The health MOT is a blood test designed specifically to offer an insight into the baseline indicators on one’s health. The test pinpoints deficiencies in vitamin and mineral levels and allows for solutions to be offered via diet changes, supplements and vitamin injections.
This test can be used to gauge cholesterol levels and detecting risk of diabetes, which provides information for advising lifestyle changes to avoid such a diagnosis for exacerbation of symptoms.
The health MOT is used to detect early signs of illness and has been noted as the most comprehensive test available.
- Red Blood Cells
- White Blood Cells
- Clotting Status
- Inflammation Markers
- Kidney Function
- Liver Function
- Gout Risk
- Iron Status
- Cholesterol Status
- Thyroid Function
Red Blood Cells ( 7 biomarkers )
The role of the red blood cell is predominantly involving the spreading of oxygen around your circulatory system to your tissue, this type of blood cell is the most prevalent in the human body. In the bone marrow, red blood cells are consistently produced which ensures regular replacement when you are cut, or even just as you age. The total red blood cell count should never experience much volatility, however, in particular circumstances, a surplus can be created, rapid cell death can occur, or cells may be produced in irregular shapes. Oxygen delivery can be affected by decreased cell volume, and this drop in cell production often leads to issues such as anaemia, which can cause weakness and lower energy levels. With surplus production, you may experience issues with your vision, and an enlarged spleen is also a common symptom.
White Blood Cells ( 6 biomarker )
It can be stated that the white blood cell is the major component of a healthy immune system. It is their role to act as a defense mechanism to protect your body from infection which can arise from harmful bacteria entering your body. These white blood cells are created in the bone marrow and exist at the stem where they tend to survive for a few days on average. There are 5 main varieties of white blood cell, each of which has a key role in safeguarding your body from harm. We can get great information regarding your immune system and streamline the diagnosis process by analyzing these 5 types of white blood cells.
Clotting Status ( 2 biomarkers )
In order for your body to sufficiently control bleeding, platelets must be produced in your bone marrow, these are also known as clotting cells. In some cases, the volume of platelets created is insufficient. Conditions such as thrombocytopenia can cause rapid destruction of platelets, which is often a result of disorders affecting one’s immune system. These conditions can also be a result of medication intolerance, disease to the liver or excessive bleeding. We can also sometimes notice high platelet counts which are referred to as thrombocytosis. Factors that can induce this condition include disorders affecting one’s bone marrow, and infections.
Inflammation Markers ( 1 biomarker )
One experiences inflammation in a case where their immune system is heightened in order to fight foreign bacteria and tried to offer protection against infection and the damage of the body’s tissue. Common symptoms of inflammation are things such as high temperature, swelling of the affected area and pain which can be chronic or acute in nature. Long term conditions are generally what causes chronic inflammation, which can include arthritis, IBS or respiratory issues such as asthma. Proteins in the blood increase in volume as a result of inflammation and these tests allow us to determine the cause and degree of inflammation present.
Kidney Function ( 3 biomarkers )
The role of the kidneys is to effectively remove all waste material and surplus fluid from the contents of your blood. The degree to which the kidneys are operating can be determined by analysing the volume of waste produced from the blood along with the number of electrolytes that exist in order to regulate body fluid levels. Disease in kidneys can be exhibited with very few indicators in the premature periods of development which means the assessment of kidney function is incredibly vital to maintaining effectively. This is particularly true for those who are diabetics, individuals with high blood pressure or those at risk of hereditary kidney disease.
Liver Function ( 6 biomarkers )
Our liver acts as one of our vital organs, responsible for multiple functionalities such as the effective breakdown of ingested food along with energy conversion and toxic waste removal. Hormone regulation is also a key role in our liver. Liver inflammation can arise as a result of surplus food consumption as well as excessive alcohol abuse, but can also be caused by viral hepatitis. Regeneration is one of the great features of the liver, and keeps us healthy, yet, if we neglect our liver, the consequential inflammation can cause cirrhosis and permanent liver disease. We use blood tests as an enzyme gauge to measure inflammation.
Proteins ( 3 biomarkers )
For our cells to effectively function and for muscle growth to occur, it is important for us to consume sufficient volumes of the protein macronutrient. We can improve the diagnosis of diseases occurring in the liver and kidneys by calculating proteins in the blood. We can also measure the volume of other specific hormones in the blood by gauging the number of molecules bound to protein versus the free ones that are available for use to your cells. The increased volume of these proteins is generally caused due to dehydration but is often the illustrator of separate conditions too. A low protein count in the blood often shows significant malnutrition and can even be an indicator of malabsorption.
Gout Risk ( 1 biomarker )
A variation of arthritis forming most commonly in the smaller joints of the body such as the fingers and toes is known as Gout. Generally, gout arises as a result of uric acid building up within the joints where it crystalises. The big toe is often the first place it attacks when it experiences severe inflammation, so much so that the subject will be in agony. Unfortunately, gout can tend to affect more than one joint and can only be treated using steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen.
Diabetes ( 1 biomarker )
Most commonly referred to as Type 2 diabetes, it is a disease that affects our metabolism and is becoming more prevalent across a wide age spectrum. Over 30% of adults based in the United Kingdom Factors such as our genes and our lifestyle tend to determine our likelihood of contracting this condition. Maintaining a habit of regular exercise, a balanced diet, and a healthy weight all help us to avoid diabetes. If you do get diabetes and it goes unnoticed, you may not be able to fight the raised blood glucose, even with changes in lifestyle. Upon full diagnoses of diabetes, it is massively important that the subject carefully monitors their blood glucose levels to ensure they do not damage their vital organs and nervous system. Heart attacks and specific cancer variations often occur in diabetes patients and lifespan is generally reduced.
Iron Status ( 4 biomarker )
An element that is necessary for multiple processes occurring naturally in the body, iron is vital for the creation of new red blood cells as well as the effective transport of oxygen around the body. Without iron, we couldn’t keep our immune system strong and healthy. We tend to find the largest quantity of iron within red blood cells and more specifically, within the proteins and haemoglobin that exist there. A lower quantity of iron exists in ferritin, a protein with the role of controlling iron releases to regulate its levels. We use the iron status test as a means of measuring total blood iron level which assists in accurately diagnosing iron overload (haemochromatosis) or anaemia. One’s bodily ability for iron absorption along with the total iron volume can be determined with this test.
Cholesterol Status ( 6 biomarker )
Cholesterol can be described as a substance that is fatty in nature, yet is incremental in the operation of bodily cells. That said, an excess of cholesterol existing in the blood often negatively affects one’s health and as it rises, one’s risk of cardiac arrest and stroke increases. Multiple factors increase the risk of heart disease and knowledge is accumulating in this area, specifically regarding the complex biological processes that cause heart issues. High cholesterol levels have long been seen to increase this inherent risk, yet the varieties of cholesterol in the human body offer different dangers. The liver produced cholesterol from nutrients consumed. Factors such as our nutrition, genetics and weight affect our levels of cholesterol negatively in some cases.
Minerals ( 1 biomarker )
Minerals can be defined as those substances in your body that are inorganic and required for ordinary functionality. There are two separate categories of minerals, these include minerals and trace elements. Each is equally as important, but minerals are often required in larger volumes. Minerals cannot be produced in the body, they must come from nutrients. They have the duty of fulfilling standard bodily functions such as maintaining bone strength, regulating fluid balances. Keeping nerve and muscles function effective and producing hormones while ensuring blood pressure is regulated. Mineral deficiency is not uncommon and can arise in cases where the subject neglects specific food groups.
Thyroid Function ( 3 biomarker )
The gland known as the thyroid is based at the front of one’s neck and creates hormones that assist in the governance of one’s metabolism. The thyroid can often fail to adequately produce correct hormone quantities and tends to cause symptoms that are debilitating. Generally, when the thyroid is underactive, the subject experiences fatigue, weight gain, and the skin and hair become dry. We often see an overactive thyroid causing anxiety and nervousness, as well as weight loss. Upon diagnosis, treatment can be prescribed for these conditions, as long as the priority remains on the thyroid hormones being monitored to maintain optimal levels.
Vitamins ( 3 biomarker )
Key nutrients that your body requires in order to function are known as vitamins. These can not be made without food consumption. They are categorized by two types of vitamin, fat-soluble and water-soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K exist in all food that is oily. Storage of vitamins occurs in fatty tissue as well as your liver, so daily consumption is not necessary. Water-based vitamins such as C and B vitamins are not kept within the body and so more frequent consumption of this kind is necessary. All vitamins should be ingested through a balanced diet, as some diets which neglect food types can lead to deficiencies.
Hormones ( 10 biomarker )
Your hormones are responsible for regulating your bodies behaviour such as reproduction, sleep and your metabolism. A minor change in your hormone levels can lead to a severe effect on your health as it can alter your energy and mood and negatively affect your sex drive and fertility. Hormones can often be referred to as chemical messengers which are produced in your glands and can be released within your blood. Hormones tell your body how to function, and manage appetite, mood and reproduction. Disorders aren’t uncommon and can be seen regularly, with treatments available for correction in the form of simple lifestyle change as well as replacement therapy. Levels can vary throughout the day and are volatile in women during the reproductive cycle.
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