A small butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower front part of the neck is known as the thyroid gland. It produces two hormones – thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) responsible to regulate metabolism.
Thyroid Function test is the blood test used to measure the function of thyroid gland. It helps in diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders.
Hypothyroidism – Not enough hormones are produced resulting in – weight gain, weakness, mood swings etc.
Hyperthyroidism – Excess hormones are produced resulting in – weight loss, anxiety etc.
Synthetic thyroid hormones are used to treat hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism. It is simple, safe and effective if taken in the right dose.
Thyroid Function test is asked by Doctors for finding the right dose.
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The liver is the powerhouse of the body. It is the largest solid organ of the body. It performs a spate of bodily function – digestion of food (breaking down the substances), getting rid of toxic substances, storing minerals and vitamins, producing useful proteins, enzymes etc, regulating blood clotting. Symptoms of an unhealthy Liver are many – weakness, weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, itchy skin etc.
Prevention – alcohol in moderation, get vaccinated, use medication wisely to minimize side effects, weight control etc.
A set of parameters – proteins, enzymes, substances etc which helps in understanding the status of the liver is called Liver Function test (LFT). Each parameter – Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Total protein, Bilirubin and Gamma Glutamyltransferase (GGT) has its own significance and helps to understand some aspect related to liver function. Based on the findings of the LFT test proper measurements can be taken. Liver function test thought simple is very important.
Blood samples can be taken at the comfort of one’s home at a convenient time and reports are shared, – to book an appointment for blood sampling for LFT click here.
Lipid (Cholesterol) Profile is a panel of blood test used to screen level of cholesterol (good/bad) in the blood. Cholesterol is kind of fat which in moderation is good but is bad if in excess. Bad Cholesterol (Fat) can clog arteries developing heart disease. Good Cholesterol protects from heart disease.
One should get cholesterol levels checked regularly to avoid any late surprises. Early detection can be tackled by modifying lifestyle or by medication (as advised by the Doctors).
Types of Lipids / Cholesterols
1) Total Cholesterol – the total amount of cholesterol
2) LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) – Bad Cholesterol.
3) HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) – Good Cholesterol.
4) Triglycerides – Excess calories stored in fat cells.
Steps to improve / lower Blood Cholesterol
1) Avoid smoking
2) Avoid junk food (high fat / high sodium).
3) Having a balanced diet (vegetable, whole grain, low-fat milk (and products))
4) Regular work-out
An elevated level of cholesterol is manageable if one is keeping a tab on the level and is taking steps in the right direction (better lifestyle/medication).
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Kidneys are bean shaped organs responsible for filtering the blood and regulating the fluid balance in the body. They maintain the normal pH lever and water balance in the body. Blood in the body circulates through the kidney. Waste gets removed as urine. Nephrons are tiny filters found in kidney. There are no obvious symptoms of kidney problem even if 10% of kidneys are working.
There are a group of test (Kidney Function Test) conducted to understand how well the kidneys are working.
Blood Urea Nitrogen / Urea – Amount of urea present in the blood. Higher amount of urea present can be a symptom of some issue with kidney function.
Uric Acid – Level of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is removed from the body through urine. Higher amount of uric acid is an indicator of improper kidney function.
Creatinine – Level of Creatinine in the blood. Creatinine too is a waste product. Higher level of Creatinine indicates kidney problem.
Simple blood test can be done to get the various parameters of kindey function test. Results are to be correlated with clinical conditions. Keeping a tab on these parameters are very useful to measure and understand the functioning of the kidney. Altered values can raise alarm and corrective steps can be taken.
These days – Kidney Function test is quite affordable and sampling can be done from the comfort of one’s home at one’s convenient time.
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Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium in the body. Vitamin D is needed for other important body functions too. Deficiency of Vitamin D can cause bone fragility, depression, weight gain, heart ailments etc. Bone Pain, Back Pain, depression, exhaustion, hair loss, weight gain , muscle pain etc can by symptom of Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D helps in bettering the immune system and neuron muscular system too. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, our body itself produces Vitamin D.
Vitamin D deficiency to an extent can be improved by taking Vitamin D supplements. It is reasonably safe if taken in appropriate doses. However, too much of D supplement can be harmful too. The best source of Vitamin D is sunlight.
How does one know if he is vitamin D deficient?
Vitamin D level in the blood can be easily found out by a simple blood test. Blood sample can be collected from home at a convenient time and reports are shared. Technology for vitamin D testing is pretty affordable too.
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