Aging is a part of human life. Human life starts with birth, then it enters the stages of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and finally old age. Aging is an inevitable and irreversible process. It is estimated that elderly people account for about 12 percent of the world’s population–and this is rapidly increasing to over 22 percent by 2050 (1). As we grow older, a wide range of changes happens in the body to varying degrees, which could result in different health issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people 60 years old and above are referred to as older or elderly persons (2). People of this age group usually have high chances of developing diseases and preventive health care (PHC) is highly recommended for them. To put it accurately, prevention is better than cure.
The corporate world is experiencing a paradigm shift with more female employees slowly rising the ladder and creating their own position in the once called “men’s world”. A successful woman today flawlessly juggles between their roles at home and work and is smartly reprioritizing their focus where and when it needs. This huge portfolio of responsibilities surely demands double the amount of energy to keep going, so maintaining good health is vital for women.
A blood test is a test in which a sample of your blood is taken for testing in the laboratory. The specimen could be serum, plasma, or whole blood based on what type of test is recommended by your doctor. Prior to each specimen/sample collection, the Phlebotomist reviews the appropriate test description, including the specimen type indicated, the volume, the procedure, the collection materials, patient preparation, and storage and handling instructions.
When your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high”, it is what is defined as High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension.