Regular health checkups give an overview of health in toto, PROVIDING the direction to maintain optimum health. It also relaxes the mind and boosts confidence, improving overall well-being.
Primordial prevention i.e. prevention of alterable risk factors by simple measures like stress busters relaxing the mind, lifestyle modifications will help to lead a life with ease thus reducing the disease burden to individuals, families and society on whole .. Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first human-to-human heart transplant operation. The great cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Christian Bernard always advocated primordial prevention. He quoted “I have saved lives of 150 people by heart transplants. If I had focused on preventive medicine earlier, I might save 150 million lives”.
As a part of preventive medicine protocol, a comprehensive health check-up is advised.
It includes CBP, Lipid profile, Kidney function Tests, RBS, HbA1c, TSH and Liver Function Tests. This along with Genomepatri is the best way to look at our overall risk and take precautionary measures.
CBP(Complete Blood Picture):
CBP gives a complete picture of anemia and the type of Anemia present.
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia present. Fatigue, shortness of breath is commonly experienced. Simple Iron supplements will improve the condition.
A complete evaluation of cholesterol, Triglycerides and associated Lipoproteins LDL, VLDL, HDL is done.
Elevated cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease. With changing dietary habits, sedentary lifestyles coronary artery disease incidence has increased. Sudden cardiac deaths are seen among the younger population. In order to avoid such catastrophes, it is advised to get a lipid profile done.
Kidney function Tests:
Complete urine examination, serum creatinine, blood urea, serum uric acid are done to screen for apt functioning of Kidneys. Kidneys play a pivotal role in maintaining acid-base balance and body homeostasis so regular testing is advised.
Diabetes incidence has been increasing. It is a silent disease that presents late with complications. In order to avoid this, it is advised to get RBS which gives the status of present Blood sugar levels. HbA1C gives an average 8-12 weeks idea of blood sugar levels. So both tests when combined will give average blood sugar status.
Liver Function Tests:
Liver is the principal organ regulating body metabolism. So screening provides an overview of the body’s metabolic functions.
Done to screen for thyroid disorders. The thyroid regulates all body functions so screening for hypo or hyperfunctioning is done.
Earlier the detection betters the outcome of lifestyle modifications and treatment
The above health package gives an idea of general well-being. It also screens for diseases and their complications. For optimum health maintenance, it is strongly recommended.
Mapmygenome provides all the above health screen tests. With highly skilled scientific staff, quick TAT and stringent safety protocols, you can get tested at our accredited laboratories in Hyderabad, Delhi & Bengaluru.