Health Check - Male Level 2
The Health Check - Male Level 2 is a comprehensive package of blood tests geared at men of all ages and health levels. It is an affordable package that can be completed without ever stepping foot into a doctor's office. The results are delivered quickly by our knowledgeable staff and remain confidential. The Health Check - Male Level 2 includes the following blood tests to assess all aspects of your health:
Also called a chemistry panel, the Basic Health Screening, consists of a CMP, CBC, and urinalysis, and is designed to assess the functionality of your major organs, including your heart, kidneys, and liver as well as your bones, muscles, and nerves. A CMP, which stands for Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, is actually a series of 14 specific tests that display information about your pH balance, electrolyte levels, blood sugars, and blood proteins, as well as the functionality of your kidneys and liver. CBC stands for Complete Blood Count to check for diseases such as anemia or various infections. Like the CMP, it is actually a panel of tests that check for things such as your red and white blood cell counts, platelet numbers, hemoglobin levels, and various other factors. A urinalysis is useful to check for diabetes and urinary tract infections. It gives accurate measurements of things such as your glucose and ketone levels.
The ALT test helps to diagnose liver disease. Alanine aminotransferase, or ALT levels should be low. High ALT is a potential indicator of a liver injury, damage or disease. This test is the most accurate among the panel of liver tests.
The Glycohemoglobin Total (GHB) test measures glucose levels attached to hemoglobin in the blood. This test is most often used to check for diabetes or prediabetes. A glycohemoglobin level of 7.3% or less is considered healthy. For diabetics, a glycohemoglobin level below 9% is considered normal.
The Lipid Profile test and C-Reactive Protein test are both powerful heart assessments. A lipid profile is comprised of four tests that help to determine your risk level for coronary heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Included in a lipid profile are tests for total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), and triglycerides. The high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test measures the amount of inflammation in your body. High levels of C-reactive protein could be an indication of an infection or other serious disease such as heart disease.
Includes a Thyroid Profile test as well as a TSH blood test. A thyroid profile helps to identify the causes of metabolism issues, fatigue, and a general feeling of poor health. The three most common thyroid problems are hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroid cancer. The TSH, or Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone blood test checks overall thyroid gland function.
This powerful screening helps to identify possible indicators for cancers that typically affect men. The Male Cancer Screening include prostate specific antigen (PSA) and Prostate Acid Phosphate (PAP). A high PSA level can be an indication of a prostate tumor, while PAP results are used to measure the progression of tumors that have spread. Carcinembryonic antigen (CEA) levels are often elevated in colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, and lung cancers. The Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test is a useful tumor marker test for detecting liver and testicular cancers. The CA 27-29 tumor marker test shows elevated levels in breast, colon, stomach, kidney, lung, and liver cancers. Cancer antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is used to help detect colon and pancreatic cancers.
The Male Hormone Check consists of tests that measure levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Free and Total Testosterone. Abnormal HGH results may be caused by disorders of the pituitary gland and are adversely affected as men age. A Testosterone test measures the level of male hormone in the blood. The levels of this hormone naturally begin to decrease after age 40, so normal level results are age adjusted. Many physicians now believe that addressing low levels of Testosterone and HGH are the key to slow the aging process by treating aging as a disease.
All of the diagnostic tests can be used reliably to monitor overall health and check for any symptoms or potential warning signs for a variety of diseases and health concerns that affect men. The Health Check - Male Level 2 is a thorough and complete package that examines all aspects of health particular to men. Fast, convenient, and affordable, the Health Check Male 2 can give you peace of mind as you take charge of your health. Make the Health Check Male 2 a part of your regular health and wellness regimen.
Vitamin D helps to maintain healthy organs and bones. It is also the focus of much ongoing research regarding high levels of Vitamin D preventing and treating cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, hypertension, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, birth defects, and periodontal disease.