Top
10
Doctor insights on: 3 Hydroxybutyrate

Share
1

1
Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

No: Hi. No, beta-hydroxybutyrate is not a hormone. It is a so-called "ketone body", manufactured by the liver as a fuel for non-CNS tissues in states of extreme starvation, OR in diabetic ketoacidosis from not enough insulin. ...Read more

2

2
What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

Reactive hypoglycemi: B"sd sounds like a colleague has ordered hypoglycemia evaluation. Clinical details needed for full interpretation, but the results given would be compatible with typical post-prandial reactive hypoglycemia. Often seen in states of insulin resistance which would include pre diabetes. More than happy to discuss with the details. High BH pretty much rules out insulinoma or insulin injection. ...Read more

5

5
Can a person have three ovaries?

Can a person have three ovaries?

Not normally: Ovaries come in pairs and that is the usual pattern. Rarely one doesn't develop and you will find only one. Three is only possible in rare conditions in which a tumor develops which has ovarian elements. But three normal ovaries does not occur. ...Read more

6

6
What's myopothy and if is serious to have for three weeks?

What's myopothy and if is serious to have for three weeks?

Myopathy: Myopathy is a disorder of muscle. There are many causes from inflammation, infection, metabolic disorders and degenerative disorders. I would discuss this with your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rheumatologist. Since you have only had myopathy for such a short time, you may be experiencing an inflammatory process, for which there are several treatments. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Could i need *three* root canals?

Could i need *three* root canals?

Get 2nd opinion: It's hard for me to answer that question without seeing your radiographs. Do you have pain? Do you have discomfort to hot/cold/chewing? Trouble sleeping at night? If you were diagnosed as needing 3 root canals, you can always get a second opinion from another dentist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Why am i haveing 4 periods in three weeks ?

Why am i haveing 4 periods in three weeks ?

Several reasons: Bleeding four times in three weeks is not normal. See your gynecologist: it could be uterine fibroids, hormonal problems, an abnormal pregnancy, or even a pelvic infection. It's worth getting some help! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Are there only three types of malignant tumors?

Are there only three types of malignant tumors?

Many Types: There are more than three types of malignant tumors. A cell from any organ (liver, skin, lung, brain, blood, breast, ovary, etc) may proliferate without regulation and produce a malignant tumor. ...Read more

10

10
Can three year olds drink honey water?

Can three year olds drink honey water?

Food safety: The american academy of pediatrics advises that honey should not be added to food, water, or formula that is fed to infants younger than 1 year age because of risk of botulism toxin – a spore that can cause types of paralysis. Older children and adults have acids in their intestines that can neutralize the toxin, so the risk is not as great for children over 1. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer