What Your Blood Can Tell You About Your Body and Overall Health

What Your Blood Can Tell You About Your Body and Overall Health

Living well doesn’t just happen. It requires consistently making choices that promote health. Wellness involves proper nutrition, getting enough exercise, adequate sleep, stress management and, when necessary, supplements, to name a few factors.

Along the path to living well, getting a comprehensive analysis through blood work is a good step to provide insight into how your body is functioning and your overall health status. With this information from our team here at Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness, your provider can create a wellness plan to increase your overall well-being.

Uncovering nutrient deficiencies

With reduced food quality, not-so-great food choices, a busy lifestyle and daily stressors, it’s increasingly difficult to get optimal nutrition. Did you know that most Americans fail to get the recommended intake of at least one key nutrient each day?

Nutrients like calcium play a vital role in keeping your bones strong, and your heart and muscles need calcium to function properly. Other micronutrients help keep your mind sharp, your mood stable and your nervous system functioning optimally. Any deficiency in a micronutrient can have an impact on your health.

Our screening provides a nutritional assessment of key micronutrients your body needs for optimal wellness. If we note a deficiency, your provider can investigate the cause. Nutrient deficiencies can result from issues such as poor absorption, inadequate intake or chronic disease. Restoring your micronutrient levels can allow for optimal cellular function and improve your state of wellness.

Discovering hidden food allergies

When you think about anaphylaxis from food allergies, the most serious reaction likely comes to mind. You may also think of rashes and digestive issues like stomach pain and diarrhea.

Did you know that not all food allergy reactions have outward symptoms? Some food allergy reactions involve hidden inflammation that you might not know exist but that can harm your health.

Additionally, it’s possible to have a food sensitivity that isn’t an allergy but still affects you. Hidden food allergies and sensitivities can cause vague symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, and weight gain.

Our food allergy and sensitivity panel tests your common foods to determine how your body responds. The insight gained from the results can help plan your optimal diet and alert you so you can avoid foods that may cause you harm.  

Checking for hormone imbalances

Hormone imbalances are incredibly common, yet you may have one and not know it. A sluggish thyroid can cause hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, low mood and a host of other symptoms. Too little testosterone can wreak havoc on your energy levels, sex drive and overall sense of well-being.

Low estrogen is infamous for causing hot flashes, night sweats, problems losing weight and mood swings. Even insulin, your body’s blood sugar-regulating hormone, can cause problems if it’s out of whack.

Our hormone panel checks the levels of key hormones to ensure that your body is functioning at its best.

Inflammation panel

Inflammation is your body’s response when it’s trying to protect itself. However, high levels of inflammation can harm your body instead. Discovering elevated inflammation can help uncover underlying issues such as abnormal immune reactions, irritants and pathogens.

The inflammation analysis checks the levels of key markers that indicate your body’s inflammatory burden. Detecting and reducing inflammation can help your body function better.

A comprehensive wellness panel helps screen for problems that may compromise your health. To learn more and schedule an appointment, call our New York City office or book online.

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