Pharmacist

Wellness Exams

A modern person strives to achieve a lot. Time is scheduled in minutes. In this race, you often do not have time to engage in your own health, and a preventive physical examination is perceived as an unnecessary loss of time, especially if nothing hurts. As a result, patients often go to the doctor when the disease requires emergency measures, and it is very difficult to restore health.

Preventive medical examinations are designed to detect diseases at an early stage or a predisposition to them in order to begin to apply preventive measures and timely treatment, which will help prolong a healthy, active life, reduce morbidity and prevent serious complications.

Goals of wellness exams

Early detection of pathological conditions, diseases and risk factors for their development, consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances without a doctor’s prescription, as well as the formation of health status groups and development of recommendations for patients.

Early detection of certain chronic non-communicable diseases (conditions) that are the main cause of disability and premature mortality, risk factors for their development (high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, high blood glucose, tobacco smoking, harmful alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, low physical activity, overweight or obesity), as well as the consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances without a doctor’s prescription.

These diseases account for more than 80% of the total disability and mortality of the population of our country.

In addition, a preventive wellness exam is aimed at identifying and correcting the main risk factors for the development of these diseases, which include:

  • high blood pressure;
  • elevated blood cholesterol;
  • elevated blood glucose;
  • tobacco smoking;
  • harmful alcohol consumption;
  • poor nutrition;
  • low physical activity;
  • overweight or obesity;
  • increased stress level;
  • burdened heredity;
  • high and very high total cardiovascular risk.

What is included in a wellness exam?

  • A survey (questionnaire) in order to identify chronic non-communicable diseases, risk factors for their development;
  • anthropometry (measurement of height, body weight, waist circumference), calculation of body mass index;
  • blood pressure measurement;
  • determination of the total cholesterol level in the blood);
  • a study of the glucose level in the blood;
  • determination of total cardiovascular risk (for citizens under the age of 65);
  • fluorography of the lungs;
  • mammography (for women aged 39 years and older);
  • a clinical blood test;
  • fecal occult blood test (for citizens aged 45 years and older);
  • consultation with a general practitioner, including preventive counseling.