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What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

Dissolve blood clots: These are proteins that when added to blood bind to clots and dissolve them. ...Read more

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How long does fusion take to heal i had it on c4-6 and wearing a fusion stimulater?

How long does fusion take to heal i had it on c4-6 and wearing a fusion stimulater?

3-4 months : The typical healing time for a cervical fusion is 3-4 months. Check out spine-health .Com. ...Read more

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Hello sir, my C4 and C5 vertebraes are completed blockedd.. Tell me what will i do..

Hello sir, my C4 and C5 vertebraes are completed blockedd..  Tell me what will i do..

Maybe nothing: It depends on exactly what you mean. There is a condition in the neck known as a block vertebrae. In this condition, the disc that is normally present between vertebrae and allows motion is not present, and so the vertebrae are fused together. The condition is not usually associated with pain in and of itself and nothing should or even can be done. It is present since birth. Thank you for you. ...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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Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Not really: There is no danger to your baby with this treatment, but have seen far better success with TMJ treatment from a specialized dentist who deals with TMJ issues. Get an appointment and consider a dental splint. ...Read more

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Is severe left neural foraminal narrowing at c3-c4 dangerous?

Is severe left neural foraminal narrowing at c3-c4 dangerous?

It depends: Not really dangerous but is can cause nerve compression in that area and symptoms from that compression. Sometimes, however, it produces no symptoms. ...Read more

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Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!

Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!

Erythema nodosum????: You need to see a rheumatologist. Looka like- erythema nodosum ( painful bumps), rash, arthritis involving ankle --- several infectious and non infectious diseases can do this. ...Read more

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What could be going on if my ch50 ,c3 and,c4 test results are all extremely high?

What could be going on if my ch50 ,c3 and,c4  test results are all extremely high?

They are nonspecific: Even a mild viral illness can cause complement components to skyrocket. They're just doing their job. There are first and foremost a guide to activity once a diagnosis has been made; yours were perhaps ordered for a baseline. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my complement C3 serum was 4 points low on a scale of 90-180 and my C4 was normal? Could there be something wrong?

What does it mean if my complement C3 serum was 4 points low on a scale of 90-180 and my C4 was normal? Could there be something wrong?

Probably nothing: Decreased complement levels are seen in patients with active lupus. However, very minor abnormalities occur frequently, even in perfectly healthy individuals. These lab values must be viewed in the context of other lab studies and the clinical picture. Ask the physician who ordered the complement studies for his/her opinion as to the clinical relevance of this isolated lab abnormality. ...Read more

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What this means if my MRI says"Asymmetric diffuse disc bulge is seen at C4-5 level impinging on thecal sac, and along with moderate uncovertebral hype?

What this means if my MRI says"Asymmetric diffuse disc bulge is seen at C4-5 level impinging on thecal sac, and along with moderate uncovertebral hype?

What is your symptom: One level problem means nothing by itself. what is your problem? Normally I see this as an incidental finding. If you have neck pain is probalbly coming from your facet/ uncocvertebral joint and not other thing. If your compression on the theal sac gets worse in future you may need surgery. ...Read more

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My baby has a low C4 count - explain please!?

My baby has a low C4 count - explain please!?

What's the age?: If you have a premature infant, chances are that the level represents chronic lung disease/hx or respiratory distress. Autoimmune diseases also can be associated with c4 decreases, however, other studies are indicated. C3 and c4 are the most commonly measured complement components. Complement activity may be measured to determine how severe a disease is or if treatment is working. ...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 are sodium channel activators used for?

What are sodium channel activators used for?

Voltage-gated: Sodium channels are normally found on the peripheral terminals of nocicpetors (sensory neuron). With tissue injury, the number of these sodium channels increases. When a noxious stimulus acts at the peripheral end of an axon, some sodium channels open to allow an influx of sodium into the cell leading to action potential and pain. ...Read more

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What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

Dissolve blood clots: These are proteins that when added to blood bind to clots and dissolve them. ...Read more

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What is an activator procedure at the chiropractic office?

What is an activator procedure at the chiropractic office?

"hi-tech" hands-on..: Activator procedures are used to "chiropractically" adjust your spine with the assistance of an "activator"(which is a device that through spring tension delivers a "push" to the area). This is a form of 'manual medicine'. As with all chiropractors; only utilize those whom have a good rep; or you know is highly spoken of; let the buyer beware applies here. ...Read more

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