Celebrate This Independence Day With Freedom From Health Worries
- Preventive care via checkups can help you live healthier for longer
- Health screenings can detect problems early and aid treatment
- A full body checkup keeps tests hormonal balance, metabolic function, etc.
Much like the efforts made to achieve independence, staying healthy is also a proactive endeavor. Too many people simply react to an illness and wait to get sick before going for a checkup. If this is something you do as well, then make a change on this special day! Put your health first and get freedom from health worries by making preventive care a priority. You can start small and schedule appointments for health screenings or simply visit your local physician.
Remember the golden rule, prevention is always better than cure. This is true for more than one reason, as untreated sicknesses can lead to worse complications. Additionally, it is a lot more expensive to treat an illness than it is to prevent it. For a better idea of what it means to be proactive about healthcare, how to go about it, and what tests you should get done, read on.
What is preventive care?
In the simplest terms, preventive care is when you focus on preventing diseases. You can either get medical assistance to do this or you can make lifestyle changes. Generally, a combination of the two is the best way to go about it. However, it is very common for healthcare to take the backseat and only become an issue when you are sick. At this stage, you can only react to it, and hope the treatment cures the problems completely.
There are many benefits to putting healthcare first. Not only does it help you live a happier and healthier life but also reduces medical bills and the risk of disease. Preventive healthcare helps you get rid of unhealthy habits. Many people are unaware of their harmful habits, and only a medical specialist can offer the right guidance to bring about change.
How can you be proactive about your health?
Thanks to modern medicine and digital care options, there are many ways to stay healthy today. The first and best way to do so is to visit a doctor and take their advice. Many people read about diseases online and assume the role of a specialist. This is harmful and can cause you to ignore crucial signs of health problems. What’s worse, there may be instances where you ignore healthcare completely, even when there are signs of sickness. A survey found that 17% of patients with rectal tumors did just that by ignoring doctor advice and medical help.Additional Read: 10 Heart Tests to Ensure You Have a Healthy Heart
Doctors know best, and you should make the effort to find one who works for you. Besides listening to your doctor, here are other ways to actively focus on your health and its care.
- Go for regular health checkups
- Get tested for common health issues, such as: Cholesterol problems, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Liver cancer
- Seek help for mental issues like depression or early signs of it
- Approach a specialist if you’re overweight
What are the routine diagnostic tests to get done?
Since not all diseases show up with clear symptoms, sometimes all that’s needed for a diagnosis is a simple blood test. However, this isn’t enough for everyone. Based on your and your family’s medical history, you may be at higher risk for other illnesses. This is why it is better to get a range of tests done to get a clean bill of health.
Here is an overview of routine diagnostic tests you should get done,
The body needs many essential vitamins and a lack of any can cause related illnesses. There are many vitamin tests, and you can either book a vitamin test for a specific one or a complete vitamin profile.
Bone profile testGet a bone profile test to check if your bones are healthy or not. This is important for older people as many metabolic processes can affect bone health.
If you are obese, have family members with diabetes, or at risk due to your lifestyle, you should book a diabetic profile test This illness can be managed if detected early.
Both men and women should book cancer screening tests This is a disease that is treatable if detected early.
Cardiac health check
While you may assume you have a healthy heart, cardiac tests help you know for sure. Get a cardiac health checkup done every few months or even twice a year.
If you’re planning to start a family, book fertility tests to rule out problems. In the event that there is an issue, you can work toward a solution quicker and avoid delaying your plans.
A smart option to choose is to get a full body checkup. These include a complete panel of testing, checking for all issues and deficiencies. This is something you should do if you suspect or have been informed about hormonal imbalance.
The pandemic is still at large and you must be prepared to take the right precautions to keep you and your family safe. At the first hint of infection, book a COVID-19 test to check if you’re exposed. Failing to do so puts everyone around you at risk and this should be avoided.
This Independence Day, liberate yourself by putting health worries aside. Schedule a panel of tests, visit your doctor, and live healthier. Book appointments, tests, and even virtual consults on Bajaj Finserv Health to stay in the pink of health.
Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.
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