Prioritize Your Health, Get Regular Medical Check Up

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Prioritize Your Health, Get Regular Medical Check Up
Prioritize Your Health, Get Regular Medical Check Up

A medical check-up (MCU) is a procedure to check your general health status. This examination should be carried out at least every six months or once a year.

Benefits of the Medical Check Up (MCU)

The MCU has many benefits, including:

  1. Knowing health issues or diagnosing diseases early allows doctors to conduct preventative or treatment measures before the disease worsens.

  2. These conditions increase the chances of treatment and healing. Early disease detection allows doctors to provide care and a treatment plan, increasing the probability of recovery.

  3. Reduces the risk of disease complications. Doctors can prevent complications from other diseases by knowing your health condition and the potential for various diseases.

  4. Reduce long-term health expenses. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. MCU enable us to prevent diseases from getting more severe while indirectly lowering long-term healthcare costs.

  5. Encourage a healthier lifestyle. Knowing the most recent health conditions allows us to switch to a healthier lifestyle to reduce disease risk.

  6. Ensure your health condition before undergoing certain treatments. MCU reduces the risk of failure caused by the body's lack of readiness for treatment.

What is checked?

The following are health checks and lifestyles that need to be changed if the results of the examination indicate there is a health problem:

1. Blood pressure

Uncontrolled hypertension can trigger various diseases, such as stroke and heart disease. As a result, it is critical to monitor your blood pressure at least once a year or more frequently if you have hypertension.


Reduce your consumption of high-sodium foods. To adults, WHO recommends less than 2000 mg/day of sodium (equivalent to less than 5 g/day salt (just under a teaspoon).

2. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Cholesterol and triglycerides are two types of fat in the body. To avoid various health problems, monitoring cholesterol levels helps us manage overall fat levels in the body.

Checking cholesterol levels includes three things, namely bad cholesterol (LDL) and good cholesterol (HDL), as well as triglycerides. Ideally, the safe limit for LDL levels in the blood is fewer than 100 mg/dL. A good HDL level is 60 mg/dL or above.

Triglyceride levels are considered safe if they do not exceed 150 mg/dL. High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can increase heart disease.

A cholesterol test can also be used to measure total cholesterol levels in the blood. Total cholesterol is a combination of LDL and HDL. A healthy level is generally considered below 200 mg/dL.


Choose high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. Avoid processed foods, fast food, and fatty red meat because of their high intake of saturated and trans fats.

3. A complete blood check

This complete hematology check is useful for monitoring and detecting certain health conditions, evaluating health, determining the effectiveness of treatment, and detecting disease early.

The examination includes checking hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Ht), platelets, white blood cells (leukocytes), red blood cells (erythrocytes), and blood sugar.

This complete blood test can detect several diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, thyroid, kidney, and anemia.

4. Routine urine examination

Urine examination can detect various health problems, including urinary tract infections, kidney, and liver infections. The healthcare team analyzes the urine's color, clarity, and presence of other substances to diagnose potential health issues.

For instance, cloudy or dark-colored urine might suggest dehydration or a urinary tract infection A urine test is carried out by taking a urine sample.

5. Uric Acid Level Test

A uric acid test measures the amount of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is a waste product created when your body breaks down purines found in certain foods and beverages.

Normal uric acid levels vary by gender:

  • For women, the normal range is 2.4-6.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).
  • For men and children, it's typically between 3.4-7.5 mg/dL.

High uric acid levels can lead to gout, a type of arthritis that causes sudden and severe joint pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness. Uric acid levels can be measured through a blood test or a urine sample.


Include fruits in your daily diet. Fruits like bananas, rich in potassium; cherries, with their natural anti-inflammatory compounds; and apples, with their antioxidant power, are all great choices. They are known to decrease inflammation.

Moderate coffee consumption may reduce uric acid levels. While research is ongoing, studies suggest that moderate coffee intake might be useful for uric acid management.

6. SGOT and SGPT examinations

This examination is carried out to determine whether there are liver function disorders.

The normal range for SGOT and SGPT levels is:

SGOT: 5–40 IU/L

SGPT: 7–56 IU/L

SGOT and SGPT levels that are above normal limits can indicate problems with the liver. This test is carried out by taking a blood sample.


Reduce foods high in sugar, soda, and saturated fat.

7. Gamma-T examination

Gamma-T health screening is a set of liver function tests. However, this examination focuses on levels of the enzyme gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) in the blood, which is used to diagnose liver abnormalities or chronic problems in the bile.

8. Creatinine

The creatinine test is part of the kidney examination. The goal is to determine the level of creatinine in the blood.

Normal creatinine levels in the blood are around 0.6–1.2 mg/dL for men and 0.5–1.1 mg/dL for women. If the levels exceed this figure, it indicates that the kidneys are not functioning properly.


Eat more high-fiber vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, bell peppers, and radishes.

9. Fasting glucose

Before checking fasting glucose, we must fast for eight hours before the test, and it is best to do it in the morning. The goal is to diagnose prediabetes, diabetes, or gestational diabetes.

Fasting blood sugar levels of 99 mg/dL or lower are normal. If it is 100–125 mg/dL, you probably have prediabetes, and 126 mg/dL or higher indicates you have diabetes.


Choose foods with low glycemic levels, such as nuts, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and cherries. This type of food digests slowly in the body.

10. HbA1C

HbA1c, or hemoglobin A1c, examination is performed to diagnose and monitor diabetes. This examination aims to provide an overview of average blood sugar control over the last three months. Unlike regular blood sugar tests, this test is not affected by temporary changes in blood sugar levels, so it does not require fasting before required before the test.

The results of the HbA1C examination are written in percentages that indicate certain conditions:

  • Normal: <5.7%
  • Prediabetes: 5.7–6.4%
  • Diabetes: ≥6.5%

11. HBsAg

The HBsAg test detects the surface antigen of the hepatitis B virus. This examination procedure aims to diagnose and carry out early detection of hepatitis B disease, which can cause inflammation of the liver.

Find your best healthcare solution

GWS Medika provides various health check-up packages tailored to your needs. With the latest health information and the best services, you can maintain your health better.

Don't wait until tomorrow. Schedule your health care today and give yourself the best. Your health deserves the best attention! Love yourself!

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