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The following article was published by Honeycombers, in partnership with StarMed Specialist Centre.
Clueless about health screenings? We’re here to help. These are the essential check-ups you need at different stages of life.
Eating well and exercising often aren’t the only steps to take for a healthy lifestyle. One crucial thing that often gets overlooked? Frequent health screenings. If you can’t remember the last time you went for one, here’s the lowdown on the key screenings to go for at every age.
20 – 35 years: Set the foundation
It’s time to get familiar with the numbers that matter. We’re talking about annual blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) checks to help you track your cardiovascular health and weight management.
For sexually active individuals, be sure to screen for sexually transmitted diseases annually to have peace of mind. And ladies, prioritise your reproductive health with cervical smears every three to five years to detect any abnormalities early.
35 – 50 years: Focus on prevention
As you age, it’s key to keep a closer watch on your cardiovascular health. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, BMI, lipids, and glucose levels aids in the detection, management and prevention of chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
For women above the age of 40, ensure that you do annual mammograms on top of regular cervical smears. Mammograms are essential for early detection of breast cancer, which means higher survival rates.
Above 50 years: Stay in the pink of health
To ensure that you can enjoy your golden years in the best shape possible, carry on with annual blood pressure, BMI, lipids, and glucose level checks to proactively manage and prevent chronic diseases. Breast cancer screenings should also continue.
On top of all this, it’s time to start annual colon cancer screenings – annual faecal occult blood tests or decennial colonoscopies are the first line of defence against colorectal cancer.
Get started with tailored health screening packages
Healthcare isn’t one-size-fits-all, and neither are health screenings. That’s why we look to StarMed Specialist Centre for its customised health screening packages, where you can choose the diagnostic tests you want to take, alongside a number of key screenings included in the package.
From now till 9 September 2023, enjoy a comprehensive health screening with two complementary diagnostic tests of your choice for just $888! From tailored screening items to pre-screening consultations, this package offers healthcare tailored just for you. Subsequent reviews will further equip you with invaluable disease prevention tips, helping you achieve your health goals. These essential screenings empower you to lead a healthy and vibrant life, so start booking today.
This post is in partnership with StarMed.