Why were regular health checks appropriate?
The idea to support regular health checks for disease and illness prevention instead of treatment has a long prehistory that is branded by the wish of eternal youth up to Schopenhauer’s words: “Health is not everything, but without health everything is nothing”. As result of precipitance and the necessity for the body to “work”, nowadays, both consciousness and sensibility of body and psyche are strongly disregarded. Only, if there is a drawback in health, which disturbs the whole life plan, man becomes aware of the real importance of Health care.
Nowadays, malignant tumours and diseases considering heart and vascular system (heart attack, apoplexia, artherosclerosis) are the main causes of death! Considering only Germany, every year under 1000 people, 4 die of cancer, 5 of a heart attack, 4 of a apoplexia and about a third of the people after the 40th year of living dies of artherosclerosis.
10 to 20 % of all people suffer from cancer during their life time. The current increase of malignant tumour affection leads to the circumstance that soon even every third will suffer from cancer. Many cancer affections – e.g. leucemy and malignant melanoms – increase in seriousness and occurance. Although some causes often are difficult to understand, in some cases there is environmental influence and behavioural habits can play a major role. The so called “check-up” examination gives the opportunity of an early treatment and hence a good chance for the patient to achieve a full recovery. Exactly the same applies to artherosclerosis (vascular calcification) which have both apoplexia and heart attack as the worst manifestations.
In addition to this, there is a rapid increase of neurodegenerative diseases, especially the Alzheimer’s disease causing memory decline and loss of intellectual capability – This a serious burden for both sufferer and his relatives.
Many of these diseases can be treated, stopped and healed quite well today – In case of an early diagnosis