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Are Hot Flashes A Sign Of Low Potassium Level
High renal loss of potassium & magnesium in urine. Blood potassium always at low end of range. Extreme weakness, nausea, numb. What would you think??
Inherited vs med vs?: The rare inherited Gitelman & Bartter syndromes can cause a loss of potassium & magnesium (in Gitelman & in some cases of Bartter's) in the urine, which can cause fatigue and cramps. Some meds can do this, such as the blood pressure med Hydrochlorothiazide. For symptoms, potassium typically has to be well below normal range. Without full info & evaluation, individualized diagnosis is not possible. ...Read more
I have normal levels of complement C2 and c4. C3 level is low. Ch50 is high-normal(57 u/ml)-(all are serum tests)-what are the possible causes?
Labwork: Proper medicine would be not to treat lab values but the patient. Based on the lab values you provided it is impossible to suggest any kind of diagnosis. We would need to know your presentation and other labwork that was done in order to help you sort it out. ...Read more
Can having a low htc (but not low enough to be anemic) still cause some of the symptoms of anemia? (ex. Tiredness, paleness, coldness of fingers/toes)
No: Look for one of the many causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
It varies: Very high estrogen levels may be a sign of ovarian or adrenal tumor. In general estrogen levels vary with the menstrual cycle. Too much estrogen may cause symptoms such as breast tenderness, weight gain, bloating, water retention, irregular uterine bleeding, headaches/migraines, abnormality of the uterus (hyperplasia) which can lead cancer. Some literature suggests anxiety and depression, etc ...Read more
Last blood test showed high MCH (100) low RDW (11) and low ceruloplasmin (.15) ? Are any of these of concern? Feel very dizzy a lot
Could an eloctrolyte inbalance (potassium is high and others are borderline) be causing chest pain, headache, +waking at night because of pounding ❤️?
May be: High potassium could be dangerous and can cause arrhythmia's . To begin with it can cause some extra beats or palpitations. Rarely it causes chest pain. Extra peat or palpitations could sometime be misinterpreted as chest pain. But you should go to pcp, get your electrolytes checked and evaluated for chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?
Many symptoms: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Your level can cause mild symptoms & will increase risks. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer & http://www.drfranklipman.com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/ & http://tinyurl.com/ly3wn3n ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having a sore throat as the main first symptoms of imbalanced leukocytes, does that mean the levels are high or low?
What could be cause of persistent high wbc(16-25k)high platelets(500)and very low vitamin d(<20)?
High WBC & platelets: Mild to moderately elevated blood counts in multiple cell lines (white blood cells and platelets) suggests: (1) possible chronic inflammatory condition, like arthritis, or lupus, etc. (2) a bone marrow disorder, in which case the counts will continue to rise; (3) medications, like steroids; or (4) normal variation. Some people can have transient elevations of one or more blood counts without sympt. ...Read more
Unlikely by itself:: Too ? iron for RBC production by bone marrow, resulting in anemia could (in turn) result in ?ed heart rate & breathing with activity, fatigue, etc. It is the anemia (?ed ability for the blood to carry oxygen) which results in the fatigue, when this exists, not just ?ed iron per-se. For marketing reasons, many issues which could be relevant (if severe enough) are promoted as primary cause; "cures". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My main symptoms that are causing me issues are extreme fatigue, low monocytes, low lactate acid, low blood CO2, left heart fraction is 55%. Help plz?
See your doctor: The only symptom you mention is the fatigue. The rest are test results, but it is impossible to interpret them without the exact numbers. It would be best for you to return to your doctor for a thorough exam and to get some more details so s/he can put all the pieces together. Meantime, help yourself be healthy by eating a diet rich in fruits/veggies, low in animal products. Don't smoke. Exercise! ...Read more
Can a low Vitamin D level of 20 (normal range 33-100) cause any symptoms such as depression or fatigue?
What could be the cause of a low calcium level of 8.2? Albumin 4.6, Globulin 1.8, BUN 16, Vit D 38. Sodium slightly elevated but all else in range
Can having a abnormally high cortisol level in your body contribute to high anxiety and depression? And what are the symptoms of having high cortisol?
Definitely.: High cortisol can cause myriad signs & symptoms: fatigue, decreased energy, impaired memory, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, crying, and depression. More info can be found at http://www.Integrativepsychiatry.Net/adrenal_fatigue.Html. I often use a specialty lab kit to test for cortisol and other adrenal hormones (saliva) as well as neurotransmitters (urine). ...Read more
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