Medical Check Up Dubai | 20 February 2022

Both acute and chronic conditions benefit from early diagnosis. The most obvious is cancer, since early detection can prevent malignant tissue from spreading elsewhere in the body. The earlier the diagnosis, the more effective the treatment will be.

According to international Cancer Research bodies, bowel, breast, ovarian, prostate and lung cancer survival rates are drastically improved with early diagnosis. These simple non-invasive tests can save lives:

Bowel cancer- faecal occult blood (FOBT) and calprotectin tests.

Breast cancer- examination and mammogram.

Ovarian cancer- examination and ultrasound.

Prostate cancer- examination and prostate specific antigen test (PSA).

Lung cancer- sputum cytology and chest X-ray.

Heart conditions also tend to remain undiagnosed until symptoms such as, chest pain and breathlessness become apparent. An ECG can detect electrical conductivity issues or vessel blockages early. Medication and lifestyle changes recommended as a result, can help to prevent the progression of heart disease. This could potentially prevent a future heart attack.

Medical check ups are not only useful in detecting life threatening illness, it can also help with underlying health concerns which could be effecting your day-to-day energy levels. This includes thyroid function, hormone levels, nutrient deficiencies and blood sugar. Small fluctuations in these delicate balances can have a big impact on our everyday wellbeing.

Medical check ups with Dr. Barbara Karin Vela can help find serious health issues before they become a problem. It tells you your health status and where your health is heading. They are for everyone, meant to guide you with your lifestyle, your diet and show you if you are heading towards any kind of disease, or if you already have a disease.

Anyone is welcome to book a medical check up with Dr. Barbara Karin Vela. Health assessments are bespoke and can include:

– Height assessment

– Spirometry screening (if you’re a smoker or recent ex-smoker)

– Mobility and flexibility review

– Weight assessment

– Diabetes HbA1c(non-fasting blood sugar test)

– Body mass index (BMI)

– Estimated energy requirement

– Comprehensive cholesterol profile

– Waist to height ratio

– Blood pressure test in both arms

Got a specific health concern? Give yourself one less thing to worry about with some added reassurance on any particular concerns you may have.

Dr Barbara Karin Vela is an International Member of Royal College Of General Practitioners, UK

Medical Check Up Dubai | 20 February 2022