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What a Metabolism Test Can Tell Us About Your Health

What a Metabolism Test Can Tell Us About Your Health

There’s a lot of talk these days about metabolism in relation to weight. While it’s certainly true that this bodily process plays an important role in how your system converts and uses energy, a metabolic panel can tell us far more than that.

Our experienced team at Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, offers state-of-the-art laboratory testing to evaluate numerous aspects of health, from nutritional status and allergies to immune function and metabolism. Here are a few things you can learn about your health from a metabolic panel.

Why your metabolism matters

When people think of metabolism, they often focus on their waistline. But it involves everything from digestion, breathing, and circulation to how your muscles, organs, and nervous system function. More simply put: Your metabolism keeps you alive.

The complex role your metabolism plays in everyday life also means numerous things can affect its performance, leading to undesired weight gain or weight loss. For example, several health conditions can slow your metabolism and lead to unexplained weight gain, including:

So, more can come into play with your metabolic health than diet and exercise alone.

Understanding a metabolic panel

There are a variety of ways to test your metabolism, including take-home tests available for purchase at drugstores, at fitness facilities, or online. These assessments come with varying results, depending on the test and provider, and they often require a metabolic blood panel to provide a more accurate picture.

When you have a metabolic panel run through a medical practice like Scottsdale Private Physicians, LLC, we measure specific factors in your blood to evaluate how your metabolism functions, such as: 

Because of this level of detail, we can also get insights into numerous bodily functions, including your kidneys and liver, which can help us detect other diseases and underlying problems.

What to expect from a metabolic panel

We take a holistic, whole-body approach to health care, so we understand that a metabolic panel is only part of your overall wellness. After receiving the results of your panel, we discuss your levels and take into account other factors that could affect your results, like medications you may take.

If there are areas of concern, we work closely with you to outline a strategy moving forward. As a concierge primary care practice, we offer a wide range of high-quality specialty services, ensuring that you can find solutions to improve your health, including:

There are few risks associated with getting a metabolic blood panel, so it’s a smart, easy way to gain an overall picture of your body’s metabolism and chemical balance. And, with our expertise and personalized approach, we can help you understand your results and improve your overall health and wellness.

Are you curious to see what you can learn about your metabolism? Contact the office nearest you in Scottsdale, Arizona, by calling or booking online today.

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