How to do a Proper Body Diagnostics

How to do a Proper Body Diagnostics

In order to have a favorable outcome, it is always best to take preventive measures. Self analysis and proper data collection are necessary to aid you in finding out your disposition. 

A thorough physical exam by a primary care physician is fundamental. This often includes measurements of height, weight, blood pressure, and other basic health indicators.

A comprehensive family history and lifestyle assessment is absolutely necessary. The information can help determine your risk for certain conditions and guide screenings, preventive measures, or interventions.

Here’s a breakdown of what a doctor might ask in these categories:

Genetic/Family History:

Immediate Family Members’ Health
-Do your parents, siblings, or children have any chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure?
-Have any immediate family members been diagnosed with cancer? If so, what type and at what age?

Extended Family Health
Do your aunts, uncles, or grandparents have a history of genetic conditions, chronic diseases, or cancer?

Age and Cause of Death
-How old were your deceased relatives when they died, and what was the cause of death?

Ethnic Background
-Some conditions are more prevalent in certain ethnic groups.

Genetic Disorders
-Are there known genetic disorders or conditions in your family?
-Has anyone in your family undergone genetic testing, and if so, what were the results?

Reproductive History
-Were there any complications during pregnancies or childbirth in the family?
Are there any history of birth defects, genetic conditions, or childhood diseases in the family?


What is a typical day’s diet for you (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)?
How often do you consume alcohol? How many drinks per session?
Do you consume caffeine? How much and how often?

How often do you exercise, and what type of activities do you engage in
How long are your typical exercise sessions?

How many hours of sleep do you typically get each night?
Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?

Do you frequently feel stressed or anxious?
What are your primary sources of stress?

Medications and Supplements
Are you currently taking any prescribed medications, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements?
Have you recently stopped or started any medications or supplements?

Environmental Exposures
Are you exposed to potential toxins, chemicals, or allergens at home or work?

Blood Tests

Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Measures different components of your blood, including red and white blood cells. It can detect anemia, infection, and many other disorders.

Lipid Profile
Assesses risk for coronary heart disease by measuring cholesterol levels, including LDL, HDL, and triglycerides.

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
Evaluates kidney function, glucose levels, and electrolyte balance.

Liver Function Tests
Checks for liver conditions like hepatitis or fatty liver.

Testosterone Level
Especially if you have symptoms like fatigue, erectile dysfunction, or decreased muscle mass.

Thyroid Function Tests
Such as TSH, T3, and T4, especially if you have symptoms of an overactive or underactive thyroid.

Vitamin and Mineral Tests

Vitamin D
Many people are deficient in vitamin D, which plays a crucial role in bone health, immune function, and mood.

B12 and Folate
Essential for nerve function and the formation of red blood cells.

Iron and Ferritin
Especially if you’re experiencing fatigue or suspect anemia.

Amino Acid Blood Test
This can give insight into metabolic disturbances, nutritional deficiencies, and reasons for fatigue or decreased immune function.

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Note — Medicaid generally covers medically necessary blood tests. These can include routine screenings, diagnostic tests, or monitoring tests for existing medical conditions. However, the specific coverage details can vary by state, as each state administers its own Medicaid program within federal guidelines. It’s always a good idea to check with your state’s Medicaid office or your Medicaid managed care plan (if you are enrolled in one) to get information about specific coverage details and any potential out-of-pocket costs.

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