Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Don't Wait Until it is too late!

Ever wondered what would happen if, all of a sudden at the age of 25/30 you suffered a stroke? Or figured your arteries are blocked and need a surgery?

Did you know that today, many youngsters die of heart attacks because of stress and wrong diets? The level of risk today is much higher wth the increased stress levels and our erratic schedules that lead to unhealthy eating habits.

It was then that I realised that I need to get exercising and cut down on my cheese and oils. I had started getting really lazy and piling up fact. That is when I had Indus Health Plus approach me to get a full body health check up which we also know as a preventive health check up. This health check up is an intense one and you need to spend one whole day at the hospital for all your tests to finish. It tells you what you need to do and what measures need to be taken in order to live a healthy lifestyle. I was given options to choose between Apollo hospital and Vikram Hospitals. I chose Vikram because it was closer to home.

Ideally I would recommend everyone to take these tests once you are 30, but in today's scenario, this needs to be taken at 25 once, 35, and next at 50. This covers all your ages and keeps you informed about your health.

We were adviced to go for the Essential Heart Checkup that consisted of 53 tests(now you know why you need a whole day to spare). This costs you Rs 15,000 normally, but Indus is offering the same for only Rs 7676/-

These are the tests that we took:

An explanation of what each test is.

Post this I had a counselling session with the Doctor who asked me about my general health and family history of illnesses. The doctor was extremely nice and explained to me what parameters I need to concentrate on and what I need to do to continue staying healthy.

Luckily my tests were all normal and I do not have any abnormal levels of any life threatening diseases.

Again, I would suggest everyone to take up these tests atleast once in life so that you avoid major illnesses and trips to multiple doctors.

More details on the packages can be found here

1 comment: