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Why it's Important to Water Fast 12-14 Hours before Blood Testing

Fasting before a blood test is important because it helps ensure that the test results are accurate and meaningful. When you fast, your body is in a state of relative rest and is not actively digesting food. This allows your healthcare provider to get a clearer picture of your body’s underlying biochemistry and metabolism.

For example, if you have eaten a meal recently, the glucose levels in your blood may be elevated due to the digestion of carbohydrates. This could lead to an inaccurate reading of your fasting blood glucose levels, which are used to diagnose conditions such as diabetes. Similarly, fasting before a cholesterol test will give a more accurate reading of your cholesterol levels, which are used to assess your risk of heart disease.

Overall, fasting before a blood test helps to minimize the potential for interference from dietary factors, allowing for more accurate and reliable test results. It is typically recommended to fast for 12-14 hours before a blood test, though the exact fasting time may vary depending on the specific test being done.

Dave Feldman is one of the up-and-coming analytical experts in the area of lipid metabolism while in ketosis. His background is in high-technology in which he applies to metabolic health. For years the medical establishment system has been lacking in scientific discoveries pertaining to metabolic health and the cause of age-related chronic diseases. Dave Feldman, among other low-carb experts are helping to elucidate key metabolic performance indicators and the results they have with aging, health, and lifespan.  

Triglycerides & Blood Testing

In the video to the right, Dave profiles his triglycerides using an in-home Accucheck device. What he found is important. It shows how triglycerides change over time, particularly in the early morning hours. Why is this important? there are a number of reasons, but most notably is influencing blood tests. You see, general practitioners may misdiagnose an elevated triglyceride state in patients simply due to the amount of fasting time they followed prior to their blood tests. 

Why are Triglycerides Important for Anti-Aging?

Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, having a high level of triglycerides in your blood can increase your risk of heart disease. But the same lifestyle choices that promote overall health can help lower your triglycerides, too.

Normal triglycerides:

  • Normal — Less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or less than 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)
  • Borderline high — 150 to 199 mg/dL (1.8 to 2.2 mmol/L)
  • High — 200 to 499 mg/dL (2.3 to 5.6 mmol)
  • Very high — 500 mg/dL or above (5.7 mmol/L or above)
While it’s important to manage triglycerides, it is even more important to be aware of the fasting time prior to your blood test.

High triglycerides can also be a sign of:

  • Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome — a condition when high blood pressure, obesity and high blood sugar occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease
  • Low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism)
  • Certain rare genetic conditions that affect how your body converts fat to energy
Most of our clinics support blood testing. However if you would like to get your blood testing done prior to visiting one of our clinics, you may do so be clicking on the link below.
 
 
 

Anti-Aging and Wellness Center by Age Metrics Medical S. A.

The Anti-Aging & Weight Loss Center by Age Metrics Medical is part of the original Anti-Aging and Wellness Medical Clinic (Est. 2013). The clinic is one of the longest-running most successful anti-aging centers in all of Latin America for Weight Loss and Anti-Aging and Wellness therapies. Our doctors are US board-certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine by the A4M.

Board-Certified Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine A4M

Providing evidence-based Anti-Aging, Weight Loss, and Regenerative therapies. All of our treatment programs are supervised medically by Dr. Jeff Ugalde, MD. He has been part of the Anti-Aging and Wellness team since 2014 serving as its Medical Director. He is the most experienced doctor in Anti-Aging Medicine in Costa Rica. He has over 20 years of experience as a physician and is US board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. 

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