Preventive medical check-ups offer an important opportunity to identify individual health risks at an early stage and to treat them so that no long-term damage occurs. Undetected high blood pressure or diabetes, both without relevant symptoms in the early stages, can lead to serious medical problems, such as stroke or heart attack. It is therefore important to recognise and minimise individual risks within the framework of preventive medicine. For a check-up examination you should come to the practice fasting, liquids such as unsweetened tea or still water are possible. A check-up lasts about one hour and includes:
1. introductory talk incl. anamnesis
Recording of possible risk factors and family disposition
Comprehensive full-body examination
2. laboratory tests
Recording of blood components, thyroid values, blood lipids / sugar, liver and kidney values, inflammation parameters, hormone status
Urine examination for protein and blood
3. sonography of the upper abdominal organs and thyroid gland
Sonography is a stress-free imaging of the upper abdominal organs or the thyroid gland and is used for the diagnosis and early detection as well as the assessment of the course of diseases.
Recording and evaluation of the electrical activity of the heart at rest or under stress.
Detection of cardiac performance and early diagnosis of heart disease or circulatory disorders.
6. sonography of the heart
Ultrasound and colour Doppler examination of the heart.
Diagnosis of possible cardiac valve defects and recording of pumping capacity, among other things, by dynamic imaging of blood flow.
7. sonography of the arteries supplying the brain
Imaging of the arteries to diagnose possible deposits as an early parameter in the prevention of arteriosclerosis and stroke.
8. recording of lung function
Resting spirometry and measurement of lung or respiratory volume
9. survey of vaccination status and, if necessary, vaccination of the vaccinations recommended by the STIKO
10. detailed final discussion
Discussion of all findings and health counselling based on them.