Everything you should know about a full body checkup?

As we all know, a full body checkup is essential these days. Check this article to know what kind of tests there are and what precautions you need.

What is a full body checkup?

A full body checkup is a package of different tests that is used to examine your full body. Getting a regular full body checkup will let you know if you have any underlying health conditions, or you are at a risk of developing a critical disease. 

What are the benefits of getting this checkup?

  • It helps to detect the disease at an early stage which reduces the chances of life-threatening conditions.
  • Detect any types of underlying diseases.
  • Helps to manage life-long health conditions. 
  • Early detection can reduce the treatment cost.
  • Motivates you to lead a healthy life.

What questions would your doctor may ask you at the time of the checkup?

Your doctor might ask you several questions about your health at the time of the checkup. They might ask:

  • Whether your family has any critical disorder or not. 
  • What type of lifestyle do you have? 
  • If you are experiencing any uncommon symptoms.
  • If you have any existing health conditions. 
  • What medications do you take? 

What are the types of full body checkup?

You can find different types of checkup packages in the market. However, the prices and what tests are included in the checkup packages depends on the diagnostic center. Besides, what type of package you should go for depends on many factors including your age, sex, current health status, family health history and lifestyle. 

However, nearly all full-body packages do have certain basic tests, such as complete blood count, fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, thyroid function test, liver function test, lung function test, lipid profile test and others. 

Apart from all these, there are also certain additional tests which you can find in certain full body checkup packages. If you are looking for a good full body checkup package, then you can opt for Aarogyam C ( 70 parameters), Aarogyam 1.2 (70 parameters) and  Aarogyam XL ( 145 parameters)

Following are the tests that you can find in the Aarogyam C package: 

  • Blood sugar test
  • Cardiac risk markers
  • Vitamin profile test
  • Thyroid function test
  • Kidney function test
  • Liver function test
  • Lipid profile
  • Iron deficiency test

Following are the tests that are included in the Aarogyam 1.2 package:

  • Cardiac risk markers
  • Blood sugar level check
  • Iron deficiency check
  • Thyroid profile test
  • Lipid profile 
  • Kidney function test
  • Liver function test
  • Testosterone test
  • Toxic element test

Aarogyam XL has total 149 parameters, including:

  • Blood sugar test
  • Cardiac risk markers
  • Arthritis check
  • Thyroid function test
  • Liver function test
  • Kidney function test 
  • Lipid profile test
  • Pancreatic profile
  • Vitamin profile test
  • Iron deficiency check
  • Metabolism test
  • Electrolytes test
  • Toxic element test
  • Steroid test
  • Misc
  • Urinogram

The best thing about this checkup package is that they are offering a free doctor consultation as well. 

What you need to know before the checkup?

There are a few things that you should keep in mind before going for a full body checkup. 

  • You cannot eat or drink anything except water for about 10 to 12 hours before the sample collection. 
  • If you are on your daily medications, do ask your doctor if you need to stop them. Because certain medications can affect different hormone levels. It is best to ask your doctor regarding this matter. 
  • It is recommended to avoid eating very salty foods 24 hours before the checkup. Eating salty foods can increase your blood pressure and triglycerides levels. 
  • Try to avoid doing intense exercises, smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine before going for the full-body checkup. 
  • Urine test is generally done 5 to 6 days after the menstruation. 

According to the doctors, you should go for a full body checkup at least once a year. On the other hand, how frequently you should go for a checkup, depends on your age, gender, health status and family health history.

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