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The Importance of Health Screenings


doctor speaking with patient about the importance of health screening

At Healand Clinic, we believe that preventative healthcare is the cornerstone of maintaining a healthy, vibrant life. Health screenings are a critical component of this approach, helping to identify potential health issues before they become serious problems.


Regular screenings can detect risk factors and diseases in their earliest stages, allowing for timely interventions to save lives, reduce healthcare costs, and improve overall quality of life.


Your First Line of Defence

One of the most significant benefits of health screenings is the early detection of diseases. Many conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, develop slowly and may not present symptoms until they are advanced. Regular screenings can detect these diseases early when they are most treatable.


For instance:

  • Cancer: Screenings like mammograms, Pap smears, and colonoscopies can detect cancers of the breast, cervix, and colon early, significantly improving the chances of successful treatment.

  • Heart Disease: Blood pressure and cholesterol tests can identify cardiovascular risk factors early, allowing lifestyle changes and treatments to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

  • Diabetes: Blood sugar tests can detect prediabetes and diabetes early, helping to prevent complications such as nerve damage, kidney disease, and vision problems.


Reducing Healthcare Costs


While health screenings may seem like an additional expense, they can actually save money in the long run. Early detection and treatment of diseases are typically less expensive than treating advanced stages of illnesses.


For example, catching and managing high blood pressure early can prevent costly and debilitating conditions like heart disease and stroke. Similarly, identifying and addressing prediabetes can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, which requires ongoing management and can lead to severe complications.


Improving Quality of Life


Early detection and treatment of health conditions not only save lives but also improve the quality of life. Managing a chronic disease is much easier when it is detected early.


For instance, early-stage cancer treatment is generally less aggressive and has fewer side effects than treatment for advanced cancer. Additionally, lifestyle modifications and medications for early-detected conditions can prevent disease progression and maintain overall health and vitality.





Health Screenings: What to Expect


Health screenings at Healand Clinic are designed to be comprehensive and tailored to your individual needs. Our process includes two key appointments to ensure thorough evaluation and personalised care.


During your first appointment, you will undergo a series of evaluations and tests to assess

your overall health.


Our comprehensive blood tests include the following:

  • Full Blood Count

  • HbA1c - Diabetes Check

  • Cholesterol Panel

  • Vitamin D Levels Check

  • Vitamin B12 Levels Check

  • Iron Levels Check

  • Folate Levels Check

  • Liver Function Tests

  • Kidney Function Tests


A second appointment is scheduled approximately 7 days after your initial consultation and test. During this follow-up session, we will thoroughly review your results. Based on these findings, we will develop a comprehensive health and wellness plan tailored to your needs, ensuring a personalised approach to your ongoing care and well-being.


The Role of Health Screenings


Regular health screenings are vital for early detection of diseases, reducing healthcare costs, and improving quality of life. They are an essential part of maintaining overall health and well-being.


Talk to one of our team members at Healand Clinic about which screenings are appropriate for you based on your age, gender, and health history.


Remember, the best defence against disease is a good offence – and that starts with regular health screenings.


Contact Healand Clinic today to schedule your health screening and take the first step towards a healthier future.

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