2022 has indeed been a very interesting year, with Nigerians finally adjusting to ‘normal life’ post-pandemic. We can all agree that the pandemic made many of us more aware of our health status and doing everything we can to stay healthy.
Let’s begin 2023 on a healthier note; here are 7 essentials health tests to take this new year;
1. Full Blood Count:
Also known as a Complete Blood Count Test, it checks for the level of different components of cells in your blood, including Haemoglobin, red blood cell count, white blood cell count, platelets etc. Any abnormality detected from the test results could help identify any early signs of health issues and get proper treatment. Getting a full blood count test is a good place to start knowing your health status.
2. Sexually Transmissible Infection (STI) Test:
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs, and its symptoms are not visible. Undiagnosed and left untreated could lead to serious health issues like infertility. As an individual with an active sexual life or who has had multiple sexual partners in 2022, now is an excellent time to get an STI Test done. Your last STI Test expired the last time you had unprotected sex! We don’t want to go into the new year carrying disease from the previous year, do we? Know your status and get treatment.
3. Lipid Panel:
This test is used to determine the level of different types of cholesterol in the blood. Knowing your cholesterol level can help prevent the risk of heart disease, which can be fatal. That is why it is important to include a lipid panel test on your priority health to-do list.
4. Thyroid Function Test
Thyroid function tests evaluate how your thyroid reacts and produces certain hormones. Your thyroid hormones control how the body uses energy; therefore, they affect nearly every organ, including your heart. Getting an accurate thyroid function test is non-negotiable.
5. Blood Pressure Screening:
High Blood Pressure is usually asymptomatic, and prolonged high blood pressure causes hypertension, increasing the risk of stroke and heart attack. It is recommended that you monitor your blood pressure routinely. We don’t want any health complications slowing us down as we strive to achieve our set goals for the year.
6. Cervical Screening Test for Women:
Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable gynaecological cancers, which is possible through early detection. Cervical Cancer Screening is used to find changes in the cervix cells that could lead to cancer. If part of your 2023 goal is to be a healthier woman, then adding a cervical cancer screening test to your list of health checks is important.
7. Blood Sugar Test:
This test helps to determine the amount of sugar or glucose in your blood. It can also be used to diagnose diabetes or prediabetes and help get proper treatment.
Health is important, and we must be intentional about caring for our bodies. It is far better to prevent the occurrence of any disease now than to spend resources treating it later in the future.
Now that you have adequate information on the essential tests for a healthier 2023, why not order any of our test kits listed above at www.paramountlifecare.com?
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