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How important are preventive health checkups?

November 10, 2021

We all have heard the saying “Prevention Is Better Than Cure”. Implementing the same for our health is where Preventive Health Check-Up comes in. We live in difficult times. Life has always been uncertain, but the current work environment, stress levels and erratic lifestyle have heightened the uncertainty. All these factors make it all the more important to make health our top priority. The idea of preventive health check-up is to be healthy and eliminate the diseases before it becomes serious and life-threatening.

How do we do it?

Preventive health checkup is one of the most important steps to prepare for unpredictable and unknown future comorbidities. 

With timely preventive medical checkups, we can lead an active and healthy life. 


What are preventive health checkups?

Preventive health checkup at centres is a thorough assessment of your physical health to identify any illness or risk factor on several parameters. One should go for preventive tests to know how well our body functions and where it is lagging. It helps us become aware of certain behaviours, infections, habits, symptoms, and problems before they become severe or harmful. 

The preventive health care services are conducted in world-class pathology labs with experienced staff and provide an accurate and timely diagnosis. It includes tests related to the heart, kidney, liver, hormones, bones, several vitamins, lifestyle-related diseases and many more. 


Preventive health checkups are need of the hour

With the younger population being diagnosed with severe diseases like diabetes, cancer, thyroid, heart diseases and many more, the check-up is advisable for adults (30+). 

Preventive tests once every year ensure that you are in the best health with no underlying disease and have a healthy, optimistic mind and lifestyle. 

A recent review suggests routine medical visits may lead to detection of chronic disease (such as high blood pressure), response to risk factors (such as lowering cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular problems), and higher rates of recommended screening (such as a colonoscopy).

We can follow some preventive health measures at home. Meditation, yoga, a healthy diet, low sugar and salt intake, laughter, exercise, and a positive attitude are measures we all must include in our lifestyles. 


What are the benefits of preventive care?

Preventive care helps you stay as healthy as possible. Regular scheduled visits to the family physician and tests allow your doctor to identify any medical problems before they can become major.

Benefits of preventive care include:

  • Early detection of medical problems, illnesses, and diseases
  • Helps your doctor provide proactive care and treatment
  • Regular Monitoring of pre-existing health conditions and thereby preventing the risk of complications
  • Routine care can help you stay focused on your own health goals
  • Can save your money

Investment in your health is the best investment. By spending a little today on preventive health checkups., we can save ourselves from huge medical expenses and mental agony. A healthy person is an asset as they are more productive, and good health increases their potential and ability to work.  A medical insurance policy allows you to avail of tax deduction under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act for any expenses incurred for preventive health check-ups. You can avail Rs. 5,000 for the cost incurred for preventive health check-ups for self, spouse, children, or parents.

Lupin Diagnostics offers many preventive health checkup packages

We should feel lucky to be witnessing such advancements in diagnostics. These advancements make it possible to catch a disease before it becomes fatal. Severe conditions like cancer can be managed with early preventive health screenings

Regular health checkups at diagnostic labs can save many lives as they cost-effectively provide an array of diagnostic laboratory services. The professionals are highly trained. And to save the time of the clients, they even offer sample collections from homes. Preventive health checkups at home are convenient and save a lot of time. 

For example, a heart attack may not be a sudden occurrence. It can be the result of a gradual accumulation of cholesterol in blood vessels. 

With preventive diagnostic centres by our side, regular health checkups will never be an issue. Backed with advanced technologies, trained and qualified technicians, they are committed to delivering world-class reports.

Become more aware of your health with annual checkups and reduce the risk of deteriorating health and healthcare costs over time.

So what are you waiting for? As it is correctly said, Health is Wealth. Don't wait for the illness to knock at your door. Kick it out before it becomes significant. 



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