Liam Project’s ultimate goal is to build a sustainable, harmonious life for everyone. That means we’re protecting both nature and human health. The third segment of the Liam Project focuses on human health in which we encourage everyone to protect their health from the early stage.
The predominance of preventative healthcare is constantly increasing as people gain more knowledge and control over their own health. Besides exercising and following a healthy diet, it’s necessary to have regular health checkups.
Why is a Health Checkup Important?
A regular health checkup is an essential part of preventive healthcare. Regular health examinations would allow you to determine your health condition. It also helps you identify diseases and other health issues at an early stage when the treatment is likely to be more effective, especially when silent progression in diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases is increasing.
At a health checkup, the doctor will examine you, take your health history, recommend tests and medications, if needed, and also provide you with information on diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes, if needed. A healthy lifestyle and diet can reduce the risk of some diseases, but they do not guarantee that you will not ever get a disease. You should still have a health checkup regularly.
What Should You Expect in a Health Checkup?
According to Circular 14/2013/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health on Guidelines for medical examination, the list of mandatory periodic health check-ups will include:
Physical examination: The doctor will look overall, including your skin, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Then the doctor will check your viscera, such as your heart, lungs, abdomen, muscles, and joints.
Blood and urine tests: Blood and urine tests can detect conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol levels, urinary tract infection, anemia, Vitamin D deficiency, liver damage, and several other diseases.
Imaging - Imaging tests like chest X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, or EKG may be advised depending on the patient’s medical history and health checkup results. Imaging tests are used to diagnose cancers, heart diseases, infections, and other health issues, as well as monitor certain diseases, such as diabetes, kidney disease, and high blood pressure, over time.
In addition to those mandatory checkups, patients can expand the package and receive more examinations.
How Often Should You Have a Health Checkup?
The frequency of health checkups will depend on your age, family medical history, and health status. People who are at higher risk of diseases or have certain chronic conditions should have a health checkup more often.
Pregnant women and newborn babies should have regular health checkups. A newborn baby should have their first health checkup between the ages of 2-4 weeks. A child between the ages of 4 and 6 years should be examined for hearing and vision defects, as well as have their blood pressure and blood sugar levels tested. A child between 6 and 18 years should be examined for growth, development, sexual maturity, diet, and habits.
An adult above 19 should have a health checkup once every 6 months or 1 year (Expert recommended). According to the 2015 Law on Occupational Safety and Health, employees are required to get a medical exam at least once each year. Agencies and companies will pay for the cost of those regular checkups.
Benefits of Having Regular Health Checkups
Early detect serious diseases: By having regular checkups, we can detect beforehand any illness or diseases that may be life-threatening. The sooner you discover health issues, the easier to treat them effectively.
Reduce the risk of complications: Diseases detected in their early stages can also reduce the risk of complications.
Assess the risk of future problems: Based on current health conditions and illnesses, doctors can evaluate your possibility of getting diseases.
Reduce healthcare costs: Early detection of diseases can also reduce overall healthcare costs since the cost of healthcare increases as the diseases get worse.
Encourage you to pursue a healthy lifestyle: When you consciously care about your health, you will be more aware of bad factors that could negatively impact your health. As a result, you will likely follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain good health conditions and increase your lifespan.
Where to have your Health Checkup?
Traditionally, you can go to any registered and reputed healthcare provider for your health checkups. It is better to choose a doctor from a large network.
But after the pandemic, the popularity of online health checkups is increasing. People are more and more familiarized with the available online facilities and other services offered by the health provider, such as appointment booking, online prescription, and payment policies.
In segment 3 of the Liam Project, we provide several online medical services to all patients. Firstly, we can help patients connect with doctors in the hospitals 24/7.
Besides, we can assist you in finding the nearest pharmacies or clinics. Moreover, providing flexible payment policies and other terms of conditions for patients is also one of our services.
For anyone who is not able to travel long distances, using online services or visiting an outpatient clinic or health service center near their location is preferable. You can also visit a local health officer. They usually charge less and may not carry out as many tests.
Regular health checkups can help you identify diseases early when they are easier to treat.
It is important to have regular checkups at least once a year and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management, as well as a positive mental attitude, can help you maintain a healthy, positive life.
If you follow a healthy lifestyle, visit your doctor on time, and have regular health checkups, you are less likely to get diseases. With Liam Project, you don’t have to worry about your health because we care deeply for your present, and we strive for a better, greener life.