Check Up Center

Check-up, in other words general health check; It is a screening method that should be done regularly to all people at least once a year, even if they have no complaints or diseases.

Check Up Center

Every person should go through a general health check by consulting a doctor at certain intervals, even if he or she has no complaints.

WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE A CHECK-UP?

Modern medicine aims to ensure that the person stays healthy by taking the necessary precautions before the disease occurs. For this reason, every person should go through a general health check by consulting a doctor at certain intervals, even if he or she has no complaints. These periods may vary according to age and general condition of the person. Early and accurate diagnosis of coronary artery diseases, cancer, hypertension and many other diseases, which are the diseases of our age, is of great importance in terms of both life expectancy and quality. Moreover, Early diagnosis and regular treatment are also of great importance in diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes that damage vital organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys.

Remember! ! ! Even a symptom that you think is insignificant can be a sign of a very important disease.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE CHECK-UP?

  • If you are pregnant or have doubts about it, be sure to report it before starting the procedure.
  • If you have previous test and examination results, bring them with you.
  • On the day of the appointment, be sure to come hungry (8-12 hours of fasting is sufficient.) In the meantime, do not eat anything, do not drink anything other than water, and do not smoke.
  • For the exercise ECG, you will need shoes, socks and sweatpants suitable for running.
  • Fecal tests require a small amount of stool in a small clean container.
  • It is recommended that you do not eat vegetables such as red meat, broccoli and radishes for two days. Otherwise, some tests may be requested to be repeated.
  • If vitamin C is used, its amount should not exceed 250 mg per day.
  • If drugs containing iron are used, their use should be discontinued at least two days in advance. Urine sample can also be given in the hospital. It would be appropriate to give your urine sample after ultrasonography, since it is necessary to be hungry for ultrasound and the bladder should be full.

CHECK-UP PACKAGES PREPARED ACCORDING TO THE AGE AND LIFESTYLE

Depending on gender, age and lifestyle (such as smoking, alcohol consumption), different check-up packages are made.

  • CARDIOLOGICAL
  • ADVANCED CARDIOLOGICAL
  • MEN OVER 45 YEARS
  • WOMAN OVER 45 YEARS
  • SMOKERS – MALE
  • SMOKERS – WOMEN
  • U 45 MEN / WOMEN
  • CHILD AGES U-14
  • OBESITY PATIENTS
  • FOR DIABETES

IMPORTANCE OF HEART CHECK-UP:

Persons with a family history of premature (under 50 years of age) heart disease deaths or sudden unexplained losses should have a heart-related  least once in their lifetime, regardless of age. In this way, it can be understood whether there is a congenital disorder in the heart structure that can lead to sudden death. “Is there any reason for a blockage in the heart vessels that may occur at an early age? Is there a condition such as familial high cholesterol or a predisposition to clot formation in the veins? You can also get answers to important questions such as: If the results of the examinations are within the normal range, similar check-up examinations should be performed every 5 years until the age of 40; After the age of 40, it is recommended to perform a check-up once a year in people who have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, have heart disease in first-degree relatives in their family, smoke, have high blood pressure and cholesterol, and diabetes. Besides; Those who use public transportation vehicles, pilots, surgeons and managers should also be included in the annual check-up programs. People who start active sports or do sports and professional athletes should also have a heart check-up at regular intervals.

WHAT EXAMINATIONS SHOULD BE DONE AT HEART CHECK-UP?

Check-up packages vary according to the characteristics and age of the person. Scanning blood studies for the development of cardiovascular disease and the possibility of clot formation in the vessel are an indispensable part of check-up examinations. With cardiac ultrasonography, that is, echocardiography, the structure of the heart, whether there is an enlargement in the heart cavities, what the heart’s performance is; heart valves, wall thickness, pericardium and great vessels coming out of the heart are examined.

Sometimes, with the effort tests performed together with echocardiography, it can be determined whether the person needs angiography, that is, a heart bypass surgery or a balloon opening.

WHAT SHOULD BE IN A STANDARD CHECK-UP:

  • blood count
  • Blood tests evaluating organ functions (liver, kidney, etc.)
  • Sedimentation
  • Cholesterol and lipid levels
  • Thyroid (goiter) test
  • Hepatitis (jaundice) test
  • Complete urine analysis
  • Whole abdominal ultrasonography
  • Lung X-ray
  • Electrocardiography

It is recommended that everyone over the age of 40, in addition to the standard tests, have eye examinations, cardiological examinations and additional tests for cancer screening, regardless of whether they have a familial risk or not.
Those with familial risk should not wait until they are 40 to have these tests. Those in the risk group should have additional tests regarding their risks starting from their 30s. Another purpose of having a check-up is to determine and screen the possible disease risks caused by our age, gender, smoking, hormonal periods (such as fertility and menopause), especially in women, and the risk of familial diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke and cancer.

ADDITIONAL CHECK-UP EXAMS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A FAMILY RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE:

  • HDL cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • Effort test
  • Echocardiography

ADDITIONAL CHECK-UP EXAMINATIONS FOR THOSE WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER:

Woman:

  • Taking a PAP smear
  • Breast ultrasonography
  • Mammography
  • Respiratory function tests
  • Lung computed tomography
  • Rectoscopy if there is blood in the stool

Male:

  • Prostate specific antigen
  • Respiratory function test
  • Lung computed tomography
  • If there is blood in the stool, rectoscopy.

Women with a family history of breast cancer should not neglect to have breast ultrasonography and mammography from an early age.
Individuals who have frequent cancer cases in their families and who smoke should have lung tomography and respiratory function tests done at regular intervals. In case of abnormal conditions detected after , individuals are directed to the relevant departments for more detailed research and treatment and are followed up there.

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