Why Preventive Health Checkup is Important

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not everyone's cup of tea. It requires a considerable amount of effort and dedication towards maintaining health. With the advancement of science and technology, our physical activity has drastically reduced and we are at an increased risk of lifestyle diseases. In the last few decades, there has been an increased incidence of diseases like heart attack. Fortunately, planning and execution of proper health check-ups can prevent these diseases from spreading. Thus, it is important for one and all to pot for yearly or half-yearly preventive health check-ups for an early detection and timely treatment and complete cure.

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In a lot of cases, diseases like diabetes, cancer, and mental disorders remain undiagnosed particularly because they do not show signs and symptoms until it is too late. Also, in many cases, the patients often ignore subtle symptoms associated with such diseases. This is why preventive health check-ups are important. A large number of diseases in the initial stages like high or low blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, stress, etc can be controlled simply with minor diet and lifestyle adjustments.

According to the health statistics provided by Health Authority of Abu Dhabi non-communicable lifestyle related diseases are increasing at a high pace. As per this report, health problems like diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases are set to increase if proper preventive measures are not initiated. As per the stats, in 2015, the cardiovascular diseases were responsible for 34.9% of all the deaths.

Who Requires Preventive Health Checkups?

In UAE, it has been observed, that anyone above the age of 15 is at an increased risk of lifestyle diseases. It is hence advisable that anyone who above 15 years of age should regularly get full body checkup. Also it is even more important to make the screening tests, health check-ups a part of the lifestyle when there is a personal or family history of illnesses.

Benefits of Preventive Health Checkups:

When we talk about preventive health checkup benefits, the list is longer than one can imagine. However, some of the most important benefits are as follows:
  • Most of the silent health problems such as hypertension, mental disorders, diabetes etc. are detected in early stages during such check-ups.
  • Almost all health issues can be prevented by some really basic measures including accessibility to fresh air and water, regular physical exercise, balanced and nutritional diet, avoiding addictions like smoking and alcohol, etc.
  • A physician consultation is usually given which gives one a proper insight about the health status and accordingly suggest preventive action for future health risks.
  • The cost of prevention is lesser than the treatment cost.

It is rightly said that prevention is better than cure. A regular health checkup avoids any uncalled health problems in the future.

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