Complete Hemogram: What Does It Mean and Why Should You Care?

May 29, 2023

With the rise in blood-related ailments, doctors are increasingly suggesting regular hemograms for early diagnosis. Here's how hemograms help.

A complete hemogram is a series of tests that includes parameters like complete blood count (CBC) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). A complete hemogram can be a part of a regular health check routine to detect illnesses such as anaemia, blood cancer, and infections or inflammations in the body. It is a vital test that helps detect the early signs of heart diseases and prevent heart attacks and the onset of diabetes.

A complete hemogram is also helpful in detecting ailments such as:

Haematological cancers

Acute hemorrhagic stages

Infections and allergies

Immunodeficiency diseases‍

Science behind hemograms

A complete hemogram provides comprehensive information regarding the various components of blood, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Our body maintains certain standard levels of these components for its normal functioning. In case of an infection or inflammation in the body, the levels of these components fluctuate. These fluctuations are detected through a complete hemogram. Depending on the level of increase or decrease, your doctor may reach a diagnosis.

How hemograms can be useful

Complete hemograms are essential to:

Detect Cancer: Certain cancers of the blood can be detected through a hemogram. Early detection helps in timely treatment

Prevent Diabetes: Studies have shown that low hemoglobin levels help detect early forms of diabetes

Prevent Heart Attack: A complete hemogram may help doctors understand the levels of cholesterol in your blood, thereby preventing heart attacks and heart ailments

Your doctor may also suggest a complete hemogram as a part of preventive healthcare. If blood disorders run in your family, regular hemograms should be a part of managed care for you and your family members.

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