Whilst your health is important no matter your age and a number of conditions can still develop when you’re young, there are certain conditions that are much more common or likely to develop as you get older.

By booking yourself a medical MOT, you can put your mind at ease and find any underlying symptoms or indicators that suggest you may be at a higher risk of having a certain health condition as you age. Read on to learn more about what a private medical assessment entails and how it can help monitor your health.

What is Health Screening?

When we say a medical MOT, we are referring to what’s known as a health screening. This involves a series of medical tests that are used to check for any underlying health conditions (or signs that they could develop) early on so that proactive and preventative measures can be taken to treat these if they are or could be present.

Along with asking questions regarding your lifestyle and background (e.g. if and how much you drink or smoke, how regularly you exercise, your age and ethnicity etc.), a clinician will then undertake a number of pathological and physiological measurements. This could include:

  • Your height
  • Your weight
  • The circumference of your waist
  • Blood pressure test
  • Cholesterol test
  • Blood sugar level test
  • Blood test
  • Ultrasound scans

Why Get a Private Medical Assessment?

It’s always recommended that you undertake a health screening when you turn 40, then schedule regular health checks at least every five years – although you can arrange to have them more frequently than this with a private healthcare provider!

This is because, even if you feel fine and healthy, you are more at risk of developing certain health conditions, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke

The medical assessment will allow your clinician to see a detailed snapshot of your current health, which they will then use to examine and identify any underlying conditions or problems that may require further investigation.

Should they find that you have one of the aforementioned conditions or any other health issues, then they will be able to recommend a course of treatment or lifestyle changes that can help to prevent or treat these before they become more serious.

By arranging your health screening with a private health provider, you won’t have to wait every five years for your next assessment, rather you can arrange these more frequently for your peace of mind. Furthermore, you will have an experienced GP at your disposal, who will discuss your results with you, addressing any abnormalities and answering any of your questions in order to keep your mind and any anxieties you may have at ease.

Get in Touch

If you live in Northern Ireland and would like to arrange your own private medical assessment, then we can help here at Duality Healthcare.

Book your comprehensive health assessment today, or register to become a member with us to take advantage of our yearly wellness MOT.