget the time factor – getting sick can result in needing to take time off from work or school and can disrupt your entire lifestyle.
A medical checkup every now and then ensures that you are healthy and decreases the chances of having to take a sick day, or even get admitted to the hospital.
What kind of Health Checkup Package should I choose?
Most hospitals and health providers will have a number of Preventive Health Checkup Packages available. These differ by the tests involved based on your age and lifestyle.
E.g. younger people may need fewer screening since they are relatively more healthy. Older people will probably need a health package that includes cardiac screening tests since they are more at risk. Similarly women also need few additional tests from men, such as Breast Cancer Screening.
The best idea is to visit your doctor and ask him / her what option is the most appropriate and necessary for you.
Looking for a Full Body Checkup?
Swacon International Hospital offers a range of Full Body Checkup Health Packages based on your needs. You can either choose the one you need, or you can also consult with our doctors first and undergo the tests based on their recommendations.
Contact us today at 014478105 for more information on our Health Care Packages.
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