March is Autoimmune Awareness Month
DirectLabs is having a sale on Men & Women’s Health Check panels for the month of March. They are also running a sale on their Vitamin D panel. Vitamin D is very important to your immune health. You can order these panels now, and have the lab drawn anytime in the next 6 months. No doctor needed, no appointments necessary, and you get your results in 2 days!
Here are the panels DirectLabs is offering at discounted prices:
Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy
This highly automated test measures both D2 and D3 together and reports a total 25-hydroxy.
Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin” because the body manufactures the vitamin after being exposed to sunshine. Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times weekly is enough to produce the body’s requirement of vitamin D. Needed for strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium it needs. It also has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. There are associations between low Vitamin D levels and peripheral vascular disease, certain cancers, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Foods that are rich in Vitamin D:
•milk fortified with vitamin D
Women’s Health Check
This valuable package of laboratory tests is structured with a focus on the disorders that affect women.
The CWP which is #1 ordered test – year after year!
Over 50 individual laboratory tests to provide a thorough Biochemical assessment of your health, and includes the basic cardiovascular tests as well as diabetes testing.
Lipid: This is a group of simple blood tests that reveal important information about the types, amount and distribution of the various types of fats (lipids) in the bloodstream.
Complete Blood Count (CBC’s):Used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases. It is actually a panel of tests that examines different parts of the blood.
Fluids and Electrolytes:Includes Chloride, Serum, Potassium, Sodium, Serum, and Carbon Dioxide
Thyroid Panel w/TSH: Includes T-3 Uptake, T4, T7, TSH
Liver:Includes Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Transaminase (ALT) (SGPT), Aspartate Transaminase (AST) (SGOT), Bilirubin, Total, Bilirubin, Direct, Protein, Total
Kidney:Includes Albumin, Calcium, Carbon dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, BUN
Mineral and Bone:Iron, Total, Calcium, and Phosphorus
Urinalysis: Over 15 different items, this panel is useful in the evaluation of conditions such as urinary tract infection, dehydration, and kidney stones.
Estradiol: Estradiol is a form of estrogen, necessary for many processes in the body. Estradiol is a female sex hormone that is involved in the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system.
CRP, hs: hs-CRP is usually ordered as one of several tests in a cardiovascular risk profile. This test can help determine the potential risk level for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. The current thinking is that hs-CRP can play a role in the evaluation process before one encounters one of these health problems.
Men’s Health Check
Over 50 individual laboratory tests to provide a thorough Biochemical assessment of your health, and includes the basic cardiovascular tests as well as diabetes testing:
Lipids (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, the risk ratio, triglycerides), Complete Blood Count (CBC’s) Fluids and Electrolytes, Thyroid w/TSH, Liver, Kidney, Glucose (Diabetes), Mineral and Bone Urinalysis: Over 15 different items, this panel is useful in the evaluation of conditions such as urinary tract infection, dehydration, and kidney stones.
PSA: The prostate specific antigen (PSA), is a protein made only in the prostate gland. PSA is produced by normal, abnormal and cancerous prostatic tissue. The PSA blood test is an accurate measure of this amount. The theory is that cancer causes more of the protein to be made and leaked into the blood than normal prostate tissue, so PSA is now used for assisting in the diagnosis and monitoring of prostatic carcinoma.
CRP, hs: CRP is a critical component of the immune system, a complex set of proteins that our bodies make when faced with a major infection or trauma.
Over a dozen major studies demonstrate that baseline levels of CRP in apparently healthy men and women are highly predictive of future risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death, and the development of peripheral arterial disease. Individuals with elevated levels of CRP have a risk about 2 to 3 times higher than the risk of those with low levels.
If your hs-CRP level is very high, above 10mg/L, you should have the test repeated after 2-3 weeks, as the high hs-CRP level may reflect an acute infection that you are experiencing at the time. You should therefore have your hs-CRP evaluated ONLY when feeling well. If upon repeat testing your hs-CRP level remains high, then you are most probably in the higher cardiovascular risk group and should consult your physician.”*
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So what do all these tests and your results mean? Where should your numbers fall to have optimal health? Give me a call to set up a FREE Health Consultation to go over your health history and see if my services can help to bring your heart back to optimal function. 717-781-7098 ~ Transformation@AmandaGoodwin.Biz
**Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog/website is a general guideline and should be viewed as such. Before trying any new supplement, exercise program or dietary lifestyle, check with your doctor first. I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose or treat any disease.