Your personalised health package
- Weight Biomarkers
- Diabetes Biomarker
- Thyroid Function
- Iron Levels
- Liver Function
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Issues surrounding weight management is based around multiple different driving factors. Keep a track of your biological health based on a series of biomarkers is a great way to rule out any underlying causes.
That's why we have recommended a series of personalised biomarkers to evaluate your weight management on.
1. HbA1c (diabetes)
2. Thyroid profile
3. Iron (ferritin)
5. Liver function
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) or thyrotropin is secreted by thyroid gland, located in the throat, and can help identify cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Both the excess and under-secretion of TSH can lead to weight loss, anxiety, palpitations, irregular sleep patterns and irregular menstrual cycles. Hypothyroidism is majorly associated with overlapping symptoms with menopause.
HbA1c (Diabetes Biomarkers)
Glycated haemoglobin also referred to as HbA1c, is a more accurate long-term measure of glucose levels (blood sugar levels) in your blood. Haemoglobin is part of the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your bloodstream. Testing HbA1c measures long term glucose levels, as glucose attaches to your red blood cells, with these cells living for around 14 weeks on average. This is ideal for monitoring diabetes and pre-diabetic susceptibility because it can provide insight over a three month period prior to testing.
Ferritin (Iron Levels)
This test will check the serum ferritin levels in your blood. Iron is bound to proteins in the blood, which are referred to as ferritin and hemosiderin. However, iron is predominantly stored as ferritin, hence its use as a biomarker when checking for iron deficiency and levels. Ferritin is primarily stored in the liver. However, it can also be found in the spleen, bone marrow and muscles.
- Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)
- Transferrin Saturation
Creatinine is the waste product generated by the body when muscles are subjected to excessive torsion. A certain amount of creatine in muscles, breaks down into creatinine everyday due to enhanced physical activity. Intake of high protein foods also increases the creatinine levels in the bloodstream. Men generally have higher amounts of creatinine compared to women because of a greater muscle mass. A serum creatinine value in the blood as found by the kidney blood test can indicate the health of the kidneys. The safe level of creatinine in the body is 1.2 for women and 1.4 for men. Higher values can indicate that the process of purification of blood is not happening in a proper manner.
Thyroxine (T4) is the hormone that has several important functions in the body, including speeding up the rate of metabolism, growth and energy levels. We test the thyroxine within the body to get an indicator of how well the thyroid is functioning. There are different treatments depending on if the thyroid is under or over the normal levels.
FT3 or free tri-iodothyronine
FT3 or free tri-iodothyronine is one of the two critical hormones produced by the thyroid gland. Its deficiency/excess is responsible for most of the thyroid related health issues because of its stronger impact even though it constitutes the lesser fraction as compared to the other hormone, FT4. Menopause blood test detects the amount of FT3 which is not attached to a protein and help to understand thyroid functioning.
Worried about your liver health?
The Full Liver Function home test with Welzo is the perfect way to find out if you have any problems with your liver. This test is easy to use and can be done in the comfort of your own home. It only takes a few minutes to complete and provides accurate results that you can trust.
Once you know your results, you can take steps to improve your liver health and feel better overall.
This test includes the following biomarkers:
1. Total Protein
Folate, folic acid or a vitamin B test checks for the serum levels of folate in the blood. Folate is essential in the healthy creation and regulation of your body's red blood cells. A typical folate rate is considered 2.7 to 17 nanograms per millilitre (ng/mL). A result lower than 2.7 ng/ml can mean you have a deficiency.
Weight Management Biomarkers
There are many more interactions at play when evaluating your weight management health. However, checking for imbalances within your body is always a good place to start. This will help to flag any abnormal ranges taken from your blood sample.
Based on your answers, we recommend the following checks:
1. Diabetes Biomarker - Glycated haemoglobin also referred to as HbA1c, is a more accurate long term measure of glucose levels (blood sugar levels) in your blood. Haemoglobin is part of the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your bloodstream. Testing HbA1c measures long term glucose levels, as glucose attaches to your red blood cells, with these cells living for around 14 weeks on average. This is ideal for monitoring diabetes and pre-diabetic susceptibility because it can provide insight over a three month period prior to testing.
2. Thyroid Function - The Thyroid Blood Test monitors your thyroid functioning allowing you to optimise your hormonal levels. These hormones are responsible for regulating many important bodily functions, including metabolism.
3. Liver Function Test - A liver function test helps to diagnose and monitor liver diseases. The finger-prick blood test can help identify whether there is damage to the liver, how well the liver is functioning, and the cause of any liver problems.
4. Nutrients - Our recommended test profile includes nutritional evaluation to see if any vitamins and imbalances are present in your diet.
5. Creatinine - Creatinine is the waste product generated by the body when muscles are subjected to excessive torsion. A certain amount of creatine in muscles, breaks down into creatinine everyday due to enhanced physical activity. Intake of high protein foods also increases the creatinine levels in the bloodstream. Men generally have higher amounts of creatinine compared to women because of a greater muscle mass. A serum creatinine value in the blood as found by the kidney blood test can indicate the health of the kidneys. The safe level of creatinine in the body is 1.2 for women and 1.4 for men. Higher values can indicate that the process of purification of blood is not happening in a proper manner.
6. Ferritin (Iron) - A recent study found that low levels of ferritin are linked with depression and anxiety. If you’re feeling down, anxious, or just not like yourself, checking your ferritin levels can help rule out any underlying issues. Knowing your ferritin levels can help you and your doctor create a treatment plan to improve your mental health. With Welzo, it’s easy to order a home blood test kit and get your results in the privacy of your own home.
Common Biomarker Issues
Based on thousands of anonymised patient data sets globally and specifically tailored to the UK, we know what the most common biomarker abnormalities are.
Therefore, we have added the biomarkers to your personalised Welzo home test.
We have found that many other patients in the UK have experienced issues with these specific biomarkers. Therefore we highly recommend that these are tested for in your personalised test.
Based on your individual answers we recommend a general health check is suited to you.
To help rule out any underlying issues, we recommend checking your baseline general health. We have integrated multiple general health checks into your personalised Welzo home test. These are covered by checking your liver function, iron levels, thyroid function, energy levels and much more.
Welzo offers a personalised home blood test that can help you understand your general health. We'll provide you with a detailed report on your blood markers, including cholesterol levels, liver function and more.
With this information, you'll be able to take control of your health and make informed decisions about the best way to improve your well-being.
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You have a personalised health test waiting for you. The Welzo Health Test is tailored specifically for you based on your individual needs and how you answered our AI questionnaire.
Once you have your results, our team of experts will help you understand them. You can then create an action plan to improve your health. We want to help you be the best possible version of yourself – so you can feel great every day.
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