Analysis of kidney and liver function: how to reduce weight?

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Last reviewed: 19.10.2021

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With the help of liver and kidney tests, weight can be effectively controlled. Often people do not even think that the result of obesity is the disruption of the work of these vital organs. But it is so.

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Analysis of liver function

The liver has enzymes, the level and condition of which can determine how well it works. These are the following components.

  • ALT
  • ACT
  • GGT
  • Alkaline phosphates
  • Bilirubin

If all these leaving too much, then the work of the liver can be violated. What else can provoke liver dysfunction ?

  1. Alcohol abuse
  2. Frequent use of drugs, especially psychotropic drugs
  3. Diseases of hepatitis of various kinds
  4. Reception of herbal teas and infusions
  5. Myocardial infarction (chronic and acute form)
  6. Other chronic diseases
  7. Poisoning

If a person sits on a diet for a long time and thus depletes his body, he may have an elevated level of bilirubin of the liver, as a result of which the liver begins to work with interruptions.

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Protein and liver function

The main protein substances of the liver are globulin and albumin. They are produced by the liver itself and are carried along this body with blood.

These proteins help to create antibodies, which, like some other substances, are binding to the immune system.

As for albumin, it helps the muscles and other organs work: liver, kidneys, lungs. It helps to form the muscle fibers.

If the albumin is low in the body, the reasons for its lack can be:

  • Diets that debilitate the body
  • Diseases of the digestive tract
  • Diseases of the liver and kidneys
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Poor proteins, fats and carbohydrates menu

If the tests showed that the albumin level is catastrophically high or low, additional tests are needed to determine the quality of the other enzymes that the liver produces.

Endocrinologists recommend that tests be made for albumin levels before the patient normalizes weight. This is a reliable indicator of liver function.

How do the kidneys work? Analyzes

To determine the quality of the kidneys, it is important to analyze the level of substances that process the kidneys. Here they are.

  1. Uric acid
  2. Creatinine
  3. Urea of blood serum

These substances are excreted from the body with urine, they are the product of the breakdown of proteins in the body. If these substances in urine are found out much, means, kidneys work insufficiently well.

Urea of blood serum

If this substance in the body is not enough, it means that a person has accumulated a lot of liquid inside. The indicator of this condition is swelling or a poor menu with a small amount of protein food and an excessive portion of carbohydrates.

If urea in the body is small, it can indicate chronic diseases or inflammatory processes.

Hence, you need additional tests of kidney function.


A low level of creatinine in the blood is likely to indicate kidney disease and malfunction in their work. If this level is lower than 1.5 units, then you have reason to think that the kidneys work is broken.

If the level of creatinine is higher or equal to 29 units, then you drink a little liquid and your kidneys suffer from it. In addition, you need to balance the menu. Namely - to increase the protein content in the diet.

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Uric acid

If there is a lot of uric acid in the body - you have a problem with alcohol abuse. In addition, the body has an elevated level of triglycerides, too much protein, but very little fluid.

If there is a lot of uric acid, this is also an excuse to see a doctor. This means that a person can develop gout, as well as arthritis. Both these diseases can bring pain - in the fingers of the feet and hands, feet. Then you need to eliminate alcohol from the menu, and also contact the gastroenterologist for the menu balance.

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