Blood Test Essay

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Blood test is an important test used to find out about the health condition of our organs. Through blood tests, we are able to learn whether we have diseases like cancer, cardiac diseases, diabetes and certain genetic conditions. It also allows doctors to know if the medication or diagnosis a patient is going through is working. There are a few parts shown in a regular blood test report. The first section is the Complete Blood Count (CBC) test. This test gives us information about the types of cells and the amount of cells in our blood. Our blood has red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The CBC test includes red blood (RBC) count. Oxygen is transported from lungs to the entire body while carbon dioxide is transported back to the …show more content…
This causes blood sugar to rise and will activate the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that allows cells to absorb glucose in the bloodstream to lower the blood sugar level in the blood. However when the blood stream lack glucose, pancreas will release glucagon which also is a hormone that indicates the liver to secrete stored sugar to the blood. Carbohydrates (simple carbohydrate and complex carbohydrate) play a major role in increasing or lowering blood glucose level. First, the simple carbohydrate which includes monosaccharides and disaccharides. Due to their simple structure, simple carbohydrates for example galactose and maltose, are easily broken down. This can cause a major health problem to the body as blood sugar level and the secretion of insulin from pancreas might increase faster than normal. The other type of carbohydrates is the complex carbohydrates. This form of carbohydrate takes much longer time to be broken down compared to simple carbohydrate as its chemical structure is very complicated. As a result, it will have a smaller effect in the blood glucose level because it will rise in a slower pace. In conclusion, this shows how the food we consume every day are being broken down can have a huge impact to our bodies’

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