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Health By the Decade: Invest in health in your 30s

Just like your 20s, your 30s is an important phase of life where, once again, you undergo major transformation - At work, you may be making progress in your career and taking on new responsibilities. At home, you take up new roles as you grow your own family.

However, while you are busy navigating life, it is important to remember that your body is changing as well. According to WebMD, your metabolism slows down at 30, which makes you more susceptible to metabolic illnesses if you do not take care of your health.

Treat your health like a savings account; the earlier you invest in it, the better the returns. One of the ways you can invest in your health is by going for health screenings.

There are some recommended screenings you should consider during this time, including screening for chronic diseases. Although chronic disease screenings are normally recommended for people in their 50s and above, we see a trend of metabolic illnesses starting much younger in Singaporeans due to changing lifestyles, which increases the risk of developing chronic diseases.

A few recommended health screenings to go for are:

  1. Diabetes Mellitus

  2. Obesity

  3. High Blood Cholesterol

In addition, some relevant cancer screenings that should be done are:

  1. Colorectal cancer - usually recommended for ages 50 and above, but should be done earlier for those with risk factors

  2. Cervical cancer screening for women HPV - for sexually active females 25 years old and above

Intemedical offers comprehensive health screening packages that include screenings for the above as well as tests for important vitamins and minerals that affect bone, muscle, nerve health and the immune system. This includes:

  • Vitamin B12 or Iron (Ferritin) - low levels of either nutrient can contribute to a common condition known as anaemia (low red cells counts)

  • Vitamin D - vitamin D deficiency can affect your immune system

You can consider the following screening packages:

Make your health screening appointment with us via the following channels:

Online appointment Portal: Kovan Clinic / Potong Pasir Clinic / Teck Ghee / Tampines

WhatsApp: 8879 9404

Landline: Potong Pasir - 6242 6384 / Kovan - 6243 3036 / Teck Ghee - 6904 9579 / Tampines - 6223 3803

(Available during clinic opening hours, 8 am to 12 am)


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