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I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is. 97explain?

I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is. 97explain?

More than one issue: You did not state your age or gender and it is difficult to tie all the findings together without a physical examination. Vitamin d is the easiest to deal with, about 1/3 of the population has low vit d levels, and you can correct that with an over the counter supplement. Rest of the finding suggest and autoimmune process, but you need to consult a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Complement (Definition)

The complement system is an important effector mechanism of both humoral and innate immunity. Its functions are to promote phagocytosis of microbes, to stimulate inflammation, and to induce lysis of these organisms. The system is highly complex and comprised of over 50 effector and regulatory molecules. It is activated via one of three pathways: antibody, lectin, or by ...Read more


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I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is. 97explain?

More than one issue: You did not state your age or gender and it is difficult to tie all the findings together without a physical examination. Vitamin d is the easiest to deal with, about 1/3 of the population has low vit d levels, and you can correct that with an over the counter supplement. Rest of the finding suggest and autoimmune process, but you need to consult a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have normal levels of complement C2 and c4. C3 level is low. Ch50 is high-normal (57 u/ml)- (all are serum tests)-what are the possible causes?

I have normal levels of complement C2 and c4. C3 level is low. Ch50 is high-normal (57 u/ml)- (all are serum tests)-what are the possible causes?

Labwork: Proper medicine would be not to treat lab values but the patient. Based on the lab values you provided it is impossible to suggest any kind of diagnosis. We would need to know your presentation and other labwork that was done in order to help you sort it out. ...Read more

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What does it mean by complement activation?

Complement: Is a series of immune proteins that are usually cause a "chain reaction" of events that lead to inflammation and when activated by infection, hormonal changes, etc., it will cause this chain reaction to start aka complement activation. ...Read more

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I am feeling like a failure, complementing suicide each day?

I am feeling like a failure, complementing suicide each day?

Time 2 get support: You can find a local psychologist here http://locator. Apa. Org/. Often medication can help during a time like this. Your psychologist or physician can recommend a psychiatrist, if you’re interested in exploring medication options. If you feel like you are in crisis, please go to the nearest er or call 911. Suicide hotline 800-273-talk. ...Read more

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Complement C4 is. 12 (normal is. 14 -.54) is it worth getting repeated.

Complement C4 is. 12 (normal is. 14 -.54) is it worth getting repeated.

Depends: Complement C4 being low could indicate an issue with activation of the complement system such as after infection. It could also be related to liver disease, genetic deficiency of complement, vasculitis, lupus, or even could possibly just be a low-normal value for you. So I would repeat testing only if you have other medical concerns that are currently being evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the average weight to complement a person with the height of 5'9"?

What is the average weight to complement a person with the height of 5'9"?

155 pounds!: Good morning,
at 5'9 you are at the 50th percentile (average) height for us men; the corresponding weight for will be 155 pounds. ...Read more

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What do low complement levels indicate is going on?

What do low complement levels indicate is going on?

Some things: To consider:
1) autoimmunity (particularly sle)
2) immunodeficiency
3) blood dyscrasia or cancer. ...Read more

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I am complement deficient without an autoimmune disorder. What is making me sick?

I am complement deficient without an autoimmune disorder. What is making me sick?

See rheumatologist: Something is eating up your complement and you may need a very good rheumatologist to find why whether there is an autoimmune process going on since negative ANA and RF do not rule out all autoimmune processes. If no cause can be found by your local MD, consider going to an university center. ...Read more

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Is C2 green tea good for diabetic?

I don't have: Knowledge about this specific product. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. ...Read more

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What holds c1/c2 and c1/skull together?

What holds c1/c2 and c1/skull together?

Ligaments, tendons..: C1, c2, and the skull are bones. Bones are connected to one another by ligaments and muscle tendons. ...Read more

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Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT level into the panel for optimal understanding of what is really going on with the sugar in your body. ...Read more

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What happens if you damage /break ur c1, c2, C3 spine

What happens if you damage /break ur c1, c2, C3 spine

Breaking your Neck: This is a very scary question. There sort of fracture can end one's life and most assuredly would likely lead to significant paralysis if one did not die in this accident. ...Read more

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Anyone have lupus or know any information on C4 complement?

Anyone have lupus or know any information on C4 complement?

Low levels = bad: Rheumatologists measure C4 and C3 levels in lupus because low levels are seen in active disease. ...Read more

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What could high immunoglobulin IG m and complement C4 mean?

What could high immunoglobulin IG m and complement C4 mean?

May be significant: Immunogloblin m (igm) is one of the 5 classes of proteins that have antibodies. C4 is part of the complement cascade, a series of proteins that are important in immunity and inflammation. Elevation of both may occur in various diseases. The significance of the specific values for you depends on what your clinical problem is. Therefore, I can not be more specific as to what it means for you. ...Read more

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What does a low complement c and a speckled positive ANA indicate?

What does a low complement c and a speckled positive ANA indicate?

Possible auto-immune: Disease. Speckled ANA is associated with sle, sjogren syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and mixed connective tissue disease. It would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist for proper evaluation. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Lupus. Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/default. Aspx? A=364&template=print-article. Htm. ...Read more

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Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Depends on health: If you are an active healthy 80 yo it is less of a risk. However with something like this in a difficult area of the spine its best to seek out an "ultra" specialist in this area. What I mean is find a true cervical spine expert even if it means traveling. This is not you average problem ...Read more

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I've never head of complement levels, what do they mean when they are low?

I've never head of complement levels, what do they mean when they are low?

Complement: Complement are proteins in the blood that are part of the immune system. Individuals with very low or absent complement are prone to infections such as recurrent neisseria meningitis. If the blood test isn't put on ice right after it is drawn, then a low level could result that is incorrect. ...Read more