Health screening is vital to detect diseases, many of which do not produce early warning signs. These silent killers include diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Many chronic illnesses do not appear overnight but as a result of neglect of the general well-being of one’s health. One such common cause of death in Singapore is heart attack. Contrary to popular belief, heart attacks do not happen only to older, overweight men with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Fainting spells, chest discomfort, sensation of fast or irregular heartbeats while exercising are some indications that there may be an underlying cardiac disorder.