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Doctor insights on: Branched Chain Amino Acids 1800

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Does magnesium supplements block the absorption of folic acid?

Does magnesium supplements block the absorption of folic acid?

No: Not to the best of my knowledge. Various b vitamins like b-complex is needed for optimal magnesium function ...Read more

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Which supplement and diet used by fitness models?

Which supplement and diet  used by fitness models?

Why Should Docs Know: Doctors are trained to see people who are sick, not models. Best ask the model of your interest. High odds they avoid supplements & focus on real food, just not too much of it. Suggest study: dietdoctor, big fat lies, mcgovern's report, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, how the government makes you fat, stossel debunking food myths, lustig, fatchance.Html, science for smart people, big fat fiasco & decide. ...Read more

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Are these labs cause for concern? Calcium 8.7 L Creatinine 0.61 L Anion Gap 13.9 H Epithelial Cells- Many WBC-10-20

Are these labs cause for concern? Calcium 8.7 L
Creatinine 0.61 L
Anion Gap 13.9 H
Epithelial Cells- Many 
WBC-10-20

May be WBC: 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, I trust the WBC 10-20 was in urine. If so, it should be repeated with proper urine collection of mid-stream specimen, after cleaning the external genitalia. Your doctor can advise on proper collection technique. Others are okay. ...Read more

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Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product

Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product

No: it is a wise idea for most women to supplement calcium and vitamin D. Exercise is very important for bone preservation also. Although it is important to supplement your calcium, the particular calcium supplement that you were asking about appears to be very expensive compared to others with no obvious proven benefit over them though. Calcium supplements do not clog your arteries. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chloride 94.9 L, Anion Gap 16.1 H, AST 58 H, Immature Granulocytes ABS 0.01 H,Ketones urine SMALL NEG. A, specific gravity urine <1.005 L. ?

Chloride 94.9 L, Anion Gap 16.1 H, AST 58 H, Immature Granulocytes ABS 0.01 H,Ketones urine SMALL NEG. A, specific gravity urine <1.005 L. ?

Plan: It's not clear what you want to know. To explain your abnormalities we need to know your primary condition. Your doctor who know your clinical symptoms and your previous results should explain it to you. ...Read more

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Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein ?

Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein
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None: Vitamin d helps in the absorption of calcium and vitamin c may in iron absorption, but I do not know of any vitamins that help in absorption of protein. ...Read more

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1 high calcium test @ 11.1. Retest 9.8 & ionizing c 5.3, PTH 40. Vit D 87.3. Very sedentary lifestyle? Will sitting affect calcium? BP 110/64.

1 high calcium test @ 11.1. Retest 9.8 & ionizing c 5.3, PTH 40. Vit D 87.3. Very sedentary lifestyle? Will sitting affect calcium? BP 110/64.

No: Being completely immobilized, such as bed rest, can cause elevated blood calcium because complete immobility can lead to some calcium leaving your bones and entering your blood. Normal sitting should not do this. ...Read more

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Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Bad Cholesterol: People who have poor lipid profiles despite having a good diet and regular exercise may have a family history of abnormal cholesterol. These patients tend to have a profound improvement with medication intervention. ...Read more

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My beta globlin is .97 normal to 1.2 gama is 1.69 normal is to1.74 which mean gama large than betacould it myloma? In spectra gama apper wide range

My beta globlin is .97 normal to 1.2
gama is 1.69 normal is to1.74 which mean gama large than betacould it myloma?  In spectra gama apper wide range

Within normal range: The result is within normal range. Do you see any monoclonal protein is detected on the spep? Do you have immunofixation electrophoresis done? Discuss the result further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which hormones produced by the pancreatic islets are local hormones?

Which hormones produced by the pancreatic islets are local hormones?

Local hormones: 41 F: asks: Which hormones produced by the pancreatic islets are local hormones? ANS: I am not certain what you mean by local hormone. By definition a hormone is a substance made by one organ that affects another by entering blood from the source organ and affecting a tissue away. Such as insult from pancreas that causes sugar to move from blood into brain brain cells. ...Read more

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Which veg sources of vitamin E is the very best?

Which veg sources of vitamin E is the very best?

Wheat germ: Is the famous source of vitamin e oil. I'm not sure you would call that a vegetable though, unless you mean, vegetarian. Also, sunflower seeds, almonds, turnip greens (!), tomato paste, pine nuts, and peanut butter. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes are high alt/sgpt is at 107 u/l and ast/sgot os at 37 u/l and alk phos is at 29 u/l and mono% is 11.8% and neut% is 41.2%. Whats wrong?

Liver enzymes are high alt/sgpt is at 107 u/l and ast/sgot os at 37 u/l and alk phos is at 29 u/l  and mono% is 11.8% and neut% is 41.2%. Whats wrong?

Get a workup: Your physician may have you stop alcohol & meds & repeat; if normal it's your warning. Otherwise a check for hepatitis b & c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and a1at deficiency may be in order; all but the last are very treatable but likely to kill if ignored. If all normal, maybe a fitness lifestyle focus is in your future to your benefit. Cell %'s are worthless viewed alone. ...Read more

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How does a mutation in the fbn1 gene affect the structure and function in fibrillin-1 protein?

How does a mutation in the fbn1 gene affect the structure and function in fibrillin-1 protein?

Major substrate: Fibrillin is a major building block of microfibrils which constitute part of the important substrate for the connective tissue so developing a defective pattern. I guess you might be asking about marfans syndrome which is the ailment associated with the fbn1 gene mutation. This is the background problem to the cardiac, ocular and musculoskeletal issues that caracterize marfans. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which scientists or nutritionists determine calories in foods?

What is the mechanism by which scientists or nutritionists determine calories in foods?

Parr bomb: They use a device called a parr bomb which combusts a measured quantity of food and the heat derived is measured and is a direct reflection of the caloric content. It is quite accurate although not all food companies supply correct information as they do want to sell their products. ...Read more

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Which free hand exercises &foods increase testosterone & DHT in adults like 26 year old? If there are something will they increase my penis length ?

Which free hand exercises &foods increase testosterone & DHT in adults like 26 year old? If there are something will they increase my penis length ?

Resistance: Excercise will increase testosterone to some degree. A high protein diet will help build muscle. I'm not sure if there is a device to make the penis lager. The vacuum may help by stretching tissue like in other parts of the body but can't tell u it works. Testosterone though will not make it larger. Good luck. ...Read more