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Alpha 1 Liver
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Alt 93 bilirubin 1.4 CT diagnosed in july with fatty liver alpha 1 negative all ANA testing was normal. Could this be cirrhosis? Us showed no fat.
My brother has alpha 1 antiitrypsin gene with his liver affected, Awaiting my own results ..what are my odds of having it? Should my kids be tested?
Variable: Alpha 1 antitrypsin disease results (usually) when two unaffected carriers donate their recessive gene to the offspring. With 2 abnormal genes, the medical condition can be expressed. If you share the same parents, you have 3 potential outcomes. Normal,with two normal genes; a carrier with one normal and one abnormal: or you have it but don't know it(unlikely). 2:1 carrier than normal ...Read more
Antitrypsin: Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a normal blood protein that keeps some of the products of your neutrophils from harming your tissues more than they need to. If you're seriously deficient, you'll develop emphysema in midlife, and at some time in your life may develop serious liver function problems. One serious pitfall is assaying the levels during concurrent illness; they may be misleading. Good luck. ...Read more
Alpha-1 is MZ 107.9mg/dl(20.7uM)
Mildly Deficient , should begin infusion or not? It is once a week /lifetime
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Liver or lung?: most good pulmonologists and hepatologists would certainly be well versed in what is admittedly a rare disease. If you're not finding it to be the case near where you are, i'd call the nearest academic medical center. If your issues are even more unique, they could also refer you to the most specialized centers across the country. best of luck. ...Read more
In an spep why is reg albumin ok and the % low? Alpha 1 % high and just beta high? Inflammatory ? The% confuses me.
Doez Prazosin cross the BBB and work in the CNS? Ive read conflicting things on pubmed and elsewhere. Does any alpha-1 blocker cross the BBB?
You must be reading: about its use as it treats nightmares in the brain. So yes, it clearly crosses the BBB and clearly WORKS. I treat many people with PTSD and nightmares from war vets to civilians, rape victims, assault, other abuse victims who have terrible nightmares and it practically clears everything up inside of 1 week or 2. Problems are lowered blood pressure, allergic reactions, and, first dose syncope. ...Read more
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