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Breath Alcohol Testing Limits
General blood test reveals AST 85/alt 83. Moderated drinker 1-2 glasses of wine daily. No symptoms.
Heads up: You will probably have the bloodwork repeated off your wine and any medications you don't absolutely need. If still up, you are likely to be checked for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, immune hepatitis and perhaps a few others. If these are not the cause, you are likely to be screened for the metabolic syndrome and/or urged to resume a fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more
Shortness of breath at rest not anxiety, does not get worse with intense exercise, lung CT and function tests normal, echocardiogram normal, blood nm?
Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild activity like bathing playing cooking, xray 2decho pft blood test ECG are normal?
Perhaps: If the laryngopharyngeal reflux is causing excessive mucus or buildup in the airway such that it is difficult to move air, then perhaps. Alternatively ways this condition could lead to shortness of breath include excessive coughing which interferes with normal air movement, or postnasal drip leading to asthma. ...Read more
M, age 52. Blood work shows high GGT of 170 (range 3-95 u/l). All other liver enzymes within normal range. Drink rarely. Any idea why GGT is high?
Probably you: I'm assuming normal alkaline phosphatase & no other sign of focal cholestasis. If you are otherwise well, you are probably one of the people (it's common, maybe 1 in 1000) who has a gene for high ggt. I need to write letters for folks like you from time to time as GGT is used to monitor folks in sobriety programs. If ok with your physician, i'd not give it another thought. ...Read more
Alcohol test after blood donation. Does, alcohol test by exhalation valid, 7 hours after donating blood?
Likely : Concentration in serum. Red cells are incidental. ...Read more
Dyspnea on off.Chest pain, history of allergy, reflu disease. Ecg heart enzyme vdimer echo cardiac all ok.Any more tests to eliminate cardiac issues?
Either: Both types of mouthwash are going to have agents in them that will kill bacteria that tend to cause bad breath. If you are aware of halitosis, be sure to brush your tongue well, especially toward the back. This is a common source for bad breath. Also be sure to get your teeth cleaned at the dentist if it has been a while. Mouthwash helps, but often just covers up the real problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 30 with no habit of smoking n drinking.. all cardiac tests ( 2deco, stress test, ECG and trop t ) are normal, what are the risk of heart attack?
Instructions indicate "do not drink alcohol with lorazepam." non-alcoholic beers are up to .05% alcohol. Safe to imbibe them?
Shortness of breath on mild activity like bathing playing cooking, xray 2decho pft blood test ECG are normal? What to do now
?overweight: If you're overweight, begin a program of weight reduction. Regardless, you can build up your stamina with gradually progressive, daily exercise - start with low level walking: 5-10 minutes daily and build up to 30-60 minutes, at least 5 days a week. Over a month, you'll find your breathing improving. ...Read more
Shortness of breath on mild activity like bathing playing cooking, xray 2decho pft blood test ECG are normal? What to do now normal BMI no asthama
What causes heart palp., dizziness, diff. Breathing while lying down/bending? 30m & no caff.Drugs or alc. Norm holter, blood work & stress test.
Multiple reasons: If you are not overweight. There could be multiple reasons. The best way however to diagnose this is to have an event monitor (not a holter) in this way will be able to correlate your complaint with what ever the cause is. Further recommendations will be based on the results. ...Read more
Slightly elevated BP low cholesterol and glucose. No family history. Smoke, regular alcohol, caffeine. No family history. Will good genes prevail ?
Why tempt fate?: Slightly elevated blood pressure does materially increase the work of heart. Losing weight may help. Neither tobacco nor alcohol are doing you any good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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
Alt 188 AST _85 ccould changing to a diff statin cause this elevation? No history of alcohol or smoking 50 yo female..Cbc workup all normal
Possible: Would have a discussion with your doctor. Be sure that there is no other reason for this. ...Read more
No: Your consent is required to test for either of these. ...Read more
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