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Your Annual Health Check-up Guide

Annual Health Check-up

Dear mamas, taking charge of your health is a powerful step towards a thriving life, especially as a woman navigating the beautiful journey of motherhood. An annual health check-up is not just a routine; it’s a proactive approach to understanding and optimizing your well-being. Let’s dive into the essential blood tests every woman should consider for a comprehensive annual health assessment.

  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC): A fundamental test that evaluates red and white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin levels. It provides insights into oxygen transport, coagulation, and overall metabolic health.
  2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: This test covers blood glucose, electrolytes, and liver and kidney function. Monitoring these parameters aids in assessing metabolic health, crucial for maintaining overall well-being.
  3. Lipid Panel: Checking cholesterol and triglyceride levels is vital for heart health. Understanding these values helps in early detection and prevention of cardiovascular issues.
  4. HbA1C: Offers a three-month overview of blood sugar control, providing a more accurate picture than a simple glucose test. Crucial for managing and preventing diabetes.
  5. Fasting Insulin: A key test to identify insulin resistance, contributing to weight gain and metabolic diseases. Early detection is essential for preventive measures.
  6. Vitamin D: Considering the prevalence of deficiencies, regular checks are crucial. Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in bone health, fertility, and immune system function.
  7. Thyroid Panel: Assesses thyroid hormone production and screens for autoimmune diseases. A well-functioning thyroid is essential for hormonal balance and overall health.
  8. Vitamin B12 + Folate: Critical for brain function, blood cell formation, and nervous system health. Regular monitoring ensures the body’s essential functions are supported.
  9. Ferritin: A sensitive indicator of iron reserves, crucial for metabolism and oxygen transport. Regular monitoring aids in early detection of iron deficiency.
  10. Hormone Panel: For women, this includes tests like estradiol, FSH, progesterone, prolactin, SHGB, testosterone, and DHEA. Conducted on day 20 of the menstrual cycle for women, this panel helps maintain hormonal balance.
  11. High Sensitivity CRP: An indicator of low-grade inflammation, even before symptoms manifest. Crucial for early intervention and prevention.
  12. Homocysteine: Provides insights into methylation status, essential for natural detoxification and daily DNA repair.

An insight from mamahood

In the simple act of prioritizing our annual health check-up, we are gifting ourselves the chance to be proactive about our well-being. These blood tests act as our health allies, offering clear insights into how our bodies are doing. As mothers, we often find ourselves at the heart of the family, and taking care of our health is like fortifying the core. So, let’s not just consider it a routine; let’s view it as a way of showing kindness to ourselves. Together, let’s foster a community where health is a shared value, empowering one another to lead vibrant lives.  Recognizing the demands of your time as the heart of the family, we’ve made it more convenient for you. You can effortlessly book a lab test to be conducted in the comfort of your home through the user-friendly lab test section in the Mamahood app. This way, we eliminate any inconvenience and make prioritizing your health a seamless and integral part of your busy schedule.

Our References

Liss, D. T., Uchida, T., Wilkes, C. L., Radakrishnan, A., & Linder, J. A. (2021). General health checks in adult primary care. JAMA, 325(22), 2294.

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