Whenever you are going in for a physical exam, you will not want to do anything that may temporarily affect your body in a way that will cause it to perform outside of your baseline levels. Listed below are some of the top things you should avoid doing before completing your physical exam:
Avoid Caffeinated Drinks and Medications: Whenever you consume drinks of medications that have caffeine in them, they have the ability to affect your blood pressure and potentially other physical stats. This is due to the fact the caffeine is a stimulant, meaning it increases your heart rate when it enters your bloodstream. Additionally, if you are on any medications with caffeine or that are classified as stimulants, such as adderall or other ADHD medications, check with your doctor ahead of time about if you should take these medications before an exam.
Skip High Fat Foods Before Having Your Blood Drawn: If your doctor is trying to get a good read on your cholesterol, having a heavy meal full of fats before your blood work may impact it negatively. However, if this is how you normally eat, this will have less of an impact on your results and will be discussed with you by your doctor if necessary. Try not to make any sudden changes to your diet leading up to your exam in order to provide your doctor with the most accurate reading of your health. If you have not had a physical exam in the last year, you may be overdue. Schedule an appointment at Wellspire Medical Group in Humble, today!
Don’t Come In Dehydrated: As with all other aspects of your health, staying hydrated before an exam is vital. Hydration allows for a more comfortable and accurate read of your health stats. Staying hydrated will also help to minimize complications that can come with drawing blood in patients as well. Additionally, staying hydrated helps to regulate your blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
If you or someone in your family is looking for a new primary practitioner, make sure you are choosing to work with a doctor that cares. At Wellspire Medical Group we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most comprehensive medical care in the Greater Houston area. Our doctors understand how critical your health and the health of your family is. We offer our patients comprehensive care, in modern facilities, with access to on site specialists and labs.
Wellspire Medical Group
At Wellspire Medical Group, we understand how inconvenient sudden illness or injury can be to your life. At the first sign of an issue, come into one of our two medical facilities. If you do not have an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you at one of our locations. Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as the Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W