Advanced Blood Biochemistry£126.5
Advanced Blood Biochemistry (ABB)
The Advanced Blood Biochemistry (ABB) profile includes all the tests from the Basic Blood Biochemistry (BBB) profile but in addition also includes:
- uric acid
- full iron profile
- full liver profile
- diabetes marker
- Omega 3 to 6 ratio.
This test should be performed once a year if you are over 30. However it can be performed at a younger age if experiencing health issues such as low mood, irritability, tiredness, brain fog. This test is a good way to keep yourself healthy and can prevent many disease and weaknesses.
This Advanced Blood Biochemistry test can be done from the comfort of your own home because only a pain-free finger prick is required.
Markers in the Advanced Blood Biochemistry:
Lets have a look at the importance of Omega 3 to 6 ratio, Thyroid Function, Uric Acid, Full Liver Profile, Full Iron profile and Diabetes Marker the HbA1c.
The Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio test:
Knowing your omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is just as important as knowing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Omega 3 fatty acids have an ani-inflammatory action which can prevent many pathologies. The unbalanced omega 3 ratio can be linked to pathologies in the circulatory system including heart attack and stroke. We rarely consume foods which are rich in omega 3, therefore this nutrient often is low when performing the Omega 3 to 6 ratio test.
Most people consume an adequate amount of omega 6 through their diet naturally, but excessive consumption leads to inflammation. Performing the test will help in analysing the levels of omegas and address imbalances. In order to keep these two omegas in balance, dietary choices should be reviewed. If the results show high omega 6, consequently an appropriate dosage of an omega 3 supplement can be prescribed. This will help to bring levels to an optimal level. When the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is balanced it is possible to maintain the correct levels through diet.
Thyroid profile: TSH, T3, T4, and Antibodies:
It is important to know your full thyroid profile because its optimal function is essential for all bodily systems. Because hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and/or an autoimmune conditions are very common, we should investigate it to prevent any thyroid pathology.
Many people live with an autoimmune condition for years, even decades without knowing it. They may be diagnosed with Hypo or Hyper Thyroidism, but never have antibodies examined. Having the full profile means that you can accurately adjust your food plan and supplementation according to what is out of range. Consulting a Thyroid Specialist is also highly advisable. The specialist will help to create the appropriate plan which will consider all areas that affect thyroid health.
Some of the most common symptoms of Hypothyroidism are:
- Dry skin
- Brain fog
- Puffy face
- Weight gain
- Digestive issues
- Brittle hair and nail
- Achy muscles and stiffness
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Heavy or abnormal menstrual cycle
Some of the most common symptoms of Hyperthyroidism are:
- Weight loss
- Racing heart
- Easy irritated
- Muscle weakness
- Intolerance to heat
- Excessive sweating
- Thin and Brittle nails
- Insomnia or sleep troubles
- Tremor (usually fine shaking)
Uric Acid in the Advance Blood Biochemistry Test:
Uric acid is a byproduct resulting from the breakdown of purines that come from dead cells or from foods such as red meat, anchovies, sardines, legumes, alcohol or tea.
Normally uric acid is eliminated easily through the kidneys, but if its function is compromised then high levels of uric acid is present in the circulation. High concentration of uric acid usually deposits in joints and may cause Gout, as a result causes intense pain. In worst cases it can lead to kidney failure.
Diabetes marker: HbA1c
Most people over consume simple carbohydrates and sugar without realising it. A person can live with high blood sugar without any symptoms until diabetes develops. It is important to know your blood sugar level to prevent the onset of multiple health conditions including diabetes, caner, metabolic disorders and obesity.
The HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) test indicates blood sugar levels particually over the last three months. That’s why it is an important marker. The HbA1c together with a fasting blood glucose in order to diagnose diabetes.
Full liver profile:
This test includes many markers and determines how efficiently your liver works. Did you know that your liver performs more than 500 functions simultaneously? Just to name a few: metabolism, detoxification, protein and antioxidants synthesis.
Liver performance can be easily affected by drugs, caffeine, alcohol, excessive sugar and especially by HFCS (high fructose corn syrup).
Fatty liver is a very common health condition and often it is silent. Everyone over 25 years old or complaining of any health issue should perform the liver test.
The test includes the following markers:
- ALP (alkaline phosphatase)
- Transaminases: ALT (alanine transaminase) and AST (aspartate transaminase).
Full Iron Profile Test in the ABB:
Iron is the key mineral that is joined to a protein and together they form haemoglobin. Heamoglobin is a protein that is responsible for oxygen transportation.
Often people are mislead by the advertisement that iron supplementation is required when you feel tired. Self medication with iron supplement without a blood test can cause severe issues. You should supplement iron only if your blood results show a low iron status. Iron is the mineral which is recycled in the body. This means men, children and elderly should not supplement with iron unless the blood results are low in iron. Excess iron can lead to erectile disfunction, fatal damage to heart, brain and liver.
People that have low iron are usually woman of menstruating age, pregnant woman and people affected by intestinal parasites.
The iron profile measure the iron-binding capacity, heamoglobin, ferritin and iron.
The comprehensive iron picture and other health markers from Advanced Blood Biochemistry can be evaluated and explained by Nadiya Naturopathic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner. Consultations are available in Tunbridge Wells, Rusthall, London and Online.
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