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15 Methyl Prostaglandin F2 Alpha Medication
Pathology - prostaglandin e2 serum came 534 high and alpha 1 globulin came .4 high. McCoy came 80fl low and hematocrit 38% what's hat mean ?
Not much: Alpha 1 is mostly antitrypsin which is an acute phase reactant and if elevated it means nothing really. Prostaglandin E2 is not a routine piece of lab work. The 'city is okay for a guy. If by McCoy you mean MCV / mean corpuscular volume, 80 fL is okay with me as a pathologist. Relax and be glad for okay labs. ...Read more
A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, ...Read more
I always take medication (advil or Tylenol) for my period cramps. Can this indicate too high prostaglandins?
Period cramps: Prostaglandins can create severe uterine contractions, causing cramps. Endometriosis is a condition which can produce ever increasing menstrual cramps, and can lead to infertility. Talk with your gyn provider about low dose oral contraceptives, which can reduce your cramps, and protect your fertility capacity. ...Read more
Doubtful: No. There is a tantalizing reference in the literature that arginine depletion can improve depression: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21515310 . However, the converse, to my knowledge, is not established, namely, that arginine can adversely effect depression. There should theoretically be no interaction between arginine and antidepressants, per se. Arginine is a natural substance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has been given VogsiteMD 0.3mg before bfast as his PP is high,fasting is ok. This medication is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. Will it help?
Had urine test when on antibiotic and alpha blockers:pus cells1-2 hpf norbc/bacteria. Had urine test after medication: pus cells: 2-3 RBC 1-2. Normal?
What drugs do I use for lumps n discolouration and bald patches when diagnosed with discoid lupus?Am on methyl predisolone at the moment n not working
Chronic changes: Discoid lupus can heal but it can take a long time - weeks to months because the skin has been injured. It is hard to be patient. Talk to your dermatologist about topical medications and oral medications to help bring your skin condition under control. Steroid injections into the skin are also helpful. ...Read more
Will msm and alpha-arbutin eye drops lighten my eye color? If not what medication can I use to permanently kill the melanin in my eyes.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Can this relate to high GGT in liver, breathing heart and lung issues, can it affect medications like ACE inhibitors
ACE: Is produced in the kidneys and lungs. A-1at deficiency affect the lungs and the liver to cause emphysema and cirrhosis. Due to lung problem, the heart can suffer and symptoms could include tachycardia and heart failure due to the emphysema. It also causes chronic cough. From this you can surmise that yes, GGT can be elevated and ace can decrease but kidney can produce enough. ...Read more
Can you tell me the effects of alpha one antitrypsin deficiency and is it safe for people with it to take drugs?
Emphysema: Individuals with anti Alpha 1 deficiency are more prone to the environmental oxidative factors such as polution, smoking, etc therefore they get emphysema eventually especially if they smoke. Logically these individuals could get lung/liver damage if take medications which are inceasing oxidative status. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Is it okay to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements? Will these supplements cause me to fail my drug test?
Alpha-lipoic acid: There's good research evidence for using alpha-lipoic acid in peripheral neuropathy http://tinyurl.Com/l4bvz9z , as an antioxidant, and in migraines http://tinyurl.Com/jvo6x9n -- some other uses also. Hyaluronic acid may help in osteoarthritis and aging skin. Neither of these supplements should interfere with a drug test, but you should tell the examiners you're using them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What drugs are best for treating sympathetic storming(palpitation, tachycardia, BP attacks) brought on by cold, stress,etc? Gabapentin? Alphas, betas?
Sympathetic system: I suggest you start with a good history and physical exam before attempting any form of drug therapy ...Read more
With which alpha adrenergic blocking drug is less chance of orthostatic hypotension sideeffect than tamsulosin?
No: They are different hormones with completely different effects. ...Read more
Ben Gay: If used as directed on the labeling, no. It can be very toxic if used on or in an area other than where indicated in the product labeling. Follow the directions and you should be fine. ...Read more
Methylsulfonylmethan: No medical uses for msm are approved. A variety of health benefits have been claimed and studied and has been touted as a natural source of "biologically active sulfur", a material readily available in any reasonable diet. My advice is not to take this, and go read pt barnum's advice. Best wishes. ...Read more
Little science here: MTHFR testing is pushed by a single lab and most of us pathologists aren't impressed. A majority of people are told they have a mutation and get advised to take special vitamins. I'd take an ordinary preparation. Maybe time will prove these folks right but I would be surprised. ...Read more
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