Posts Tagged ‘blood’

What is Reactive Hypoglycemia?

What is Reactive Hypoglycemia? By Mayo Clinic staff Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) level falls too low. There are several reasons why this may happen, the most common being a side effect of drugs used for the treatment of diabetes. But to understand how hypoglycemia happens, it helps to know how your body…

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Blood Viscosity as a Factor in all Metabolic Diseases

Blood Viscosity as a Factor in all Metabolic Diseases While it is true that a man is “as old as his arteries”, equally true is that his health is only as good as the health of his blood. The bloodstream is known as the “river of life”, and it is the purity of the river…

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Liver Function Tests – A Good Article

Liver Function Tests The purpose of this page is to assist people to understand the reasons for the tests that are generally performed and make some sense of the results. It is not intended to encourage “self diagnosis” A reliable diagnosis of a liver condition can only be made by a qualified medical practitioner after…

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Liver Blood Test ALT/AST Enzyme Values

ALT/AST Enzyme Values Medical Author: Siamak Nabili, MD, MPH Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Introduction to liver blood test An initial step in detecting liver damage is a simple blood test to determine the presence of certain liver enzymes in the blood. Under normal circumstances, these enzymes reside within the cells…

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Creatinine Blood Test

What is creatinine? Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Creatinine is produced from creatine, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles. Approximately 2% of the body’s creatine is converted to creatinine every day. Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. The kidneys filter out…

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