Blood sugar can tell if one has Diabetes. Diabetes is a silent killer and can affect other organs
Diabetes and hypertension, stroke are closely related.
Regular sugar check can pick it early.
ELECTROLYTE, UREA AND CREATININE (EUCR)
The kidneys are very essential in removing waste products from the body.
this test tells you if your kidneys are functioning fine
Doing these EUCR helps to pick any abnormalities early
FASTING LIPID PROFILE
Fats are an essential part of the body.
However there are good fats and bad fats
When bad fats accumulates..risk of stroke, heart attack, diabetes etc increases
Checking blood fat helps to reduce the risk of these events happening
HIV is one of the Sexually transmitted and blood borne viruses
Lot of people are yet to know their status.
Running blood tests to occasionally check yearly is a good idea (especially Sexually active)
If one is positive. There are medications available for treatment of HIV
FULL BLOOD COUNT
This gives an idea of the state of the blood.
From level of blood (if low or high) to presence of infection and how well the blood clots
A full blood count can be obtained if you had recently treated malaria or you have a condition like sicle cell anaemia
It can be a great pointer to problems in the body.
The Urine says a lot about what happens in the body
From change in colour, change in quantity etc says a lot.
From kidney diseases to Diabetes & many more. Testing the urine can help pick diseases early
LIVER FUNCTION TESTS
In an era where people take Agbo, a lot of Drugs, Alcohol & many more
The liver is important is breaking dangerous substances.
A damage in the liver usually manifests as abnormal liver function tests
This is very important especially if you take Alcohol
An abdominal scan is an imaging of the organs in the tummy and pelvis.
A lot of organs are in the abdomen from the kidney..liver…any problems can be pick early with a scan
This is an imaging of the Heart that shows the Heart like a Camera.
Any problem can be seen digitally.
Abnormal heart problems and heart changes can be picked early and treatment or recommendation offered asap
If you want to gym, try and get one to avoid slumping in the field or gym
An ECG is a test that shows the electrical activities of the Heart. Some problems of the Heat can be seen on an ECG
Everyone should actually try and get an ECG. If you plan gymming, it’s a must
Some people have died in a gym from silent heart problems that could be picked
HEPATITIS B & HEPATITIS C VIRUS
These are viruses that are blood borne & sexually transmitted
An advice is to get vaccinated with the Hepatitis B vaccine
Before you get your vaccine, if you don’t know your status you’d be tested to know if you need vaccine or treatment