There is a tendency among both doctors and patients to take a reactionary approach to blood tests. For example, a doctor may order blood tests once a patient is already experiencing symptoms in order to find the underlying cause.
Even if a doctor suggests routine blood tests as part of an annual physical, many patients decline or fail to follow up because they feel fine and do not see the need.
The following are important reasons why you should consider taking a more proactive approach to blood testing.
Prevention vs. Control
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Routine blood testing allows you to see how your medications and lifestyle are impacting your health. Blood testing can help you monitor the status of chronic health conditions and even allow you to prevent new issues from developing.
Get an Accurate Picture
The old saying that you cannot judge a book by its cover is also true when it comes to your health. Even people who appear healthy and symptom-free on the outside can have serious disease processes going on internally, including heart disease and diabetes.
Some common health issues can have unexpected causes. For example, you may assume that your weight gain is due to food intake when it may be caused by metabolic issues, including an underactive thyroid or excess cortisol. By identifying the root cause, you can take the appropriate steps to address the issue.
Blood tests can make you aware of imbalances in your vitamin and mineral levels. Even small imbalances in these micronutrients can lead to fatigue, headaches, muscle spasms, and even embarrassing body odor.
You are Unique
No two people have the same biochemistry, so they can react completely differently to the same medications, diet, and lifestyle habits. You can only know if your health management regimen is working for you if you track important biomarkers through blood tests.
Your Body Changes Over Time
Even a healthy lifestyle does not stop the aging process. Routine blood tests can help track subtle changes in your body that can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other diseases while they can still be prevented.
At LifeBoost, we encourage our clients to take a proactive approach to their health and age management. That is why we are offering a comprehensive 55-panel blood test, which normally costs $249, for $189. If you decide to start one of our hormone replacement programs, we will apply the fee toward the price of the treatment. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.