Health check-up aims at the early detection of common diseases, that can be diagnosed in their early stages, that makes them easier to treat.

Health screening is recommended even if you don’t feel sick, but feel healthy and fit, since diseases that are meant to be diagnosed through a medical check-up usually don’t cause physical problems and symptoms in their early stages. Only through regular medical check-ups possible signs of any conditions can be detected at an early stage, potential risks to the health can be prevented and diagnosed diseases can be treated timely, thereby increasing the chances of recovery.

How often should you get a medical check-up?

  • If you are under thirty years old and do not have any chronical conditions – doctors recommend you to get a check-up every two to three years.
  • Those who are 30-40, should get a medical check up once in two years.
  • If you are over 50, its time to start annual check ups.

As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or dementia. The tests included in your health screening will depend on your age, your gender, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include:

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Prostate cancer in men
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Overweight and obesity

The most common check up packages include :

  • Comprehensive medical history and thorough physical examination
  • Analysis of bodily composition (bio-electrical impedance analysis)
  • Measurement of lung function and lung volume (spirometry)
  • Resting ECG (electrocardiogram)
  • Labs (blood tests and urine diagnostics)
  • Ultrasound examination of the heart (colour and tissue doppler echocardiography)
  • Ultrasound examination of the arteries of the neck (carotid duplex sonography), including measurement of vessel wall thickness (intima-media thickness)
  • Ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland
  • Ultrasound examination of the abdominal organs (upper abdominal ultrasound)

Optional diagnostics where indicated:

  • Further MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), MRI of the prostate or MRI of the breasts
  • CT (computer tomography) or cardiac CT scan
  • Scintigraphy (nuclear medical examination)

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