Why Are Preventive Health Check-Ups Important?

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They can also help find problems early, when your chances for a cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances of living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health, family history and lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, and whether you smoke) are important factors that can impact on what and how often you need healthcare.

In most cases diseases can be prevented or cured if treated early. Preventive health care can also help you avoid the physical pain you might have to endure if you wait and allow  a disease to spread. There are also the financial benefits. Investing in regular health check-ups and treating any conditions identified early on, can save you a significant amount of money as treating advanced health conditions can be expensive.


What Kinds of Preventive Health Check-Ups are Available?

Our partner hospitals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, as well as Mumbai in India, have state of the art diagnostic equipment to undertake comprehensive Health Check-Ups. The actual tests will depend on your needs and the health check-up package you select, but a comprehensive Health Check-Up could include the following:

  • Consultation: Physician, Cardiologist, Ophthalmologist, General Surgery, Dentist, ENT, Dietician, Psychiatry, Exercise Prescription, Cognitive & Stress Consultation
  • Investigations:Tests could include the following: CBC, ESR, Blood Group, T3, T4, TSH, Total Testosterone, Urine Routine, Stool Routine, 25 Hydroxy, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Serum Iron, Iron Binding Capacity, Ferritin, Folic Acid
  • Imaging: CT Coronary Angiography (After Consultation with Cardiologist), Stress Thallium (After Consultation with Cardiologist), MRI – Two Organs, Chest X-Ray, USG Abdomen & Pelvis, BMD, Carotid Colour Doppler
  • Cancer Markers:AFP, CEA, PSA
  • Pulmonary Diagnostics:Pulmonary Function Test
  • ENT:Audiometry
  • Lipid Profile: Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL ,VLDL, Triglycerides, Lipoprotein (Lp(a), Apolipoprotein A1, Apolipoprotein B, Apo A1/Apo B Ratio
  • Diabetics:FBS, PPBS, HBA1C
  • Renal: BUN, S.Creatinine, S.Electrolytes, Phosphorous, S.Uric Acid, S.Calcium, Urine Albumin/Creatinine Ratio
  • Infection Screening:HIV I & II (ELISA), HBsAg (ELISA), Anti HCV, IgG, VDRL (titre)
  • Cardiac Evaluation:ECG, Stress Test, 2D Echo, S.Homocysteine, Ultrasensitive CRP
  • Liver Function Test:Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, Billirubin, SGOT, SGPT, Alkaline Phosphatase, GGTP

All our affiliated hospitals and clinics are internationally accredited and have state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including new CT, MRI and PET scanners.

How Can I Prepare For My Health Check-Up?

Getting regular check-ups is one of many things you can do to help stay healthy and prevent disease and disability, as well as identify any conditions early to make treatment easier.

There are 4 things you can do before attending a Health Check-Up to make the most of it:

  • 1- Review your family health history
    Are there any conditions or diseases that have occurred among your close relatives? Family history might influence your risk of developing heart disease, a stroke, diabetes, or cancer. If there is a history, let your doctor know.
  • 2- Gather information about your vaccinations
    Make a list of vaccinations that you have had and the dates. This will help establish if you require any further vaccinations.
  • 3- Write down a list of issues and questions to take with you

    Review any existing health problems and note any changes.

    a) Have you noticed any body changes, including lumps or skin changes?

    b) Are you having pain, dizziness, fatigue, problems with urine or stools, or menstrual cycle changes?

    c) Have your eating habits changed?

    d) Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, distress, or sleeping problems?

    If so, note when the change began, how it’s different from before, and any other observations that you think might be helpful. Be honest with your doctor.

    Be sure to write your questions down beforehand. Once you’re in the doctor’s rooms, it can be hard to remember everything you want to know. Write down your doctor’s answers.

  • 4- Consider your future

    Are there specific health issues that need addressing concerning your future? Are you thinking about having infertility treatment, losing weight, taking on a hazardousjob, or quitting smoking? Discuss any issues with your provider so that you can make better decisions regarding your health and safety.

When to go for a Health Check-Up?

When you should go for a health check-up depends on many factors involving your health and lifestyle, such as your state of health, your age and whether you smoke.

We do suggest you have regular check-ups with your doctor. You should speak with your doctor about what frequency is best for you, based on your individual needs.

However, undertaking a comprehensive health check-up at a hospital that is equipped with start-of-the-art advanced diagnostic equipment can be best.

Why not combine a holiday with a check-up for the whole family? If you are traveling for work, why not spend an extra couple days to undertake an executive health check-up? Our partner hospitals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and India have state of the art equipment and affordable comprehensive full body Health Check-Up packages to ensure that you are tested for all major potential conditions.

If you have already booked your trip to one of our medical tourism destinations and would like also to undertake a comprehensive health check-up, please contact us.

If you would like to travel to one of our medical tourism destinations, IMT can also book your whole trip. We have a range of both affordable andluxury travel packages to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and India. Please contact us today to discuss travel packages that will allow you and any accompanying family or friends to relax, see the sights and incorporate a comprehensive health check-up.


Additional resources

If you would like to find out more about Health Check-Ups and the different types, we have put together a few high quality links that could be useful.


This site provides a good overview of why getting a Health Check-Up is important and what health services are recommended by the CDC, although this is mainly focused on the US.


The site provides a good overview of how to collect family health history and why it is important.

How IMT Can Help?

We recommend that you see your local doctor for health checks-ups and that you keep yourself informed about the best ways to maintain a healthy weight.

We recommend that you see your local doctor for health checks-ups and that you keep yourself informed about the best ways to maintain a healthy life-style.

We also recommend that you take preventive measures such as eating healthily and exercising regularly.

Maybe you find that you need more than your local doctor or hospital can provide. Maybe you want to access a fully-equipped, internationally recognized hospital or clinic overseas which can provide comprehensive health check-ups, a full range of diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art treatments.

We at IMT can help you.

If you are interested in learning more about comprehensive health check-ups available at our leading partner hospitals, please contact us.


We are here to help. By using IMT you will be assured of the following:


You will get a free, dedicated client coordinator who will help coordinate with our partner hospitals to provide you, for free, with treatment plans and quotes to allow you to make an informed decision about which hospital and treatment is right for you.

All our partner hospitals are internationally accredited (JCI) and are the top hospitals in each country. We only work with market leading hospitals.

If you arrange things through us you will never pay more than if you were to contact the hospitals directly.

No waiting times.

No hidden fees, no obligations – receive a free, dedicated coordinator from IMT to help coordinate and book your international holiday and health check-up.

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The information provided on this page is in no way to act as a substitute for seeking medical advice from a licensed medical doctor. Always discuss any symptoms or treatment options with your doctor.

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