Full Window Health Check
When was the last time you had your blood tested? Fortunately, it is easy to get Full Window Check from Leyton Pharmacy. They can tell you about several parts of your blood including glucose, cholesterol, vitamin B12 levels, and more!
We will go into detail about why these health check ups are important and some ways you can use them to improve your overall health.
We are now offering following blood tests:
Thyroid Profile | Iron Status Profile | Vitamin Profile | Heart Health Profile | Male Hormones Profile | Cholesterol Test | Anaemia Profile | General Health | Prostate Profile | Pregnancy Test | Blood Group | Allergy Complete | Vitamin D | Menopause Hormones Profile | Vitamin B12 | Window Health Check
Test your blood
A simple test that can tell you a lot about your health is something called a complete blood work (or CBC) test. This includes testing for red blood cell count, white blood cell count, platelets (a type of blood cells), hemoglobin (the component of blood that carries oxygen), hematocrit (volume of blood made up of red blood cells and other components such as platelets and plasma), and glucose levels.
A normal bloodwork result should be discussed with your doctor because each one may need to be read differently depending on what symptoms you are experiencing. However, there are some general guidelines:
If any of these results are higher than usual, speak with your doctor immediately to determine if they are outside of clinical ranges and whether or not more advanced tests needed to be done.
Heart Health Profile
There are many ways to check your heart’s condition, but none of them can tell you how well it is working because we cannot see inside the chest. That is why having a good overall health make-up is so very important!
We offer General health checks include looking at blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, and weight. All of these affect how well our hearts function or you can purchase Heart Health Profile aimed at giving you a piece of mind.
Pregnancy Blood Test
A blood test during pregnancy is one of the most common prenatal tests done. It’s called a “prenatal blood work-up,” or sometimes just “bloodwork.” Most GP’s order this test around week 24 of gestation, though some may be more stringent and ask for it earlier if there are signs that things like diabetes have been developing.
Interpretation of results The GP will compare your own readings with those of similarly aged pregnant individuals via their laboratory reports. If your reading is higher than average, then you might need special care for yourself or your child. Or, if yours is lower, then good things could happen because your body is working well!
Bloodwork typically doesn’t tell you anything about your overall health or medical conditions, except for very specific ones.
As mentioned before, cholesterol is an important part of your body’s overall health. However, too much cholesterol can be harmful to your heart and other parts of your body.
Some studies suggest that there are ways to decrease healthy LDL (or “good”) cholesterol while at the same time increasing very-bad HDL (or “healthy”) cholesterol. This could help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
There have been many different types of blood tests used to check your total cholesterol levels. Some focus only on calculating your LDL or “bad” cholesterol, some calculate both LDL and HDL, and others test for specific substances like triglycerides that may also affect cardiovascular health.
Do you feel you are lacking Vitamins? This profile checks your Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Folate levels. These vitamins are all essential for your health and well-being.
Vitamin B12 is vital for those on a plant-based diet. Low levels of Vitamin B12 and Folate can severely affect blood and overall health.
Vitamin D is also crucial for anyone living in the UK. A quarter of the population in the UK is low in Vitamin D at the end of winter. Low levels can cause a long list of health problems, including fatigue, bone & muscle pain, depression and more.