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Monday, 18 July 2016

Are health checkups necessary?

“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”~ Buddha



We often ignore our health in our fast-paced lives. We are so busy juggling our career and social life that we tend to take our health for granted. We do not understand the importance of health checkups and health care. Only when we fall sick, we realize that health is wealth. 

Regular health checkups are extremely important. We must take out some time from our busy schedule and go for a health checkup once every six months.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why health checkups are necessary:

To prevent chronic diseases

If you have any health issues, your doctor can spot it in the initial stage. Some popular health checkups are cholesterol level check, blood pressure test and diabetes check. If the doctor finds any problem in your report, he can immediately begin the treatment and medical process. Thus, you can see that health checkups can prevent chronic diseases.

To reduce healthcare costs

Regular health checkups can save you a lot of money in the long run. As they minimize the risk of health issues, they also save you from high health care costs such as surgeries.

To protect your eyes

Eye care tests are extremely important for people of all ages, especially those who wear glasses or contact lens. Your eye doctor can check if you have any eye issues or if you need a new prescription for glasses.

For proper dental care

You must visit a dentist every six months to get your teeth checked. Good oral health is very important for a healthy body. Gum diseases can result in tooth loss, whereas too much bacteria in the mouth can result in heart diseases.


Take doctor advice whenever you have any health issues. However, along with health checkups, regular health care is also very important. You must follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly and book regular health checkups for a healthy life.

Manipal Hospitals are a world-class network of 15 hospitals in India that are known for providing the best health packages and health-care services. You can find experienced doctors and specialists in their website. You can view the profile of the doctors and book an appointment immediately if you have any health issues.

If you feel that your parents or your partner need a health checkup immediately, you can gift them a health checkup.Your little gesture can restore their health. You can find various gift packages on the website of Manipal hospitals such as comprehensive health check for men, comprehensive health check for women, senior citizen health check, etc.


 Always remember that prevention is better than cure!


Note: The images of this post have been sourced from the website of Manipal Hospitals

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22 comments:

  1. Generally we tend to ignore or we overlook health related issues, but the fact is regular health checkups are a must to stay fit and healthy.

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    1. Yes, Swati. We take our body for granted and overlook heath related issue unless we are very sick.

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  2. Like you said, Prevention is better than care and I need to do another check up this month. You just reminded me!

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  3. Most of us tend to ignore our health with age. This post is alarming and it's high time we say yes to regular health check-ups. A very comprehensive post dear :)

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    1. Yes dear. Totally agree with you. Thanks a lot :)

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  4. Regular health checkups are very necessary considering current lifestyle has increased the incidence of many diseases.

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    1. So true, Kishor. We should never ignore our health at any cost.

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  5. Yes a must in today's hectic life! Many stress related problems can be avoided.

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  6. We have a tendency to avoid regular check-ups, but this is essential for a healthy life. Nicely presented, Purba... :-)

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    1. Yes, I am very lazy when it comes to health checkups. I need some nagging to do it. But it is so very important. Thanks dear :)

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  7. Well presented, Purba. It's not enough to remember the slogan but we must take active part in health check-ups.

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  8. Well said Purba. Atypical presentations have become too common to ignore your health and regular check ups helps you pick up these diseases in the earliest of stages. I am happy that you came up with this. I am myself working with a charitable trust that is working in the same direction. We basically organize free health check up camps mainly focusing on diabetes and hypertension. It is only a start up right now but we have bigger plans for future. Thank you for sharing this:-)

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    1. That's amazing Amit. Thanks for sharing. I am so happy to know that you people are offering free health checkups to people. Wish you all the very best!
      I wish people take health checkups seriously :)

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  9. Yes, they indeed are, but somehow they scare me :p

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    1. he he :D Yes, health checkups sound scary. I know a lot of people who feel scared to see their reports.

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  10. While it is important to take care of one's health through proper diet and exercise there are two opinions on the need for check ups. Dr B.M.Hegde Padmabhushan awardee has opined that check ups are ways to convert healthy people to patients and ensure continuing business for the health care industry.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vut4jxorpV0&list=RDIMppTAHpZNM&index=26

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    1. Yes, I agree with that point. There are some doctors who try to make it a business.

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