Sunday 13 August 2023

Tests That Are Necessary to Ensure You Don’t Have Any Latent Health Issues

No one likes the idea of being unwell, but early detection of latent or hidden health problems is crucial to prevent serious complications. It is important to undergo regular medical check-ups and tests to ensure your body is functioning at optimal levels, especially if you have a family history of certain health issues or if you have a chronic illness. This blog post will explore some of the essential tests that you need to take to ensure that you don't have any hidden health issues.

By Anita Ginsburg

Blood Tests

Blood tests can diagnose a multitude of health problems since blood carries nutrients, hormones, and oxygen throughout the body. A blood test can help identify disorders like anemia, thyroid issues, liver and kidney diseases, high cholesterol which are asymptomatic in its early stages. Additionally, blood sugar levels can also be checked and help detect type 2 diabetes, a silent health epidemic that can lead to other serious medical problems if not detected early.

Cholesterol Test


Abnormal cholesterol levels are one of the most significant risk factors for heart diseases. A cholesterol test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in blood. The tests involve the measurement of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. A cholesterol test is a simple blood test ranging from finger sticks with a lancet to a venous blood draw.

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Regular skin checks can detect early signs and save lives. Dermatologists or healthcare professionals are trained to do a thorough skin exam and inspect any suspicious skin growths or moles and identify whether it could lead to skin cancer. Early detection of skin cancer ensures more effective treatment outcomes.


Breast Cancer Screening: Women aged 50-74 years who have no symptoms of breast cancer should undergo a mammogram every two years, as recommended by the American Cancer Society. This non-invasive test uses an X-ray to detect any changes in breast tissue – the presence of lumps or abnormalities in tissue density. Early detection of breast cancer leads to a better prognosis, and health care providers recommend mammograms as one of the most effective screenings to identify the risks of developing breast cancer.

Bone Density Scan

Bone density scans help detect osteoporosis in its early stages. It is recommended for women over 65, especially those with fractures or osteoporosis risk factors. Bone density test involves a simple and non-invasive test (usually on the spine or hip) and can accurately measure bone density. Early detection of osteoporosis allows you to get appropriate medical attention, improve bone health, and reduce the risk of fractures.

Regular health check-ups and tests are essential for detecting hidden health problems and ensuring a healthier and happier life. It is always recommended to work closely with your healthcare provider to develop an appropriate schedule of screening tests based on your age, gender, and health status, as well as family health history. The tests are non-invasive, easy, and affordable. By detecting any latent issues, you can take charge of our health and live a longer and healthier life.

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