“Prevention is better than cure”, is a very familiar phrase for all of us. But, when it comes to health we hardly follow this.
Our body is a complex system of biochemical processes, and a fine balance is required within them for the body to function properly. If any vital parameter goes out of order, it could be the starting point of many diseases and disorders. Hence, it is imperative to keep a check on the few basic parameters that defines general health condition of a person. The following parameters are generally assessed under general health check:
- Blood sugar (Fasting and Post prandial)
- Blood pressure
- Urine routine
- Chest X-ray
- Ultrasound – Abdomen
- ECG / ECHO
- Dental & Eye Examination
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Liver Function Test
- Lung Function Test
General Instructions to follow prior to taking the tests:
- Kindly make a prior appointment with Gleneagles Global Hospital Helpline for any queries
- Report at the Wellness center reception at 7:30 a.m. on an empty stomach
- 12 hours fasting is recommended for health check-up to achieve accurate results on blood test for glucose and cholesterol
- Please do not have Milk/Tea/Coffee/Breakfast in the morning before the tests
- Do not take any medication, alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco, or any liquid (except water) in the morning
- Complimentary breakfast will be provided by the hospital
- One day prior appointment is recommended for all health checkup packages
- Men should shave their chest for stress test/ECG
- Please bring all the relevant old records, recent X-Rays, lab results and current medication
Special instructions for women taking the tests:
- It is advisable to book appointment within 8 days of the last menstrual cycle.
- If the patient is menstruating on the day of the appointment, please inform. The staff will not be able to take urine and Pap smear tests, as the presence of blood in these tests will produce inaccurate results.
- It is advisable to have X-ray or mammography done within the first 8 days of the last menstrual period as a safety measure.
- X-rays are not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or suspected to be pregnant.