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.
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.
There are two types of healthcare we may receive, namely ‘Preventive’ and ‘Diagnostic’. In general, both are ways to help you stay healthy as much as possible. Knowing the difference between these two healthcare matters and it is always advisable to have a clear picture of them.
For most people, having blood taken is an easy and relatively painless job; for some, it may be an unpleasant experience and make their vision swim. Regardless of whether having your blood drawn is no big issue or a major problem for you, our latest blog post discusses some quick tips and tricks that might help you to stay calm during a blood test.
Probably at some point in your life, you may experience the blood draw for either a medical test or for donating blood. For most people, having blood taken is an easy and relatively painless job; for some, it may be an unpleasant experience. For ensuring a comfortable and easy blood draw, one must do some preparation and follow a few simple strategies. This blog post discusses the simple strategies to be followed before a blood draw, during a blood test and post blood draw for an easy and relatively painless experience.
A blood test is a test in which a sample of your blood is drawn for testing in the laboratory.
Usually, no special preparation is required for most of the blood tests. Few blood tests may require fasting for 8 to 12 hours before the blood draw. It means you don’t eat or drink anything, except for water during that time frame.
There are certain questions people want to ask about fasting before a blood test. This blog is dedicated to answering such questions.
Aging is a steady, and continuous process of human life. As we grow older, many bodily functions begin to gradually weaken and can present seniors with various health challenges. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people 60 years old and above are referred to as older or elderly persons (1). People of this age group are more susceptible to developing diseases and thus, preventive health care (PHC) is highly recommended for them. To put it precisely, prevention is better than cure.