Preventive Healthcare is today a necessity. It is the need of the hour to measure, identify and minimize the risk factors for diseases. It helps you be prepared of any health related eventuality. It also helps you to improve the course of an existing disease and screens you for any secondary complications.
Preventive healthcare involves important aspects such as :
It also involves information on the various lifestyle changes that are required to be incorporated in your everyday life to live a health and disease free life.
Why is preventive healthcare so critical?
Early detection and timely treatment is the key to a healthy life. It is important to detect the silent symptoms at the right time so that precautionary measures can be taken. Our present day lifestyles don’t leave people with quality time for a healthy routine. It then becomes necessary that periodic checkups be done for early detection of risk factors and diseases like Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, Stress, High Cholesterol and Heart Diseases.
Do I need a preventive health check?
A comprehensive health check-up is essential in providing continuous health surveillance at all time. After all, a stitch in time saves nine. You should take your health seriously if you are above 25 years of age and even more importantly if you :
Have a sedentary lifestyle
Have a habit of smoking or heavy drinking
Have a stressful life- personal, job or business pressure
Have a family history of diabetes/high blood pressure and heart disease
Have low exercise tolerance
Have chronic indigestion
Are experiencing any abnormality in your body
How does a Preventive Health Check help?
A proper and comprehensive preventive health check will conduct a range of medical tests and help you to:
Find out how healthy various organs of your body are and if your lifestyle is leading you towards a potential disease.
Discover what you can do to avoid risk of such a disease.
Learn how you can enjoy good health year after year and not become a victim of lifestyle diseases.
Common instructions for Preventive Health Check
These are instructions for patients who are opting for preventive health check up packages. The set of instructions mentioned below are essential to be followed. They have been advised clinically.
Kindly take appointment before coming to the hospital. Call on the hospital appointment numbers and report to preventive health check centre at Upper Basement – 1. Please carry all your previous medical records & reports.
Please come in fasting (Overnight 12 Hours) for the check up. Avoid alcohol & smoking and food items with excess fat like cheese, deep fried preparations etc. on the day prior to your check up
Take 1 liter of water before you arrive at the hospital. You should avoid passing urine till your ultrasound test is over.
Please come in casual comfortable clothing. Do not use jewelry, cream, oil/talcum powder.
Please carry your first morning urine & stool samples in the sterilized plastic containers (Containers can be collected a day prior for the PHP Deptt).
Special Note for Diabetic/Cardiac Patients:
Please inform your health check executive about your condition at the time of registration.
If you are taking medications for diabetes or cardiac problem, please carry them along with you and inform the health check executive.
Special Note for Ladies
Pregnant ladies or if suspecting pregnancy, do not get any X-ray or mammography done
Do not get the Gynecological check up done during menstrual cycle