Some amount of cholesterol is needed to keep the cells and organs healthy. But high levels of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body cause the accumulation of fats in the blood vessels. This plaque may lead to heart attack, stroke, or other health issues. The article discusses few natural ways one may utilize to lower down their cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in the blood and every cell of the body. Total cholesterol has three main constituents: low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, and triglycerides (a certain type of fat). There are many unhealthy lifestyle choices that can cause high levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad” cholesterol in the body. This article discusses those unhealthy lifestyle choices that one must avoid to keep their cholesterol levels under control.
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.
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 may not be a pleasant experience for many, but it is an important part of the standard and preventive health care. There are multiple things one can do, or avoid, to get the most accurate blood test results.