GOT and GPT liver values – what do they indicate?
The so-called ‘liver values’ of the blood primarily provide information concerning the proper functioning of the liver: The main metabolism and detoxification centre of the body.
In particular, the role of the liver is to take nutrients from the intestines and to process them further.
The nutrients are partially stored in the liver and, when required, are released or metabolised into new substances. For example, this is the origin of gall, urea and cholesterol.
What should be kept in mind?
Uric acid values – and when they can indicate gout
Elevated concentrations of uric acid in the body increase the risk of gout. Uric acid is a metabolic end product associated with the breakdown of cell nuclei (purines), and is excreted via the kidneys.
What should be kept in mind – and what uric acid levels indicate a risk of gout?
Cholesterol levels – why are they so important?
Vascular diseases are the most frequent cause of death in Germany; among other things they can result in heart attack or stroke. Cholesterol plays a decisive role in causing vascular diseases – or more precisely: These are associated with an elevated cholesterol value. Cholesterol can harm the blood vessels and lead to hardening of the arteries. This disease is referred to as arteriosclerosis.
Regular blood pressure measurements – why are they important?
Elevated blood pressure is often the cause of one of the most widespread illnesses: Heart and circulation disease.
Today heart and circulation ailments are no longer exclusively a problem associated with older or overweight people.
Stress, improper nutrition and a lack of physical exercise can lead to high blood pressure even in younger people.
Find out here what you should keep in mind.
Blood sugar and diabetes – what should be kept in mind?
Due to changed living and eating habits, in modern society diabetes has developed from a rare metabolic disorder to a widespread disease.
Since all types of diabetes are associated with an elevated blood sugar level, a measurement can determine quickly and almost painlessly whether you may be affected. If diabetes is recognised early, many later consequences can be avoided.
Here you can learn more.
Body fat measurement
The body fat percentage gives the ratio of accumulated body fat relative to the total mass of the body.
The body mass index (BMI) is only an auxiliary formula that relates weight to body height. It merely provides a rough guideline, and does not take the composition of the body into account. For instance, an ideal BMI does not necessarily mean that enough muscle is present to support the skeleton.
Here you can learn how we measure the body fat percentage.