MUST HAVE HEALTH SCREENINGS

MUST HAVE HEALTH SCREENINGS

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Health screenings or blood tests are a great way in order to stay on top of your health. Just like owning a car, proper maintenance is crucial for its long life and safe operation. You may think that you’re feeling fine, but you wouldn’t know if there’s any risk to your body as many diseases may not have any symptoms in the early stages. It would be best to still see a health practitioner or your family doctor for regular checkups to help prevent problems in the future.

So to keep things simple, we have created a few infographics of these essential screenings you should have:

1. Cholesterol Screening / Lipid Profile

Cholesterol is a waxy fat carried through the bloodstreams by lipoproteins. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is known as the “bad” cholesterol, carries about 65% of the cholesterol in blood. It builds up in the walls of arteries that feed the heart and brain. Along with other substances it forms a thick, hard deposit that can clog those arteries. 

 

2. Blood pressure check

Blood pressure is the force of your blood moving against the walls of your arteries. It’s expressed as two numbers:

i) Systolic – the pressure in arteries when the heart beats; and

ii) Diastolic – the pressure measured between heart beats.

 

3. Diabetes Screening

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes results from the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas which is usually an autoimmune process. Type 2 diabetes is a spectrum of abnormalities involving glucose metabolism. This usually involves insulin resistance in which higher amounts of insulin are needed to maintain normal glucose levels.

Read more about Type 2 diabetes (the most common form of diabetes in Malaysia) following the links below:

1) Type 2 Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

2) Type 2 Diabetes Medication and Treatment

3) Living with Diabetes and Lifestyle Changes

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of data needed for an accurate diagnosis and health management is in your blood, which is critical for wellness and prevention, not just treating disease.

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Why take blood tests?

Regular blood diagnostics can help you keep track of your overall health in a more meaningful way and more importantly identify potential health threats that standard testings may not find.

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WHY YOU SHOULD GET HEALTH SCREENINGS

WHY YOU SHOULD GET HEALTH SCREENINGS

There’s no other difference between our health and a business, we need to know the numbers. There are many other vital metrics that you should monitor even though you’re using the scale as the primary way to measure your fitness. Having said that, most of us will go about our lives until something goes wrong, we will only visit the doctor or to the ER when we feel really sick. No one would care about your health as much as you do, so it’s important to be proactive with your health. Some diseases can actually be prevented by a healthy lifestyle. As for impacts of other diseases that cannot be prevented can be reduced when we find out at early stage, which is why you should get yourself an annual health screening.

What is Health Screening?

Health screenings is the use of simple blood tests that are able to identify if an individuals have risk factors or early stages of diseases but do not yet have symptoms.

 

Why is Health Screening Important?

1. You might not be as healthy as you think

Here’s the thing, some diseases do not have recognisable symptoms at an early stage. Health screening can help find health problems before they even start. When detected early, the success rates of treatments and cures are significantly higher. You’re taking steps to living a longer and healthier life by getting the right health services and screenings.

 

2. You SAVE TIME

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Having regular blood tests will make it much easier on your doctors to identify and pinpoint any medical issues and any further steps that should be taken. Think of this scenario: you’ve fallen sick, you’ve an appointment with a doctor and you’re asked to get your blood tested during the first consultation. You then have to wait hours or days for the laboratory to send your results to the doctor and then you’ll have to make repeated trips to discuss the results. (Phew! Sounds tiring doesn’t it?)    

 

3. You SAVE MONEY

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Preventive health care costs less than treatments. For instance, the cost of a flu jab is minor compared to the cost of getting the flu, whether in treatment costs or loss of your time while recovering from being ill. The savings increase significantly when you are able to identify and treat major conditions and diseases when detected during the early stages.

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of data needed for an accurate diagnosis and health management is in your blood, which is critical for wellness and prevention, not just treating disease.

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Why take blood tests?

Regular blood diagnostics can help you keep track of your overall health in a more meaningful way and more importantly identify potential health threats that standard testings may not find.
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