The three highs – high blood sugar, high blood fat, and high blood pressure are common indicators of suboptimal health conditions increasing the risk of chronic diseases. 

“Three High and Uric Acid Screening”

 Poor eating habits, the lack of exercise, along with the immense pressure and stress in our daily lives greatly increases the risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and gout.  Regular screening of the three high indexes is essential to control and maintain optimal cardiovascular health. 

 

HbA1c Test

HbA1c refers to glycated hemoglobin. It develops when hemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body joins with glucose – becoming glycated.  The average lifespan of red blood cells is about 120 days. The test result indicates the concentration of HbA1c in blood and reflects the average level of glucose in your blood for the past 2 to 3 months. Excessive HbA1c will elevate the systemic inflammation response and easily induce multiple  complications.

Gout, a form of arthritis is a disorder of purine metabolism and excessive uric acid in the blood.  The symptoms are due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and are directly related to daily diet intake.  Reducing the occurrence and recurrence starts with the attention to daily health care and the control of uric acid.  

Uric Acid Test

Purine is nitrogen-containing genetic material in the body. Purine breaks down into uric acid by the liver and is released into the bloodstream. Eventually it is filtered by the kidneys and excreted in the urine.

Gout is caused by the abnormal purine metabolism in the body, which leads to hyperuricemia and the accumulation of urate crystals in the joint cavity, causing swelling and deformation of joints.

Gout is caused by the intake of foods which are rich in purines. Foods such as: soybean, mushroom, seaweed and poultry organs, etc.

Blood Lipid Profile

Blood lipids refer to lipid content in the blood which is mainly Total Cholesterols, Triglycerides, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterols.

When the level of triglycerides in blood is higher than normal, it can be easily stored in the fat cells of the liver, which in turn results in fatty liver and blood viscosity increases. High blood cholesterol may precipitate in the arterial wall resulting in the hardening and blockage of the arteries. In turn, it can induce severe cardiovascular diseases such as: coronary disease and stroke. Excessive lipids in the blood may also leads to problems such as diabetes.

Blood Glucose Test

Global incidence of Diabetes Mellitus has skyrocketed in recent years and becomes a trend in youth. Estimated by the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Hong Kong alone will soar to 920,000. Unhealthy eating habits, obesity and lack of physical activity are the root causes.

Research indicates that chronic complications of diabetes mainly affects arteries and capillaries. When blood glucose levels are too high, arteriosclerosis and subsequent embolism may result affecting the organs such as eyes, kidney, heart, as well as male impotence and nerve damage.

3 Hypers and Uric Acid Test

HK$ 300