How to Use Blood Testing to Improve Your Health

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Although you can track many health indicators to ensure that you are maintaining your overall health, blood testing is one of the most precise ways of tracking various aspects of your health.

Blood tests have been available to the public for a while, but there are now even at-home blood testing options that can provide many unique insights into your health. Your blood is a unique agent that transports nutrients, oxygen, hormones, drugs, vitamins, and minerals to the cells and takes carbon dioxide and waste products from them. Therefore, testing the content of your blood is a simple, effective, and relatively inexpensive way to get detailed insights into your overall health.

Here are a few specific aspects of your health that blood testing can provide information about:

Blood Testing Can Reveal Indications of Health or Disease

Your blood is one of the most “honest” liquids, which is why blood tests are often prescribed to check for a wide range of diagnoses. For example, the blood can show specific amounts of certain chemical compounds or cells in the body which signify the presence of various diseases, or it can indicate that your body is free from diseases.

Moreover, if a blood test is done early enough, you can prevent silent symptoms from growing into a bigger problem. By having regular blood tests conducted, you can stay one step ahead of potential developing diseases and always have a good idea of your overall health status.

Blood Testing Can Provide Insights Into Your Metabolism

Blood testing can provide incredible insights into your body’s metabolism and help you understand what you need to do to lose, gain, or maintain weight, to achieve a healthy body. Blood testing can provide insights such as blood glucose levels, electrolyte levels, and other useful indicators for understanding your body’s metabolic functioning.

Where and How Can You Get Tested Safely?

The COVID pandemic has created difficulties in having blood tests done regularly since there is an additional overload of medical work done at every lab throughout the world, but there are still options for obtaining frequent blood test results. One of the newer and more convenient options is blood draw at-home services. During at-home blood draw services, specialists visit you to take the samples while considering all the safety precautions, and you can later discuss the results with your doctor.

There are additional over-the-counter blood testing kits that provide some limited information about your overall health as well.

If you are interested in improving your health and would like a way to track the lifestyle changes you are making, consistently having blood tests done is an excellent option.

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Adam Kemp
Hello! My name is Adam Kemp. I am a professional basketball player and an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. In 2014 I graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in Communications, and for the last seven years, I have played professional basketball in Europe. I am also an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, and I am currently completing my Masters of Science in Nutrition Education at American University. The health and fitness tips you can find throughout the articles I have written include information I have learned throughout my basketball career, academic studies, and my own personal research. If you would like to learn more about my life, please take a moment to follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

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