Screening tests are laboratory tests that helps to identify people with increased risk for a condition or disease before they have symptoms or even realize they may be at risk so that preventive measures can be taken. They are an important part of preventive health care.
Teenagers are often considered the healthiest age group. However, habits during adolescence (the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult) will likely affect your child’s health until adulthood. For example, helping an overweight or obese teenager reduce their weight can prevent Diabetes and Heart disease in recent years.
Not everyone in this age group may need screening tests for all the conditions listed here
· Obesity – there are many serious health consequences of being obese, including an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, joint problems, sleep and psychological problems. Children who continue to be overweight to adulthood have an increased risk of serious health condition.
· Diabetes – while most cases of type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in children under 18, the signs symptoms often develop rapidly.
· High Cholesterol – staring in childhood, the waxy substance called cholesterol and other fatty known as lipids begin to accumulate in the arteries, hardening into plaques that narrow the arterial ducts.
· Iron Deficiency Anaemia – children grow and develop quickly and need iron in their diet to develop normally.
Easy Medical Centre offering private blood testing in clinic for teens from 12 years old.
Book your child in now for quick check up to be on the safe side!
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