Understanding your health goes beyond how you feel on a day-to-day basis. True progress towards living an optimal life starts when we address the root causes of our health concerns. At Expand Health, we specialize in functional blood tests as part of our Custom Programme, designed to empower you with comprehensive insights into your health’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Annual blood tests and advanced diagnostics are your first line of defense in catching health issues before they escalate. Whether you’re managing a chronic condition or simply committed to staying ahead of potential health problems, these crucial tests provide the insights you need to take proactive steps toward optimal well-being
Essential Blood Tests for Holistic Health
Our Custom Programme includes a range of functional blood tests, each designed to focus on specific health aspects:
Critical Nutrients: Micronutrients like vitamin D and magnesium are essential for optimal bodily function. Deficiencies can lead to symptoms like fatigue, poor sleep, and even kidney damage.
Complete Blood Count and Organ Health Markers: This test measures features of your blood vital for detecting disorders like anemia, infection, and clotting issues. Liver and kidney enzyme levels are also tested to understand their function.
Stress Markers: Hormones like testosterone and cortisol are your body’s messengers affecting everything from mood to weight.
Metabolic Markers: These markers help understand how your body is converting food into energy. They include cholesterol, triglycerides, and HbA1C, a marker not just for blood glucose but also for overall oxidation in the body.
Inflammatory Markers: Chronic inflammation can lead to a host of issues, including heart and brain diseases. Tests like hsCRP provide a direct look at your inflammation levels.
What happens after testing?
Once the results come back, your practitioner will review them with you during your consultation. “I always want to make sure our patients have a really good understanding of how their body is functioning,” Dr. Carmichael says. From there, it’s time to form a treatment plan and take action, if necessary, on areas such as diet, exercise, stress management, sleep habits and more. At Expand Health, we advise the use of innovative technologies like Cryotherapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Red Light Therapy and IV Therapy/supplements if required – to help you optimize your health based on your unique lifestyle and biomarker profile.
But no matter what the result is, Dr. Carmichael emphasizes that he doesn’t make treatment decisions based only on test results. Instead, they’re more like a piece of the puzzle, together with the patient’s health history and symptoms. “I don’t just treat based on a test result,” he explains. “I treat based on the whole person.