Collaborative Post¦ Although being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, it is also one of life’s greatest responsibilities. This is something most new parents aren’t quite aware of when making a commitment to bring lovely babies into this world, but it is true, nonetheless. We expect that being young means that we will be healthy enough to raise them through adulthood, but are we really as healthy as we think we are?
1. The Benefits of Early Detection
Some diseases and conditions lie just far enough below the surface that they aren’t picked up during routine physical examinations. Even if you suspect something is not quite right, the NHS is overwhelmed, and it is unlikely you will get a thorough workup any time soon on a ‘suspicion’ that something is wrong.
A private health screening through a group of doctors and radiologists could help you detect a great number of diseases and illnesses that can be treated if detected in the early stages. Regular health assessments can offer you the reassurance that nothing is wrong but if it is, a team of high-powered radiologists can diagnose and provide rapid referrals to specialists when required. When you are ready, you can book a health screening here.
2. Timely Treatments
As mentioned above, early detection leads to timely treatments that could save your life. This is not said to worry you but rather to impress upon you just how important it is to take your health into your own hands. It is your life after all, and your doctor isn’t responsible for making all your healthy choices. They can only treat you to the extent that health concerns are apparent, and it could be months down the road before you even get an appointment. That’s how taxed NHS providers truly are. Private health screenings can lead to faster treatment, which in turn, could help you live that healthy life for many years to come.
3. Discovering Genetic Conditions Which Could Be Passed Down
While knowing that you suffer from a genetic condition may not make a difference whether or not you want to have children, it could help you discover things you never knew about your own health. To put it another way, not all genetic conditions are severe enough to make you reconsider parenting, but knowing they exist can help you understand how and when to have your children screened as well. Sometimes genetic conditions are mild enough not to need treatments, but others may take lifelong monitoring for the onset.
As a parent, you owe it to your children to stay healthy and strong. Even Covid-19 can be treated differently if you suffer from a co-morbidity that would preclude vaccination, for example. You also owe it to your children to know any issues they may face in life. That’s what responsible parents do and with health screenings so readily available, there is no reason not to protect those little gifts life has brought your way.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.