Stereogram might look like an abstract painting. However, if observed carefully, a profound depiction will come into sight.
The same thing applies to our health, looking healthy from the outside and feeling no symptom of illness do not guarantee that someone is healthy.
People often realize the importance of health upon the emergence of complaints, even sometimes the complaints are dismissed and ignored, and hence grow terrible. When the disease goes severe, people just then seek treatments. As a consequence, there' s a smaller chance for the doctor to help. Even if it' s still curable, the cost will be higher. Therefore, regularly checking the health status is an easy and economic measure to maintain our health.
Check-up for knowing the health status
We can figure out our health status by taking a regular check-up. In addition, the check-up can also detect the presence of the diseases that are common amid society and figure out the risk of the diseases potentially dangerous in the future.
This check-up can provide us with abundant benefits, such as: preventing the diseases from developing, conducting an immediate medication, preventing or suspending the complication, extending the productive period and hope for life, as well as improving the quality of life.
With a check-up, we can immediately detect a number of diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, blood lipid disorder, blood diseases (anemia, blood cancer), liver diseases (hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer), kidney diseases (infection, leaky kidney, kidney failure), and uric acid joint inflammation diseases (uric acid rheumatic). Some other diseases are not directly detected. For this case, check-up is the first step to the definite diagnosis of the suspected diseases, for instance: cardiovascular (the heart and blood vessels).
Check-up and check-up plus panels in Prodia
Currently, Prodia provides 2 check-up panels selectable based on your needs.
- Check-up panel includes the assessments on routine hematology, routine urine, routine feces, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, GOT, GPT, alkaline phosphatase, gamma GT, protein electrophoresis, fasting glucose, urea N, creatinine, HBsAg, anti-HCV, uric acid, TSHs, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, direct LDL cholesterol, triglyceride and apoB. By having these assessments, we can figure out whether blood disorder and infection exist, know the condition of the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, the liver and bile tract, potential of diabetes mellitus, infections of hepatitis B and C, and also thyroid functionality disorder having impacts on bodily metabolism, uric acid level, and lipid metabolism within the body.
- Check-up plus panel offers greater benefits you can get in addition to the check-up panel by several auxiliary assessments, such as on cystatin C to early detect kidney disorders, AFP to help detect liver cancer, PSA to detect prostate cancer (for men) and liquid-based cervical cytology (LBCC) to detect cervical cancer (for women), as well as adiponectin, small and dense LDL (sdLDL), and hsCRP as the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. The check-up plus panel includes the assessments on routine hematology, routine urine, routine feces, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, GOT, GPT, alkaline phosphatase, gamma GT, protein electrophoresis, fasting glucose, urea N, creatinine, cystatin C, HBsAg, anti-HCV, uric acid, TSHs, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, direct LDL cholesterol, triglyceride, apoB, sdLDL, hsCRP, AFP, PSA (for men), LBCC (for women) and adiponectin.
The check-up should also be conducted based on the doctor' s recommendation in such cases where hereditary diseases and the potential of communicable diseases are diagnosed, or if you are above 30 years old, even when you feel healthy or have no complaints.