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Bun Levels Anorexia
Some imbalance or...: Depends on the big picture. In a normal person, a slightly elevated "thyroid level" may be normal (that's how life works; lab reference ranges don't always mean normal vs. abnormal). Anorexia is not normal, regardless of whether it is due to anorexia nervosa or some other disorder. Therefore in this case, there is more likely a thyroid hormone imbalance that will benefit from treatment. ...Read more
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more
Female, 30, waist-height ratio 37.6%, BMI 17.47. Internet says "anorexia" levels. Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD but afraid of appetite loss. If these numbers do not get lower, still importanttogain weight?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could : Cause weight loss. It will be important to add in Remeron (mirtazapine) if your appetite drops so as not to drop your bmi any lower.Bmi less than 16 is severe and could result in hospitalization. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?
Narcolepsy requires: a comprehensive medical history, + physical & neurological exams to diagnose. A polysomnogram (overnight sleep study) & a daytime multiple sleep latency test are needed to diagnose sleep apnea. Other causes & tests for them are on www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm. See your primary MD for evaluation & referrals for needed studies & specialists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Okay: This is a bit low in standard US units but I wouldn't worry. Reference range is set arbitrarily so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. Unless you're a kid being worked up for a rare inborn error of metabolism, or you're obviously in the final stages of liver failure, low BUN means nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BUN IS NORMAL: Sometimes it can be elevated when he is dehydrated during blood extraction. ...Read more
Normal: Those values are absolutely normal.Get a more detailed answer ›