What is a Check-Up?
Check-Up is a health screening that aims to detect possible diseases at an early stage and to take precautions, taking into account the age, hereditary structure and environmental factors. Having a check-up enables early diagnosis of diseases that are difficult to treat in advanced stages, so that treatment can be started as soon as possible.
Personalized Check-Up Program is applied for the diagnosis and treatment of possible diseases and risks, which are created according to age and gender. In line with the results obtained with this method called “Health Risk Assessment”, your necessary guidance and controls are carried out in a short time.
Our Check Up consultants accompanying our guests in Check Up units in hospitals and medical centres follow the process with a system that minimizes patient circulation.
What Does Check Up Cover?
Check-up is not an examination consisting only of analysis and examination. The examinations performed after the disease occurs are also not check-ups. During the check-up, not only the laboratory tests of the patient are examined and evaluated, but better evaluations can be made with the interviews with the patient before the check-up.
Check-up is an evaluation made in accordance with the doctor’s interview with the patient, laboratory and radiological examinations. The health status of the patient is evaluated, taking into account the life, diet, habits and familial risks of the person.
According to the check-up results, the patient is informed about the issues that should be done and should be considered. If a condition is diagnosed or the patient has a health problem, the patient is directed to the right department.
Why Should You Have It?
Your risks that could turn into a disease in the future can be determined. It plays an important role in the early diagnosis of your diseases.
How to Check-Up? How much will it take?
For check-up, you first need to make an appointment at a hospital or medical center that has been checked up. The doctor responsible for the check-up asks questions about the medications you use and the diseases you have had before. Accordingly, the scope of the check-up is determined, and the doctor informs the person if there are any medications that should be used or discontinued before the check-up.
On the day of the appointment, when you come to the check-up center on an empty stomach (with a hunger for 8-10 hours), blood and urine tests are taken, and imaging methods such as heart electrode (ECG), lung film, abdominal ultrasound are used. Tests such as mammography and PSA test are performed according to the age and gender of the person. Endoscopic examinations can be planned over the age of 50.
Check-up time may differ depending on the panel content. Your results are ready on the same day and / or on the following days depending on the examinations in the check-up panel.
For women between the ages of 20 – 40;
It is recommended to have a general health examination, basic blood tests, urine analysis, chest radiography, breast examination and gynaecological examination once a year.
For Men Between the ages of 20 – 40;
It is recommended to have a general health examination, basic blood tests, urine analysis and chest radiography once a year.
For Women Over 40;
It is recommended to have a general health examination, basic blood tests, urine analysis, ECG, chest radiography, mammography, fecal occult blood test, gynaecological examination annually.
For Men Over 40;
Annual general health examination, basic blood tests, urine analysis, ECG, chest X-ray, stool occult blood test, urological examination are recommended.
For Women and Men Over 50;
After the age of 50, in addition to the above controls, both women and men should have colonoscopy and endoscopy at frequencies determined according to risk groups and perform periodic follow-up according to the result, even if they do not have any complaints. On the other hand, men should apply to the urology department during this period and have their prostate-specific examinations and tests done.
Remember that people who smoke, have a family history, have health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure, in addition to the above controls, should have a Stress ECG and cardiology control at the age of 40 and after 2 years at the latest.
Check Up Preparation
Since the examinations to be applied to you require some preparation, we kindly ask you to consider the following suggestions. If you follow these suggestions, it will ensure that the procedures go quickly, the waiting time between examinations is shortened and the examinations are completed in the most accurate way.
On the day of the transaction, depending on your preparation status and the density of the departments, the changes that may occur during the program will be communicated to you by the check-up officials.
For laboratory tests, approximately 12-14 hours of fasting is required before taking blood. Water is allowed, but cigarettes, sugar, chewing gum and foods containing caffeine should not be used. We ask our paediatric patients to come as hungry as possible.
One day before the appointment, alcohol should not be consumed and light foods should be consumed at dinner.
If your program includes abdomen ultrasound, you must be hungry and your bladder must be full (urge to urinate). For this reason, we recommend that you start drinking water at the appropriate time on the day of your transactions, in line with the instructions of the check-up authorities, and not to urinate after you start drinking water.
If your program includes a Stress ECG test, it is recommended that you bring a towel, spare athlete, sportswear and sports shoes.
For our female patients; if your program includes mammography, we kindly request you to take a shower and not to use creams, perfumes and similar materials. It is appropriate to shoot between the 3rd and 10th days of the menstrual period.
If you have medicines that you use regularly, you can continue taking them before your check-up. Do not forget to specify the medications you use in your consultation with the doctor.
Please bring your old test results with you, if available.
Check Up Programs
It is planned according to the age, gender, genetic characteristics, lifestyle, past health history of the person. Risk factors of the person are also taken into consideration. For example, while screening is important in terms of prostate cancer in middle-aged men, breast and uterine screenings are gaining importance in middle-aged women. Screening programs can be applied to people who are prone to various diseases.
Women General Check Up, Male General Check Up, Child Check Up and Child Heart Health Check Up, Always Young Geriatrics Check Up, Heart and Lung Screening Programs, Diabetes Panel, Oncological Nutrition Programs and Diet Programs.
Can disease risks be eliminated with check-up?
Many environmental and lifestyle risks other than genetic risks can be eliminated or reduced. Not only examinations, but also a detailed background, query of familial risks, examination and self-examination information should be provided to the patient.
The risks (including the treatment risks) increase exponentially once the disease has arisen. The most rational way of dealing with the disease is to take measures with regular health checks.
Who Should Have Check Up? Why is it important for a healthy person to have a check up once a year?
It is very important for a healthy person to have a check-up once a year, especially in understanding the risks that do not cause early symptoms, that is, they do not cause clinical complaints. Risks can be elucidated by both laboratory tests and a detailed medical history query and examination.
The person is informed in this way and is directed to lead a more risk-free life. The annual health check is important for your physician to compare the results from the previous year and to monitor changes and risks in your health.
From adulthood, even if you do not have any complaints or concerns, you can prevent possible diseases with the health check you will have once a year.
The Role of Check-Up in Early Detection of Diseases
- If the disease can be caught at a stage where it has not yet manifested with regular health screenings, measures can be taken before many diseases reach advanced stages.
- Our lifestyle has changed a lot in the last few centuries. Toxins, ionizing radiation and refined foods are risk factors for many diseases, especially cancer. With check-up, measures can be taken before the disease occurs, against increasing disease risks.
- Cardiovascular diseases can be caught and eradicated or treated at an early stage.
- With check-up programs created according to risk factors such as genetics, gender, age, and race, the early signs of these risks can be evaluated.
- Self-examination training can be given during check-up.
- Oral cancers can be prevented with a dental examination.
- A dietician is encouraged to make positive changes in the diet.
Please call us for detailed information and prices about our check-up packages. Phone & Whatsapp: +905443480787
Our consultants will provide you with the most appropriate options after receiving the necessary information from you.