With the rushing hour, changing lifestyle and increasing risks of chronic diseases, we have taken our body for granted. Most of us go to the doctor only when we fall sick. This has worked well till now but maybe not anymore. With changing times, India has evolved and adapted to new ways of life. The change in eating habits and lifestyle has made life more mechanic and monotonous, and life has given way to many disorders which were unknown till now. The rapid changes in the lifestyle, bad eating habits and exposure to pollutants have put us in a lot of risks.
The initial hesitation to go for a complete checkup is the ‘fear’, a fear of unknown. The thought that creeps ‘what if it is like this’ and ‘what if it is like that’ this is enough not to go ahead.
Why are Regular Health Checkups required?
The studies have revealed a considerable number of youngsters in ’30s and ’40s with chronic heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer. Going by the word it is better to catch the disease in the bud. Earlier the detection, earlier you can start the remedy. The need to be healthy and disease free is quite a push for all of us to go for yearly health checkups.
There is a shift in thought process happening slowly in society. Now you can see people coming upfront for health checkups. The changing corporate scene in India has helped this shift in the process to an extent. The mandatory health checkup packages have been a big booster for creating awareness amongst individuals.
Going by ‘Health is Wealth’ awareness, and like regular car servicing and maintenance, our bodies also need to go through regular health checks to know the wear and tear in our bodies. A pause period so that you can take a reality check of the current condition of your health.
What is included in Regular Health Checkups?
The basic package includes blood profile, thyroid profile, lipid profile, diabetes profile, kidney function test, liver function test, and vitamin d deficiency. Along with ECG, Chest X-Ray for a heart condition is preferred. Women can go for mammogram and PAP smear.
As they say “a stitch on time saves nine” so if you have heredity history of a particular disease in the family then regular health checkups will help you diagnose them early. Based on the reports you know what changes need to be done in your life to get back to your healthier self.
Maintenance of good and healthy body is a habit to be adapted. Right health calls for making healthy choices for a lifetime. Being active during the day followed by a stress-free life should keep you in good health. Along with the above regular health, checkups are mandatory.
Preventive Healthcare is a priority to live your lives to the fullest with good health. The regular checkups also make one accountable for our own health. The health checkup reports list out what your body is telling you.
So what do the reports indicate? The state your body is in. Detecting the variations and taking necessary precautionary measures helps you to make the right choices at the right time. These right choices determine how your life shapes in the future. Addition of regular health checkups in our life will make you live your life to its fullest.