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B Type Natriuretic Peptide
Hi i would like to know what does that means please B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (BNP) (Final result) = <10?
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.
If BNP is secreted by the ventricles in response to stretching due to fluid overload. Why is it named Brain Natriuretic Peptide?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how aldosterone and atrial natriuretic peptide hormones affect specific gravity of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) andsaline?
Strange question: They don't affect the SG of either one. Why would you think that they do? ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gad ab test was 201.3 (0.0-5.0 int units/ liter).. Does this mean type 1 ? My c peptide said ("") na.. I am confused
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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