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Doctor insights on: Metabolic Activity

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Does bone metabolic activity and inflammation stop when you start taking bisophanates?

Does bone metabolic activity and inflammation stop when you start taking bisophanates?

No: Your bone is always doing something metabolic. Osteoclasts build it up. Osteoblasts break it down. Bisphosphonates shift the balance toward buliding. If they are causing inflammation it should stop after you're off the drug for a while. ...Read more

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I have a sedantry job I do workout but I'm gaining fat. Is there any way to increase metabolic activity? I have asthma also

I have a sedantry job I do workout but I'm gaining fat. Is there any way to increase metabolic activity? I have asthma also

Dietary change: I recommend a low-carbohydrate, moderate protein, very high fat diet. Read eatingacademy. Com and watch a youtube lecture by robert lustig, md called "sugar: the bitter truth." he's a pediatric endocrinologist from ucsf that runs an obesity clinic. Also watch videos by steven phinney, mary vernon and eric westman. Read "why we get fat" by gary taubes. ...Read more

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In a patient who has a very fast growing/high metabolic activity cancer, how small a tumor can be detected on a high-res pet scan?

In a patient who has a very fast growing/high metabolic activity cancer, how small a tumor can be detected on a high-res pet scan?

1-2 centimeters: The sensitivity of pet scanning (in combination with ct) is dependent on the origin and metabolic activity of the cancer and the part of the body that is being scanned. In general, most 2 cm cancers will be identified; as many as 1/3 of all cancers less than 1cm may be missed. ...Read more

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Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Testing: Undergoing tests and waiting for results can be anxiety provoking. If there is an indication to do a PET scan and result shows a positive finding then you must get biopsy and follow recommendations by your physician. Biopsies are generally tolerated well although there can be some risk of infection, bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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What metabolic activities occur coronary artery blockage?

What metabolic activities occur coronary artery blockage?

Coronary arteries: Please rephrase this questions it doesn't make any sense in its current form. I'd be glad to answer if I can understand what you are asking :-). ...Read more

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My pet-ct scan for hotpshkins lymphoma came up with increased metabolic activity around brown fat in base of neck, should I be concerned?

My pet-ct scan for hotpshkins lymphoma came up with increased metabolic activity around brown fat in base of neck, should I be concerned?

No: Brown fat is metabolically active in order generates heat, and for this reason more likely to be active during the winter months. Since brown fat uses more glucose than normal fat, it lights up on a FDG pet. Correlation of pet images with the ct portion of the exam can easily identify the active regions as fat rather than lymph nodes or tumor. Typical location is around the clavicles. ...Read more

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Age 46. Wight 85kglength 160cm. Activites is simple. Metabolic rate is low. What's the suitable, quick regime. My problem is uncontrollable my appetite

Age 46. Wight 85kglength 160cm. Activites is simple. Metabolic rate is low. What's the suitable, quick regime. My problem is uncontrollable my appetite

Exercise: You have a bmi of 33.2 which equals obesity. Try doing exercise every day. Mainly aerobic exercise (enough to make you short of breath and sweaty), with 2 days a week of strength training. Do at least 45 min every day. And write down the calorie count of foods you eat, with the aim being to eat less than 1600 calories per day. It may take a while, but you will notice a huge difference after 6 mon. ...Read more

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Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12, D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?

Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12, D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?

No; but poor diet ca: Vitamin deficiencies (more than 1) like those of which you speak come from a poor diet that often includes alcohol or cigarettes. All of those can, in turn, cause small cell lung cancer but not necessarily. Cancer patients often eat poorly, but there are other reasons (liver disease, heart failure, kidney disease) which can do the same thing. Go to your doctor, get checked out. ...Read more

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Does pain increase metabolic rate?

Does pain increase metabolic rate?

Theoretically yes: Acute pain will cause an increase in heart rate and metabolic rate initially. ...Read more

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How do I increase my metabolic rate?

How do I increase my metabolic rate?

Exercise: Exercise increases muscle mass. Resting metabolic rate increases with muscle mass so it will increase how much energy you burn even during sleep. ...Read more

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What are benefits of metabolic training?

What are benefits of metabolic training?

Several: You reduce the risk of overuse injuries. You will burn more calories during and after exercise. It also cuts your workout time in half. Metabolic training combines ideas from different forms of exercise: weights, calisthenics and doesn't require any fancy equipment. ...Read more

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How long should I do a metabolic circuit?

How long should I do a metabolic circuit?

At least 30m.: At least 30m and exercise 3-4x/wk. Use a heart rate monitor so you don't fool yourself into thinking your are working out\harder than you really are. For a normal heart, you should keep a rate of at least 70% of your hr max. This is about 220-age in years. Combine with resistance traing. ...Read more

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How effective is the 13 day metabolic diet?

How effective is the 13 day metabolic diet?

Metabolic diet: This is a useless, impractical, potentially dangerous, needless, silly, fad, strict, imperfect, difficult, unpromising, trendy, unimaginative diet. ...Read more

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How can you get started with metabolic training?

How can you get started with metabolic training?

Cardio and weights: Starting with non-concussive activities like biking, walking, stair steeper, airdyne, and using a heart rate monitor. 30m 3x/wk. Combine this with a simple resistance program, core, pull ups, chins, etc. I like barbells for simplicity. ...Read more

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How can I increase my metabolic rate withough exercising?

How can I increase my metabolic rate withough exercising?

It is difficult!: Low carb diets increase metabolic rates, but nothing trumps physical activity, even in short bursts throughout the day! ...Read more

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Does metabolic damage really exist or is it just a gimmick?

Does metabolic damage really exist or is it just a gimmick?

Yes, it really does: All the body's energy production depends on normal metabolism. Genetic or environmental defects can severely interfere, some causing death. There are a host of cellular storage disease, in which the cells can not rid themselves of the byproducts of normal metabolism. There are metabolic brain and bone disorders, effects of diabetes, on and on. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best foods for metabolic fasting?

Can you tell me what is the best foods for metabolic fasting?

Metabolic fasting: There is a Ketogenic diet which is used by neurologists for treatment of refractory seizures. It is low in carbohydrates. Is this what you are referring to? As far as its use in other medical conditions, it is being done but mostly under clinical trial supervision. ...Read more

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Whar are some natural foods that will increase my metabolics?

Whar are some natural foods that will increase my metabolics?

Burn fat faster? Nah: There are few magic foods that "burn" calories no matter how many claims you hear or read. There is no substitute for exercise, portion control, & calorie restriction. That being said, you increase metabolism if you eat breakfast (versus not), avoid empty calories like alcohol & junk food, speed stomach emptying with small volume low fat meals. Avoid stimulants (caffeine), laxatives, fad diets. ...Read more

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What metabolic conditions can cause a person to rapidly gain weight?

What metabolic conditions can cause a person to rapidly gain weight?

Several: Low thyroid is very low on this list. It would have to be extremely severe. But eating fats and sugars/starch together gives you high glycemic index and calories to oot. This can do it. Any situation that increases Insulin can do this. Also, hyperadenal states can promote weight gain, but they cause Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to slow my metabolic rate?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to slow my metabolic rate?

Get obese: Most people have normal metabolic rates, unless there thyroid is abnormal. Eat too much and be sedentary will lower your rate but make you prone to multiple diseases and a shorter life. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv o.R the internet. ...Read more

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What are metabolic reasons to become seizured?

What are metabolic reasons to become seizured?

Metabolic seizures: These are metabolic causes of seizures:
very high or low blood glucose,
alcohol withdrawal,
infections such as meningitis,
very high or low sodium, potassium or calcium,
medications such as wellbutrin (bupropion) ...Read more

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I was wondering what are congenital metabolic errors?

I was wondering what are congenital metabolic errors?

Errors in code: We are born with detailed information in our dna (genes) that direct the formation of the specific protein, fat and sugar structures needed for our body to function. If/when there is a mutation in the genes, that information can be changed to the point it will not work. The enzymes or co factors are lost and the system breaks down. There are thousands of these potential errors, pku is a common one. ...Read more

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What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

Metabolic coz of sz: There are many. Electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium) being very low or high. Infections (non neurological infections too). Alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol toxicity. Medication side effects (wellbutrin). Low blood glucose. High blood glucose. Metabolic acidosis.

Many of these causes can be treated. This is why people with a first time seizure undergo blood tests. ...Read more

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Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Yes.: As a rough estimate about 5% of dementias are treatable/preventable, so screening for things like vitamin deficiencies and untreated hypothyroidism should be done as part of an evaluation of patients with early memory loss. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome: Was called syndrome x: four facets-torso obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Disease cluster...: A cluster of diseases in the making! However...Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2.High blood pressure, 3.Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4.Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What are metabolic disorders?

What are metabolic disorders?

Poor chemistry: Metabolism is a fancy word for cellular energy. The only way that you can correct it is through nutrients, assuming that it is not genetic like type 1 diabetes. Disorders come about most often because of poor diet. ...Read more

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What is the metabolic syndrome?

Mildy complex!: However...Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2.High blood pressure, 3.Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4.Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. Potentially serious! ...Read more

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What is nkh metabolic disorder?

What is nkh metabolic disorder?

NKH: Nonketotic hyperglycinemia disorder is inherited and occurs when there is a problem with metabolism of glycine one of our amino acids which form the building blocks of all cells.
All babies should be screened at birth. Clinical genetic testing can also be done ...Read more

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How is metabolic syndrome treated?

How is metabolic syndrome treated?

Several ways!: A cluster of diseases in the making! However...Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2.High blood pressure, 3.Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4.Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more