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Doctor insights on: Alpha Amylase Side Effects

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Amylase (Definition)

An enzyme produced by either the panceas or the salivary glands that aid is the ...Read more


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Stopped Milk Thistle + Alpha Lipoic Acid due to side effects, how long before lethargy from it wears off? My energy was great before and now crashing!

Stopped Milk Thistle + Alpha Lipoic Acid due to side effects, how long before lethargy from it wears off? My energy was great before and now crashing!

Milk thistle should: help, and not make it worse, and it's effects should be cleared within a day. See doctor if energy level is crashing. This is not normal, when you had great energy before. ...Read more

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My amylase serum is 27 normal is 28 to 100. Doctor ordered because I had some stomach and side pain an now she is on vacation, all other test normal?

My amylase serum is 27 normal is 28 to 100. Doctor ordered because I had some stomach and side pain an now she is on vacation, all other test normal?

Not pancreatitis: a normal or low amylase would make it unlikely that you have pancreatitis which is a cause of upper abdominal pain. It may be a stomach or duodenal ulcer causing your pain. Consider an anti-acid such as nexium (to be taken daily on an empty stomach), and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to test next? Ongoing weak, shaky, feel very ill. Cbc, cmp normal. Slight elev. Amylase. Upperab pain l. Into side/back. Occ. Dizzy. Please advise

See a GI doctor: This may be one of several diagnoses, but without examining you there is no way in which to tell. Mild elevations of amylase are incredibly non-specific and can arise from multiple primary conditions. See a doctor. Hope you improve quickly. Best wishes for speedy recovery. ...Read more

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I went to the ER for abdominal pains on the left side and back. It felt like gas. I have gallstones and my amylase ia elevated by 19 points. The doctor says don't worry. Can it be a gb attack?

Pancreatitis: It sounds like you have gallstones that led to a bout of pancreatitis (we cleverly call this: gallstone pancreatitis). Both gallstones themselves and pancreatitis can give you abdominal pain; pancreatitis more commonly causes back pain. The treatment is gallbladder removal--so it doesn't happen again. ...Read more

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I take risperidone. It has cognitive sideffects due to anticholinergic activity. What can I do to treat it? Will Alpha GPC, choline or lecithin help?

I take risperidone. It has cognitive sideffects due to anticholinergic activity. What can I do to treat it? Will Alpha GPC, choline or lecithin help?

Dose of Risperdone: important. See more anticholinergic side effects at doses greater than 1 mg. Parkinsonism above mg. Concomitant use of Ginko may worsen situation. Ginko has not shown to improve long term cogntive issues. One study in China with concomitant use of Risperdal has been completed but results are unavailable at this time. Another study looking at use of Risperdal with Ginko in autism showed no benefit. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high levels of amylase what does that mean?

How do you FEEL?: About 1% of healthy folks have their amylase tagged with an immunoglobulin that prevents it from being lost via the kidney like other folks. This is nothing to worry about. If you feel okay, this is probably the explanation. ...Read more