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3 Reasons Why Even Healthy People Should Get Regular Blood Tests

1. Don’t wait for symptoms to learn you have a disease

What’s more appealing – stopping a preventable, chronic disease before it starts, or experiencing the pain and discomfort of symptoms and then merely managing the disease?

2. Get an actual complete measurement

You cannot assess your health merely by how you look and feel.
“Thin Outside, Fat Inside,” is a phrase growing in popularity and refers to the idea that not all that have damage internally have signs of the damage externally. The reality is that 40% of those that are non-obese have diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

3. For an understanding on the progress of your health over time

Even if you live a healthy lifestyle, your body changes with time. Watching progress over time helps you control your risk factors including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The Blood Test Package

Fasting blood sugar
Diabetes is an epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed with the disease. It is diagnosed by high levels of fasting and post lunch blood sugar levels. Diabetes affects all the organs in the body including the heart, nerves, kidney and eyes. Early diagnosis and proper treatment will prevent these complications.

This test measures a person’s blood sugar control over the last two to three months and is an independent predictor of heart disease risk in persons with or without diabetes. It is the most important test that tells you if you are at a future risk for Diabetes.

Blood cholesterol test
Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid. Having high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. And to check for heart disease risk we measure the levels of fats in your blood, like good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (LDL), and triglycerides.
Risk factors for heart attack or stroke are:

  • More than 40 years old.
  • Obese
  • Smoker
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Males are more at risk to heart attacks.

Liver function tests
When the liver is damaged, it releases enzymes into the blood. By measuring the levels of these enzymes it is possible to know how the liver is functioning.
This can help to diagnose certain liver conditions, including:

  • Hepatitis
  • Alcohol related liver disease.

It is a blood test that decides how well your kidney is functioning. High levels indicate kidney failure.