If you want to enhance your life & improve your well-being…
If you desire a healthy, pain-free, disease-free life…
Then you must consider taking periodic blood tests.
The proper blood tests could empower you to activate a science-based, disease-combating platform for your body…
…that could add literally decades of health to your life, and many other benefits too.
Below, I’m going to share with you the 10 top blood tests anybody can take right now that will not only help prevent you contracting diseases…
But will give you other benefits as well such as…
Helping to monitor sex hormones for a more fulfilling love life, helps for correcting a depressive mental state,
Correcting erectile dysfunction, obesity in the abdominal area, and..
Improving memory & energy levels.
Here they are below:
1) Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Chemistry Panel Test
The two tests are the best place to start in your own personal disease-prevention program. They give you & your physician a quick overall snapshot of your health
The Complete Blood Count (CBC) test is a good because it measures the number, variety, percentage, concentration, and quality of platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells, thus making it useful in screening for infections, anemias, and other hematological abnormalities.
The Chemistry panel gives the status on your cardiovascular system and measures your blood glucose levels. This is incredibly important for detecting any early signs of diseases such as diabetes and coronary artery disease.
Hemoglobin A1C testing is one of the best ways to measure your glucose status.
This test measures a person’s blood sugar level for up to three months prior, making it one of the best methods to predict heart disease risk in an individual – with or without diabetes.
Keeping healthy glucose levels also helps diabetes patients to prevent other complications of the disease.
The American Diabetes Associasion recommends you test every three to six months to keep check of blood-sugar levels in insulin-treated patients or those reported with high glucose levels.
Remember, high levels of blood-sugar in the body is the hallmark of diabetes, and is linked to risk of heart disease & stroke.
So this is an important test to have.
High homocystein levels have been associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease, as well as heart attack risk, weak cognitive function and bone fracture.
Homocystein is also recognized as an independent risk factor for bone fracture, as well as osteoporotic fractures, including hip fractures.
Studies have shown that adults aged between 30 – 80 who exhibit high levels of homocystein are associated with poor cognitive performance.
Speak to your doctor about natural therapies to have levels reduced, including vitamin B12, vitamin B6, folic acid, and trimethylglycine.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), often reffered to as the “anti-aging” hormone, is a produced by adrenal glands and peak in a person’s twenties before declining dramatically with age.
Researchers in Turkey discovered that DHEA levels are significantly lower in men with aging such as erectile dysfunction.
Healthy levels of DHEA support mood, libido, immune functionality, bone density and healthy body composition.
Elevated levels of DHEA lead to nasty disorders called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and is caused by impaired ability of the adrenal glands to produce glucocorticoids.
An alternative is to use supplementation of DHEA, which has a lot of benefits. This includes increasing sexual libido in women, reducing abdominal fat & helping to prevent diabetes, heart disease & cancer.
Increased levels of Fibrinogen indicate a predictor of heart attack risk and stroke.
It is a main contributor to blood clotting, and other inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis & inflammation of the kidneys.
A study from the University of Hong Kong showed that increased levels in Fibrinogen in the blood could be an indicator of risk of mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
If left untreated, peripheral arterial disease elevates risk in contracting heart disease, stroke, even death.
A lifestyle change will help curb the chances of elevated Fibrinogen levels – such as exercising to lose weight, quitting smoking and generally becoming more physically active.
6) Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) controls the thyroid hormone secretion in the thyroid.
It is secreted by the pituitary gland, but when blood levels fall below normal, this indicates hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of thyroid imbalance may show slowly and because many doctors do not routinely check for thyroid function, hyperthyroidism may go undiagnosed for some time.
Non-specific symptoms include fatigue, depression, weight gain, constipation.
Studies have found that mild hyperthyroidism may increase risk of heart attack in elder women, and heart failure amongst other adults.
7) Prostrate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Found in men only, Prostrate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostrate gland in men.
Ailments such as Prostrate cancer, Prostrate inflammation or enlarged prostrate, are usually symptoms of increased PSA levels.
PSA levels may also need to be monitored in order to measure the effectiveness of therapeutic regiments in prostrate conditions.
Testosterone is found in adrenal glands of both men & women, with it being naturally produced in the testes of the male and in the ovaries in women.
As aging occurs, testosterone levels in men & women decline and can dramatically effect their health and bodily functions.
Recent research studies shows that low testosterone levels are a risk factor for ischemic heart disease in men, as well as low libido, erectile dysfunction, increased abdominal fat, depression & Alzheimers disease.
High levels of testosterone help protect against obesity, mental depression, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
Estradiol is the primary circulating form of estrogen found in men & women.
Like Testosterone, it is needed in men & women for numerous physiological functions.
However, high levels causes risk that may affect you negatively.
For example, low levels of Estradiol in women can cause lower levels in bone mineral density, which is a strong factor for osteoporosis. Also increases risk of breast and endometrial cancer.
In men, it is a factor in supporting the development of artherogenic lipid milieu in men with coronary disease, and also skeletal frailty.
High levels of Estradiol contribute to healthy bone density, well-being & cardiovascular health.
10) C-Reactive Protein
Medical research continues to show increased levels of inflammation in the body leads to diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery disease and mascular decline.
C-Reactive testing measures your body’s inflammation levels so that you can devise a strategy for your diet, exercise routines, and supplement intake so as to decrease your risk of getting these diseases.
The C-Reactive Protein is viewed as a critical indicator of systemic inflammation in the body, making it a strong predictor of coronary artery disease or rheumatoid arthritis.
There are also natural therapies to help optimize high-sensitivity CRP levels, such as consuming fish oil, or soluble fibre before meals.
You can discuss these remedies with your doctor.
It is clear that there are many risks associated with blood not being regularly tested…
As well as many benefits that you will receive if you do test.
Testing once a year is powerful yet incredibly simple strategy for you in order to take hold of your healthier future.
- Visit your local hospital and consult with a physician on how to take a blood test
- Decide together on a chosen complement of blood tests to take
- These will help detect early any nasty diseases which try to build up in your blood unseen.
- Identify together any alternative supplementation you can begin using to further prevent any diseases eg. Vitamins B6, B12, etc
These steps should keep you in good stead for a disease-free future.