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Could use your help docs! my b-type natriuretic - peptide is up over 4, 000 how serious is that ?

BNP: The reason for the elevation of the bnp needs to be clarified. You need to discuss this with your doctor and work with your doctor to find out the meaning of the test abnormality. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my b-type natriuretic - peptide is up over 4, 000 how serious is that ?

BNP: The reason for the elevation of the bnp needs to be clarified. You need to discuss this with your doctor and work with your doctor to find out the meaning of the test abnormality. ...Read more

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N-Terminal Pro B-type Natriuretic Peptide Test value of my mother is 3670. What does it mean? Last year she had a heart attack and stenting.

N-Terminal Pro B-type  Natriuretic Peptide Test value of my mother is  3670. What does it mean? Last year she had a heart attack and stenting.

BNP: again this peptide is elevated in patients with volume overload and suggests the possibility of decompensated congestive heart failure in the appropriate clinical setting..this number is elevated...your mother should be seen by a cardiologist ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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What do the hormones aldosterone and atrial natriuretic peptide do?

What do the hormones aldosterone and atrial natriuretic peptide do?

Aldo and ANP: Hi. Aldosterone (aldo) tends to promote sodium reabsorption (retention) and potassium excretion by the kidney tubule. ANP, as the name implies, tends to promote urinary sodium excretion, and is somewhat regulated by how much sodium (i.e., salt) is in the diet. We use an aldo analog, fludrocortisone, clinically for people who can't make aldo. ...Read more

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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What's atrial natiuretic peptide (anp) do?

What's atrial natiuretic peptide (anp) do?

Cardiac physiology: It is a hormone that increases with distention of cardiac chambers that is a sign of intravascular volume. When volume in bloodstream is high and distention is present this hormone level increases and acts to stimulate diuresing and salt/water removal via the kidneys in a compensatory fashion. ...Read more

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How can the measurement of a blood c peptide level help to determine the type of diabetes?

How can  the measurement of a blood c peptide level help to determine the type of diabetes?

Helps determine type: A c-peptide level is low in patients with type 1 dm because it is part of the Insulin hormone and type 1 diabetics lack insulin. It is usually high or normal in type 2 diabetics. ...Read more

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If my c peptide was 1.8 could I have type 1 diabetes?

If my c peptide was 1.8 could I have type 1 diabetes?

Can't interpret: You can't interpret a random c-peptide level without checking a concomitant blood sugar and Insulin level. If you have untreated type 1 dm you should have symptoms of frequent urination and a lot of thirst. Your blood sugars would be high and so would a hba1c. Insulin levels would be low with type 1. Gad-65 antibodies may or may not be positive. Without symptoms, unlikely to have type 1. ...Read more

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Is there research using peptides like igf to improve insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetics?

Is there research using peptides like igf to improve insulin sensitivity for type 2 diabetics?

Yes: Igf-1 is a potent glucose lowering agent , in fact the new Insulin analogs Humalog (insulin lispro) and NovoLog have alterations in one of the Insulin components that were derived from the observation that when igf-i was injected through the skin it lowered the sugar faster than regular insulin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: c peptide?

What is the definition or description of: c peptide?

Related to insulin.: The pancreas is a fish-shaped endocrine gland that is tucked into the stomach and small intestine that has beta cells that secrete insulin; Insulin controls sugar (glucose) metabolism of the entire body. When the Insulin is produced within these cells, it lets off a byproduct, which is a protein molecule called 'c-peptide'. When Insulin is injected directly into body, there's no c peptide produced. ...Read more

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What is peptide therapy?

What is peptide therapy?

Immune modulation: In autoimmune disease, a peptide that is a portion of an antigen can be administered to stop the attack on the full antigen. Sometimes this works but there is little understanding how. It is basic to the contemporary treatment of multiple sclerosis and it is likely that other diseases will also prove to be helped by this approach. ...Read more

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Why would I need an insulin c-peptide measurement?

Why would  I  need an insulin c-peptide measurement?

Insulin production: C-peptide is usually measured to see how much Insulin a patient is producing, specially when he is already on insulin. Proinsulin is broken off into c-peptide and Insulin in our body, therefore if you have detectable amounts of c-peptide despite receiving Insulin you are still making some insulin, if your c-peptide is low you will need Insulin to metabolize your sugar. ...Read more