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Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

See details: You have a positive ANA which is a screening test for lupus. However, it is positive in numerous other diseases and even in normal people. See a rheumatologist to determine what it means. ...Read more

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My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF?  Negative.  Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more

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Woke w tight/sore lo back wk ago. Off/on since then. Picked garbage up today. Very sore mostly on one side. I excercise 5hr/wk have fairly strong abs.

Woke w tight/sore lo back wk ago. Off/on since then. Picked garbage up today. Very sore mostly on one side. I excercise 5hr/wk have fairly strong abs.

Back strain: You may have overdone it. You need to stop the heavy exercise for 1 to 2 weeks and take inuprofen, if there are no contraindications ...Read more

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How can I get abs fast?

How can I get abs fast?

Exercise : You can't do that fast. Exercise to define the muscles and weight loss if needed so you can see the defined muscles. ...Read more

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Do crutches give you abs?

Do crutches give you abs?

Crunches: These will help. You can try any of the variations on the cable pulldown (photo) as well, for greater resistance and maybe less getting dizzy. You'll only be able to see your definition if you also diet / do aerobic exercise and get rid of almost all of your body fat. This is itself really healthy for a guy. ...Read more

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Any easy way to get quick abs?

Any easy way to get quick abs?

No quick fix, it--: -takes a specific exercise program 2 do this, ,as well as hard work. If this is your goal, hook up with an AT-C @ a reputable health club & set up a program that fits your needs & abilities. It takes hard work & persistence as well as dedication. ...Read more

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How do I get super rock hard abs?

How do I get super rock hard abs?

Core strengthening: You can improve the strength and tone of your abdominal muscles by focusing on core strengthening exercises such as planks and crunches. Loss of overlying fatty layer will also uncover rock hard abs that may already be there to some degree. ...Read more

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What diet would help me to get abs?

What diet would help me to get abs?

Exercise: You can purchase cd's that show abdominal exercises or ask for help from a trainer or at the gym. Diets will not give you 6 packs abdominals. That requires exercise. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to get abs?

What are good exercises to get abs?

Cardio: "good abs" are not as simple as doing a lot of sit-ups. The best way to get fat off your midsection is lots of cardio, combined with a good diet. Abs look ripped because of a lack of overlying fat. You may never reach a point where they are extremely well defined, but trying will get you healthier, which is far more important. ...Read more

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What exercise helps most with your abs?

What exercise helps most with your abs?

Planks: Planks, yoga, pilates, and engaging your core during your daily activities will work all your abdominal muscles without causing too much stress on your vertebraes. On the other hand, regular sit-ups put too much stress on your spine and you only work some muscles. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for toning my abs?

Can you suggest tips for toning my abs?

All about Abs.: To tone abs consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & the “bicycling” exercise on your back. Insure that you are engaging in regular aerobic exercise. 45 minutes a day would be a good goal to shoot for. ...Read more

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How can I get the biggest most ripped abs?

How can I get the biggest most ripped abs?

Less belly fat: Doing lower and upper ab work will help make abdominal muscles better defined. Like crunches, planks, and bicycle leg lifts. . But abdominal fat will prevent them from being seen. Best way to great abs is a healthy diet, and an all around exercise program with gradual weight loss (1-2 pounds a week). ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get abs for beginners?

Can i tell me how i can get abs for beginners?

It will take work: You're going to need to diet and be hungry for a fair part of each day, and not "reward yourself with food." you'll need to do some serious aerobic exercise. As you lose most of your body fat, start developing your abdominal muscles. Especially, don't neglect exercises like cable pull-downs for heavy resistance. Exercise for your health as well as for good looks. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to losing fat aroundy abs?

What are effective ways to losing fat aroundy abs?

Change your diet: Regular core strengthening exercises like planks, squats, and crunches will help strengthen your abdominal muscles - but in order to see the results of that hard work you have to decrease the fat surrounding your abdomen. Diet plays more important role in your weight than exercise. Avoid gimmick diets and lose weight quick claims. Make changes to your diet that you can live with forever. ...Read more

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What exercises, at home, are best at toning my abs?

What exercises, at home, are best at toning my abs?

Core exercises: To tone your stomach, working on your core both back and full ab exercises are important you also need to eat a low glycemic diet, decrease soda and alcohol which often cause a gut that does not respond to exercise. Losing weight if necessary will help too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to selectively train your lower abs?

Is it possible to selectively train your lower abs?

Absolutely, but...: Many exercises exist that target and isolate the lower abdominals: leg raises, reverse crunches, and planks are examples. However, to selectively define the muscles of your lower abdomen is usually not possible, without building an overall ecto/meso-morphic body type with a very low body fat percentage. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the upper right side of my abs?

What causes pain on the upper right side of my abs?

Abs pain: If you work put, it is probably a muscle strain. If associated with food intake, think gall bladder. Please consult with your family doctor/internist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm trying to build my abs up?

What do you suggest if i'm trying to build my abs up?

Hard work discipline: Eat enough lean protein but otherwise only enough to keep hunger at bay, and be willing to stay hungry some of each day. Good general aerobic conditioning, and some resistance exercises that target the ab muscles such as standing or kneeling cable crunches. This is a wonderful gift to give yourself and you'll be very glad. ...Read more