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Test adrenal fxn.: This test is to check on whether or not your adrenal glands are working right. The acth action is to increase production and release of corticosteroids. In the test, a small amount of synthetic acth is injected and the amount of cortisol the adrenals produce in response is measured. This is used to check for things like primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, and addison's disease. ...Read more
Antibody replacement: Combined antibody from a pool of healthy donors is given to patients who either do not make antibody for themselves or cannot make specific antibody against a pathogen. The product is also given in the context of several hyperinflamatory or autoimmune disorders because the pooled antibody either blocks the activity of rogue/autoimmune antibodies or downregulates overactive white blood cells. ...Read more
Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protein, antibody: An immunoglobulin, also called an antibody, is a protein that binds susbtances to eliminate or neutralize them. Most of immunoglobulins are in the blood, but also in the lining of the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. Immunoglobulins are produced with small variations that allow them to bind the millions of different microbes. There are 5 types; igg, igm, iga, IgD and ige. ...Read more
Sheehan syndrome or hypopituitarism. Does this sound like it... Low t3, (liothyronine) low-norm TSH, low-norm estrogen, low-norm acth, insulin sensitive, hypokalemia?
No: Since you have not listed your periods having stopped, the chances of this being Simmond's / Sheehan's are slim-to-none. What I'd like you to do is form a relationship with a patient, understanding physician who's good at endocrinology, and can help you manage the big picture -- while solving whatever physical problems may exist, find ways of turning bad stress into eu-stress in your life. ...Read more
Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more
Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have myasthenia gravis, severe osteoporosis.Scared of "another med" to treat osteo and it NOT flare/worsen MG!! Reclast, (zoledronic acid) Proliva, Forteo?try shot 1st?
Osteoporosis : unfortunately there's no easy answer. We are lucky to have many options for osteoporosis and each drug comes with risks and benefits. Your medial history, labs, x-Rays & DEXA have to be factored in before individualizing your treatments. Please discuss with your doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more
Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?
Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1. ...Read more
Anger management: It is important to first have a medical evaluation to rule out a medical cause for your anger (e.g. Temporal lobe dysfunction). If there isn't a medical reason, then the following psychological techniques may be helpful: reframing, relaxation techniques including deep breathing, progressive muscle relatxation, and assertiveness training. These are a few things that can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are gonadotropic hormones only glycoproteins (fsh, lh)? Sex steroids would be classified as steroids, separate from gonadotropins, right?
Right: I'm glad you are learning the differences among the classes of biomolecules. ...Read more
Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happened is great and i would let that help you lead a better and healthier life. If you need it again, go back until you feel comfortable again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer