Health Assessment | General Pediatrics at Taikoo and Quarry Bay | DYM health care

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Health Assessment

Our clinic not only provides general medical treatment for illness and injuries but also provides health assessment with the standards accepted in Japan. One of the most important aspects of health assessment is to "see a doctor". Many expatriates tend to work longer hours and take more resposibilities overseas than in their home countries. Nonetheless, they do not have time to regularly visit a doctor unless they have chronic disease. Health assessment prompts you to see a doctor. It is recommended to have yearly health assessment not only for finding illness but also for promoting healthy lifestyle and happiness.

Characteristics of Health Assessment by Our Clinic

1.Necessary Examanations Only, Reasonable Price
Our basic health asessment packages do not include eye examination. It can be added as an optional item. We often have chance to check our eyes when making a pair of glasses or contact lenses. That is why we excluded eye examination from the package. Hearing test and spirometry are also optional.

2.Same doctor attends daily consultation and health assessment interview.
We provide general medical practice and do not specialize in health assessments. If any abnormality is found in the assessment result, the same doctor is able to continue your medical treatment.

3.Preparation of health assessment report and feedback in Japansese.
health assessment with a doctor in English, Chinese or Japanese with the help of Japanese interpreter. We also prepare medical reports in both Japanese and English. Figures in the health assessment results are either normal or abnormal (outside of normal range). Just because there is one abnormal figure, it does not necessarily mean there is a certain illness. It is important that you do not self judge your medical reports. Our clinic's doctor will give you detailed feedback judging from the assessment result so that you can look at your own physical condition and health objectively.

Examinations Conducted by Our Clinic

· Physical measurement
· Blood tests (renal function / liver function / lipid / blood sugar level / gout / pancreatic function)
· Urine test. Stool test
· Chest X-ray
· Electro cardiogram
· Doctor's consultation
· Eye examination (strabismus / intraocular pressure / fundus oculi)
· Hearing test
· Spirometry
· Pap smear (cervical cancer)
※ Some examinations are carried out at neighbouring laboratory in the same building.

Examinations Not Conducted by Our Clinic

· Mammography
· Ultrasound examination
· Endoscopy (gastrocamera)
· Stomach X-ray examination (barium test)
· Colonoscopy (colon camera)
※ The above examinations will be conducted separately by a partner medical institution in Causeway Bay etc.

Health Assessment Plans

Item Name Plan A Plan B
Basic examination Height, weight, BMIblood pressure・pulse
Doctor's consultation
Blood test CBC(Complete Blood Count)
Lipid Total cholesterol
HDLcholesterol
LDL cholesterol
Tryglycerides
Diabetes Fasting blood sugar
Liver function ALT
AST
Gamma GT
Albumin
ALP
Total bilirubin
Total protein
Renal function Creatinine
Urea
Pancreatic function test amylase
Gout Uric acid
Urine Test
Chest X-Ray
Electrocardiogram
Report in Japanese and English
Package price $1,980 $2,180

※Part of the examinations will be conducted at the neibouring labaratory in the same building.

Optional Examinations

Please refer here for optional examinations

Purpose of each examination

Physical examination (height, weight, BMI)

Physical examination is to examine the degree of obesity . BMI less than 18.5 is considered "underweight", between 18.5 and 25.0 is "standard weight", 25.0 or more and less than 30.0 is considered "obesity (degree 1)", 30.0 or more and less than 35.0 is "obesity (degree 2)", 35.0 or more and less than 40.0 is "obesity (degree 3)", over 40.0 is "obesity (degree 4)

Blood pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure inside the blood vessels and the force of blood flowing from heart to push blood vessels. High blood pressure will burden the blood vessels. Blood pressure examination is necessary for detecting the onset of disease. The standard values are maximal blood pressure: 100 to 129 mmHg, minimal pressure: 60 to 84 mmHg.

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

CBC is the most basic examintation amongst all blood tests to diagnose blood related diseases and to investigate anemia, infectious diseases, bleeding, etc. In CBC, hemoglobin, red blood cells, white blood cells, hematocrit, mean cell volume (MCV), mean corpulsar hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpulsar hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), platelets, hemogram (differntial white blood count).

Lipid test (Total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, Tryglycerides)

This test is to check lipid abnormality. Even if there is an abnormality, there may not be any symptom at all. However, if left untreated, the arteriosclerosis of the whole blood vessels progresses gradually, leading to serious complications such as heart infarction and brain infarction.

Diabetes test (Fasting blood sugar)

Blood sugar is the glucose in blood. Since blood sugar is used as an energy source for the whole body, it is always kept at a constant concentration by the hormone called insulin. An abnormal increase or decrease in blood sugar causes diabetes and other diseases and has adverse effect on the body. This test is mainly used for diagnosis of diabetes.

Liver Function (ALT, AST, LDH, Gamma GT, Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein)

Liver function test is to examine components in blood and diagnose liver function and liver disease.The liver is said to be a chemical factory in the body. It decomposes and synthesizes nutrients, sends them out into the blood, stores extra nutrients, decomposes alcohol and nicotine, detoxifies toxins, produces bile, decomposes red blood cells, etc. We examine liver for the above items and the result will be comprehensively interpreted.

Renal Function /Creatinine, Urea

The kidney is an organ like a "filter", filtering the wastes that blood has carried and substances harmful and unnecessary to the body. The function of the kidney is evaluated by its "power of filtering the wastes". However, as there is no direct way to measure such power, there are various evaluation methods. Our clinic tests the two figures above. Kidney related diseases usually do not have obvious symptoms, except for acute nephritis, until the conditions progresses considerably. Therefore, kidney diseases are often found in medical examinations.

Pancreatic Function test/ Amylase

The pancreas plays a role in regulating two functions; digesting food and converting sugar to energy with the help of hormones. Amylase is a type of digestive enzyme, decomposing sugar including starch. If pancreas, secreting amylase, or salivary glands fail and get clogged, amylase will leak out into blood and urine as well. Therefore, our clinic measures amylase value by blood test.

Gout / Uric acid

Uric acid is a residue of purine, a kind of protein, produced after its decomposition by metabolism. It is an unnecessary waste in the body. Normally, 80% of uric acid is excreted together with urine and the remaining 20% together with sweat and stools, so if there is a good balance of production and excretion, the uric acid level falls within the normal range. However, if uric acid is overproduced or if excretion is reduced, the uric acid level goes up. Uric acid in the blood is difficult to dissolve in water and crystallizes at a concentration of 7.0 mg/dl or more to become hyperuricemia. Excretion disorders related to kidneys become noticeable, causing urinary calculus and gout.