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Can You Explain Why Troponin Levels Increase When There Is Cardiac Damage
Troponin is an enzyme found in heart muscle, which is involved in the muscle fiber's ability to contract. It is extremely specific to heart muscle, and hence if levels are elevated in the blood, it points very confidently toward heart muscle damage as a cause of patient's symptoms. In fact, it is the test that is used to definitively ...Read more
What to do if I have high bp) cause hypoventillation (i.e: why does stimuation of the arterial baroreceptors cause a decreased breathing rate)?
Wrong: You have a different physiology text than mine! Hypoventilation with fall in pO2, rise in pCO2, and fall in pH - all stimulate arterial chemoreceptors in the carotid and aortic bodies to increase breathing rate. There is no effect on baroreceptors which respond to changes in BP. ...Read more
Do know your crp! if persistently elevated, it is an indicator of joint damage and potential ashd. Please explain what does that mean ?
CRP & inflammation: C-reactive protein is an indicator of inflammation in the body, which can lead to joint damage, heart disease, and many other conditions including dementias. You may have seen a tiptap suggesting you know the results of this lab test in your own case. Elevated levels need to be reviewed more carefully by your doctor, since they can be linked to damaging body processes http://tinyurl.Com/7gb72pq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrongly ???: First always repeat before coclussion and next is have cardiologist be involved and ekg to be ordered. ...Read more
Depends: Which "heart enzymes" and when they are noted to be how high are all potentially important markers of underlying disease and prognosis. Although there are some patient who "normally" have high cardiac enzymes, these blood tests are the ones doctors usually use to indicate heart muscle damage, and thus make a diagnosis of myocardial infarction, or "heart attack", versus ischemia (without damage). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean to have high dhea sulfate levels (elevated adrenal hormones)? What are the problems associated with this? What can it lead to?
By itself: A high (how high) dheas level may mean nothing at all. I don't know why the level would have been drawn in the first place. It can be significantly (not slightly) elevated in a variety of ovarian or adrenal problems, including pcos. It is also stimulated by certain medications. As a solitary finding without other clinical information, however, it has no value. Talk w/the doctor who ordered it, . ...Read more
What are the other possible reasons why creatinine in the blood increases? Too much exercise? Please explain. Thank you.
Why happens to blood pressure if there is a rise in total peripheral resistance and cardiac rate?
Low Brain Bloodsugar: Glucose is the main source of fuel for the brain (with the exception of ketones). When blood sugar drops, the brain is deprived of its essential fuel. Ketones can't form when the cause is related to high Insulin levels or other metabolic diseases. Deprived of fuel, the cells of the brain can't function properly: "feeling low", behavior changes, loss of consciousness & seizure in extreme cases. ...Read more
Not always : Depend on how severe is the pancreatitis. Mild to moderate inflammation associated with pain will increase hr and BP too. During severe attack of pancreatitis a systemic inflammatory response occur, causing a hyperdynamic response in your body. That will decrease your BP and increase your hr and increase your cardiac output. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there is something that raises the heart rate considered cardiovascular exercise?
Can seritonin syndrome cause increased blood sugar levels? If so, what happens to the body to make this happen?
Serotonin and sugar: Serotonin syndrome is a very serious condition, usually caused by combinations of meds. People with this are often very sick, and may need hospitalization. Elevated glucose is not usually a part of it, but if you were prediabetic, the stress of this syndrome could push up your glucose. ...Read more
What to do if i read that hypertension/high blood pressure can be a cause of bradycardia. Why is that?
Several Reasons: Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate. After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in brain pressure. There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7457024. ...Read more
What to do if i just read that consuming high levels of caffeine can cause a heart attack. Is that true?
Muscle or heart : CPK can be released from damaged or inflamed muscles, including the heart muscle. Some muscle diseases that cause weakness and pain in the muscles can elevate cpk, as can any muscle injury (including an injection into the muscle). Heart attacks and other heart muscle injury or inflammation can also raise the cpk. There are tests to determine the source of the cpk. ("fractionation" of cpk). ...Read more
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