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Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more
Recent blood test shows high direct bilirubin.Total bilirubin is 0.7 &direct0.5 and indirect 0.2. ALT,AST,GGT,Alk.Phos are in normal range.Is it ok?
Okay: 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, there is nothing in your results to be concerned about. 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. 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. ...Read more
Jaundice occurs...: ...by defintion, when your liver doesn't metabolize bilirubin the way it's supposed to. Depending on the clinical situation, jaundice and cholestasis may coexist or each may exist without the other. Serum bilirubin levels are however normal in patients with yellow skin caused by carotenemia or quinacrine. Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK413/ ...Read more
My total proteins in 8.2, albumin 5.4,globulin 3.3, Total Bilirubin 0.7,direct 0.5. Is that something to worry?Other Liver values under normal.
To carry more oxygen: Fetal hemoglobin hangs on to oxygen tighter that adult hemoglobin. Therefore more red blood cells are needed to cary the amount of oxygen that can be delivered to the tissues. The blood in utero is very saturated at a lower oxygen tension. The fetal hemoglobin is needed in utero and is slowly replaced by adult hemoglobin after birth. ...Read more
Liver cancer patient now has high levels of Bilirubin resulting in Jaundice. Is there a way to bring down bilirubin levels by medication ?
My serum iron was elevated at 241, however my ferritin, TIBC, and transferrin count were in the normal reference ranges. Is this hemochromatosis?
Donate blood: What you described is not necessarily hemochromatosis. There is a genetic for it that you may wish to get in consultation with your doctor. If you are otherwise healthy consider donating blood, it will reduce your iron and you will do a good deed. See this site for more info. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003488.htm ...Read more
My newborn son's bili levels are as follows.Anything to worry & to do at home?Age in hours-bili level:(155-14.4, 134-13.7, 103-10.6, 79-12.8, 67-13.5)
No normal: Up to 21 at this age does not require treatment. ...Read more
My total bilurubin 0.88 direct bilurubin 0.37 indirect bilurubin is 0.51, serum globulin is 3.27 Are these levels normal?
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 globulin level is higher than normal. It can be due to many causes, e.g., chronic infection, inflammatory disorders, liver disease and myeloma. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
Can creatinine levels be transiently high over baseline during hyperglycemia (sugar ~ 500)? Asking because creatinine values are normal when fasting
Yes: Depending on method for creatinine testing, presence of ketosis, that may accompany hyperglycemia, the result may be falsely elevated. Make sure to control your glucose and A1c. 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. 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. ...Read more
My father's (aged 70 with diabetes) lab tests reveal creatinine of 4.21, bun of 39, serum k is 4, 3+ protein in urine. Can dialysis be avoided?
Need for oxygen: in the womb. the high hemoglobin is needed to provide oxygen to the developing fetus. The hemoglobin also is very special in that it holds oxygen very well. Right after birth this HGB is replaced with a more needed regular HGB, that works better in an air environment. The breakdown of this large amount of hemoglobin can cause a problem with jaundice in some babies ...Read more
My blood ammonia level is 97 mcg/dL (lab range 27-102 mcg/dL). My complete metabolic panels are always normal. Is this ammonia level considered high? Is it high enough to cause encephalopathy?
Any symptoms?: Why were these tests done? 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, it does not seem to be a serious issue, however the elevated AST may be due to alcohol, medications you may taking or if you are overweight. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Low aldosterone ~3, normal renin. Low Na, co2, high k in blood. Creatinine 1.4-2.2 in same week.Can type 4 RTA cause this fluctuation in diabetic ckd?
Creat fluctuates: Many things cause Cr to go up or down. So need to answer these questions. 1.What meds r u taking? 2. Any imaging procedure with contrast? 3. recent dehydration? 4 recent illness" and many more. When you had gotten all this together consult with me and can probably help figure out what is going on. ...Read more
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