Master Health Check-up: What to expect?

Master health check ups are extremely important and are performed to diagnose symptomatic complications and disorders before they arise. They also help to diagnose diseases and disorders early, so as to better your chances of a faster recovery. By getting the right health care services and treatments, you are moving towards a healthier and longer lifestyle. Your lifestyle choices, family history, health and age are the most important factors taken into consideration while choosing a health check up package.

Prevention is better than cure. And as such people are becoming more conscious and proactive about their health. Therefore, it is important to get a master health check up as often as possible. It is important to get a master health check up in a certified clinic under the supervision of an experienced professional. This rules out the possiblilty of performing unnecessary tests which involves mental harm and radiation risks from the tests. Some people usually have a misconception that a longer list of tests means better diagnosis of your medical conditions. This is not entirely true, that is why it is of utmost importance to choose a proper specialist and clinic for your master health check up. Having master health check ups is extremely vital as it allows you to stay on the peak of your health at all times. However, these should be done at clinics which practice excellent standards and perform only those tests that are required for your sex and age. During master health check ups, it is important to ensure that you are not directly exposed to harmful radiaitons by unecessary tests.

When should you opt for a master health check?

  1. If you are 30 to 40 years of age.
  2. If you chew tobacco or smoke often.
  3. If you are overweight.
  4. If you are hypersensitive or diabetic.
  5. If you think you have high cholesterol levels.
  6. If you have a family history of disorders.

During a master health check up, investigations such as fasting blood sugar, post prandial blood sugar, Complete Blood Count (CBC) with ESR, complete urine examination, blood urea, lipid profile, serum creatinine, liver function test, blood grouping and thyroid profiling are carried out.

The most common tests performed during a master health check up include ECG, TMT, X-Ray chest, 2D Echo screening and ultra sound abdomen. It is necessary to consult a dietician, ophthalmologist, gynecologist (for females) or a doctor specialising in internal medicine for a master health check up.