Diabetes, heart disease and liver disease are three of the big lifestyle risks to our health. So this test kit evaluates them all.
We measure your glycaemic control – how well your body manages blood sugar levels and your risk from diabetes. We screen the levels of specific fats – good & bad cholesterol and triglycerides – in your blood to gauge your risk of heart disease and stroke. And we also analyse a complete profile of your liver function as poor liver health puts you at risk from heart disease, low energy and weight gain.
The Damage Control: Risk Analysis test helps fully understand your lifestyle risks and where they can be improved. The test includes:
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in your body and is found in all your cells. It is especially important for your brain, nerves and skin. Cholesterol is produced by your liver and you can also obtain it from your diet.
Cholesterol is vital for good health and shouldn’t be feared in its normal range. It is absolutely essential to your health and plays a vital role in hormone production, cell health, cell generation and cell function. But having too much cholesterol is a risk-factor in heart disease.
High cholesterol is a risk-factor in heart disease and high blood pressure.
Potential problems begin only when the cholesterol level rises to the point is starts forming plaques – or blockages – in different blood vessels of the body. Those blockages can potentially cause a heart attack or stroke (potentially leading to partial paralysis) A common problem of too-high cholesterol is high blood pressure. This condition known as hypertension can affect younger people also.
High cholesterol itself typically does not have any symptoms which is why it’s important to get tested.
The conditions that arise due to high-cholesterol do, of course, have symptoms and when those symptoms present themselves, the situation can be quite serious. So, prevention through testing is recommended.
Liver tests measure specific enzymes and proteins in your blood and can help determine if your liver is working correctly. The liver performs a number of vital bodily functions, such as:
Problems with the liver can make a person very sick and can even be life-threatening.
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Symptoms of a liver disorder include:
If you are experiencing some of these symptoms make an appointment with your doctor to discuss.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make.
Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.
There are a few different types of diabetes:
Each type of diabetes has unique symptoms, causes, and treatments. We will only be looking at Type 2 Diabetes here.
Diabetes symptoms are caused by rising blood sugar. The general symptoms of diabetes include:
Diabetes symptoms can be so mild that they’re hard to spot at firs which is why testing is important.
Order a Damage Control Risk Analysis Test Kit. Monitor the big three lifestyle risk factors – heart disease, liver disease and diabetes – with this test kit.
Get the convenience of home testing with the reassurance of professional clinical analysis. Your results are delivered quickly and securely online.
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