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Health Screening: Why regular appointments are important

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Health screening checks are a great option if you are looking for a summary of your overall health. They enable us to identify any risk factors you may have for more serious health conditions that could develop later down the line. Beyond this, our health screening checks can assist you in your long term health goals, whether that be losing weight, reducing stress, or simply getting in better shape. 

Our team at Opus will support you on this journey and help contribute to your healthier lifestyle. So, what exactly can our health screening checks tell you?

There are so many different health problems that may arise throughout our life, and we cannot test for all of them. However, most health problems have a similar set of underlying risk factors that can be detected. This includes a sedentary lifestyle, an unhealthy diet, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and smoking, to name a few. If you are still wondering how health screening checks and lifestyle changes can lower your risk of health problems, let’s take a look.

The phrase sedentary lifestyle often implies that your physical activity levels are very low; this may be a result of your occupation, but moving around throughout the day is detrimental to your health. The World Health Organization details that a sedentary lifestyle alone significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety. Likewise, smoking represents one of the largest causes of health problems in the UK, including lung cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Simply increasing your daily activity levels and cutting back on the number of cigarettes you have can significantly reduce the risk of developing these health problems in the future.

During your health screening, we will start with gaining an understanding of your daily habits, identifying any that might increase your risk of health problems later on in life, before moving on to testing. Depending on the health screening package you have selected, or that has been tailored to your needs, tests may include hydration levels, body fat percentage, urine analysis, a full blood biochemistry profile including liver and kidney function, blood glucose test for diabetes, cholesterol profile, dietary analysis, a lung function test, resting ECG, and cardiovascular risk score, amongst many others. Collectively, these will provide a great starting point for the changes that need to be made in your everyday life.

Booking a health screening can often be overwhelming, with a host of different options available online. Although we offer several different health screening and wellbeing packages available for you to book directly, our team are able to tailor the packages to your individual needs, providing you with that added peace of mind.

Get in touch today to book your health screening check and start your journey to a healthy lifestyle with Opus.

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