Although medicine has greatly improved over the last one hundred years and has increased the average life expectancy by almost 40 years, the sedentary lifestyle, low physical activity, increased sugar intake, fast foods, sweetened drinks, and chronic stress, not to mention external factors, bring about noticeable harm to our organism.
Unfortunately, most people choose to ignore it, focusing on health only once problems arise, and often too late. Therefore, we have to keep in mind that regular preventive medical check-ups save lives, and this means undertaking these check-ups even when you are at your healthiest and feeling your best.
Modern medicine commands incredibly thorough and precise diagnostic methods, thus it is better to live by the old phrase: ”an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
The increasingly more perfected and precise methods of assessments in Croatia, whose doctors follow the global trends when it comes to technology, enable a timely diagnosis and preventive treatment that can show an effect even with serious illnesses. For the treatment to be successful, it is important for the disease to be discovered before leaving marks on the organism. Hence, it is incredibly important to routinely undertake medical check-ups to diagnose any possible risk factors of illnesses in their first stages when the treatment is easier, shorter, and sometimes the only hope of recovery. Such a diagnostic analysis is obtainable in one day, without any waiting and at affordable prices for the services received.
Following the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), these check-ups should be undertaken annually, or at least biannually. Although it is recommended to everyone, it goes without saying that those with increased risks of illnesses should undertake them more frequently. The most endangered groups involve the age groups above 40 and those whose family medical history (anamnesis) have instances of diseases that cause chronic morbidity or even death, such as various malignant diseases, cardiovascular diseases, endocrine disorders, diabetes, etc.