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Silly question. If on restricted diet how long does it take for blood chemistry to change and become a problem ?
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
I had blood tests recently and the results say 'liver chemistry normal'. What does this mean? What have they tested?
I recently had a CBC and chemistry blood panel performed. Everything in normal range. I ate an hour before tho. Will that alter the results?
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
Why don't they do routine blood work on children? Like cbc or chemistry panels? Wouldn't this pick up certain illnesses before things got bad? Curious
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