With the progress of modern science, most of the traditional life-threatening diseases have been conquered through vaccinations, antibiotics, and immunizations. However, a new set of equally deadly diseases, which ironically are a by-product of the current lifestyle, have now come up. They are usually “silent” and more often than not one does not see the early signs.
With the dogged pace of the current work environment, medical care and personal well-being are often overlooked. Over the last two decades, there has been a huge technological advance in the field of diagnostic health care, which has resulted in new and innovative techniques that are focused on prevention and early detection of diseases. If diagnosed at an early stage, many reversible conditions can be treated and cured. Prospective Heart Attacks, Liver Malfunctions, Kidney Stones, Cancer, and other illnesses may be prevented.
Executives, over 35 years of age, in high-pressure jobs with sedentary lifestyle, need regular diagnostic health checkups. Keeping this in mind, an Executive Health Checkup has been specially designed for working professionals.
Components of Executive Health Checkup Packages
Here are some of the general components of regular Executive Check-Up Package:
Physical Examination – It includes checking the blood pressure, weight and height to calculate BMI, and general check up of various organs like ear, nose, lungs etc.
Chest X-Ray – This is to check the state of the lungs, especially of smokers or people affected by other toxic substances or diseases like tuberculosis which make the lungs abnormal.
Blood Examination – CBC is done to check for any blood infections or diseases and whether the blood cells are at a normal level.
Lipid Profile and Fasting Sugar Test – To determine the existence of diabetes and to check the cholesterol level.
Kidney Function – To check whether there is any kidney deterioration or damage.
Liver Function – This test is done to check the normalcy of liver enzyme. A higher value is usually an indicator of abnormal liver cells.
Urine Examination – Uric Acid Test is conducted to check for any gout, inflammation or kidney disease.
Stool Examination – To check whether the excretion system is working normally or if there are any traces of parasites or blood, which could indicate a disorder of the intestine.
ECG – This is done to check the state of the heart muscles and heartbeat rhythm.
Ultrasound of Upper Abdomen – It is performed to check for abnormalities in the organs of the upper abdominal region such as liver, kidney, gall bladder etc.
An Executive Health Checkup is strongly advised for all professionals. With high stress and desk-bound jobs, an early detection involves an important part of disease prevention.