HealthTap provides telehealth services to consumers, health systems and self-insured employers. Doctors provide medical advice via video chat and text message.
HealthTap also provides HealthTap, including screening tests. Its primary care service is available in seven states.
1. Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor for stroke, heart attack and other serious health complications. Regular screening helps determine your risk and create an action plan to either prevent or control it.
A blood pressure screening test involves attaching a cuff on your arm, measuring both the top number (known as systolic pressure) and bottom one (diastolic pressure).
Weight plays a vital role in one’s health. It has the potential to impact blood pressure, cholesterol levels and even your mood.
Losing weight is best achieved through a combination of healthy eating habits and physical activity. But it’s also beneficial to enlist the support of family and friends in order to stay on track, keeping those extra pounds off for good. This will ensure success on your weight-loss journey!
3. Blood Sugar
Hyperglycemia, otherwise known as high blood sugar levels, is a serious medical condition affecting millions of people around the world. It damages blood vessels and slows tissue/body healing.
Untreated eye disease, nerve damage and kidney issues can have dire consequences – potentially life-threatening outcomes.
4. Blood Glucose
Blood glucose, commonly referred to as sugar, is a fluid found in the blood that your body uses for energy production. It comes from food you eat and is controlled by several bodily processes including insulin.
Hyperglycemia, otherwise known as hyperglycemia, can lead to serious health complications including diabetes. Hypoglycemia on the other hand, may cause seizures and brain damage in individuals.
5. Blood Cholesterol
What you eat has a significant effect on your cholesterol levels. Eating a nutritious and balanced diet is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy.
Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can help you prevent high blood pressure and other serious health complications. Schedule a blood test today or take advantage of HealthTap’s convenient online consultation with one of its doctors for added peace of mind!
6. Blood Pressure Screening
High blood pressure can be a precursor to heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. Regular screening helps detect hypertension before it causes harm to your organs.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that everyone over age 18 get a blood pressure screening every year, especially those at increased risk for heart disease or stroke.
7. Diabetes Screening
Diabetes is a serious and often undiagnosed illness that causes chronic high blood sugar levels. This can have serious repercussions for health, such as blindness, kidney failure and heart failure.
Screening for diabetes can help identify those at risk of developing this serious illness, so they can be treated and managed to minimize further damage. Adults should begin screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at age 35 through a blood glucose test.
8. Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer screening can help detect melanoma and other types of skin cancer when they are small and localized, when they can be treated more effectively.
Skin cancer screenings are essential and should be part of everyone’s healthcare regimen. It is especially critical for adults in their 20s and 30s.
9. Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening is an effective way to detect breast cancer before symptoms appear, and may help prevent fatalities due to this illness.
Screening mammograms, ultrasound and MRI are the three main tests used for screening purposes. Consult your healthcare provider about which ones are appropriate for you and when to have them performed.
10. Cancer Screening Tests
Cancer screening is a proactive measure to detect cancer before any symptoms manifest. It consists of physical exams and laboratory tests to check your body for cancer risks.
Breast, cervical and colorectal (colon) cancer screening can detect invasive cancer early, when treatment is most successful. Screening also detects precancer (abnormal cells that may become cancer) before they spread to other parts of the body.