Family preventive care strategy – Let’s make a Healthy Family

Care beforehand is always better. Once heath is lost it’s lost for ever. Ensure to take smart measures for yourself as well as your family. One such important decision is choosing preventive care strategy.

How preventive care keeps maladies at Bay!

Regular check-ups minimizes the chances of getting disease at the first place and if at all found to be having them, we have time to tackle it. They act as a barrier between us and the enemies of our health. There are number of tests which can safeguard us from diabetes, thyroid disorders, heart conditions, liver diseases, obesity, deficiency of vitamins and minerals, and many more as under:

1. Diabetes

  • Hemoglobin A1c Test (HbA1c) helps to identify as well as monitor the blood sugar levels of last 3 months.
  • Blood glucose test and Fructosamine Test also tells about the blood sugar levels.

2. Thyroid Disorders

  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3) Test detects conditions like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
  • Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) and Free Thyroxine (FT4) Tests are done for diagnosis as well as observation of related treatment.

3. Liver Disorders

  • This test tells about the efficient detoxification and transportation of bilirubin, hormones, metal ions, vitamins and drugs, thus analyse the working of liver and presence of diseases related to it.

4. Heart diseases

  • Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), apolipoprotein A (apoA) and apolipoprotein B (apoB) test and Homocysteine levels are cardiac risk markers. They monitor the levels of cholesterol and indicates presence of heart diseases, stroke and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

5. Kidney Diseases

  • Levels of uric Acid, albumin, calcium, creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) helps to evaluate the kidney functions and monitor kidney diseases.

6. Minerals and Vitamins Imbalance

  • Testing the levels of minerals and vitamins can warn you about any deficiency and thus help prevent the diseases it can bring in. Also can tell you about excess of these in the body which is harmful too.

Preventive Care Serves all Age Groups

  • Protects everyone, form infant to elderly.
  • For growing children, it offers tests for deficiencies like iron, vitamin, mineral and nutrient deficiency.
  • Adults due to sedentary lifestyle and unplanned diet should get tested for probability of getting diabetes, thyroid disorders, deficiencies and imbalance in level of lipid and cholesterol.

With aging the risk of bone and heart disease increases in elders, so along with above tests these two should be checked in them.