Preventive Health Check Ups
There is plenty of argument going on regarding whether these health check ups are really useful. On one hand, it is always better to prevent a disease rather than treating it at a later stage. On the other hand, these check ups cause an increase in health care cost to the patient. Various hospitals, clinics and labs offer various types of health checkups with packages targeting different age groups and risk factors. For example a known diabetic might benefit from blood sugar fasting, post prandial and HbA1c, whereas these may not be required for an young asymptomatic male. Ideally, these tests are to be taken only on the specific advice of a doctor.