Friday, 11 August 2017

Healthy Elderly, Is It Real?

It turns out that around 80-90% of elderly (old people) who are really healthy have the laboratory examination results slightly similar to those of productive age. It is possible if preventive measures against degenerative diseases are taken early.

Bring your parents to have the Elderly Panel check-up in Prodia to present them with the quality elderhood.

  1. General Panel for the Elderly

This panel examination is useful to detect a variety of disorders frequently found in the elderly such as blood diseases/abnormalities, gastrointestinal infections/disorders, liver functionality disorders, and so forth.

Who should have the check-up: people above 55 years old with no disorder or disease (particularly degenerative diseases) detected in the past.

General Panel for the Elderly consists of the following check-ups:

- Routine Hematology: To detect abnormality or blood disorder.

- Routine Urine: To early detect infection or disorder in the urinary tract.

- Routine Faeces: To early detect gastrointestinal tract disorder.

- GOT, GPT: To identify the damage of liver cell.

- Fasting Glucose: To assess the risk of hyperglycemia/diabetes.

- Uric Acid: To assess the risk of hyperuricemia.

- Cystatin C: To assess kidney function.

- CTx (C-Telopeptide): To assess the risk of osteoporosis by assessing/monitoring the activity of bone resorption.

- Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Direct LDL Cholesterol, Triglyceride:

To assess lipid profile and the risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases.

- ApoB, hs-CRP: To determine the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases.

- TSHs: To assess thyroid function.

- Prealbumin: To assess nutrition status.

- Homocysteine: To determine the risk of dementia (senility), and also heart and blood vessel diseases.

- PSA (for men): To screen the possibility of prostate cancer.

- SSBC (for women): To screen the possibility of cervical cancer.

 

  1. Osteoporosis Panel for the Elderly

This check-up panel is useful to determine the condition of bone formation and decomposition in the body and to monitor the success of osteoporosis therapy.

Who should check: people above 55 years old and having osteoporosis risk factor or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Panel for the Elderly consists of the following examinations:

- PTH Intact: To help determine the cause of calcium imbalance disorder.

- Calcium: To help screen, diagnose, and monitor the factors related to calcium level in the blood.

- Total Vitamin D-25 OH: To determine the vitamin D status.

- CTx (C-Telopeptide): To assess the resorption/breaking down of the bone as well as the response to antiresorptive drugs.

- N-MID Osteocalcin: Assess the rate of formation and assess the efficacy of antiresorptive drug therapy in patients with osteoporosis or hypercalcemia.

 

  1. Dementia Panel for the Elderly

This examination panel is useful for the management of elderly patients with dementia conditions, so that disease progression can be inhibited. Most check-ups in this panel can also estimate the risk of cardiovascular/heart diseases.

Who should check: people above 55 years old and have been clinically diagnosed as suffering from dementia (although it is still in the mild stage).

Dementia Panel for the Elderly consists of the following check-ups:

- Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Direct LDL Cholesterol, Triglyceride: To assess fat profile and the risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases.

- ApoB, hs-CRP, Lp(a): To assess the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases.

- Homocysteine: To determine the risk of dementia (senility), and also heart and blood vessel diseases.

- NT-proBNP: To early detect heart failure.

- Protrombin Time (INR), APTT, Fibrinogen, D-Dimer: To evaluate coagulation system (blood clotting).

- Platelet Aggregation: To evaluate platelet function.

- Folic Acid: To determine the folate status in the body.

- Vitamin B12: To determine vitamin B12 status in the body (for example, vitamin B12 deficiency on anemia patient).

- Total Antioxidant Status: To estimate the antioxidant status in the body.

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