Why You Should Invest in a Full Body MOT

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Is it time you got serious about your health? You can start now by giving yourself a full body MOT to protect your current and future health.

Think about your car. When there is a problem, you take it to the garage. Meanwhile, your annual MOT helps identify the issues you didn’t know were there. Now think about your health. You go to the doctors when things are wrong, but do you invest in a full body MOT?

It’s important to take care of your health. Most of us do this by eating well, exercising regularly and getting a good night’s sleep. But nobody is perfect and everyday stresses can take their toll; quietly increasing our risk factors for devastating health conditions such as cancers and heart disease. These conditions often sit there unnoticed for many years before symptoms start to show. What if you could detect it early before you suffer symptoms? This is the philosophy behind a full body MOT.

What is a full body MOT?

MOT stands for Measurements, Observations and Tests.

At Echelon Health, our full body MOT is a health check-up that covers your entire body. We will examine your heart, liver and kidney health, record health markers such as cholesterol, protein and muscle mass, and assess stroke risk. Our full body MOTs are suitable for both men and women. You can expect a process that identifies ways you can improve your overall state of health.

Due to improvements in healthcare technology, we are able to detect diseases much faster and earlier than ever before. Health screenings, and full body MOTs specifically, have been used throughout the healthcare sector and their purpose has always been to detect problems before they develop into more serious issues. And, as diseases are detected much earlier treatment can be offered more readily with more effective results.

Thanks to the knowledge and experience of our medical team, and our use of the most advanced imaging technologies, you’ll receive qualified advice and support on your health, lifestyle and fitness, in complete confidence.

Why full body MOTs are important

If you want to improve your health condition, a full body MOT can be a huge step in the right direction. Thanks to this customised preventative health screening solution, you will be able to check your body for any underlying conditions and take the best treatment options before any complications occur.

We can tailor packages according to your individual requirements and concerns, ensuring that you have the peace of mind which comes with a thorough health check. Full body MOTs are not age group-specific.

This is an entry level health screening product that is suitable for individuals of all ages. Everyone can benefit from the observation of health markers and a body analysis that generates an overview of your general health.

Some people might choose to have a full body MOT on an ongoing basis, once or twice a year, in order to update their medical summary and act upon recommendations based on the latest results.

How much does a full body MOT cost?

Full body MOTs can be considered excellent value for money; such is their ability to identify potential health risks. Prices will vary according to what the package includes.

At Echelon Health, you can personalise your full body MOT according to the type of measurements, tests and observations you would like. Prices start from £1,950 for our Healthy Heart package, and you can select other full body MOT packages according to your requirements, such as Core Cancer, Bespoke, Gold and Platinum health assessments.

Find out what is included in each full body MOT package by visiting our health assessments page.

Full body health MOT benefits

A full body MOT provides the solution to the issue of late detection. For example, a Premium Health Assessment at Echelon Health will detect 92% and 95% of the diseases that lead to premature death in men and women respectively.

A health MOT can enable any underlying health problems to be identified and acted upon. But what are the other benefits of undergoing a full body health MOT at Echelon Health?

Firstly, all our health MOT packages include an in-depth analysis of your individual health, rather than predicting risk factors using statistical models, as some other preventative assessments do. These full body MOTs help identify health risks during their initial stages so necessary lifestyle changes can be made to prevent them from spiralling out of control. They take family history into consideration so advice can be given about prevention and treatment of specific conditions for each individual and allow you to be proactive about bettering your health and providing you with a clear overview of what your health is like currently.

We use the right medical imaging tests – from MRI to CT, ultrasound, full body mole screen, ECG and digital mammogram – for each part of the body, to ensure the best clarity in results. Your scans will be reviewed by our expert team of up to seven consultants, all specialising in their own area.

Echelon Health guarantees the most powerful medical technology for your full health MOT, and you can be assured of the safety of every imaging machine used for assessment.

Caring for your everyday health

Over the past ten years the average life expectancy in England has stalled for the first time in 100 years. This is according to the Marmot Report published in early 2020 and written by one of Britain’s leading public health experts, Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

While there are many nuanced reasons for this, lifestyle factors certainly contribute to the nation’s biggest killers, which include cancers, heart disease, lung disease and stroke.

Caring for our health should be seen as a full-time job! There are many ways in which we can look after our health on a day to day basis, keeping ourselves in the best possible condition.

Exercise regularly; every day ideally. Stick to a healthy diet that is packed with nutrients and low in processed, sugary and fried foods. Ensure you get plenty of sleep, aiming for the six to nine hours recommended by the NHS. Try to keep your stress levels low, and avoid smoking and drinking.

Understand exactly what you need to do to improve your health. Book your full body health MOT at Echelon Health – call us on +44 (0)20 7580 7688 or request a call back