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Explore the benefits of a health check - How to overcome common reasons for abstaining

Explore the benefits of a health check - How to overcome common reasons for abstaining

Your health is the most valuable thing you have. Whether you are male or female, young or old, it is important to take care of your body and mind. With a health check, you get answers to your blood values and the conditions to reflect on your lifestyle and gain valuable insights into your health status.

Preventive health check-up

Regular health checks are important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent and prevent possible diseases and future health problems. Despite this, it is unfortunately most common for people to neglect their health until symptoms of disease or other health challenges become all too apparent. If we think about it, it's not really strange, why spend money on something when I still feel perfectly fine?

The mentality of "if it ain't broke, why fix it?" can be tempting, but when it comes to your health, it can also be dangerous. Waiting until something breaks before we act is like ignoring warning signs and risking a disease getting worse. Doing a preventive health check is about taking a proactive step towards protecting our most valuable resource - our health.

Are you afraid of bad news?

One of the biggest obstacles to carrying out preventive health checks is the fear of receiving really bad news. It is completely understandable that we may be worried about receiving diagnoses that we do not want to hear. But here it is important to remember that knowledge is power. By preventing potential health problems at an early stage, we are better positioned to act more quickly and take measures to deal with them effectively. Many diseases are easier to treat when they are detected early, which increases the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

Don't have time for a health check?

Another common excuse for not carrying out health checks is lack of time. Life can be busy and time-consuming, but prioritizing your health is an investment in yourself and your future. Keep in mind that a health checkup often takes less time than you think, and it can save you a lot of time and trouble in the long run by preventing potential illnesses and complications. On average, when you carry out a health check with us, the time for the physical visit is about 15 minutes, then the time for any waiting, identification and sample taking is included. After that, the first test results are often reported within the same day. If you have ordered a major health check, it usually takes three days before all test results are received.

Doing a health check is too expensive

Another reason why people opt out of health checks is the relatively high costs associated with them. Especially here in Sweden when care is supposed to be completely free?! The truth is that fees for health checks are not included in the high-cost cover as they are not considered healthcare but rather preventive health.

The price for a health check can vary greatly and it mainly depends on which analyzes and tests are included, some tests are more complex to analyze and are not carried out in equal volumes, which means a higher price. At the same time, it is important to remember that health checks via blood tests are a better method of evaluating health than many other screening tools, which makes them well worth the investment to get an overall picture of your health.

The benefits of an annual health check

By investing in a health check, you can create long-term benefits for your physical and mental well-being. For both men and women, health checks are especially important as we age. The body undergoes changes over time, and certain health risks increase with increasing age. By monitoring our health annually, we can detect age-related health problems.

Over time, you can compare your blood values, which gives you a clear picture of the development of your personal health data. Even if your values are still within the reference ranges, small changes can be signs that you should implement changes in your current lifestyle. By taking responsibility for your physical and mental well-being, you can prevent disease, detect potential problems early, and make the necessary lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life.

Which health check should I choose?

If you do not have any deeper knowledge of biomarkers yourself, nor any need to investigate a specific symptom, we recommend one of our general health checks that cover several areas. Below we have listed our most popular health checks:

  • Health check women: Designed for you as a woman and includes analyzes for the heart and blood vessels, thyroid gland, kidney, liver, diabetes, vitamins and minerals, blood status, hormones and inflammation as all together give you a clear picture of your health.
  • health check man: Designed for you men who want to gain deeper insight into their general state of health. A total of 47 different health markers including testosterone are included.
  • Big health check: One of our larger health packages that includes 50+ analyses. This health check is suitable for both men and women but does not contain specific sex hormones but gives you a very good picture of your general health status. If needed, you can of course add optional health tests to expand it even more.

Frequently asked questions about health checks

Here you can read some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about health checks.

What is the purpose of a health check?

a health check aims to gain insight into your values so that you can optimize your health or prevent and detect possible health problems at an early stage, as well as receive a medical assessment of your state of health from a doctor.

How often should I do a health check?

We recommend carrying out a health check once a year, but this may vary depending on age, state of health and risk factors.

Can I book a health check without a doctor's referral?

Yes, you book your health check yourself directly without a doctor's referral.

What is usually included in a regular health check?

A regular health check often includes the analysis of a fairly large number of biomarkers, 35 to 50 different values that include several different areas, for example, cardiovascular status, kidney function, blood status, liver function, hormonal balance, vitamins and minerals, and inflammation.

How long does a health check take?

The time for a health check can vary depending on the extent of the tests, but it usually takes 15-20 minutes.

Is a health check painful?

No, a health check is usually not painful. Blood sampling may cause a slight tingling sensation.

Can I get advice about my lifestyle based on the results?

Yes, after a health check you will usually be given advice about your lifestyle and any improvements that can be made to improve your health.

Do I need to fast before a blood test?

Yes, for some blood tests it may be necessary to fast for 8-12 hours before sampling. Always follow the instructions given before your health check.

Will I receive the results immediately after the health check?

Often, the first test results are already reported on the same day you submitted your samples, but some analyzes take longer and you may receive the results later.

Are health checks covered by health insurance?

It varies depending on the insurance conditions, usually not. Some health checks may be covered, but usually you have to pay for them yourself or if your employer is able to pay.

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Health check - Female

Woman

  • Health check designed for women.
  • Includes a total of 48 health markers.
  • Gives you information about your overall health.
  • Can identify early signs of health problems.

1 795 kr

Man
Health check - Man

Man

  • Health check designed for you as a man
  • Includes a total of 45 health markers
  • Gives you knowledge about your general state of health
  • Can identify early signs of health problems

1 795 kr