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Benefits of an annual health check-up
There are several advantages of a regular complete body health check-up with a doctor. One of the most important benefits is the prevention of disease. Preventive health checks are important especially for individuals with risk factors for different health conditions. A master health check-up can also aid in the early detection and treatment of a health problem, which is valuable especially in cases of cancer. The examinations and laboratory tests that will be done during a health check-up vary depending on an individual’s age, sex, family history, and lifestyle. Health checkups also promote better patient-doctor relationships and allow the doctor to promote healthy habits through patient education.
Composition of a regular health check-up
Besides an overall physical examination, which includes the eyes and teeth, standard health check up is meant to assess the functioning of the heart, lungs, digestive system, liver, kidneys and, immune system status. Sometimes certain cancer-specific tests like PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) for men and mammography and some gynecological examinations in women are also included.
A body health check-up primarily comprises pathology (blood and urine), imaging (x-ray and ultrasonography), lungs function test, and cardiac stress test. These tests should ideally be carried out in an accredited laboratory or a hospital that is equipped with the best diagnostic tools. It is very important that the results of these tests be interpreted and examined by qualified physicians.
Common investigations in a regular health check-up
A regular health check-up will comprise of the following investigations:
1. General Physical Examination (body weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, etc.)
2. Laboratory investigations:
a) Complete Haemogram: It is a panel of tests to examine different components of blood and used as a broad screening test for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases.
b) Lipid Profile: Used to assess the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
c) Liver Function Test: Used to assess the functioning of the liver or diagnose liver diseases.
d) Kidney Function Test: Used to evaluate how well the kidneys are functioning.
e) Blood Sugar: Used to measure blood glucose for checking pre-diabetes and diabetes.
f) Chest X-ray: Used to examine the chest and the organs and structures located in the chest.
g) ECG/Treadmill Test: Used as a diagnostic tool to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats and for assessing cardiac stress.
h) Ultrasonography of the abdomen: Diagnostic imaging technique used for visualizing organs and structures in the abdomen including the liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys.
i) Urine Routine Examination: Used for general evaluation of health, metabolic or systematic diseases.
Getting the right type of body health check-up is important and while considering it, certain factors like age, lifestyle, family history, and risks should be taken into account. Regular health examinations and tests help detect problems before they start. Opting for the right health check-up, screenings, and treatments means one is taking steps to help one live a longer and healthier life.
If nothing else, it gives important information about one’s body to ensure peace of mind and to make lifestyle adjustments. Even the most basic body health check-up can identify underlying illnesses. An illness picked up in the early stages is, after all, far easier to cure.
Travelling in Malaysia
Travelling in Malaysia is quite easy especially in the capital city Kuala Lumpur where most of the shopping places are within the walking distance and taxi or Grab car can be called anytime. You can choose to take a ride of MRT, LRT or buses if you preferred a more local experience.
Foods can be found every where in Malaysia even in the very rural area as we perceived foods very important in life hence you can see food stalls or “hawker” selling noodle or nasi lemak including all kinds of local snacks such like “goreng pisang” ie fried banana on the street. Obviously you can have a proper dining in the restaurant such like Japanese, Western and Middle East in our metropolitan cities KL and Penang. Fast food outlets such as Mc Donald and KFC and Burger King are also common in Malaysia.
You will have a wide selection of accommodation here in Malaysia where 4-5 star international standard hotels are easily found in Kuala Lumpur and Penang including other cities like Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia. You can opt for 2-3 star hotels too which have more variety to choose from according to your own preference. Resorts are mainly found in the islands and beaches especially in the East Couast of Peninsular Malaysia like Pulau Redang and Pulau Tioman. Sabah is famous for its beautiful beaches and islands with luxury resorts with Spa retreat if you are after a seamless and relaxing time for your holiday here in Malaysia.
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