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What does a high plasma renin act, lc/ms/ms mean?

What does a high plasma renin act, lc/ms/ms mean?

Renin...: ...Is the hormone kidneys make to raise blood pressure. If your blood pressure is low, this is an appropriate response by the kidneys. If it is high, it might represent a problem such as narrowing of the renal artery. ...Read more

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Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is hydromorphone by lc-ms/ms lab results

What is hydromorphone by lc-ms/ms lab results

Hello. : Hello. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (lc-ms/ms) is how the study is done. Hydromorphone is a semisynthetic derivative of morphine. ...Read more

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Slightly high 17 -hydroxyprogesterone level.What it means?

Slightly high 17 -hydroxyprogesterone level.What it means?

CAH: This is most commonly do to non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia or ncah. If 17-hydroxyprogesterone levels are just slightly above normal, the correlation may not be very clear cut. If 17 -hydroxyprogesterone level is elevated and pcos symptoms are present, ncah should be considered. ...Read more

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My doc has prescribed me 17 hydroxyprogesterone, androsstenedione, 25 hydroxy d tests. Bt i think i hv cushings. Wil these indicate cortisol levels too?

My doc has prescribed me 17 hydroxyprogesterone, androsstenedione, 25 hydroxy d tests. Bt i think i hv cushings. Wil these indicate cortisol levels too?

No: Elevated 17 hydroxyprogesterone and androstenedione are indicative of certain forms of late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) a condition that usually leads to mild cortisol deficiency. Cushing syndrome is cortisol excess. The two could share some signs but are quite different. Cushing syndrome is screened for with 24h urine free cortisol and overnight Dexamethasone suppression test. ...Read more

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I'm having a 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) lab to test for non-classical form of CAH. When is the best time during my menstrual cycle to have this?

I'm having a 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) lab to test for non-classical form of CAH.  When is the best time during my menstrual cycle to have this?

A 17-OHP test can be: done any time in the menstrual cycle. You may need to fast for 8 hrs. before the test. Birth control pills, steroids & other meds alter results; tell your MD all prescription, OTC, herbal & illicit drugs you take. If your 17-OHP level is equivocal, your doctor may order an ACTH test & molecular genetic studies for CYP21 gene mutations on Chr. 6p21.33 for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do MS symtoms mean?

What do MS symtoms mean?

Acute vs chronic: New symptoms (acute) imply a new attack on the nervous system by the disease. These usually improve with time but the patient will often not fully recover. Chronic symptoms are due to structural damage that will not improve over time. ...Read more

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Any new medication fo ms?

Any new medication fo ms?

Yes: Aubagio was just released for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Bg-12 (oral fumarate) should be available before mid year. Both are oral drugs which will be added to the only other oral drug- gilenya (fingolimod). There are several other drugs which will be added within the next few years proving that there is reason to be optimistic about the future of ms treatment. ...Read more

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How to diagnose benign ms?

Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life. We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read more

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Ms, how to naturally treat it?

Ms,  how to naturally treat it?

Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is good for ms?

What kind of diet is good for ms?

Nothing spectacular,: Historically, the low fat swank diet was studied and seemed to reduce relapses a bit. The pulse counting diet looked at pulse elevation after food, and gradual items were eliminated until to pulse stayed stable with remaining items. Unlikely, it ever worked. So, doesn't hurt to do low fat diet, and add vitamin d-3 5000 units twice daily. Some initial value to vitamin a and maybe b complex. ...Read more

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Why is MS so difficult to diagnose?

Why is MS so difficult to diagnose?

Diagnosing MS: MS can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms vary from person to person. The criteria for MS diagnosis are clear though, based on long-lasting clinical deficits, brain and spinal cord MRI and spinal tap testing. ...Read more

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Would you treat MS with no lesions?

Would you treat MS with no lesions?

Prevention or Rx?: Ideally, someone diagnosed with MS has no lesions because they have responded well to treatment. The goal of treatment is to prevent attacks, and in a sense, to prevent lesions. It is not obvious that MS is the diagnosis if there are no lesions at the onset of the condition, however. ...Read more

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What are the last organs of MS effect?

What are the last organs of MS effect?

very complex: First, ms is a disease of brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Of course could see weakness, imbalance, loss of vision, cognitive and fatigue issues. However, the organ systems that could deteriorate due to meds include bones (osteoporosis from your steroids), liver, thyroid, GI issues, etc. I do not see that you are on an ms medication, or vitamin d. Would recommend both if these absent. ...Read more

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What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

Diagnosing MS: There is no single test that is proof-positive for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. The medical history, neurological exam, MRI, spinal taps or lumbar punctures and lab analysis make the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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What's the difference in the stages in MS ?

What's the difference in the stages in MS ?

EDSS: There is not a staging system for MS as there is for cancer. That said, there is something called the EDSS, the disability scale, which is used to compare progression of MS in populations of people undergoing research. This is a ranking from 0-10 that is based on walking, how far, and with what kind of assistance. Not everyone with MS progresses or finds this scale useful. ...Read more

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What tests are necessary for an MS diagnosis?

MRI is required: The diagnosis of ms can be made by history, examination, and mri, under the new 2010 mcdonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Your doctor may need additional testing such as optical coherence tomography, a procedure that evaluates the thickness of the optic nerve, but this is not mandatory. Spinal taps are not as common as in the past. ...Read more

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What tips ca you offer to someone who has ms?

What tips ca you offer to someone who has ms?

Numerous : Make sure your doctor has extensive experience, try a low fat and low salt diet, regular aerobic exercise, learn to manage stress, supplement vitamin d-3, pace yourself, contact your doc if any relapses, as need to treat asap. Make certain that you are taking a potent medication, which is truly crucial. Most effective agents are tysabri (natalizumab) and gilenya. By far, least effective avonex. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would you feel in the beginning stages of ms?

VARIES: 85% of pts who eventually are diagnosed as having ms will experience a rather abrupt loss of vision and/or difficulty with balance and gait, leg weakness, incoordination, and perhaps cognitive challenges and fatique. Many improve from this initial relapse, with better outcomes if treated. The progressive forms start insidiously and slowly proceed. We find some cases with MRI even if no activity. ...Read more

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Can you go blind from ms?

Rare: Ms in a few will affect the optic nerve - sometimes one side alone and occasionally both sides. This usually recovers and can be helped with good treatment. But rarely the nerve may not recover and some degree of visual loss can occur - and sometimes it is substantial. But this is not very common at all. ...Read more

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