Regular health checkups at office can keep your employees healthy
A regular health checkup is often halfway towards early detection and successful treatment of any disease. Doctors’ claim that regular scan of health not only can detect the disease at an early stage when treatment is simpler and easier, but it is also much cheaper for the country.
The following checkups can be done at the workplace:
Cholesterol and Triglycerides
By measuring the levels of good and bad cholesterol in the blood and their mutual relations, as well as triglycerides, the risk of heart disease can be predicted.
When to start: from 20 years
How often: Every five years. If the results show an increased risk, the doctor will recommend more frequent tests.
Checking blood pressure
Regular blood pressure is one of the most important things anyone can do for their health. One in five adults has hypertension.
When you begin: The sooner, the better, we can do even more in adolescence
How often: Once a year, for a start, the doctor will assess whether it is necessary more frequently
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It is necessary to test glucose tolerance, which indicates whether a disturbed sugar metabolism.
When you begin: By 45 years if there are no symptoms and no risk factors. If a person is obese or has diabetes cases in the family, testing should begin before.
How often: Every three years.
The density and bone strength
Since the fifties, minerals such as calcium are lost from the bones and create the “porous bones” and come up with osteoporosis. Densitometry can be measured bone density and timely to introduce therapy.
When you begin: With 50 women and 65 men.
How often: does it once and for repeating consult with a physician.
Vitamin D test
Doctors have found that vitamin D is essential for maintaining strong bones, in the fight against cancer and various infections. Many do not know they have a lack of vitamin D, and this can be determined by a simple blood test.
When you begin: With 40 years, and if there are risks for osteoporosis before.
How often: Although vitamin D test is not yet recommended for routine testing, more doctors suggests that after 45 years of annually an analysis.
Test for the detection of occult bleeding from stools
This is a test for blood in the stool that is not visible to the naked eye and can point to many diseases of the digestive tract, including colon cancer
When you begin: With 50 years
How often: Once a year
Screening for skin cancer
While the skin is still very accessible and skin cancer often late revealing. A simple examination of moles and skin lesions can be detected on time all the malignant changes.
When you begin: From adolescence
How often: Changes can be individually inspected once a month and in the case of changes to go to the doctor.
Review of sight
In addition to the weakening of near vision, eye test can detect other problems, the risk of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinopathy.
When you begin: With 18 years
How often: Between the two views need to pass one to three years, depending on the test results. Diabetics need to be tested more frequently.
Thyroid hormone check
Testing of thyroid hormones in order to determine whether this gland to work fast or slow.
When you begin: With 35 years
How often: Once a year.