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Body Hydration Levels Chart
Glucose control: Hi. Blood glucose is maintained in the normal range by hormones. Insulin is the only hormone that can lower blood glucose. There are 4 hormones that can raise blood glucose: glucagon, epinephrine, cortisol, and growth hormone. They all interplay to maintain glucose in the normal range. ...Read more
O2 goes into lung: Traverse the interstitial to the blood vessel wall to the blood cells goes to tissues and be delivered. Normal saturation therefore depends on the oxygen source, healthy alveoli with enough surface area, thin and healthy interstitial and blood vessel wall and normal and adequate blood cells and healthy consumption of o2. That is the balance. ...Read more
Maybe but it depends: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht), which is androgenic - makes you more masculine. Dht is what stimulates male pattern body hair as well as male pattern baldness. Body & scalp hair also depend upon genetics, such as your family & ethnicity. In other words, if everyone in your family has lots of body hair, you will most likely have lots, too. But so can excess testosterone. ...Read more
Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more
What percentage of adult men's weight is body water? And can you use body water percentage to measure hydration?
60%: In a male, 60% of body weight is water. In women, it is 50%. You typically cannot use body water percentage to measure hydration. The best way to hydrate is to thirst: that is the most powerful stimulus for drinking water. Also, if your urine is dark, that usually means you are dehydrated as well. ...Read more
Doubtful: Best to consult with dr who ordered testing. ...Read more
Bread raises blood sugar level. If you balance it w/meats (protein + fat) will this stunt the release of insulin, thus keeping BS level lower?
A healthy: well-balanced diet is most important. Everything you eat can raise your blood sugar. Eat bread with a lower glycemic index -- less processed. If you're overweight, work on dietary restriction, increased exercise and whatever medication your doctor has prescribed -- and keep monitoring your glucose. ...Read more
400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????
Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more
A temperature: Is a temperature, regardless of what you call it. How high is it? If it's over 100.4 it's probably abnormal; otherwise its normal. ...Read more
Maybe: Vit d has so many affects in the body that disrupted circadian rhythm could be a possibility. It is not one of the symptoms we look for to diagnose vitamin d deficiency. Best way to find out for you is to take vit d and if your circadian rhythm improves with just that then yes it affected you. ...Read more
Ok: Although I am not a big fan of basal body temperature charts, you are using them, than typically, the temp drops prior to ovulation and than peaks approximately 36 hours later. Problem is that by the time you get to peak, the egg is no longer viable or fertilize-able; and many women do not get the initial drop prior to ovulation. Good luck. ...Read more
Blood glucose: Blood glucose will definitely change as a result of exercise. Depending on your health conditions, exercise may reduce blood glucose and cause hypoglycemia...especially if you haven't eaten properly before or after. In general, exercise is an excellent way to balance blood glucose which is why it is a mandatory treatment for diabetes one and two. Always check with your PCP when starting exercise. ...Read more
Fsh level 7.5, LH level 11, progesterone level 2.5, and thyroid level 1.8. Are all these normal? 16th day of cycle. Irregular periods.
Sounds like PCOS: These levels show you have not ovulated by day 16 due to the lower progesterone. Typically throughout the month the fsh is higher than the lh. The lh goes up just before ovulation to trigger the release of the egg. This is what on ovulation predictor kit is checking for. You could be seeing the lh surge just before ovulation which could happen as late as day 20, or it could be high b/c of pcos. ...Read more