General wellness tests and screenings are a preventative method of managing health risks and improving overall health. This article discusses the five simple general wellness blood tests that are normally suggested during your visit to a healthcare practitioner. Other tests may also be recommended by your doctor based on your personal health profile (PHP).
A food allergy is a condition whereby someone’s immune system shows an overblown response to a normally harmless type of food. The most classic example includes difficulty in breathing and a sudden drop in blood pressure due to exposure to peanuts or seafood. In some severe cases, exposure to an allergen can result in a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.
When it comes to the symptoms of PCOS and its association with fertility and weight gain, a large amount of misinformation is available online, which leads to misconceptions. This article is aimed to debunk the common myths about PCOS.
Diabetes mellitus (commonly called Diabetes) is a common metabolic disease. People become diabetic when the glucose (sugar) level in their blood increases. In the condition of diabetes, your body either doesn’t produce enough insulin (insulin deficient) or can’t effectively utilize the insulin made in the pancreas (insulin resistant). Our latest blog post is dedicated to discussing diabetes and its types; the health issues associated with it and various tests available to diagnose the same.
Having blood drawn or providing a urine or stool sample may not be a pleasant experience for many of us. Chances are high that you may feel your heart racing, knots in your stomach, or palms sweating. This is normal as many of us suffer from types of phobias like hemophobia (fear of blood) or trypanophobia (fear of needles). Regardless if you experience any of these issues while going for a test, it is one of those necessary evils as they are an important part of the standard and preventive health care, which can provide important information to your healthcare practitioner about how your body is working. Here are some general tips on how to cope with pain, discomfort, and anxiety during the sample collection and make the experience less stressful.
There are many tests that need urine as a sample for testing and further result interpretation. In general, there are five standard urine tests that can be utilized to analyze the different components of urine. Out of those five tests, two of them can also be done at home, whereas the other three can only be conducted in a laboratory.
Testing your blood and urine can let your doctor see how your body is working. This blog post explains why blood and urine tests are performed, their types, and the procedure for sample collection.
This article is an extension of our previous post “Blood Tests Administered During Pregnancy- Part 1”, where we identified the blood tests usually ordered during the first trimester of pregnancy. This article discusses the blood tests to be taken during the second and third trimester of pregnancy to detect and monitor the conditions that may affect the health of the unborn baby or the mother.
During the journey of pregnancy, prenatal care plays an important role. Prenatal care is when you get check-ups, blood tests, and all other routine tests from a doctor, nurse, or midwife throughout your pregnancy. This blog discusses the blood tests to be taken during the first trimester of pregnancy.
The coronavirus pandemic has emerged and is relentlessly engulfing the whole globe. It has disrupted human activity and has destabilized the world’s economy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of confirmed cases worldwide as of November 15, 2020, was 53,766,728 including 1,308,975 confirmed deaths and the numbers are still rising. The US, India, and Brazil are leading the tally of most infected countries. The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 10,641,431 and 242,542 respectively, according to WHO. The physicians and public health research scientists are working tirelessly to tackle this virus. As the symptoms of the virus are varied, it poses problems before the health agencies. With its growth, the emergence of scientific publications trying to analyze the underlying medical conditions that may increase the severity of COVID-19 complications is also rising. According to the latest report by Italy’s National Institute of Health among 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died, it was found that at least one among them had pre-existing medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also come out with a report mentioning certain underlying conditions that may increase the severity of COVID-19 complications. This blog is dedicated to discuss those conditions.