A blood test shows insight into biological processes and body functioning that can contribute to plight with weight management. Diagnostic Lab offers various blood test for weight loss that assesses the functioning of many of the body’s mechanisms that control weight loss and weight gain.
The weight management panel includes the following.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Complete Blood Count With Differential and Platelets (CBC)
- Lipid Profile
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate
- Testosterone Total
- Progesterone Blood Test
- C-Reactive Protein Cardiac Risk Assessment
- Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Thyroxine (T4) Free Serum
- Tri-iodothyronine (T3) Free Serum
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
The CMP contains different blood tests that all relate to the metabolic processes in the body. It has a glucose test that can detect the presence of diabetes, a disease highly connected to obesity. The panel also includes tests that estimate both kidney and liver functioning. These important organs filter out proteins and waste products / chemicals that are produced during the metabolizing process. Fluids, electrolytes, and minerals in the blood are also calculated. If the body is low on fluids or electrolytes the metabolic process slows down, leading to likely weight gain or difficulty losing weight. You can order a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) without a doctor’s prescription.
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
A CBC blood test measures the proportion and concentration of white and red blood cells and platelets in the blood. If the blood cells are not in balance the body cannot perform optimally, which may induce weight gain. The CBC can also test for anemia, a disorder caused by lower levels of iron in the blood. This can lead to severe fatigue and a reduction in the amount of energy being burned by the body.
The lipid blood test is used to estimate cholesterol types / classes and levels. The ratio of “good” versus “bad” cholesterol is important in deciding the risk of heart disease. Bad cholesterol can collect in the arteries of the heart making it more potential for a blood clot to completely block off the artery causing a heart attack. The chance of heart disease can be decreased with diet and exercise. Lipid profile levels should alter with weight loss.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate
DHEA Sulfate is present in both males and females and works as a male sex hormone. It is important in the evolution of male secondary sex characteristics. DHEA can be converted into estrogen, a feminine hormone, or testosterone, another male hormone. Hormones play an important role in maintaining weight; and if there is a surplus of DHEA in the blood, there is most likely a concern with the metabolizing process.
The degree of masculinization in both men and women can be determined by a testosterone test. Obesity can negatively impact levels of testosterone in men. If women have excessive testosterone in their blood, the hormone can influence their ability to lose weight.
Progesterone is a hormone is produced in women during ovulation. The levels rise during this time to organize the uterus for a fertilized egg. One can anticipate progesterone levels to be ten times higher in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women. However, high levels of progesterone in men or in women who are not pregnant can slow weight loss and also have more serious health implications, such as being at a higher chance of certain types of cancer.
An estradiol test is a significant blood test for weight loss. Estradiol is a hormone made in the ovary and assists in the development of female secondary sex characteristics. A lack of estradiol has been shown to increase food cravings and overeating while reducing the body’s ability to burn fat.
C-Reactive Protein Cardiac
C-reactive is a type of protein seen in the blood. The C-reactive protein cardiac blood test supplies details on the overall level of inflammation in the body and is most often used to test for the risk of heart disease. An elevated level of C-reactive protein in the blood is usually seen in concurrence with other heart disease risks, such as obesity and metabolic issues. Losing weight will usually lower C-reactive protein levels. Order a CRP Blood Test online.
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Thyroxine (T4) Free Serum, Tri-Iodothyronine (T3) Free Serum
These three blood tests are for thyroid function assessment or thyroid function test or thyroid profile. The thyroid is a gland that controls the metabolic system. One of the diagnostic processes for persons with weight issues is to ask for a thyroid panel. Hyperthyroidism, where the gland creates too much of the thyroid hormone, can cause weight loss or an inability to gain weight. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is less active and can cause weight gain or an inability to lose weight.
This blood test is used to measure the threat of heart attack and additional heart-related problems. Homocysteine, an amino acid, is metabolized by folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. If the amino acid is not metabolized and remains in the blood, then the body is at a higher risk of heart-related concerns. Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can help the body maintain the nutrients it requires for the metabolizing process.
IQ Diagnostics is one of the best pathology labs in Noida region. It provides an array of blood tests to diagnose variety of diseases at affordable prices. Free home sample collection is available across Noida, Ghaziabad & Greater Noida.