Preventative Diagnostic Tests Each Person Should Complete - American Medical Centers (Lviv)

Preventative Diagnostic Tests Each Person Should Complete

Here’s a list of the essential tests that should be started in your 30s:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC): It is used to diagnose anaemia, infections, certain types of cancer, and so on.
  • Blood Pressure Test: A reading below 120/80 is ideal.
  • Blood Sugar Test: Helps to detect diabetes.
  • Lipid Profile: Helps to evaluate your heart health, and measures the total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL levels.
  • ECG Test: Checks for the risk of heart disease.
  • Liver Function Test: Screens for liver conditions, such as alcohol-induced liver damage, fatty liver, Hepatitis C and B.
  • Urine Analysis: Checks for presence of proteins, sugar and blood which could indicate kidney disease, among other conditions.
  • Kidney Function Test: May indicate impaired kidney function.
  • Thyroid Function Tests: Detects underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Test For Vitamin D Deficiency: It increases the risk of bone loss and osteoporosis in later years, among other things.
  • Pap Smear Test (For Women): It can catch pre-cancerous changes in the cervix.
  • Screening For STIs: Checks for sexually transmitted infections, like syphilis, gonorrhoea, HIV, Hepatitis B and C.

In your 40s additional tests should be added:

  • Test For Prostate Cancer (For Men)
  • Mammogram, breast cancer screening (For Women)
  • Test For Calcium:  checks for the risk for developing osteoporosis.
  • Uric Acid Test: Detects gout (painful swelling of toes and ankles).
  • Stool Occult Test: It tests for hidden blood in the sample. It’s important because it could mean bleeding in the abdomen, gut or rectum.

In your 50s: There’s just one new test for you, along with previous diagnostics:

  • Colonoscopy: It helps detect colon cancer.

 

 

 

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