Preventive Health Checkup – why are these important

We are leaving the life on a fast lane rushing from one thing to another without proper diet, sleep, rest etc. Prolonged abuse of our body system develops into diseases entailing later stage health complications. It is vital to keep a tab on one’s health. Health issues arise gradually over a period of time. Preventive Health Checkup can find the health problem early and the odds of treatment/ cure are better in the early stage. Preventive Health Checkup is one of the ways to ensure one does not spend a fortune for a disease. Cost of medical treatment in the early phase is much lesser than that in the advanced stage. Timely health check raises an early alarm to modify one’s lifestyle.

Simple routine blood test – like sugar, lipid profile (Cholesterol), Liver Function, Kidney Function, Complete Blood Count, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 etc are very effective in understanding one’s body system and take measures. These days Blood test can be easily done at the comfort of one’s homes at a convenient time. Due to economies of scale, these are quite affordable too. To book a blood test please click here.

Liver Function Test

The liver is the powerhouse of the body. It is the largest solid organ of the body. It performs a spate of bodily function – digestion of food (breaking down the substances), getting rid of toxic substances, storing minerals and vitamins, producing useful proteins, enzymes etc, regulating blood clotting. Symptoms of an unhealthy Liver are many – weakness, weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, itchy skin etc.

Prevention – alcohol in moderation, get vaccinated, use medication wisely to minimize side effects, weight control etc.

A set of parameters – proteins, enzymes, substances etc which helps in understanding the status of the liver is called Liver Function test (LFT). Each parameter – Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Total protein, Bilirubin and Gamma Glutamyltransferase (GGT) has its own significance and helps to understand some aspect related to liver function. Based on the findings of the LFT test proper measurements can be taken. Liver function test thought simple is very important.

Blood samples can be taken at the comfort of one’s home at a convenient time and reports are shared, – to book an appointment for blood sampling for LFT click here.