No one likes to get their blood drawn. So why do it? Why put yourself through that? Well, have you been feeling tired or just not like yourself lately? Many illnesses and diseases have subtle symptoms that are often unnoticed or ignored. Many types of diseases, including certain types of cancer, can be defeated if detected in early stages, but prove to be fatal if left untreated. The earlier that you’re aware of a problem, the sooner you can start working on a solution to fix it and improve your quality of life. That is why it is important to get your lab tests done to maintain overall good health. Getting tested regularly helps you take control of your well-being.

What will a lab test show?

Lab tests are utilized by health care professionals in order to get a snapshot of what is happening within the body. It is like CSI, but for the living.  80% of all diagnoses are based on laboratory testing.  Results can indicate whether you are in good health or if an action plan is needed in order to improve health and to avoid long term problems down the road.  Like a car, it is imperative to frequently check-in to ensure that things are running smoothly.

Unlike a vehicle, the human body does not come with indicator lights as to what may be wrong, so it is imperative to pay attention to signs and symptoms and to relay those to your medical professional. This will help them to navigate how to properly order the testing that you need.  Often times, after a check-up, the physician will order a basic panel of tests that helps to give an aerial view of what is happening within the body. If something is not normal (or simply inconclusive) within that test, it will sometimes reflex for further testing, or your doctor will have to create a follow-up plan.  The panel ordered may not include everything, so if you are concerned about a specific symptom, you should talk to your health care professional about this so that they can optimize their orders to get you the most comprehensive results.  Sometimes doctors only pay attention to certain tests, but at Relive Medical, we take the time to listen before deciding which combination or panel may be best for you.

 

What do lab results mean for your health?

Lab tests are just one part of the overall scope of your medical care and lifestyle. Other health-related factors that affect your lab tests can include fitness, diet, and sexual activity. You should ask your physician to help you review and interpret your results, so that they can recommend more testing if the results do not seem right. Working with a medical professional will help you to gain a better understanding of the steps that you need to take in order to improve your health.  Regular lab tests are key to maintaining your lifestyle, just like diet and exercise. If you want to live a healthy life, get regular lab tests.  ReLive can help you understand what is going on with your body with comprehensive panels for men and women. To get started on living a better life, contact Relive Medical today.