The importance of preventive examinations

It has been found long ago that it is much more effective to take care of your health proactively than to go to the doctor only when something hurts us. The time and money we would lost for the prophylactic examination can save us a huge amount of time and money if we can prevent a particular disease. In some cases, some of these diseases could be even deadly, but they could be found and cured long before the eventual unpleasant end.

What include the medical check-ups? Broadly speaking, it depends on the age of the person and the willingness and his or hers ability to take care of his or hers health. The rule is that the older a person is, the greater is the number of checked health factors. However, most often blood and urine are taken and the cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL-C are checked. Something that is also usually checked is the blood sugar level. With older people the possible presence of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women are checked too.

Of course, screenings can be more extensive, covering the whole field of the human health. Most reputable hospitals offer different packages of preventive examinations that allow their clients to cover more or less of the number of different diseases.

There are many European countries where preventive examinations are required and people are even subject to fines and more serious sanctions, in case they did not take part in such reviews. It has a purely economic logic, as government spending on treatment of sick person are several times higher than the cost of the check-up. More about that at

Caring for our health are the responsibility of each person, but there is hardly a better and healthier way to longevity and better life of continuous monitoring of what happens in our body. Moreover, by giving one or two of our days and certain funds for our health, we guarantee a quality and meaningful life for a long time. There is hardly anyone who would refuse a deal like this one.