When Is It Just Aging Versus Something Serious?

old-man-1208210_1280As we get older, we understand that there are going to be changes with our bodies and our minds. You don’t have to settle for feeling less-than-great as you age! So how do you tell the difference between what is normal aging and what might be a clue that something else is going on? Well, that’s where blood tests come in.

How Blood Tests Can Distinguish Between Age-Related Changes and a Serious Problem

Let’s look at three symptoms that are common with aging, but also could be signs of health issues:

  • Forgetfulness – Could you have a thyroid issue? Health.com says this could be a sign of hypothyroidism and many women going through menopause mistake it as a symptom of that.
  • Confusion – This could be a symptom of altered electrolytes such as magnesium and potassium. According to Medical News Today, “Electrolytes carry a charge and are essential for life.”
  • Tiredness – A common symptom of kidney disease. The Mayo Clinic says symptoms of chronic kidney disease develop slowly over time. Chronic fatigue is also a sign of liver disease.

One of the biggest reasons we encourage people to take advantage of our blood chemistry screening is peace of mind. Our test is more comprehensive than what you’ll receive in most doctor’s offices and more affordable. This screening can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. And if there is something more serious going on, the quicker you find out the quicker you can get it addressed. Our Fall 9Health Fair season runs through November 19th. Visit our Find a Fair page now if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms to ensure it’s not something more serious.

As we age, we become more at-risk for certain diseases. It’s very important that you get your yearly blood draw and keep track of your numbers. Even a slight change in your numbers can indicate the onset of a serious problem giving you the jump start on addressing it.