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The relation between porphyrins and heavy metal exposure – how to detect your toxicity level?

The level of chemicals, metals and drugs in your body determine the status of your health. It is essential for you to know the levels of heavy metals in case you are at a risk of exposure to them.

What are porphyrins?

Porphyrins are natural chemicals in your body which assist in forming several essential substances in the body. They are essential components of proteins such as hemoglobin and myoglobin, the proteins in red blood cells and muscles respectively which carry oxygen in the blood and muscles.

Keep track of your blood health – know your blood cell counts

You are healthy, feel well and have no symptoms. However, on routine health examination, one of the parameters of your blood cell counts test, for instance, Hemoglobin is just on margin. You are recommended to take supplements by your physician. Likewise, blood cell counts are essential in case you have any symptoms. Let us review how Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differential test keeps track of your health, both in health and disease.

Live a better life with Diabetes – know the role of HbA1c

 

HbA1c is measured as a percentage and provides an overview of your average blood glucose control for the past few months. Hemoglobin, the protein found in your red blood cells, carries oxygen from the lungs to all the cells of the body. It also links up with sugars such as glucose (glycation) as they enter your red blood cells. The more glucose in your blood, the more hemoglobin gets glycated. As your red blood cells die and get replenished every three months, HbA1c gives the measure of your blood sugar over that time.

Know about your anemia with Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC) test – live a better life

 

Do you feel that the normal day to day activities are making you excessively tired? Have you been lately pointed out for pallor on your face? Does your heart race more than usual or have you been missing beats? In case, you are bothered by these mentioned issues, you definitely need a thorough medical assessment. Your physician will order various blood tests including Iron studies.