We are moving from sickness to wellness or else we can say an approach or a step towards preventative healthcare. Preventative healthcare is taking charge of one’s well being. Regular medical checkups are the basis for preventative healthcare. With an annual body health check-up, we can be more informed about the condition of the body. Regular checkups can save lives by monitoring the functioning of the body organ to early diagnosing deadly tumors.
A medical checkup is a routine physical examination conducted by a doctor to assess the person’s health. These checkups can take the person to the conclusion as to which parts of the body need more attention and care.
A general medical checkup includes
Evaluating the person’s eye, ear, nose, and throat.
Examining by using a stethoscope.
Checking different body parts.
Height and weight checkup
Blood pressure checkup
Different laboratory tests to check for various organ conditions
Importance of regular medical check-up
Get to know about health status
We should never neglect our health. Through regular medical check-ups, the person may get vital information that can help them monitor their physical, mental, and emotional health so that they can take action and make wise decisions for their well-being.
Early detection of diseases
Regular medical check-ups help doctors to pick up signs of diseases that the patients may not even know to exist. It also helps them to catch any potentially severe life-threatening condition in its early stage so that treatment can be initiated as early as possible. Outcomes of treatment at an advanced stage are not so favorable.
Early detection and quick treatment give favourable outcomes
Life-threatening diseases if diagnosed at an advanced stage, the treatment options get limited with less positive outcomes. But if they are being screened at an early stage, then there are high chances that treatment can very well cure the disease. This automatically speeds up the recovery process.
Reduce healthcare costs over time
Medical costs for treating a severe or serious stage condition are very high because they require much more developed and advanced techniques/procedures. Hence it is better to invest in regular medical check-ups to prevent, avoid, and manage diseases at their early stages.
Increases lifespan and quality of life
Regular medical check-ups will help the person to be more proactive and live a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle will automatically boost your lifespan and quality of life.