Lab Testing for Medical Weight Loss Q&A
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What lab tests are drawn for weight loss?
How can a laboratory analysis help me lose weight?
What does a laboratory analysis tell you?
What are the benefits of lab analysis and review?
Since weight is determined by many factors in and outside of the body, there is an array of lab tests that can be done to determine the best course of treatment for a weight loss plan. Examples of tests included in a weight management panel are, but are not limited to, complete blood count (CBC), testosterone total, lipid profiles, progesterone blood test, and C-reactive protein cardiac test. Your doctor will determine what lab tests will make the most sense and provide the most beneficial data for them to use. If you are wondering what the tests will be measuring, you can ask your doctor for more details.
By using laboratory analysis, a physician can determine what internal factors may be affecting your weight management. Various conditions can influence your body’s ability to gain, lose and maintain a certain weight. Many patients have experienced difficulty losing weight, and laboratory analysis can identify physiological issues that may be the cause. Everybody is different, and a treatment that may work for one person may not work for the next.
By utilizing laboratory analysis, physicians can individualize a weight loss care plan specific to your body’s functional status. A laboratory analysis can also detect and identify if there is an underlying health issue that is preventing you from losing weight, which your doctor can then work to treat as part of your weight loss plan.
Each laboratory test will provide different information that can be valuable in your weight loss care plan. A complete blood count (CBC) measures the concentration of your blood components (red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets). An imbalance of these components would result in decreased function of cells and tissues in the body, which can lead to weight gain. A testosterone total will assess the levels of the hormone testosterone in the body. While testosterone is mainly knownas a male hormone, it is also found in women. Low testosterone levels in men can lead to weight gain, and high testosterone levels in women can make it difficult to lose weight. Lipid profiles measure HDL, known as “good” cholesterol, and LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. Higher levels of LDL are seen in those who are overweight and increase the risk of blood clots and heart disease. Progesterone is a hormone in both men and women, however, levels of this hormone can vastly fluctuate in women depending on where they are in their ovulation cycle, and if they are pregnant.
In women who are not pregnant or men, high levels ofprogesterone can hinder your ability to lose weight. A C-reactive protein cardiac test will assess the levels of inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and higher levels of C-Reactive cardiac protein coincides with obesity. While this is not a complete list of what may be included in laboratory analysis for weight loss, these examples provide valuable information about your body’s overall health. If there is a result out of the expected range, it can explain why your body is gaining or losing weight, what factors are making it easy or hard to do so, and how well your body can maintain a set weight.
Lab analysis is a highly effective diagnostic tool, which will provide you and your physician with all of the necessary information to curate a safe and optimal care plan designed specifically for you and your needs. It will also allow your physician to understand your pre-existing conditions, what effect they have on your health and weight, as well as what the best treatment outcomes are. At OmniLife Wellness, we strive to provide the best care possible. We will collaborate with you, your physician, and any other specialists involved in your care team regarding your laboratory analysis, and can assist in treatment plans, ensuring optimized results. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 8380 Warren Pkwy #100 Frisco TX 75034. We serve clients from Frisco TX, Allen TX, Prosper TX, Addison TX, Plano TX, and Colony TX.