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what does a low magnesium level mean

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Vitamin D: A vitamin D level of 29 is not low. Go to your pharmacy and purchase over-the-counter vitamin D tablets either 1000 or 2000 mg per tablet - your choic ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Low C1 inhibitor: Either hereditary angioedema between attacks (rarely) or more likely acquired angioedema either type i or ii. See http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/articl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Many symptoms: Magnesium is electrolyte needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. Low magnesium level can cause muscle twitches and weakness, nausea, vom ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
One cause: Is regular use of diuretics , in some people, .
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
High andLow Potasium: Both are abnormal, high pottasium may be due to taking pottasium orally.Certain medicines like ace inhibiters, arbs, or kiney insufficiency.Low pottas ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to look at T3 (liothyronine): And free t4. Low tsh, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends upon how and why the c peptide level was measured. C peptide is simply a measure of your bodies output of insulin. The "normal" amount of Ins ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not clear: Are you sure it is sulphate (and not something else like phosphate)? Sulfate is not a routine measurement and any clinically significance is not estab ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Kashkin
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
IgA deficiency is: the most common of all the "selective antibody deficiencies " occurring in 1:300-1:700 of the population. Levels vary greatly from person to person a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
40 years experience Cardiology
Normal finding: Troponin i is elevated due to injury to heart muscle and is used to help diagnose heart attacks as well as stratify risk in patients with chest pain. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Various things: Poor absorption due to unhealthy gut with food allergies and inflammation, low calcium intake, low parathyroid hormone, low vitamin d level - start 30 ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing bad: Iga is the amount of immunoglobulin a and it can be measured in the blood serum and less commonly in the saliva. While a low amount of serum IgA may ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal : A slight elevation of Ferritn in this level is normal. Ferritn can also be in a cute face reaction and elevated in nonspecific inflammation
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Low hemoglobin means anemia, which can have many possible causes. Your doctor can help diagnose the problem with a history, physical exam, and some bl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low i ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
This may help: http://www.diabetesexplained.com/zinc-diagnostic-test.html.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also impo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several causes: Multiple myeloma, early infections, rheumatoid arthritis and some kinds of kidney disease can cause this. The likely causes can vary with the age of t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Low proteim: You must increase the intake of protein.Mainly creatine.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Context: Elevations in dheas may be seen in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and also in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia ( and other adrena ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Suspect PE: A high level may indicate you have had a pe tho not necesarily acute. Sising levels mean you have one now.
A female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Creatine kinase: CK is a phospho-enzyme found in the cardiac/skeletal muscle, brain and lung. This is one of the enzymes that is elevated after a heart attack but can ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Probably anemia: When hemoglobin and hematocrit are also low, thisis called anemia, and is treated easily by takinf ferrous sulphate 5 gr. Daily for few months.
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