Have you always heard of your family and friends visiting the dentist and optometrist to get peace of mind through regular checkups? Now compare the frequency of that to a thorough health screening. Very often, we overlook the importance of booking regular health screenings, and here’s why it is crucial!
Health screenings can help us identify any underlying health issues which can significantly reduce our risk and improve the prognosis of illnesses. With a better understanding of your health, you can seek treatment and exercise more control over any condition(s) which will lower the risk of serious complications.
Simply download the Speedoc app and you can easily book a health screening from the comfort of your home in minutes!
A health screening involves a set of medical tests which doctors use to check for diseases and health conditions. These tests enable the doctor to help you identify any problems early on which are often easier to treat.
This can include tests such as blood or urine tests and other procedures like X-rays and ultrasound.
It is recommended to go for health screening once a year if you’re over 30, and once every two years if you’re under 30. In fact, according to the Singapore Heart Foundation, 19 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) every day in Singapore. With heart disease being one of the leading causes of death in Singapore, ensuring your cardiovascular system is in good shape helps reduce your risk of having a heart attack or developing heart disease.
Conditions such as diabetes and high blood cholesterol often have no early signs of symptoms, as such, planning your health screening at recommended frequencies is crucial to ensuring your good health.
Regular screenings help to detect conditions that may develop after the previous screening, hence it is advisable to abide by the recommended frequency.
Your doctor will need to understand your family health history, conduct a blood test, urine test, and possibly arrange for X-rays, ultrasound, and so on. These are required to help detect potential health risks through a thorough assessment to gain an in-depth understanding of your health status.
As soon as you make a booking via the Speedoc app, our Patient Care Team will arrange for a doctor or nurse to visit you within the comfort and privacy of your home. They will also advise you on what is required for your health screening and how to prepare for it.