In addition, Health Gauge has launched new screening packages for our community members including the following:
Wellness Gauge Package - This includes a venous blood draw and an online Health Risk Assessment about your health history and your lifestyle habits. Next, we measure your blood pressure, your waist size and calculate your body mass index. A blood test that includes a 20 point Chemistry Panel including your Lipids.
Prostate Cancer (PSA) Test - Prostate cancer is a common cancer in men. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the level of PSA in the blood. Elevated levels of PSA in the blood could indicate the presence of cancer, but could also indicate an infection or an enlarged prostate.
The wide availability of PSA screening has meant that many prostate cancers are now found earlier and can be treated more effectively, but PSA testing is only the first step when prostate cancer is possible, so please discuss your screening results with your doctor.
Thyroid (TSH) Test - Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid gland, part of the endocrine system, malfunctions either because it produces too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone.
If left untreated, health problems range from issues with metabolism, cardiac and nervous system function, sleep distrurbances, changes in mood, increased irritability, constipation, fatigue, and muscle weakness. Thyroid tests help identify if this is a problem.
A1c Screening - The A1c screening measures the average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. The American Diabetes Assocociation reccomends that the A1c test be the primary screening tool used to diagnose prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.