Barring some dramatic movie life or death scenario (e.g. Samwise carrying Frodo into Mt. Doom to destroy the Ring) your health should come above all else and these preventative medical tests can help better your health.
If there was an easy way to prevent diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers, would you not take them? These chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of ten deaths in the U.S. and account for 86 percent of all national healthcare expenses, there is actually a lot we can do to prevent these unwanted and life-altering illnesses.
The first line of defense we have against all of these diseases is to exercise regularly and eat right. Our second line of defense are the hard-working medical professionals who take it on themselves to make you better. Here are preventative medical tests you need now to prevent dangerous health illnesses.
Cholesterol is a lipoprotein that helps keep the membranes of your cells nice and flexible. There are two types of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDH)–both of which need to be monitored. A high concentration of LDL cholesterol is one of the major risks for heart disease.
Measuring your blood pressure is simple and painless, and it should be done at least every two years. It is important to keep your pressure monitored as abnormal levels could lead to heart disease, strokes, and even kidney disease.
Your blood needs to have some glucose in it to transport nutrients to your cells, and when you have too much, insulin that’s produced in your pancreas lowers your blood-glucose levels. It is possible that your pancreas stops producing this hormone and puts you in danger of diabetes.
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