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A Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP8) is a blood test consisting of eight tests that provide information about the body’s metabolism, kidney function, electrolyte levels, and glucose levels. It can be recommended by a doctor to check for underlying health issues such as fatigue, muscle cramps, an irregular heartbeat, or to monitor the effect of medication on the kidneys and electrolyte levels. The test is quick and simple, requiring a small blood sample to be taken from the arm. The results of the test can indicate diabetes, imbalanced electrolyte levels, or problems with the kidneys. The BMP8 test is a useful tool for monitoring overall health and making any necessary adjustments to diet or medication.
The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is a blood test that provides a snapshot of the chemical composition of a person’s body. The test checks the levels of glucose, electrolytes, proteins, and the function of the liver and kidneys. It is often ordered by a doctor to diagnose illness, monitor health over time, or prior to taking new medications. The CMP requires a fast of eight to twelve hours before the test, and a sample of the patient’s blood is collected by a healthcare professional and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The procedure of collecting the blood sample is quick and simple, with a needle inserted into the patient’s arm to collect a small blood sample in a test tube. The process usually takes less than five minutes and is not painful.
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Statins are used to control LDL Cholesterol in our bodies. They are effective, which is why cardiologists prescribe them for their patients at risk for heart attack, coronary heart disease, angina and stroke. Sometimes, however, they get prescribed to patients with a family history of the above conditions. An important note on statins is that while they reduce cholesterol being made by the body, they do NOT remove any blockages already in existence.
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