Medicine is a very ancient science that goes back to the times of Ancient Egypt. But at the same time, it is one of the most dynamic and developing innovative industries in the modern world. In this regard, new expressions are included in our vocabulary, for example, such as check-up (examination) and second medical opinion (second medical opinion).
Check-up is a method of health examination, consisting of a physical examination, blood, stool and urine analysis, using visual examination technologies.
During a medical examination, all the knowledge gained is analyzed and potential risks identified. Then ways of solving the problem are suggested.
The negative impact of external factors on the human body leads to a deterioration in health. With regular medical examinations, it is possible to significantly reduce the dysfunctions of the body that arise from factors such as stress, changes in eating habits and environmental pollution. The check-up allows you to prevent the disease and prevent the chronic course of the disease. In addition, early diagnosis of the disease is of great importance, especially in diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Many diseases can be diagnosed in the early stages, such as:
- Diabetes mellitus or insulin sensitivity;
- Various heart diseases
- Kidney disease
- Colon cancer
- liver disease
- gallstones or polyps;
- bladder cancer
- pancreatic cancer
- lung diseases
- diseases and cancers of the thyroid gland
- diseases and cancers of the prostate
- breast cancer
- cervical cancer
- deficiency of vitamins and minerals
- anemia .
Moreover, on the basis of the patient’s complaints, a detailed map of the disease can be drawn up.
Also, timely diagnosis helps to prevent the spread of infections, especially in the family circle, and then the cost of treatment is significantly reduced .
Modern technology has led to the fact that clients of medical institutions have significantly raised the bar of their expectations from their physicians and examinations that they have ordered. Very often there is a need for a second medical opinion. Second opinion” is an opportunity to communicate online with local or foreign doctors at home or in the office.
The patient can receive comprehensive information regarding the correctness of the diagnosis, discuss treatment options with specialists from anywhere in the world, and get a prognosis for the future.
There are several types of second opinion services:
- Evaluation of radiological images ( MRI , CT, PET, X-ray ).
- Online consultation.
- Written second opinion.
Check-up and second medical opinion services are so important in modern medicine that they are paid for by most international health insurance companies such as Cigna, Bupa Global and Allianz.We should not underestimate the modern possibilities offered by modern medicine.