So you feel great, keep up with your health, you follow the food pyramid to a T, exercise 30-60 minutes a day, don’t smoke and make your regularly scheduled check-ups with your doctor. Does that mean you’re not a candidate for a body scan?
We’ve all heard the stories, or even know someone like this: they are in perfect health, they eat right, don’t smoke, get enough exercise. Then one day they begin to feel ill or fatigued and go see a doctor. After a battery of tests it turns out for years they have been silently suffering from untreated heart disease, or a form of cancer has been slowly metastasizing and spreading through their body without any outward symptoms.
Oftentimes our genetic predispositions overrule out healthy lifestyle choices, we can exercise, eat right, avoid bad choices like excessive alcohol and smoking and still be laid low by a debilitating disease if it’s written in our genes.
Many people these days are armed with the knowledge of their genetic predispositions, but often times cancer and heart disease can affect those without genetic factors in the equation. Aside from regular checkups and healthy living, there are definite steps you can take to keep an eye on your body.
If you’re at all concerned or interested in taking an active role in your health, then you are a candidate for a full body scan.
Those that meet the following criteria could benefit the most from a scan:
- You are a current or former smoker
- You have a family history of heart disease
- You have a family history of cancer
- You have diabetes
Even if any of these factors aren’t present in your life, there are a host of asymptomatic issues that can occur.
The biggest thing that separates Advanced Body Scan from a getting a CT scan ordered by a physician or hospital is our on-demand service. Generally, you can’t go to your general practitioner and request a full body CT. In most cases, a doctor must have a just cause for recommending you for a screening, meaning the outward manifestation of symptoms of an illness.
Sometimes though, showing symptoms means you’ve missed the opportunity to treat a disease in its infant stages. In certain instances of cancer, showing symptoms means the disease has spread beyond operable levels. And if you are dealing with heart disease, often it will only be after an artery has become blocked with plaque and you are in the hospital that you are given a scan.
Wouldn’t you like to know about these before hand?
Take an active role in your health. Prevention is your best protection. Contact us today.