Blood tests have many uses – from helping diagnose a condition and assessing the health of organs to screening for genetic conditions. Even if you have no health problems, a blood test is an excellent way to track your wellbeing.
The most common blood markers tested are cholesterol, inflammation marker CRP, and blood sugar. All three are important indicators of your cardiovascular and general health. Value outside of the reference range acts as an early warning sign, prompting you to figure out the cause and address it before it can develop into a disease.
MyHeart blood test
With MyHeart, you can assess seven markers crucial for cardiovascular health – total, HDL, and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, the ratio between HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, glycated haemoglobin and high-sensitivity CRP. Read more about each marker here.
The results are colour-coded, presented intuitively on our platform. And what’s best: when you do a blood test in a lab, you get results in the form of often confusing numbers. MyHeart, on the other hand, explains your results and offers personalised recommendations for improving them!
Check and track
Your blood is a mirror of your lifestyle. Unhealthy food, a sedentary lifestyle, and stress all leave a mark on your body, and blood can point them out.
And vice versa! As you improve your diet, move more, sleep better, and handle stress, your body responds. And it shows in your blood.
That is why our platform prompts you to repeat the blood test every few months, enter your newest results, and see your progress first-hand!
If you’d like to read more about the topic, head to our blog, where we present 6 benefits of blood tests.
Blood and DNA – the perfect pair
A DNA test reveals your genetic predisposition, and a blood test checks the current state.
How can that help you in practice? Let’s look at the example.
Your latest blood test shows high triglycerides. This comes as a shock to you – a healthy life aficionado who always eats clean and runs five times a week.
What are you doing wrong?
Luckily, you’ve also recently done the MyLifestyle DNA test. A quick look at your results shows that you are likely more sensitive to stress and tend to function better in low-stress environments.
Now think about other factors of your life besides diet and sport: a demanding job, trouble at home, nagging worries about debt, sleepless nights, … Are you starting to see it?
You’ve guessed it – there is a strong connection between stress and triglycerides! And you increased susceptibility can be a potential reason for those alarming numbers in your blood report.
Now that you know that, you can address the problem more effectively.
As you can see, putting DNA and blood in context can reveal some surprising connections! And because both our tests come with concrete recommendations, you have a ready-made and personalised plan to start improving.