Getting an overview of your overall health is an important way to care for yourself. Not all health problems produce symptoms, and those that do can require investigation to identify them. An advanced health checkup assesses your health to ensure any problems are detected and to allow you to make plans to improve your health if necessary. Advanced methods such as cardiac echo tests and cancer marker tests are used to perform a full health check, whatever your age. As you get older, you can keep track of how your health progresses and make the best decisions to care for your health and wellbeing. 

What Is an Advanced Health Checkup? 

An advanced health checkup goes the extra mile to check your health and help you to ensure you are as healthy as possible. As well as detecting any current health issues, it can help to pick up on any potential issues that may arise in the future. The early detection of any problems with your health can allow you to deal with them more effectively. If a health issue is picked up sooner, treatment and management are often more effective compared to something that is not addressed until it has progressed further.

An advanced health checkup includes a range of different tests, including an assessment of your cardiovascular health and screening for different types of cancer. Your health checkup will include an analysis of your blood to check for various health indicators and will check for health problems such as diabetes, kidney issues, liver function, and more.

Cardiac Echo

One of the most important health tests that is part of an advanced health checkup is the cardiac echo. Also known as an echocardiogram, this is a test used to scan the heart and blood vessels close to it. It is a type of ultrasound scan that can help to detect problems with your heart. The scan is performed using a probe, which uses high-frequency waves that create echoes when they bounce off the body. The probe picks up the echoes and they are translated into an image on a screen.

Echocardiograms are used to check for and monitor certain heart conditions. They can be used to check the general health of your heart, as well as look for specific heart conditions. They might be used to check damage from a heart attack, heart failure, issues with heart valves, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, or endocarditis.

An echocardiogram is one of the important ways to check your cardiovascular health. Other important checks include checking your cholesterol and blood pressure. Cardiovascular tests can determine not only existing problems but also the risk of developing cardiovascular problems in the future.

Cancer Marker Check

There are many different types of cancer, some of which are more likely to affect different genders or are more common for people of a certain age. Doctors use a number of individual screening tests to check for signs of certain types of cancer. There is also the option of checking for cancer markers using a blood test.

Cancer markers are substances found in your body, which indicate the presence of proteins that may be produced by cancerous cells. There are different cancer markers that may indicate the presence of particular types of cancer. The tests often look for high levels of certain proteins, which are ordinarily present in the body but at lower levels.

These cancer marker tests help to pick up on early signs of cancer before it starts to produce other symptoms.

The Importance of Advanced Health Checkups 

Advanced health checkups involve a thorough screening of your health. They help to identify any potential health problems that you could be dealing with, even when they are in the early stages. Being able to detect health issues as soon as possible means that the right treatment can be chosen, whether it involves medical treatment or lifestyle changes. When you have an advanced health checkup, you can check for important health issues, including problems with your heart and cardiovascular system, as well as markers that may indicate cancer. You can take care of your health by understanding it better.

Advanced Health Checkups from Trinity Medical Centre

Trinity Medical Centre offers advanced health checkups in Hong Kong, with both a central clinic and a clinic in Tsim Sha Tsui. When you want to get a complete health check, make an online appointment through our website or get in touch with us by phone or email to find out more about how we can help you.