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Health Check Up

A check-up can find health problems before they start or early enough for successful treatment. Acibadem offers personalized check-up packages for your health.

What is a Medical Check-up?

A health check-up is a kind of medical screening for healthy individuals. It involves medical tests, physical examinations, and health risk assessment. Its goal is to evaluate your general state of health and identify potential health issues. Based on your results, your doctor will recommend lifestyle changes and other measures to keep you in good health.

Why is the Regular Check-up Important?

Nobody wants to see a doctor or visit a hospital when feeling healthy. And yet, a check-up can spare you a lot of future doctor visits. Just like a dental check-up can prevent the need for long and complex teeth treatment, routine medical check-ups are made to find problems before they start or early enough to be fast treated. Medical assessment based on your health condition, lifestyle, and family history can help identify potential future health risks. High cholesterol levels, for example, may lead to cardiovascular problems. A full-body health check-up may also detect a “silent” chronic condition, like diabetes or high blood pressure. Early diagnosis allows you to keep chronic conditions under control and avoid further deterioration of your general health. Last but not least, some simple tests can help detect serious diseases early, when their treatment is mostly successful. This is the case with the Pap smear and cervical cancer. That is why a comprehensive physical exam performed regularly is an important tool for preventing serious illnesses.

What Does a Medical Check-up Include?

Our individual health risks depend on specific factors, including age, gender, environment, genotype and family predispositions, lifestyle choices, and many more. Therefore, the components included in our medical check-up will vary from person to person, and they will even vary for the same individual over time. As a general rule, the evaluation packages become larger with ageing: people over 40 should undergo a more detailed health assessment than those in their 20s. However, a typical check-up program includes:

  • A review of your general health, medical history, pre-existing conditions, if any, habits, and lifestyle.
  • Blood and urine tests to check up on the function of the thyroid, liver, kidneys, immune system, etc.
  • Image tests like x-ray, ultrasonography or scans
  • One or more physical examinations and consultations

Depending on the information obtained, the doctor may recommend additional medical tests and exams, such as cardiac and lung function tests, bone density screening, mammography, colon or prostate cancer screenings, eye exam, skin examination, etc. A routine health assessment may include a head-to-toe complete check-up and specific screening for particular diseases.

How Often Should You Get a Medical Check-up?

Every adult is recommended to get a medical check-up once a year, even without any complaints or symptoms. That is why it is also called an annual physical examination. However, for some young and healthy individuals who have no family history of diseases, it may be sufficient to have it once every two or three years. A reasonable approach would be to discuss with your check-up doctor when should be your next visit.

What Can You Expect During a Medical Check-up?

A routine check-up usually starts with a discussion with your doctor on your medical history, medications used, family predispositions, lifestyle, nutrition, and habits that might affect your health. These help your doctor understand which health risks you are likely to face and determine the scope of tests and examinations you will need. After completing all tests and screenings, you will have a follow-up review of the results with the physician. At ACIBADEM, our experienced check-up doctors can answer all your questions and draft your personal wellness plan. A medical check-up is a one-day service, it does not take a long time, and this time is an investment in your future health. 

How to Prepare for a Check-up?

To make the most of your health check, write down all your questions and concerns you would like to discuss with your doctor. Review the medical history of your family and take your previous test results to ensure you will not miss important details.

You are recommended to arrive on an empty stomach for the arrangement. Fasting for 8-10 hours will be needed, sometimes 12-14 hours for specific blood tests. Drinking plain water is allowed, but sweets, caffeine intake, and smoking are disallowed. You should stop alcohol intake 24 hours before the examination and have a light meal for the latest dinner. It is not recommended to consume foods such as red meat, beetroot, spinach, and broccoli two days before your appointment. If your check-up program includes abdominal screening, you should have a full bladder. For female patients, mammography is recommended during the 3rd-10th day of the menstrual cycle. Before the mammogram screening, no shower, body gel, or cream use is recommended. You will be instructed to stop the usage of medications in certain cases.

Health Check-Up Packages

ACIBADEM offers two preventive check-up plans:

  • Comprehensive check-up package: Includes a wide range of laboratory tests, radiological, dental, and physical examinations customized according to your age, gender, and medical needs.
  • Executive check-up package (VIP): Extended package for detailed health evaluation.

Each plan can be customized to match the specific medical needs or requests of the patient. Get in touch to discuss the check-up package that suits you best.

Why Do a Check-up at ACIBADEM?

Travelling for a medical check-up in Turkey can be a useful and enjoyable experience. The ACIBADEM International Patient Center will ensure to make your health trip easy and comfortable. Our devoted international patient consultants will assist you each step of the way, from your first appointment to your tests, examinations, travel and accommodation details, language interpretation, and transfers airport-hospital-hotel. Check-up programs at ACIBADEM have some crucial advantages:

  • ACIBADEM offers comprehensive, personalized check-up packages based on your age and gender, with various options for women, men, and children.
  • Advanced check-up options with continuous follow-up and guidance are available at ACIBADEM, within the exclusive LifeClub program.
  • All examinations, blood tests, and electrocardiography services are carried out at specially designated and comfortable check-up areas.
  • Laboratory services are accredited according to ISO 15189.
  • All procedures are coordinated by your personal check-up consultant.
  • The results are discussed personally and in detail with each patient.
  • ACIBADEM is a world-renown brand, employing specialists and equipment at the highest level.
  • Along with optimal patient care, having your check-up in Istanbul provides you with the opportunity to take a break and enjoy the fascinating sights, tastes, and scents of the city.

Comprehensive Check-Up Package Details

    • Check-Up Examination
    • Cardiological Examination
    • Gyenecological  Examination (Women)
    • Urology Examination (Men)
    • Diet and Nutrition Consultation
    • Bioimpedancemetry for Determination of Body Composition
    • Dental Examination
    • Panoramic Dental X-Ray4
    • ECG2
    • ECG with Effort / Echocardiography (Doppler+Colored+M+B Mode)1
    • Chest x-ray Posterior / Anterior
    • Thyroid Ultrasonography
    • Whole Abdominal Ultrasonography
    • Panoramic Dental X-Ray3
    • Breast Ultrasonography (two sides)3 (Women)
    • Mammography (Bilateral)3 (Women)
    • Cytopathology, thin prep (Women)
    • Alanin Aminotransferase (ALT)
    • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
    • Ferritin (Women)
    • Occult Blood, Stool
    • Glucose, Fasting
    • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
    • Calcium (Ca)
    • Cholesterol, HDL
    • Cholesterol, LDL (Direct)
    • Cholesterol, Total
    • Creatinine, Serum
    • Urinalysis
    • Triglycerides
    • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
    • Uric Acid
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
    • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
    • Whole Blood Count (Expanded panel)
    • Insuline Resistance Index (HOMA-IR)
    • Insulin
    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
    • Thyroxin, Free (FT4)
    • Hepatitis B s Antigen (HBsAg)
    • Hepatitis B s Antibody (anti-HBs)
    • Testosterone, Total (Men)
    • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), Total5 (Men)
  1. Based on evaluation of our medical team, ECG with Effort or Ecocardiography is performed for patients over 40 years.   
  2. Based on evaluation of our medical team, ECG, ECG with Effort, or Ecocardiography is performed for patients under 40 years.               
  3. Based on evaluation of our medical team, mammography is performed for ladies over 40 years, Breast USG for ladies under 40 years.      
  4. Panoramic film can be performed depending on dentist’s recommendation.   5- Based on evaluation of our medical team, PSA test is performed for gentlemen over 40 years, it is optional for gentlemen under 40 years.

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