This first step helps your doctor to understand your present health condition and identify potential risks based on your's and your family's health history.
Your doctor will conducts a physical exam to rule out symptoms which might be hiding potential or underlying problems.
|Body Mass Index (BMI)|
Your Body Mass Index helps your doctor gauge how much body fat you have based on your height and weight. It helps your doctor screen if your weight is at a level which may lead to health problems.
|Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)|
Both the CBC and ESR tests help your doctor screen for a broad array of common disorders and gives him a baseline reference for any abnormal changes in the future. The CBC examines many parts of your blood for any abnormality and is actually a panel of tests. It helps screen for such disorders as anemia, infection, tumor and many others. An ESR test is also recommended to check for inflammations which may indicate underlying problems such as infections, cancers and autoimmune diseases.
The BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) test and Creatinine test, sometimes in conjunction with other tests help your doctor monitor your general metabolic health and detect any problems with your kidney, including chronic kidney problems which may lead to kidney failure.
|Liver Function Tests|
Many people with early or mild liver disease show little or no symptoms. With a Liver Function Test, your doctor can detect liver disease or damage before they become serious. It consists of a panel of tests on your blood sample which helps screen for such things as hepatitis and liver.
|Fasting Blood Sugar|
Some 25% of people in the GCC have diabetes, and many show few or no symptoms. This is why it is important to screen for high levels of sugar in your blood so your doctor can help you spot potential risks or manage an existing condition.
This test gives your doctor a clear indication of the sugar level in your blood during the last two to three months before you take the executive checkup, which gives a more accurate estimation of the degree of blood sugar elevation and need for starting treatment or adjusting it if you are already on medications for Diabetes.
|Fasting Lipids, and Triglycerides|
These are used to check your good and bad cholesterol in your blood. These in turn can help your doctor reduce your risk of having a stroke or heart attack later in life. As well as the high level of cholesterol in your blood is associated with heart disease, hardening of the arteries and a greater risk of death from strokes and heart attacks. That's why cholesterol testing is an important part of preventive health care and helps you avoid or minimize life-threatening complications.
This test helps your doctor screen for metabolic and kidney disorders as well as detect urinary tract infections, diabetic conditions or even kidney tumors.
|Stool Occult Blood Test|
This test looks for hidden (or occult) blood in your stool which may indicate colorectal cancer or a variety of intestinal and colon disorders such as peptic ulcers, Crohn's disease and colon polyps.
|Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test|
This test helps screen for hepatitis B, a contagious disease which you can pass on to your family. If you are found to be positive, your doctor will tell if you need to be on medication based on several parameters that measure the activity of the virus and recommend vacci¬nation for your spouse and family.
This test is used to screen for the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), a silent epidemic and a growing killer, which you can carry for decades before showing any symptoms. It is very well known that both hepatitis Band hepatitis C can lead to liver scarring, a condition known as Cirrhosis which can lead to cancer, so early detection and treatment is very important.
This basic test helps to detect near or farsightedness, color blindness and other visual problems which, if detected early, can be corrected or improved. If left undetected, eye problems can result in permanent damage to your vision - and even blindness.
If you have a family history or fit a certain risk profile for glaucoma, tenometry can help your doctor screen for its presence or likelihood by testing the pressure inside your eyes. If left undetected, glaucoma can lead to loss of peripheral vision, or worse like irreversible blindness.
Spirometry literally means measuring your breath. It is a commom test to measure your lung's health. It helps your doctor detect disorders like asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other obstructive or restrictive airway diseases.
It is common knowledge that as you grow older your hearing could start to falter. By performing an audiometry test your doctor can evaluate your hearing health and detect any signs of early hearing loss or other diseases of the ear before they become serious.
A chest x-ray helps to show the size and shape of your heart, lungs and nearby blood vessels.This helps your doctor screen for any abnormal enlargement of your heart or lungs which may indicate or lead to other health problems.
A Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) measures your heart beat and looks for abnormal rhythms. Abnormal heart rhythms can help identify coronary heart disease, an enlarged heart and irregular heart beat (arrhythmia). Many people who suffer from these disorders show no symptoms. Early detection helps you avoid future complications and heart attacks.
It is recommended to have a dental checkup at least once a year to check the health of your teeth and gums. Early detection of tooth decay or gum problems can help you avoid teeth loss and maintain healthy teeth well into old age.
This test is recommended for individuals who are identified as being at risk based on their lifestyle.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing is useful for the early detection of prostate cancer (a common cancer in men). If detected early, prostate cancer is highly survivable.
Testing for the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is useful for checking the health of your thyroid gland, an important regulator of metabolism and other bodily functions. The test can help detect hyper- or hypothyroidism and autoimmune-related thyroid diseases before they become serious.
(LDL) The low density lipo protein is the bad cholesterol which leads to a lot of sclerotic and inflamatory changes in the arteries. (HDL) high density lipo protein which has an important role removing the (LDL) particles away from the wall of the vessels and the circulation.
|DEXA for Osteoporosis|
The older you get the higher your risk of osteoporosis-a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break. The DEXA test checks your risk of osteoporosis by measuring your bone density. Early detection can help your doctor recommend a dietary or supplement regimen to help manage your bone density and help you avoid fractures.
The K (Potassium) test measures the potassium levels in your blood. However,the too high or too low levels of potassium can lead to serious life-threatening conditions.
Measuring the level of calcium in your blood can help your doctor detect an underlying health condition which may require further attention. These conditions may be related not only to your bones but also to your heart, nerves, kidneys and teeth.
|Uric Acid Test|
High uric acid-which shows no symptoms in the early stages-can lead to kidney stones, gout or arthritis (a painful joint ailment among older adults). By detecting high uric acid levels early your doctor can recommend preventive ways to reduce the complications.
|Ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis|
This test uses ultrasound to examine the abdominal aorta (a large blood vessel which supplies blood to your lower body), liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and structures in the pelvic area. The test can spot an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta. This is a weakness in the blood vessel which can cause it to swell like a balloon and, if left undetected, can cause it to tear or burst-a life-threatening condition. An ultrasound can also help your doctor detect jaundice, gallstones, pancreatic cancer, kidney ailments and many others.
For the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Detection of breast cancer in its early stages can save lives.
An excercise electrocardiogram is an excellent way to screen people who are at risk for heart diseases. It gives a general sense of how your heart reacts to excercise and predicts causes of chest pain and the general well being of your heart.
Echocardiography is an invaluable tool for your doctor to actually observe your heart function, valves and heart muscles. It helps him diagnose the health of your heart and whether you need to undertake any preventive therapy or medication to stay healthy.
Colonoscopy is a procedure which looks into your colon for any abnormalities and to detect polyps, tumors or colon cancer. It is specially recommended if there is blood in your stool and for individuals with a history of colorectal tumors. Individuals over 50 are recommended to undergo colonoscopy to detect early colorectal cancer before it becomes dangerous.
Some individuals who are uneasy about having a colonoscopy may choose to do a colonography instead. This is basically a virtual colonoscopy using CT with no scopes inserted in your colon. It is a less invasive way of detecting polyps and colon tumors.
|High sensitivity (reactive protein (HS-CRP)|
This highly accurate test can help identify and predict heart and blood vessel problems.
Homocysteine is a common amino acid (one of the building blocks of protein) which has been identified as an independent risk factor for heart disease. High levels of homocyste¬ine are related to higher risks of blood clots,heart attacks and strokes.