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Doctor insights on: Blood Chemistry Preparation

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Silly question. If on restricted diet how long does it take for blood chemistry to change and become a problem ?

Silly question. If on restricted diet how long does it take for blood chemistry to change and become a problem ?

Your Definitions: You are using terms that are unclear and not specific. Most healthy human bodies know how to regulate the chemistries and electrolytes well within survivable limitations regardless of the calories ingested. What do you mean specifically by 'restricted diet'? ...Read more

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In my blood chemistry test i had abnormal levels in my liver. What could be the cause?

In my blood chemistry test i had abnormal levels in my liver. What could be the cause?

Liver disease, other: My best interpretation of your question is that your blood tests show abnormally high levels of enzymes that are mostly associated with the liver. This suggests damage to liver cells with leakage of these enzymes to the blood. This may be hepatitis, a toxic problem, or even potentially a tumor. Some of these enzymes may come from other cells, so depending on which it might be muscle disease. ...Read more

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What type of test is for haptoglobin: blood chemistry or hematological?

What type of test is for haptoglobin: blood chemistry or hematological?

Chem lab: Despite the fact that haptoglobin (in those who have it) carries old hemoglobin and its level is a screen for hemolysis, testing is usually run in the chemistry lab. The test and its interpretation are tricky. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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I had blood tests recently and the results say 'liver chemistry normal'. What does this mean? What have they tested?

I had blood tests recently and the results say 'liver chemistry normal'. What does this mean? What have they tested?

Liver function tests: They tested a group of chemistries that when properly interpreted can tell if there isdamage or dysfunction to how well the liver is working. Things like hepatitis and alcoholism can cause damage that elevates the levels of liver specific chemistry tests. ...Read more

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I have a hard time understanding how a drug could lower cholesterol, and be "safe." how can you alter blood chemistry and be totally "safe?"

I have a hard time understanding how a drug could lower cholesterol, and be "safe." how can you alter blood chemistry and be totally "safe?"

Not totally safe!: You are entirely correct. No drug is totally safe. Statins, the most common cholesterol-lowering drugs, can cause serious muscle and liver damage & neurological problems like memory loss. Drugs that inhibit cholesterol absorption can create nutrient deficiencies. We make most of our cholesterol because it is essential for good health. See my comment for more on this complex controversial issue:. ...Read more

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Does depoprovera affect the blood chemistry?

Does depoprovera affect the blood chemistry?

Not really: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) doesn't really affect blood chemistry. It does significantly affect hormone levels which is how it works. ...Read more

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Does dehydration give wrong a laboratory test of blood chemistry?

No: Dehydration will lead to a change in laboratory values on blood tests but they are still accurate. Once the dehydration is treated, the other values will change accordingly. ...Read more