Our body is the most wonderful machine in the entire world. It is a complicated and sophisticated system of many organs and functions that can carry out life-dependent tasks and keep us running smoothly every single day.
Old age and a poor lifestyle can cause impending damage to our body and can cause disorders such as high or low blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, spondylitis, and other such diseases.
A full body checkup is generally recommended for all adults once they have crossed 35 to 40 years of age, as it is important to stay one step ahead of the problems that your body may encounter. As they say, prevention is better than cure.
What is a Full Body Checkup?
A full body checkup helps the patient and their doctor in understanding the overall performance of each function and part of the body. It helps in finding out about the vital signs of the body and the major functions that can be measured to find out the health level of a patient, for example:
- Blood Tests
- Urine Tests
- Lipid Profile Test
- Cardiac System Test
- Vitamin Level Check
- Kidney Function Tests
- Thyroid level tests
- Abdominal Check
These are some of the most important components of a full body health checkup. These tests can help the doctor to understand patients’ current health level and suggest what measures need to be taken if one or a few of the tests need attention. If all the tests come out looking normal, then the full body check-up can be done again next year to ensure everything is right on track.
Reasons/Benefits of Full Body Checkup
Full body checkup is usually recommended to all middle-aged men and women by most doctors and labs can provide patients with this service at a very convenient price. Most hospitals also facilitate full body check-ups or a master health checkup. Upon the recommendation of the doctor or the patient’s convenience, they can choose either of the two options.
There are many benefits of getting a health check-up done and some of the important ones are mentioned below:
Helps to keep a tab on the health
The most important benefit of all is that it helps keep a tab on the health and keeps the patient aware of their own individual health status. Reports are easy to analyze and patients can be self-aware of what changes need to be done to their regular lifestyle to ensure everything remains normal.
Easier than individual visits
Taking a yearly health check-up is much easier than contracting a problem or a health issue and then visiting a doctor. Looking at the full body check-up, a doctor can get more information about the patient’s health and most probably would not require any more tests unless it is very specific.
Instead of taking different tests at different times as and when needed, a full body checkup combines all the important tests into one simple bundle and is always priced much more competitively than individual tests. Plus it is easy to finish off most tests with limited samples and at one single visit rather than multiple seatings.
Combines most important functions
Both the hospital and the lab offer important tests which can be combined and taken effectively based on the requirement of the patient, each package has a different focus that can be chosen by the patient.