Who else is afraid of having a blood test done? Although a blood test is a basic procedure, most of us get very nervous before getting it done. After all, the needle and all the blood – it can be really scary. Ironically most of us are only afraid of the blood test – how it happens – and are really not concerned much about what it can reveal. In this article, we reveal some of the most unexpected and unpredictable things that this simple test can reveal about your health and well-being.

1. CBC (Complete Blood Count)

This is one thing that we all know this test reveals – the total blood count. This includes the range of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in the bloodstream.

2. Biological Age

You are 55 years old but that is your chronological age i.e. how many days old you are since the day you were born. The biological age that is revealed via a blood test actually tells you how healthy your internal system and overall body is. So you can be 55 years old but with a biological age of 25 years or maybe 65 years too!

3. Risk of Psychological Problems in Future

Will you have Alzheimer’s in future? What are the chances of you having Parkinson’s disease anytime in the near future? These are some questions that you might dread but will surely want them answered as well. A blood test can actually reveal the risk of psychological problems for you in the near future i.e. up to coming 10 years by measuring up a certain protein level in the bloodstream.

4. Dehydration

Dehydration is a common problem, particularly in people as they age and become older. Lack of sufficient fluids inside the body leads the body to become dehydrated and this can cause many serious health problems. Dehydration is also revealed through a simple blood exam.

5. History of Every Cold/Flu/Infection You Ever Had

It is crazy to believe but you can actually get to know the complete history of every cold, flue or infection that you might suffer from through your blood test reports. It has been revealed via scientific study that every time you have a flu and recover from it – the blood is left with antibodies that fought off the cold. These antibodies live all lifelong inside the bloodstream and hence you can detect them anytime in life through a simple blood test.

6. Risk To Alcohol Addition

We all know that alcohol can be addictive and this addiction is known to put the safety of lives at threat. However, you might be surprised to know that in addition to the addictive traits of alcohol – the human blood also contains a certain compound called PEth that indicates towards the probability of a person becoming an addict. People who have higher levels of PEth in their bloodstream are more prone to alcohol abuse than other people. A simple test can help to determine the level of PEth compound in the bloodstream.

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