Have you ever received a phone call from the doctor’s office with the message, “Hello Ms. X, Your test results are normal. Make an appointment next year.”? All you know is what the healthcare provider tells you over the phone. Maybe this conversation happened in the physician’s office during your visit. Your doctor swoops in, glances at your test results and breezes through the test results.
If you are healthy and have never had any major health issues, this may be enough information. You continue on for another year, or 6 months, without a worry. But, maybe you wonder, “What does ‘normal’ mean? Can I do anything to improve my health?” How do you know? Are you at the high end, the low end, just barely in the range? (more…)