Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wellness Testing for Cardiovascular Disease

Wellness Testing for Cardiovascular Disease

Until now, general medical check-up is the preventive measure common to people, particularly to those healthy or with no symptoms of health problem. For the people with high risk or development of a certain disease, the general medical check up alone is not enough. Further examination, namely wellness testing, needs to be carried out based on the potential risk.

Wellness testing is a preventive strategy consisting of a group of tests useful to identify the risk of disease development as early as possible, even before the disease shows up.

Cardiovascular disease belongs to degenerative disease (the diseases developing along with the aging) that is the world' s top leading cause of death. The wellness testing for cardiovascular disease is useful to identify the early risk and figure out the complication (disease development towards heart and blood vessel) potentially occurring in the people with high risk.

Now Prodia Clinical Laboratory provides the Wellness Testing Panel recommended for the patients with dyslipidemia (blood lipid disorder), diabetes, hypertension, or those having the history of cardiovascular disease within the family. It is recommended that the wellness testing for cardiovascular disease is carried out soon after an abnormal check-up result in the lipid or blood sugar profile and regularly once a year or as per doctor' s recommendation.

Wellness Testing Panel for Cardiovascular Disease

Test: high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)

Benefits: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is the origin of cardiovascular disease. Aside from the lipid accumulation in the arteries, inflammation also occurs in the process of atherosclerosis. Other than the sign of inflammation, hs-CRP is the risk factor of coronary heart disease.

Test: N-Terminal pro Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP)

Benefits: Diabetic cardiomyopathy, which is common in diabetes, can damage the infrastructure and function of the heart, leading to heart failure. NT-proBNP test is useful to provide an early detection of heart failure.

Test: Total Antioxidant Status (TAS)

Benefits: Antioxidant is a natural substance that comprises vitamins, minerals, and other substances contained in foods. Antioxidant is known to prevent diseases by resisting against the dangerous substances, namely free radicals. Without antioxidant, the free radicals will damage the body cells, thus trigger the development of cardiovascular disease. The SAT Test is useful to estimate the antioxidant status in your body.

The health facilities, such as doctor, hospital, medicine, and so on, may help you in the event of illness, but the decision to be completely healthy (wellness) is absolutely in your hand. Being aware of and actively taking the preventive strategy is the best you can do to achieve complete health.