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What does having a slightly elevated Thyroid level mean to a teen with anorexia?

What does having a slightly elevated Thyroid level mean to a teen with 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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

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


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19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?

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 more

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Interpret a bun level of 5?

Interpret a bun level of 5?

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 more

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My 6 year old son has a bun level of 22 is this normal?

BUN IS NORMAL: Sometimes it can be elevated when he is dehydrated during blood extraction. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter meds affect creatinine and bun levels?

What over-the-counter meds affect creatinine and bun levels?

Painkillers: Specifically, non steroidal (nsaids) can sometimes affect renal function and increase your BUN and creatinine levels. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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I have Creatinine level of 1.2, normal BUN, GFR of 56, I'm 31, prolacton level of 82. Any suggestions?

Um, those are: not necessarily abnormal. Prolactin has more significance if it is sky high (it isn't). The others at most would probalby indicate a bit of dehydration. ...Read more