Welcome to our FREE 5-Alive Health Screening Program. With just five minutes of your time, you will receive five tests that will give you an overall picture of your health.
Your next test will cover Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. The test for Hypertension involves gentle pressure around your arm and is painless.
What Are the Signs of High Blood Pressure? People can have high blood pressure for years and not have any signs. In rare cases, severe high blood pressure can cause problems like Headaches, Vision changes, Dizziness, Nosebleeds and Nausea (feeling sick).
A person with high blood pressure who has any of these problems
HIV is a virus found in certain bodily fluids. The virus weakens your immune system. There is no cure, but with the proper medication, it can be managed like other chronic illnesses. As with high cholesterol, this virus does not usually cause symptoms, which is why it is so important for you to be tested. This test, too, involves a finger prick, which feels like a strong pinch.
Obesity is defined as having an amount of body fat that puts your health at risk. This test involves a calculation of your BMI, or Body Mass Index, which is measured by your height and weight.
Our next test checks for high cholesterol. Cholesterol is natural in your body and helps produce hormones and assists with digesting your food. Too much cholesterol, however, gives you problems with your heart, including possible heart attack. This condition does not usually cause symptoms, which is why it is so important for you to be tested. This test also involves a finger prick, which feels like a strong pinch.
Your initial testing starts with the test for Diabetes. The test involves a finger prick, which feels like a strong pinch.
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.