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Why Should Teenagers Go For Full Body Checkup

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Lifestyle diseases of NCDs (no communicable diseases) are increasing the economic and health burden of the country.

Why Should Teenagers Go For Full Body Checkup

Lifestyle diseases of NCDs (no communicable diseases) are increasing the economic and health burden of the country. The only ways to stop it are:

  • Early detection of diseases through health checkup
  • Spread awareness about the early detection and possible treatments
  • Educating the youth on healthy lifestyle habits - according to WHO, ? of ‘premature deaths in adults are associated with childhood conditions and behaviours associated with NCD risk factors.’

Addictions and unhealthy lifestyles tend to start early, hence the age of NCDs like heart conditions are lowering and affecting teenagers. These are the detrimental habits that start early according to WHO’s report: obesity, no exercise or physical activity, smoking, alcoholism. Although some childhood health conditions can’t be prevented, there are signs that parents keep an eye on and intervene early to prevent chronic health issues from developing.

Not only is teenage life a vulnerable phase, but also is the beginning of adulthood and habits. Therefore, it becomes imperative to monitor their physical and mental development and regularly check their health status with full body checkups. In case of any underlying medical concerns, early detection can prove useful and save a lot of developmental trauma. Although, sports injuries and general pains are common issues in children, they might also be indicators of something serious and should not be ignored. 

A comprehensive full body health checkup for teenagers should include:

  • Eye Examination
  • Serum Calcium
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Urine Routine
  • Diabetes Markers
  • Thyroid
  • Lipid Profile
  • Vitamin Levels
  • Physical Examination 
  • Consultation with Physician (pre and post checkup)

Consultation with a doctor or a paediatrician is of utmost importance. Teenage is the time when issues related to puberty and sexual development occur. Physicians can guide them about this period and help them take care of themselves in a healthy manner. Also, considering the current times, make sure that the test centre follows all the Covid safety guidelines while carrying out the checkups.

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Addictions and unhealthy lifestyles tend to start early, hence the age of NCDs like heart conditions are lowering and affecting teenagers.

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