Effective Blood Testing
Get peace of mind on your overall health with the help of blood test screening from Burrows Family Practice. Call us to set up an appointment.
Too often, aging people fall victim to diseases that could have been prevented if they had the proper blood tests been done on a regular basis. Since 1983, the Life Extension Foundation has advocated annual blood testing to maintain optimal health. It was not until 1996, however, that members could order their own blood tests directly.
Your First Choice for Lab Screenings
The reason most people consider blood testing is to ascertain their cardiovascular risk factors. The scientific literature clearly establishes that elevated insulin, glucose, homocysteine, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, triglycerides, and LDL dramatically increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other arterial diseases.
What most people fail to realize is that significant changes can occur over the course of one year, meaning that previous tests may not accurately reflect current cardiovascular risk status.
Helping You to Correct Any Issues in Time
In addition to identifying proven cardiovascular disease risk factors, blood tests can detect numerous other medical abnormalities that are often easy to correct if caught in time.
For instance, a growing number of Americans are taking prescription drugs to treat chronic medical conditions. Many of these drugs have toxic side effects that result in the deaths of more than 100,000 Americans each year. In fact, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), adverse reactions to prescription drugs are between the fourth and sixth leading causes of death in the United States.