HEALTH CHECK UP
How often do you feel the urge to get your general health and body checked up. Alternatevely,do you
only visit your health center only when you are sick.Health Check up can best be defined as a thorough
examination, especially a medical or dental one, to detect any problems on your body.
Sadly,most of us are diagnosed with illnesses that could have been easily treated if detected
earlier.Getting your health checked up has alot of advantages:
1.Reduce Stress level & helps to improve physical fitness
2.Helps to improve wellbeing and self-assurance
3.Reduce health risks & personal medical costs
4.Access to health information
5.Reduce your risk of getting sick
6.Detect potentially life-threatening health conditions or diseases early
7.Increase chances for treatment and cure
8.Limit risk of complications by closely monitoring existing conditions
9.Increase lifespan and improve health
10.Reduce healthcare costs over time by avoiding costly medical services
11.Form a good partnership with the doctor so treatment can be more efficient
12.Get updated on new medical information or technologies that are available
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS LOOKED UPON DURING A HEALTH CHECK-UP?
During a health check up a medical practitioner/ professional either a nurse or healthcare assistant asks
you some questions about your lifestyle and family history, measure your height and weight, and take
your blood pressure and do a blood test. The blood test will be done either before the check with a blood
sample from your arm, or at the check.
Your blood test results can show your chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and
diabetes.If you’re over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.
You will then receive personalised advice to improve your risk. This could include talking about:
a.how to improve your diet and the amount of physical activity you do
b.taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol
c.how to lose weight or stop smoking
It is important that we embrace the culture of having a health check up from time to time.In this
revolutionary world of technology there are apps that actually make it easy for one to check on their
health. Docsun has come up with an app that helps you check up on your health visit our website to learn more.