It is very important to keep track of your body's health and wellness. A person must go and get their physical and lab tests done regularly, to know what is going on with their body, and to see if all organs are working efficiently. In this way, you can understand your body's biochemistry and can catch any abnormality in its initial stage.
After your physician gives you a prescription for general blood tests, he uses them to analyze your overall health situation. It is not an easy task to keep a record of all the tests you have gotten done over a lifetime, in one place. A lot of time you lose the reports and have to repeat the test time and again. In addition to this, it is near to impossible to update the tests every time you go for a checkup.
We have a solution to all these problems. An app that will solve your problem and keep your records safe and at a distance of one tap only. You can not only store all information going back to your first test but also update it efficiently and timely. This provides your doctor with a clear map of your biochemical indicators and results. You will not have to get a new test done every time you go to a new doctor instead you can provide them with a detailed pdf of all your medical history with one click.
You must be thinking about the type of tests we are talking about here. The general wellness tests that are advised by your physician periodically are:
Urine analysis: this test gives us information about the functioning and health of kidneys. You can understand how efficiently your kidneys are filtering out your urine. Also, check if there is any infection by examining the chemicals and proteins in your urine.
Complete blood count or CBC: this test is the most common one advised by the physicians. It measures all the different types of cells produced by the body and makes sure you have an adequate level of all types of blood cells. Any deficiency or excess noticed in this test is indicative that something is wrong with the body's metabolism.
Basic metabolic panel or BMP: these tests measure the amount of these compounds in blood
Any variation in the reading is indicative of kidney disease, diabetes, or hormone imbalance depending on the compound that is showing variance.
Lipid profile: this test checks levels of both HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). This information can give you a somewhat clear picture of how well your heart is working.
Thyroid panel: thyroid panel or thyroid function tests tell you how well your thyroid is at secreting the hormones T3, T4, and TSH. These hormones regulate your body's metabolism and functioning and it is very helpful to know its status in case of any abnormal body conditions.
When should we get tested:
If you are feeling like your body is not working as it should, you must go visit a doctor who can prescribe you one of the tests mentioned above or some more. Routine tests should be done at regular intervals. Ideally:
• For people aged between 18 to 39: routine test every 5 years
• For ages 40 to 49: routine tests every 2 to 3 years.
• For ages 50 and older: routine tests every 1 to 2 years.
Regular lab testing is one of the most efficient ways to keep track of your physical well-being and our app can help you with recording every detail. Getting tested at regular intervals allows you to analyze the way your body changes over time. To have all the data to compare from and see the previous records warrants enough understanding to make well-informed, educated decisions about your health.
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