What is Check-up? Why is it Necessary?

What is Check-up? Why is it Necessary?

2022-05-20 12:15:33/ Kategori : Check-up, Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Check-up is a package of examinations for control and prevention.

There is a period when some diseases, primarily most chronic diseases, are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms that are thought to be due to daily fatigue and distress. Especially some liver diseases, kidney function disorders, metabolic disorders and rheumatic diseases can persist for a long time without any symptoms.

Although it does not cause a clear complaint, the main idea of ​​check-up is the examinations and examinations carried out to detect the disorders that begin to occur secretly in people at an early stage.

The aim in modern medicine is to keep the person healthy by taking the necessary precautions before the disease occurs. Because once the organ reserves are depleted and the disease occurs, both the treatment is very expensive and the health is deteriorated since the damage that may be permanent has occurred. For this reason, every person should undergo a health check at certain intervals, even if he or she has no complaints.

The check-up should be in the scope of giving sufficient information about the health of the person and all organ systems depending on the gender, age, risk factors and genetic heritage of the person.

While narrow-scoped check-up programs for preventive medicine are sufficient in young individuals, it focuses on cardiovascular diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, cancer and menopausal disorders in men and women over the age of 40, with ECG, Exercise test and ECO (Echocardiography), cardiac function, color Doppler. Intra-abdominal organs, thyroid gland and gynecological system with ultrasonography and breast diseases with mammography can be evaluated in detail.

The majority of the diseases seen today are hereditary diseases or a few major diseases or organ / system disorders that occur later. We can divide these diseases into main headings as obesity (obesity), cardiovascular system diseases, diabetes , lipid metabolism (blood fats) disorders , and cancer types. If there are diseases in which heredity is considered a risk factor (diabetes, heart attack, thyroid gland diseases, breast cancer, etc.) are present in our first-degree relatives, we should protect our health by having check-ups at regular intervals.

From a public health point of view, we will serve 4 very important purposes by detecting diseases and organ system disorders with check-up:

1. To prevent the emergence of the disease by predetermining the hereditary risk factors in individuals, by changing some habits of the patient before the disease occurs, or to recognize the disease at the earliest stage and to enable the individual to live in the most comfortable and healthiest way possible.

2. To detect the disorders in individuals before they are “sick” and to treat the disease in its initial stage.

3. To increase the happiness of the person by taking measures to increase the life span and quality.

4. To be able to reduce the money to be spent on chronic diseases to much lower levels. According to studies conducted in the USA, every dollar spent on check-up saves 6 dollars for the future.

Share This:

Similar Posts