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I'm looking for information regarding mcv, ggt, amylase, ast, alp and ALT levels in blood. Where can I find this?
See link below:
Http://reference. Medscape. Com/guide/laboratory-medicine
this site can get pretty technical but if you have a science background and basic knowledge of chemistry, you will find it very helpful. They also summarize things pretty simply too without losing meaning. ...Read more
If I take a digestive enzymes supplement, (protease, amylase, etc) will that go into my breastmilk and hence my baby would get the benefits of it too?
Good nutrition: The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities (though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more
No pain, amylase back in May was 184, lipase was 66 (range was until 60 the highest, amylase range is 110 the highest). Pancreas problems or what?
Health fraud: Giving the pancreatic enzymes that help in pancreatic insufficiency (cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatic scarring) as a cancer treatment is a cynical, cruel fraud. It's often packaged with "detoxification" and coffee enemas. Don't pay money to the people who've tried to deceive you on the thought "what if it did work? ". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a blood amylase levels test normal range being considered 25 - 115UI/L a result of 115 suggests anything? What would be a significant high value?
Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. I'm sorry nobody told you this. Acute pancreatitis can feature values of many thousands. There are other causes ranging from the enzyme being tagged with an antibody to mumps to a shot of an opiate. ...Read more
Can be pancreas infl:
Amylase: enzyme made by pancreas and salivary glands. Elevation can be seen with pancreatitis, mumps, vomiting/bulimia sometimes with other GI (gallbladder, ulcer), gyn issues.
Lipase is a somewhat more specific pancreatic enzyme. Mild elevations non specific, very high more specific marker of pancreatic inflammation. Kidney disease screws up the values. Incr. In cystic fibrosis, celiac, . ...Read more
I had highly low diet from 30 days (only fruits and some rice (veg)).but again I got pancreatitis with high amylase 1100 with bearable amount pain! Ca?
Reference range: These ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. A VERY low amylase might warn of a person who's lost their pancreas, but if this had happened, you'd know. Actually, labs are meaningless apart form patient histories and physical exams, and a high amylase is usually not a problem if you feel well. ...Read more