Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. Eating right, getting exercise and enough sleep is necessary, as is avoiding tobacco, alcohol, drugs, excess salt and sugar intake. In spite of taking all the necessary steps in ensuring our complete well being, one can never be too sure. Uncertainties are always there. Critical illness may come knocking anytime.
A Preventive Health Checkup aims to identify and minimize risk factors in addition to detecting illnesses at an early stage. Research all over the globe has proven that it is more economical, not to mention far less distressing, to invest in an annual Preventive Health Checkup rather than visiting a hospital only when an emergency strikes.
At Sahl Health, we understand the importance of early detection and timely treatment, which is why we combine world class medical care with Preventive Health Checkups to endorse healthy living.
With the advancement in medical science, many infectious diseases have been conquered through vaccinations and antibiotics. However, with changes in lifestyle, many diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart conditions and Obesity are on the rise. Modern lifestyle doesn’t leave much time for exercise or having a healthy diet, leading to an increase in unhealthy habits and deterioration of general health, which further leads to lifestyle diseases.
A number of these lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes are silent; they do not have early symptoms and require timely screening to get detected. Cancer can only be treated if diagnosed at an early stage. Early detection and treatment of a host of ailments and diseases translates to a better chance of recovery.
An early detection means offering treatment at a more favourable stage or taking action to prevent the disease. It is essential to have a coordinated, strategic prevention approach that promotes healthy behaviour, helps early detection and diagnosis of disease, supports people of every age, and eliminates health disparities. For example, among people with Diabetes, annual eye and foot exams can reduce vision loss and lower-extremity amputations. Similarly, keeping a healthy BP and healthy blood cholesterol levels greatly reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Early detection coupled with a few lifestyle changes can go a long way in prevention and cure of these diseases, enabling people to enjoy a better quality of life. After all, prevention is the best prescription for a healthy and long life.
Preventive healthcare provides many direct benefits to the individual-