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It is very important for anyone to get a regular check up and perform a diagnostic tests on a yearly basis. There are different diagnostic tests categorized on age group basis. People face different problems in different life stage and most of them even don’t know about the problem. Thus, it is advisable to visit a doctor at least once a year for a thorough check up of your body.
Below are the few tests suggestible for people for the age group of 35-45 years:
Blood Pressure Screening Diagnostic Tests
This is to analyze the status of your blood vessels and heart. It may also give a fair assessment of related diseases like hypercholesterolemia and diabetes, since they are related on the baseline. Your blood pressure should be between 120 and 139 for the systolic and between 80 and 89 mm Hg for diastolic measurement.
Cholesterol buildup is dangerous and can be one of the primary reasons for stroke. Routine blood levels would give you fair idea of the different types of cholesterol. If they exceed beyond normal ranges, the doctor would suggest medications to keep it under control and advise screening tests to be carried out at frequent intervals. Co-morbid conditions like diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, or certain other conditions, would make it necessary to carry out these diagnostic tests quite often.
Doctor would suggest you to carry out routine sugar tests if you are overweight, and your BMI is greater than 23. Family history of diabetes would surely be an alarming signal ad the physician would advise you to undergo fasting and post prandial sugar tests, to understand your current health profile.
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
This test evaluates how long it takes for red blood cells to fall to the bottom of a test tube. The quicker they fall, the more likely it is there are high levels of inflammation. This test is highly reflective of conditions associated with inflammation, like arthritis, endocarditis, Crohn’s disease and infections, in general.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test
Another biomarker to showcase highly inflammatory conditions, it is specifically used to test inflammatory cardiac conditions. CRP is produced by the liver and if there is a higher concentration of CRP than usual, it’s a sign of inflammation in your body.
This test is usually carried out before donating blood or having a blood transfusion. This is also done during pregnancy to rule out chances of any incompatibly between the mother and the fetus.
Cancer Blood Tests
With today’s lifestyle, most of doctor advises this screening test in early years to increase the probability of detecting cancer in its early stages. These are generally gender specific and few are common to both genders.
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