Blood sugar is an important term that affects the glucose level in the body. Glucose is the sugar that is required by the body for energy and to function properly. All foods that contain carbs and fat are converted into glucose. However, our body can control blood sugar levels.
What is Diabetes?
There are two types of hormones, the anabolic hormone, insulin, which decreases the level of glucose, while the catabolic hormone, which increases the level of hormone. Diabetes mellitus is a symptom or a disease in which the pancreas is unable to secrete insulin naturally, therefore the blood sugar level rises in the body.
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With this fast and busy lifestyle, some of us barely get any time to look after our well-being. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a student or a working person, you should always take good care of your health. This means undergoing full-body checkups from time to time. It is claimed that a healthy mind stays in a healthy body. And if you are also concerned about your physical and mental well-being, then make sure that you take full body checkups at regular intervals.
We all know the complete body checkup includes a set of tests that assesses your body weight, height, blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature, and a complete blood count (CBC). In this health examination, blood tests play an important role as it lets you know about the infections and other diseases that can affect your health.
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What is Thyroid?
The thyroid is a gland that is present in the lower region of our neck. It releases and controls thyroid hormones — T4 (thyroxine, contains four iodine atoms) and T3 (triiodothyronine, contains three iodine atoms) that control metabolism.
The main function of Thyroid
The thyroid secretes Hormones. There are mainly three types of Hormones that are secreted by the thyroid gland.
- T3 (Thyroxine)
- T4 (Triiodothyronine), &
- TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
All three hormones work in harmony. Detection of all three hormones is highly essential for understanding the function of the thyroid gland. Detecting only one type of hormone whether it’s T3, T4, or TSH will not give any clear picture of the functioning of the thyroid gland.
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