Health tests for lifestyle disorders
Lifestyle disorders like diabetes, heart diseases are on the rise. Along with lifestyle modifications it is important to be vigilant and check for the presence of these diseases. Simple home tests can help you determine the presence of major diseases and you can take the necessary action in time. Some of the DIY health tests useful for lifestyle disorders are:
Hemoglobin A1C test – This is glycosylated hemoglobin, which determines the blood glucose levels over a period of 6 to 12 weeks. This helps in understanding the glucose picture in the past period as well as in knowing the progress of diabetes control in diabetic patients. A home collection kit is available and blood sample needs to be collected as per the given instructions and mailed to their lab. The results can be reached out through the website.
CRP blood test – This test determines the presence of C-reactive protein, which is considered as an early indicator for heart diseases. The test includes a home collection kit and a blood sample is collected and sent to the lab and the results can be made available to you.
Test for cholesterol – This is also a home collection kit and contains all the required items for collecting the blood sample and mailing it to the lab. This cholesterol test determines the total cholesterol as well as the good and the bad cholesterol thus giving the entire lipid profile picture.
Stiff arteries – Stiff arteries are considered as an indicator for the possibility of leading to blood pressure and heart disorders. For testing yourself, you need to sit on the floor keeping your legs stretched out in the front. They bend forward and try to touch your toes. If this is not possible, you may at a risk of having stiff arteries and it advisable to get yourself examined and seek advice regarding exercises as well.