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How Often Should I Do Health Screening?

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Why do Health Screening?

In Singapore, regular health screenings are recommended as they help to detect any potential health issues early on, including underlying issues that may not have symptoms. The frequency of these screenings depends on various factors such as your age, gender, family history, lifestyle, and overall health.

By undergoing regular medical examinations and full body check-ups, you can also detect issues when they are more easily treatable, hence improving your treatment outcomes. It can also help to monitor the effectiveness of any ongoing treatments and ensure that you are in good health.

Doctor checking her patient's blood pressure during a health screening session at the clinic.

How often should my Health Screening be?

In general, it is recommended to undergo a medical check-up every 1-3 years. This can include screenings for common health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol.

What type of Health Screening should I do?

A full medical examination typically includes a physical examination, blood tests, urine tests, and sometimes imaging tests such as X-Rays or Ultrasound. These tests can help to identify any underlying health issues and ensure that you are in good overall health.

Age-related factor for Health Screening

If you are over 50 years old or at high risk, it is recommended to undergo additional screenings for conditions such as colon cancer and prostate cancer (for men). Colon cancer screening can help to detect abnormal growths in the colon (also known as polyps) that may eventually turn into cancer. Prostate cancer screening can help to detect the presence of prostate cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable.

Women aged 40 and above or at high risk should also undergo regular mammography screenings for breast cancer. Mammography is a type of imaging test that uses x-rays to create detailed images of the breast tissue. These images can help to detect the presence of breast cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable.

It is important to note that if you develop symptoms at any stage of your life, e.g. feeling lumps in one’s breast at a young age, you should get a doctor’s opinion. The above guidelines are meant to be taken generally, and if you have doubts or experience any symptoms, you should always consult a doctor early.

Family history risk factor for Health Screening

If you have a family history of a particular health condition, it is recommended to undergo screenings for that condition more frequently. For example, if you have a family history of breast cancer, you may need to undergo mammography screenings more frequently than the recommended guidelines.

What else can I do apart from Health Screening?

In addition to regular health screenings, it is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. These steps can help to reduce the risk of developing certain health conditions and improve your overall health.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also help to prevent the development of chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. These conditions can have a significant impact on your overall health and quality of life, and can be costly to treat.

A young couple leading a healthy lifestyle by going out for a jog together.

You may also consult your doctor to determine the appropriate frequency of health screenings based on your individual circumstances. Your doctor can help to assess your risk of developing certain health conditions and recommend the necessary screenings and lifestyle changes to help prevent or manage these conditions.

Overall, undergoing regular health screenings is crucial for you towards leading a healthy, longer and happier life. ATA Medical provides a wide variety of health screening packages for different needs and age groups. Book easily with us through WhatsApp.

Full Body Check Up at ATA Medical

Our one-stop health screening centre has a Chest X-Ray, Ultrasound, Bone Mass Density and Treadmill Stress Test machine. We also provide a variety of comprehensive health screening packages for different needs and age groups.

Booking for our patients is done easily through WhatsApp or Phone. Our clinic is conveniently located in the Central Business District (CBD) at Anson Road, and just a 4-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

Main entrance of ATA Medical Clinic (Anson House)

ATA Medical (Main Entrance)

Health Screening Waiting Area

Reception at our Health Screening Clinic

Patient discussing her health screening results and a full body check up with Dr Jana Lim

Post-screening consult of health screening results with our doctor.

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