Getting regular health check-ups done can help you screen for common health conditions on time. It also helps to prevent any kind of complications of diseases such as diabetes, thyroid, heart, kidney, liver diseases, and stroke. Diabetes Screening is designed to screen basic health parameters.
Full Body Screening is done:
• As a routine check-up
• To screen for risk of diseases such as diabetes, thyroid, heart, kidney, liver diseases, and stroke
• In persons who are at risk for diseases such as having a family history of diabetes, heart, kidney, liver diseases
Frequently asked questions
How is the blood sample taken?
To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
What are acute diseases?
Acute diseases are those diseases which develop suddenly and last for a short time from few days to weeks. The examples of acute diseases include fever, sore throat, cough, sneezing, earache, diarrhea, runny nose, nausea, rash, and headache. Some acute diseases can be very critical such as heart attack, asthma attack, pneumonia, appendicitis, organ failure, and acute bronchitis.
What are chronic diseases?
Chronic diseases are those diseases that can continue for a long period or for a lifetime. Examples of chronic diseases include heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, mental disorders, vision and hearing impairment, oral diseases, bone and joint disorders, and genetic disorders.
What are the risk factors for chronic diseases?
The risk factors for chronic diseases include unhealthy diet, limited or zero physical inactivity, use of tobacco, excessive intake of alcohol, stress, old age, environmental factors like air pollution, psychosocial and genetic factors.
How can the progression of chronic diseases be controlled?
The progression of chronic diseases can be controlled by adopting healthy habits, eating a balanced diet, maintaining ideal body weight, exercising regularly, avoid smoking, and consumption of alcohol. It is advised to get screened regularly to monitor the progression of chronic diseases.