“I don’t go to the doctor unless I’m sick.”
Do you let your teeth rot before you call the dentist, or do you get them cleaned and examined twice a year? Wouldn’t you rather stop a preventable problem before it turns into pain, discomfort or potentially fatal?
Routine testing can detect risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes or cancer.
“I exercise, eat well and take vitamins and supplements.”
Some of us strive to optimize health, rather than meet the bare minimum. One way to see what’s working and what needs tweaking is to check your labs regularly. We “worried well” take ownership of our health. “What gets measured gets managed.” (Peter Drucker)
“I have regular physicals and all my health issues are being treated with medications. I’m good.”
And you might be “good.” Or not. Many (most?) medications have side effects. Some are not serious. Others are.
- Statins (Lipitor, Zocor), opioids (Vicodin, Oxycodone, Codeine), and some blood pressure medications have been linked to low testosterone in men and women.
- Metformin, Cimetidine, Tagamet and Zantac have been connected to thyroid issues.
- Tylenol, statins, niacin, Amiodarone and NSAIDs (e.g. aspirin, Motrin) can cause liver problems.
Note: If you have Type 2 diabetes (1 in 10 Americans does), you may carry some excess body fat. Low T and high body fat go hand in hand. Or if you are a woman and you have some unexplained weight gain, could be the thyroid.
“Not much I can do about it. I have bad genes.”
Not all bad genes are a death sentence.
For example, the MTHFR gene mutation, which may explain things like miscarriages, high blood sugar, addictions, depression, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia and many other conditions, is believed to affect up to 50% of the population.
“I take vitamin D and get plenty of sunshine.”
Regardless of how you feel, if you live in a northern climate, you probably have low D. In fact, if you live in a warmer climate and always wear sunscreen, you may be low too. If you supplement, did you know that too much can be toxic? Best to test and monitor.
“My doctor says I’m healthy, though I still feel a bit off. But (s)he’s the expert. I’m just getting older.”
Nonsense. You could be TOFI. Or you could have something else, like a parasite or digestive issue, or food sensitivity. There are lots of other tests and healthcare professionals that can help detect those pesky issues that traditional medicine is not always equipped to handle.
Good health begins with real data.
At InOut Labs we make that data available directly to you. No doctor’s order required. Results are confidential. Contact us with questions.