Stay healthy with regular screening



    Nov 26, 2014

    Stay healthy with regular screening

    HEART disease is one of the top 10 causes of death in Singapore, followed by stroke.

    Illnesses such as these fall under the category of chronic diseases.

    Chronic diseases are life-long medical conditions that will worsen over time if not managed properly.

    Diabetes, hypertension, stroke, asthma, and lipid disorders such as high blood cholesterol are all chronic diseases.

    According to the World Health Organisation, 60 per cent of deaths worldwide are caused by chronic diseases.

    Almost half of these deaths involved people under 70.

    Private health-care institution Healthway Medical Group (HMG) provides services that can help with the management of chronic diseases.

    Go for regular health screening sessions at any of the 48 HMG clinics islandwide.

    Health screenings help identify symptoms of chronic diseases early. It allows you to know how at-risk you are to immediately take steps to manage your lifestyle or go for treatment.

    Early detection and treatment of high blood pressure and high cholesterol can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, advised Dr Philip Koh Kheng Keah, deputy medical director (clinical) of HMG.

    Of course, maintaining a healthy diet by moderating your salt and sugar intake; and getting regular exercise play a large part in prevention.

    HMG is a partner and participant of the Community Health Assist Scheme and Pioneer Generation Scheme.

    For more information, visit www.healthwaymedical.com