17.3 million or 30% of total global deaths occur because of Cardiovascular diseases
In India FOUR people die of a Heart Attack every MINUTE
FIVE out of 100 Indians carry a gene mutation that almost guarantees the development of heart disease.
Diabetes kills TWO Indians while stroke and cancer kill ONE each every MINUTE
In 2008, more than 35 per cent Indians who died of a heart attack, cancer or diabetes were in their productive years (age 35-60)
More than 61 Indians go below the poverty-line every MINUTE by spending on healthcare
For every 1000 Indians there is less than ONE hospital bed, less than ONE doctor and less than ONE nurse
WHO indicates that at least 80% of premature deaths from CVDs and type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancers are preventable if a healthy lifestyle is maintained and/or the conditions leading to the disease is DETECTED EARLY!
CHECK YOUR PLUMBING!
If the above is not reason enough to go for a preventive health check-up, take time to answer the following questions –
“When did your car or two-wheeler get a servicing?”
“How often do you check the plumbing of your house?”
The answer in all probability would be “FREQUENTLY”!
While servicing the car the mechanic checks whether oil is flowing smoothly to and from the engine. Similarly a plumber checks if there are any iron deposits which causes clogging in the pipeline and restrict the flow of water.
Your body, especially the veins and arteries that carry blood to and from your heart get clogged by fatty deposits which accumulate due to a number of reasons. Food rich in fat, sugar and salt content, physical inactivity and less of fruit and vegetable intake lead to such faulty plumbing inside your body.
Also, use of tobacco and alcohol, and stress caused by life’s many vicissitudes create a good breeding ground for conditions like hypertension / high blood pressure or poor levels of cholesterol.
The cumulative result of the conditions mentioned above eventually lead to premature death or permanently disability in the form of paralysis, blindness, etc., caused by a heart attack, stroke, diabetes or cancer.
UNLESS the condition is DETECTED EARLY, things keep deteriorating inside your body silently till you meet a tragic and/or fatal consequence.
A preventive health check-up simply keeps you up-to-date with your health status!
SAVE LIFE, SAVE MONEY!
An investment in the form of a preventive health check-up with Indus not only helps you save money today, it saves you from future catastrophic expenditures.
If you are detected with less than 75% blockage in the heart, or a cancerous growth at an early stage, the chances of your survival not only increase, the heavy cost of treatment if the disease were detected at an advanced stage is avoided.
Add to it the trouble you save yourself and your family members from, in the form of pain and trauma, and you are bound to choose PREVENTION instead of CURE!
Now there are more reasons to go for a preventive health checkup than you could have ever imagined. The Government of India has announced a tax relief of up to Rs. 5000 for preventive health check-ups, in the 2012 budget.