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Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

No: Hi. No, beta-hydroxybutyrate is not a hormone. It is a so-called "ketone body", manufactured by the liver as a fuel for non-CNS tissues in states of extreme starvation, OR in diabetic ketoacidosis from not enough insulin. ...Read more

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Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

No: Hi. No, beta-hydroxybutyrate is not a hormone. It is a so-called "ketone body", manufactured by the liver as a fuel for non-CNS tissues in states of extreme starvation, OR in diabetic ketoacidosis from not enough insulin. ...Read more

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What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

Reactive hypoglycemi: B"sd sounds like a colleague has ordered hypoglycemia evaluation. Clinical details needed for full interpretation, but the results given would be compatible with typical post-prandial reactive hypoglycemia. Often seen in states of insulin resistance which would include pre diabetes. More than happy to discuss with the details. High BH pretty much rules out insulinoma or insulin injection. ...Read more

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How is nanodol as a beta blocker?

How is nanodol as  a beta blocker?

See below: It is a nonselective beta blocker with a long half-life that taken one a day. ...Read more

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Is a beta level of 1281 too high for 12dpo? I'm not sure if I'm 12 or 19dpo...

Is a beta level of 1281 too high for 12dpo? I'm not sure if I'm 12 or 19dpo...

Approximation...: HCG levels are highly variable. The correlation between the HCG level and the number of days after ovulation is only an approximation. In real life there is just too much variation pregnancy to pregnancy. I wouldn't worry about the exact number as long as it is going up as fast as it should. A dating u/s at about 8 weeks is the best way to date the pregnancy (not the HCG level) Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is beta thalassemia?

What is beta thalassemia?

Beta thalassemia: is a genetic defect of impaired hemoglobin production, resulting in a varying degree of anemia. ...Read more

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What do alpha and beta interferons do?

What do alpha and beta interferons do?

Interferons: Used to treat several diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis c, according to severity and degree of responsiveness,mainly they modulate the immune system ...Read more