Each of us at least once in his life donated blood for analysis and received a piece of paper on his hands with letters, numbers and units of measure. Then the doctor, looking at the results, announced: “You are healthy” or “You are sick”. But you yourself, how many did not consider incomprehensible badges, did not understand anything. In fact, everything is not so complicated. Let’s try to learn the language of our blood.
A general blood test is taken from the finger and serves to determine whether a person actually has blood diseases and whether any inflammatory process is occurring in the body. Blood is placed in a special analyzer, which gives the results. What will the letters and numbers on the form mean?
RBC These letters denote red blood cells – red blood cells. One milliliter of blood should contain from 3.8 to 5.8 million red blood cells. If there are fewer, then this is a sign of anemia. And therefore, the doctor needs to look at the following indicator – hemoglobin – a protein contained in red blood cells. Hemoglobin is indicated by the letters HGB. Continue reading
An electrocardiogram, or ECG, is a simple test that doctors use to measure the electrical activity of the heart.
This helps them identify underlying heart diseases.
Sometimes non-standard ECG results are just a normal change in a person’s heart rate. In other cases, this may be due to the underlying condition of the heart or a reaction to medications that the person is taking.
Reading an ECG is a useful diagnostic tool. After the doctor has determined the underlying condition, he can offer the appropriate treatment.
What causes the wrong ECG?
An incorrect ECG means that there is something unexpected in the results of the ECG. This is not always a sign of an unhealthy heart.
For example, in 2015, researchers found that athletes involved in sports regularly had abnormal ECG readings. Continue reading