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My son was asked to do a cho test of the heart. What is that test?

My son was asked to do a cho test of the heart. What is that test?

Simple test: It is a simple, non-invasive (no needles) test that uses ultrasound sent from the surface of the chest into the heart tissues and receives back the "echo" of the sound making an image that the doctors interpret. ...Read more

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Please explain what directly affects carbohydrates (cho) and fat levels in food?

Please explain what directly affects carbohydrates (cho) and fat levels in food?

Not exactly: Sure what you mean. As the composition of the ingredients used and techniques used to prepare the ingredients determine the amount of fats, proteins and carbohydrates in food. ...Read more

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SIR MY LIPD PROFILE TOTAL CHO 281, TRIGLYCERIDS 107, HDL 56, LDL204, VLDL 21, PLS ADVICE HOW CAN I REDUCE THE LDL BY FOOD OR DO WANTED TO TAKE MEDICENE?

SIR MY LIPD PROFILE TOTAL CHO 281, TRIGLYCERIDS 107, HDL 56, LDL204, VLDL 21, PLS ADVICE HOW CAN I REDUCE THE LDL BY FOOD OR DO WANTED TO TAKE MEDICENE?

Very high: You can try a trial of vegetarian food, if you're not already doing that - otherwise you won't be able to reduce the LDL unless you use meds. Medication still isn't indicated unless you have a history of atherosclerotic disease or smoke or have diabetes. HBP and Family history could sway the decision too. ...Read more

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Diagnose metabolic syndrome now loss 25kg and tg125, hdl51, ldl54, total cho.130 my weight now 81kg tall178 age 29 nosmoking could stop medicine statin?

Diagnose metabolic syndrome now loss 25kg and tg125, hdl51, ldl54, total cho.130 my weight now 81kg tall178 age 29 nosmoking could stop medicine statin?

You could try: But your cholesterol will probably return closer to original level. Try reducing dose first. Congratulations on weight loss, I am sure it took lots of discipline. Consult with your doctor, but halve the dose of statin and re-measure your lipid pane two months later. ...Read more

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A 14x6x6mm non-enhancing signal abnormality inferior to the basal ganglia, no high rcbv, te 135ms cho/naa ratio - 1.3: heterotopia? Low grade?

A 14x6x6mm non-enhancing signal abnormality inferior to the basal ganglia, no high rcbv, te 135ms cho/naa ratio - 1.3: heterotopia? Low grade?

Serial Imaging: Your MRI could be consistent with low grade neoplasm or a benign finding. The best option in these cases where it is unclear is to follow the area closely with repeat MRI at say 3 month intervals. If this is benign it will stay the same. If it grows it is likely a neoplasm. ...Read more

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Had a recent us found a gallstone 8.6mm x 5.4mm. I'm symptomatic, I've read that post-choly, most patients still experience pain. Any truth to this?

Had a recent us found a gallstone 8.6mm x 5.4mm. I'm symptomatic, I've read that post-choly, most patients still experience pain. Any truth to this?

Postop, not GB pain: Cholecystectomy is surgery, whether laparoscopic (belly button) or open (traditional). There will likely be post op pain (usually less and for a shorter period of time if laparoscopic).
If your pain was gb pain (right upper quad/or mid below ribcage, maybe into back, often with vomiting, confirmed with us findings, e.g. Thickened gb wall, edema, fluid around gb, then surgery should resolve issue. ...Read more

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I hv hbp 155/85. No family history with hbp. I m just 24.Total cholastrol 205, triglycerides 180, vldl cho - 36, LDL cho 137. Is my BP can cure?

I hv hbp 155/85. No family history with hbp. I m just 24.Total cholastrol 205, triglycerides 180, vldl cho - 36, LDL cho 137. Is my BP can cure?

Yes: Your b.P. May fluctuate throughout the day and depends on several factors. The first order is to repeat the b.P. At a separate visit, to ensure it was not simply elevated that single time.
If the second b.P. Check is high, there's still a good chance that diet and exercise can help you avoid needing medications.
See your doctor regularly and make sure he considers "secondary" causes of high b.P. ...Read more

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Please advise on someone with the following lipid panel being prescribed a statin: hdl=136, ldl=108, triglyc=50 total cho=248 I am 58, female, nonsmoker.

Please advise on someone with the following lipid panel being prescribed a statin: hdl=136, ldl=108, triglyc=50 total cho=248 I am 58, female, nonsmoker.

If: If those are your levels before taking any medication and there is no premature heart disease in your family and you have no high blood pressure or diabetes or heart disease or history of stroke you do not need treatment. Some people have a high HDL cholesterol and still get heart problems. But in general, an HDL level above 60 is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Most experts do not use ratios now but look at non-hdl cholesterol (total minus the hdl) and the levels of LDL cholesterol. You appear to not need any lipid therapy with those levels. ...Read more

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My blood test results were: f.B.S=127 b.U.N=11 cre=.8 sgot=48 sgpt=104 alk. Ph=100 cho=237 tg=224 hdl=50 ldl=142.2 have I a problem in my liver? Thanks

My blood test results were: f.B.S=127 b.U.N=11 cre=.8 sgot=48 sgpt=104 alk. Ph=100 cho=237 tg=224 hdl=50 ldl=142.2 have I a problem in my liver? Thanks

May be, but more: Important is your elevated fasting blood sugar. By definition if you repeat it and it again comes out 127, you are diabetic. Please consult your doctor as your earliest convenience and discuss all of your results. ...Read more

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44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?

44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?

Calcification: This is a sign of inflammatory atherosclerosisAnd likely reflects you'll following in mother's footsteps. Talk to a physician in regards to changes in lifestyle (diet, exercise, substance use) and to access prescribable medicines that can in combination helped to significantly slow down the rate of progression and possibly induce partial regression ...Read more

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Had ERCP w/stent placed & open choly next day. Now weird spasms in stomach w/food & continued elevation of AST, ALT, lipase. Stent out soon. Any ideas?

Had ERCP w/stent placed & open choly next day. Now weird spasms in stomach w/food & continued elevation of AST, ALT, lipase. Stent out soon. Any ideas?

Continue monitoring: This could be transient after an episode of cholecystitis. Continue monitoring liver enzymes and lipase levels as long as there is no fever, jaundice or vomiting. Do the same after stent removal. Use a low fat diet and plenty of fluids, and avoid alcohol.
If symptoms worsen, you will need imaging studies such as CT scan or ultrasound. ...Read more

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I was dx. 5 mo. Ago with bile reflux gastritis s/p lap choly. Reglan/PPI not working to control n/v & constant burning in esophagus. Other options?

I was dx. 5 mo. Ago with bile reflux gastritis s/p lap choly. Reglan/PPI not working to control n/v & constant burning in esophagus. Other options?

Bile reflux gastriti: Discuss with your doctor use of carafate, (sucralfate) adding ranitidine or even adding Questran which binds bile acid (usually used for diarrhea).They now have a new system called LINX -a magnetic bracelet for the lower esophageal sphincter which helps close the gastroesophageal sphincter and prevents reflux. Last resort may be nissen fundoplicaton ...Read more

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What is c20 tablet?

Here are some. ..: Most likely, c20 is just a code for Cilalis (tadalafil), which is one of PDE-5 inhibitors for helping improve ED. More? To <a href="https://search. Yahoo. Com/search? Ei=utf-8&fr=ytff1-&p=c20%20pill&type=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://search. Yahoo. Com/search? Ei=utf-8&fr=ytff1-&p=c20%20pill&type=</a>. ...Read more

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What does a 21% C02 LEVEL MEAN?

What does a 21% C02 LEVEL MEAN?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your level is a trace low, but that may be due to hyperventilation at the time of blood draw. Visit this site for info:
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003469.htm
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Who knows about benefits of tai chi?

Who knows about benefits of tai chi?

Many: Tai chi can help reduce stress, help improve agility, balance and flexibility. Its great for people with any degenerative muscle and nerve condition b/c can help them prevent falls, its good for energy and depression. ...Read more

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What does hydro co/apap 7.5-325 mean?

What does hydro co/apap 7.5-325 mean?

A pain reliever: Hydro co/apap is a common pain reliever consisting of hydrocodone (7.5milligrams) and Acetaminophen (325 mg).
Hydrocodone is a prescription narcotic and Acetaminophen (apap) is an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid).
They work in combination to relieve pain. ...Read more

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About how many people die from C.F. each year?

About how many people die from C.F. each year?

Below: This is the latest stats I could find:

Best Answer: Deaths from Cystic Fibrosis: 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Cystic Fibrosis: 484 per year, 40 per month, 9 per week, 1 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 485 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

this calculation is using the 1999 stats-- ...Read more

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What are austen 200 mg capsules used to treat?

What are austen 200 mg capsules used to treat?

Susten 200mg????: Susten? My understanding is that susten (contains progesterone) could be used for hormone replacement therapy, dysfunctional bleeding, contraception etc. ...Read more