DR. CHRISTINA LOW
Lifescan Medical Centre
“The lack of understanding and fear can be hazardous to your health.
Not all health risks, such as high blood pressure, are associated with symptoms and can go undetected for years, which may result in unfortunate yet preventable consequences.”
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO GET REGULAR PREVENTIVE HEALTH SCREENINGS?
DID YOU KNOW...?
387 million or 9% among adults aged 18 years or older have diabetes in the world.
Almost 138 million people in the Western Pacific Region have diabetes and by 2035 this will rise to 202 million people.
533,600 cases of diabetes in Singapore in 2014.
Cause of Death
WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Being overweight or obese increases the risks of coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and some common cancers.
Lifestyle changes in diet and exercise, including a 5 percent to 7 percent maintained weight loss and at least 150 minutes per week in physical activity, can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
The challenge for us is...
that many of us who are unhealthy are unaware of our risk because we either avoid preventive checkups and screenings or take a passive role in our health.
Engage in a Screening Program
Today with so many convenient and accessible screening programs available
It’s important to do your homework and find the right wellness solution to fit your personal needs.
A good way to gauge your health is to screen for key health indicators of common health problems such as obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Many people are not willing to make long-term lifestyle changes or even visit their doctor until they are faced with hard facts about their own personal health risk.
Remember! Screening doesn’t take charge of someone’s health; screening helps people take charge of their own health.
Why not give us a call or sign up for a health screening programme today.
It’s easy, minimum waiting time and results are available in 48 hours.