A lot of people tend to only visit their doctors when they are experiencing discomfort or excruciating pain. For H&L’s patients alone, only 3% of all the patients we’ve booked for the past 3 years traveled for the purpose of having their health checked. This is a disappointing statistic especially since most diseases are usually curable if detected at an early stage.
Annual, Bi-annual or Quarterly checkups should be done to determine the current state of a person’s health and to detect or prevent the occurrence of any alarming health issues.
What is an Executive Checkup?
Health screening or most commonly known as executive checkup is a type of medical assessment that is used to detect obscured illnesses that a person might already have. This checkup also helps determine a person’s chances of developing other diseases.
Here are some tips that you need to know before going to your Executive Checkup:
Some laboratory tests like blood glucose test, liver function test, cholesterol test and etc. Requires fasting, the abstinence of eating food or even drinking over a period of time. Usually the fasting last for 8-12 hours depending on the test that will be done to you.
- For specimen collection
Fill the specimen container into half and submit it within an hour.
To avoid contamination for female urine sample:
– Collect mid stream urine
– Wash your perineal area before your urine collection
– Separate the folds of your labia while urinating
Fecal Occult Blood Test
Just a pea sized stool sample is enough and should be submitted within an hour.
Avoid these type of foods for 48-72 hours prior your test
– Broccoli, Beets, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Grape fruit, Horse Radish, Mushroom, Radishes and turnips.
– Red meat
– Vitamin C enriched foods and beverages
– Supplements that contain Iron
Requires 6 hours fasting
- Cardiac Test
>Avoid the following for 24 hrs prior your test:
– Caffeinated drinks
– Alcoholic beverages
2 hours before the test don’t eat heavy meal and don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and rubber shoes
- Gastrointestinal tract tests
There are certain medications you must stop taking for at least 5-7 days before this test such as Aspirin, Clopidogrel, Coumadin, Enoxaparin, Vessel due F, Cilostazol. For those who have Diabetes you must also adjust your intake of your maintenance medication. Ask your attending physician for more information.
- Pap smear
Just a reminder, this test is not to be done when you are having your menstruation. You must avoid: Sexual intercourse, using of vaginal douches, lubricating jellies or tampons for 48 hours prior your test.
Avoid using deodorants, antiperspirants, lotion, creams or perfumes under your arms or on your breasts before taking this test.
There are remarkable benefits that you can get from doing an executive check-up and here are some of them:
Keeping track of one’s health is a responsibility and our busy schedules should not keep us from taking care of our health. The executive checkup alone takes just a little of your time. It can be done as outpatient or in-patient dependent on a person’s availability and preference. For those who opt to have a short break, inpatient checkup will be the best option.You will need one day to complete all tests inside a hospital facility with full-board meals. Busy individuals, will likewise benefit from an outpatient checkup because all preparations can be done at home and all tests will be finished within 4-6 hours the next day.
If you are dreading planning and scheduling all of your tests and doctor appointments, then it is better to avail of packages. It usually includes all the tests that fit your circumstances with all the consult schedules already plotted.
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