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Blood Tests

Dear reader, the writing of this issue above mentioned, the purpose is to educate and inform, not replace medical diagnosis.

In many ways a physician is like a detective. He or she has to sort out the information described by you about your symptoms and medical history, perform a physical exam and diagnostic tests, and finally diagnose the problem.

Blood tests are screening tests that are used to suggest that there may be a problem, and can be indicators that further evaluation is needed. For example, some blood tests are used as indicators of serious diseases, such as cancer.

Blood tests that measure antibodies in the blood can diagnose specific diseases such as Hepatitis A, B, C, or HIV/AIDS or verify the effectiveness of treatment. Antibodies are part of your body's immune system response. Your immune system is your body's protection and fights against disease.

Your immune system's capacity to resist disease, as well as immune disorders (such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis) can also be assessed using blood tests.

There are lots of tests that can be done; they look for lots of different things in the blood. There are certain kinds of tests that a doctor can repeat many times, to see the changes in the blood of the patients over a period of time. For example this happens with the test of glucose (sugars). This test is very important not only for the patient with diabetes but also for his doctor. This test is done a lot of times because the level of glucose (sugars) changes every day, and it is important to compare the level of the sugars today, with the level of the sugars yesterday or tomorrow.

Knowing the change in some blood tests, like glucose, over time may help tell if particular treatments are working. On the other hand, there are some blood tests that are only done once for a patient and then not repeated again. These types of tests measure things in the blood that don't change over time, like if there is the presence of a particular antibody that fights a certain type of disease. Once the antibody is there in the blood, it will always be there, so the test won't need to be done again.

Prevention is important. Therefore, taking supplements or natural remedies is my advice to prevent any health problems. In Natural Holistic Health, we have the remedy. Let your medicine be your food and your food be your medicine.

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