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stevia before fasting blood test

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: It won't affect blood tests, but anything else you eat or drink may affect tests that have to be drawn fasting.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard question: The U.S. Food and drug administration recognizes stevia as safe, clearing the way for foodmakers to use it in a variety of products. Interest in stevi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Could depending on the test, if is blood sugar or chol then coffee could make an impact.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karl Spector
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
It shouldn't: Smoking a cigarette before a blood test should not increase your sugar level. Thus, i would discuss with your doctor why your sugar was elevated as t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Very high triglycerides are a serious issue and rather than looking for outlandish explanation, work with your doctor to lower these. In general weig ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Piccione
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You may: you may brush your teeth. the toothpaste will not affect the results.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Unlikely...: The opposite correlation is actually more likely. Intaking caffeine can actually lower your potassium level because of the diuretic effect of caffeine ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
No you cannot: The sugar in a normal soda may show a high sugar on the blood test.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
You shouldn't: While the tea by itself is considered a "liquid" only, you may mix it with sweetner or cream. Further, there can be stimulating effects, which may hav ... Read More
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