You are not sick
Some diseases do not exhibit symptoms in their initial stages. You may not have any apparent warning signs but abnormalities could actually be lying inside your body, hidden and latent!
You appear fit
It’s good that you place yourself under the fit category; you workout and eat right. But again, simply being in-shape does not guarantee a healthy you from inside. Some diseases are genetic and bear a hereditary predisposition, which makes you susceptible to them.
You don’t NEED checkups at all
Don’t be in the denial mode that nothing can happen to you - ever! No mortal human can claim to be safe from diseases, how so ever fit and healthy he may feel or appear.
You don’t have time for this
This one is the lamest possible excuse. If you have time to eat, sleep, go to work, meet friends, watch movies; you definitely have time to undergo these quick and simple checkups. One day out of 365 days in a year is not at all a demanding or time consuming task.
Checkups are expensive
Not at all! You spend a lot of money on clothes, expensive mobiles, watches, dinning out, going for vacation and other stuff. In comparison to all those worldly things, a small amount invested in your health should not pinch your pocket.
Only old people need to go for medical checkups
As per latest reports from World Health Organization, more and more younger people are falling prey to heart disease, diabetes and hypertension as opposed to previous times, when these lifestyle diseases are known as ‘old man’s illnesses’. Today, diseases have no age bias. Young are equally prone to them as are elderly.
Tests will be painful
If you call getting pricked just one time to take the blood sample- painful, then may be yes, but otherwise all the test procedures included in checkup packages are fairly painless and not at all uncomfortable. Have you ever heard anyone crying of pain while getting x-ray or ultrasound done?
You had a checkup done couple of years ago
Tests done years back hold not much of significance and their results vary and change with time. Hence, an annual preventive health checkup is mandatory for everyone. But yes, there are certain extensive test procedures like CT Angiography or Mammography which can be done after a gap of 2-3 years.
What if some abnormalities will show up?
If your test reports come out de-ranged, don’t get frightened or panic. Rather you should feel lucky of picking the abnormality at an early stage because now you are in a better position to treat and mange the disease instead of facing an unpleasant surprise as a medical emergency.