Prof. Dr. med. Verena Briner, FRCP at the Swiss medical centre at Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence.
Catching predisposition or early signs of disease is vital for your health. Health screenings guide us to lifestyle changes. This may be obvious, but so often we say ‘we haven’t the time’, unfortunately that avoidance literally shortens the good time you have. If you need efficiency consider a programme that combines the restorative pleasures of a holiday with a focus on your health. The Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence in the Swiss mountain air is a refreshing option.
Two highest threats to our health
Cardio-vascular diseases and cancer are the two most serious illness threatening lives in the west.“Prevention, as well as treatment, is an effective measure to reduce the premature mortality from diseases of the circulatory system and cancer”. World Health Organisation
Look for a programme with focus on the cardio-vascular system a dedicated cardiologist who will perform an ECG, stress test, echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart to evaluate heart anatomy and cardic-function. Expect analysis of flow rate and signs of arteriosclerosis in the arteries (carotid duplex scan) in addition to a general check-up.
You don’t need to wait until you have a symptom of concern, a comprehensive screening offers advanced diagnostics and when necessary a therapeutic plan or any further external tests. These will identify your genetic predisposition, do a clinical analysis and include blood tests, abdominal ultrasound and skin screenings by a dermatologist too.
The immune system protects us against bacteria and viruses, lab tests can identify if our system is functioning at optimal level and if our nutritional balance is spot on, helping us adjust through diet and supplements.
Many will be surprised to hear that gum disease may predispose to cardiovascular disease through inflammation and bacterial infection (endocarditis), an infection in the inner lining of your heart valves. This is preventable with regular check-ups with the dental hygienist.
Kick starting a healthy lifestyle
The right professional can see your problems coming and show you the way to prevent or at least postpone them. Various experts can identify weaknesses in our muscles or mobility and ensure we avoid chronic body pain and osteoporosis with the correct exercise. Maybe you need your diet fine-tuned. There are cookery classes to inspire a healthier lifestyle. Small changes can make a big difference.
Stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stomach ulcers and weight issues. Try to step out of the slipstream and pause even for a short time, find somewhere fresh, natural, beautiful to regain some perspective on your life. Learn to meditate, it is a valuable exercise that can be developed as much as any physical programme.
Comprehensive Preventative Healthcare
The Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence has a team of world leading medical professionals and state-of-the-art facilities. They have specialist preventative programmes, the pioneering ‘Waldhotel Colour Cuisine’ and offer the ‘World’s Best Medi-Spa Treatment’ using the Cryotherapy. It is a place of quiet style in the pure mountain air with stress-melting alpine scenery. Combine a holiday with an in-depth health check.