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Pre Workout Supplement Blood Clot
NO-Xplode: The no stands for nitrous oxide. There are always a possibility of side effects with workout supplements (they are not as closely regulated as medicines are.), but i haven't seen any mention of decrease in sperm count. This supplement is not supposed to be used for long periods of time. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Are there any factors that could falsely lower a bilirubin blood test? (diet, donating blood, exercise, fasting)
Not really: Why do you ask? There are plenty of causes of being yellow but not having jaundice -- I used to eat a lot of carrots. Some meds including atabrine will make a person yellow. There's no really problematic methologic interferences with today's bilirubin assays. One causes of possible error is a switched specimen or one left in sunlight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes B12 deficiency? Blood test-B12=158, B6=2.4, folate=12.5, Homocysteine=12.9. I eat a balanced diet. On 325 of aspirin to prevent more DVTs.
Malabsorption: B12 is readily available in foods of animal origin (including dairy & eggs) so unless one is vegan you'll get enough via diet unless you can't absorb it; this can be caused by low hydrochloric acid, overgrowth of yeast or bacteria in the small intestines or a hereditary condition called pernicious anemia.Take methylcobalamin orally or by injection. See http://bit.ly/1607TG3 & http://bit.ly/1cBhjvn ...Read more
Are bodybuilding supplements safe after varicocele surgery (e.G pre and post workouts containing energy boosters and creatine formula, fat burners?
After a week. : Give your body a break. Wait one week. ...Read more
It is possible.: It depends on what you use to do it. If you use a formula to bulk up, or pills, it is very likely that this can happen. There are all kinds of things in these, and they are not necessarily good for you. If they put on weight, they likely will raise your BP just from that. A lot of the so called proteins are likely synthetic and concentrated, which can cause fluid to enter your vessels and ^bp. ...Read more
My A1c is 5.2, I'm doing bodybuilding. Is glutamine supplement will elevate my blood sugar levels.
Nominally No-But Why: would you want to? Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids from which all proteins are constructed. By taking you are ?ing intake of 1 (in an expensive way) of the 20 AA's (assuming label honest; no requirement to be per the 1994 DSHEA Act). Life is about complex balances; marketing about selling cheap stuff from nature to naive customers; buyer beware as always. Study my answers & DietDoctor.com ...Read more
Improving stamina: Your top five proven supplements? (Assuming normal blood tests, strict diet macros & daily cardio/resistance training at pro level)
No supplements: No supplements are needed nor would do you any good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Vitamins: B vitamins are water soluble, which means if you have too much, your body simply urinates it out. ...Read more
Contents?: Hello man named Patricia. What are the contents of this stuff? ...Read more
Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia?Is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?
P.I.H. not "PIG": Pregnancy induced hypertension (pih) can progressed to make one swell and look like a pig(pregnancy induced gondola). Yes, healthy women can develop pih (pre-eclampsia) especially if there diet is unhealthy. Epsom salts contain magnesium which when infused IV can stop pih seizures( but not prevent pih(eclampsia). Epsom salt magnesium is not what is infused at that time. ...Read more
Chest pain on&off. Tested for low iron. Results normal (iron 62, Ferrin 5). However low blood glucose of 56. (did not fast) Why blood glucose low?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more
Have Afib, and on Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg, and xarelto. Fasting blood work show diabetes, will changing stains lower blood sugar?
Inr 10, taking blood thinner due to mvr done in 2006, pulse rate 40, low blood pressure. Hepc, cirohsis. Should we stop blood thinner?
Will alcohol 24 hrs before a blood test show low hemogoblin levels? Male 23yo 56kg. Not too much protein in diet. Thanks.
If anemic: If a person is anemic, his hemoglobin test result will be low, regardless of whether or not he drank alcoholic drinks the day before. Likewise, if he is not anemic, his hemoglobin result will not be low, regardless of the alcoholic drinks he had the day before. ...Read more
I'm a regular gym goer and take protein supp. How much blood protein levels should be while taking supplements. Mine came t.Prot-8.3, alb-4.8, a:g-1.52?
Is a blood test B12 level of 1463 concerning? folate (folic acid) test is normal & no B12 supplements being taken. thanks.
Vitamin B 12 Level: I admire you for your concern for Health. Normal values are 200 - 900 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL) Some Labs may have higher range of Normal level. High levels of vitamin B12 can occur in liver disease and some types of Leukemia, however vitamin B12 test is not usually used to diagnose these problems. See a Hematologist for examination, lab tests and other studies; and Diagnosis. ...Read more
I consume whey protien after my workout . 1)does it cause baldness because my hair density has reduced. 2) does increases blood pressure & cholestrol.
Can getting blood draw after strenuous exercise actually elevate your serum potassium levels? Same with Magnesium?
No: Having blood drawn from you should not change your levels in any way. ...Read more
Mom had massive p embolism & blood clot in leg due to leg procedure dr put on Coumadin (warfarin) & told to eat normal is that right ie vitamin k
Yes: I usually tell patients starting warfarin to continue their usual eating habits. When people try new diets, that is when the warfarin effect will change. How much vitamin K one eats is less important than keeping it consistent. So don't try a new salad diet for example, and don't try cutting out all vitamin K either. Just keep intake steady, which is easiest when following usual diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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