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I've cough variant asthama from 2009.It's under control with medication. Recent blood tests show 8 percent eisonophilis. Is this high? Cough is more.

I've cough variant asthama from 2009.It's under control with medication. Recent blood tests show 8 percent eisonophilis. Is this high? Cough is more.

Yes: There is a recent study correlating the level of blood and airway eosinophils. However yours is only slightly elevated. Nonetheless the increased cough suggests that your asthma is not under control. ...Read more

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Diabetic # 2. Bl. Sugar 15.5 on gl. Tol. Test. No medication, diet-controlled. Daily - 5 hrs after eating sugar down TO 3.1 (55 mg/dl). Insulinoma??

Diabetic # 2. Bl. Sugar 15.5 on gl. Tol. Test. No medication, diet-controlled. Daily - 5 hrs after eating sugar down TO 3.1 (55 mg/dl). Insulinoma??

Hypoglycemia: If it is 5 hours after eating it may that you did not have big enough meal. Eat well and if you have real fasting hypoglycemia may think about insulinoma Fasti g hyperinsulimemia is an indicator of Insulinoma ...Read more

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If I do not get a pap test can my doctor discontinue to perscribe me birth control medication?

If I do not get a pap test can my doctor discontinue to perscribe me birth control medication?

Yes and no: Prescription meds should be continued only in the setting of an ongoing physician-patient relationship. An annual evaluation is what I would consider a minimum to maintain a working relationship with a patient. A pap should not be required to continue birth control- it is only a test and is no longer recommended annually. An annual exam should be done with or without a pap. ...Read more

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My girlfriend hasn't had her period in 7 months. Her pregnancy tests were negative. She doesn't take birth control or any other medication.

My girlfriend hasn't had her period in 7 months. Her pregnancy tests were negative. She doesn't take birth control or any other medication.

Needs Followup: Your girlfriend needs followup with a Gyn physician to determine why her periods have stopped. The physician will take a more complete history, perform a physical exam, order blood and/or other tests. ...Read more

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What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

Stress test: Equivocal changes imply that Ekg on test show changes which were suggestive of positive but may have not met criteria completely. Using echocardiogram during stress or nick injection can be helpful to improve accuracy. Nth God standard is still cardiac Cath ...Read more

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I took a drug test and THC showed up (expected)Benzo also showed up as + but I have never taken any before. Maybe my birth control I just started?

I took a drug test and THC showed up (expected)Benzo also showed up as + but I have never taken any before. Maybe my birth control I just started?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills do not cause false positives on drug test. NSAIDS- ibuprofen- motrin/advil, naproxen-alleve can cause false positives test for benzodiazepines and barbiturates. ...Read more

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Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Medication Testing: The gold standard is to draw a series of blood tests after taking a dose and measuring the amount of the drug in each successive sample. If you were to plot the results on a graph, the goal would be for the graph to look like a normal bell shaped curve. However, one can only do this with drugs for which there is a blood test for. ...Read more

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Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Are there any tests to make sure you are absorbing, distributing, metabolising, and excreting medications properly?

Maybe: We do and can look at liver function and kidney function which are very involved in metabolism of medications. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to control my anger?

Is there a medication to control my anger?

Psychotherapy & meds: There's no specific "anger management" medication. Antidepressants (ssris or nssris) and anti-anxiety meds are often prescribed. This issue needs to be discussed with the psychiatrist to help you figure out if medication is the right choice for you. However, anger management also involves lots of work in recognizing triggers, listening to your body (when you're getting angry), stress management. ...Read more

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What medications can control appetite?

What medications can control appetite?

Several: Phenteramine is a common one, but there are many. Just talk to your doctor to see if medication is needed and which is right for you. ...Read more

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What's the best way to control my galesterol without medication?

What's the best way to control my galesterol without medication?

Cholesterol: Eating a low fat/low cholesterol diet along with regular exercise should help to improve your cholesterol panel. ...Read more

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Can I control diabetes without medication?

Can I control diabetes without medication?

Depends: On how severe your diabetes is- speak with your pcp or endo. But there are many well tolerated diabetes meds that might help you keep it mild longer. ...Read more

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Can medications control your symptoms of gastroparesis?

Can medications control your symptoms of gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Yes. There are numerous medications, surgical procedures, and even gastric pacers that can be used. See a board certified gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Which medications can a drug test detect and not detect?

Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about? ...Read more