Friday, 27 January 2017

Kidney-Hypertension Wellness Testing Panel

According to the World Heart Federation, currently there are at least 970 million people worldwide who have hypertension and the number will continue to grow from time to time.

Categories of hypertension

People can be considered as having hypertension if their blood pressure is less than or equal to 140/90 mmHg. Meanwhile, the normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg. How about the people with 130 mmHg blood pressure?

Hypertension diseases are classified into two, namely prehypertension and hypertension. Prehypertension is a condition where a person' s blood pressure is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as dangerous hypertension. At this stage, the sufferers can control their blood pressure by living a healthy lifestyle.

However, at the stage 1 hypertension someone needs to beware of having high blood pressure. At this stage, the sufferers must control the blood pressure by regular medical check-up in addition to living a healthy lifestyle.

The stage 2 hypertension is when someone is unable to control the blood pressure. At this stage, the sufferers have been in peril. If the sufferers cannot well maintain their body condition, the worse impacts kick in.

Hypertension and kidney failure

The kidneys are the organs responsible for filtering the dietary substances and removing wastes from the blood. High blood pressure will injure the blood vessels, leading to several types of disorder such as kidney failure, kidney scarring and also kidney artery aneurysm.

Preventive measure

Although hypertension is considered as dangerous and common, there' s still a hope for preventive measures. Maintaining healthy lifestyle and diet as well as having regular blood pressure test are the feasible preventive measures.

Blood pressure control can also be carried out by the laboratory test. Prodia Clinical Laboratory provides the hypertension check-up panels incorporated in the Kidney-Hypertension Wellness Testing Panel. This check-up panel is designed by Prodia to identify and provide important information on the health condition of the kidneys and the damage risk threatening other organs, especially to early detect those with high risks (having prehypertension, hypertension and kidney functionality disorders).

Test types of Kidney-Hypertension Wellness Testing Panel

- Hs-CRP

Serving as the indicator of inflammation and the risk factor of coronary heart disease.

- NT-proBNP

Helpful for detecting the early stage of heart failure.

- Total Antioxidant Status (TAS)

Helpful for estimating the antioxidant status within the body.

- Cystatin C

Helpful for detecting the early stage of kidney deterioration.

- Quantitative Urine Albumin

Albuminuria (discharge of albumin into the urine) implies higher risk of kidney damage and commonly occurs in the patients with diabetes or hypertension.

- Uric Acid

The increasing amount of uric acid implies the risk of hypertension.

- Aldosterone

Helpful in the case of unrelieved hypertension though having been medicated.

- Na, K

A number of diseases are indicated by electrolyte imbalance within the body, such as sodium (Na) and potassium (K).