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What does it mean to have high coproporphyrin in urine?

What does it mean to have high coproporphyrin in urine?

See below: This test could be diagnostic for a hereditary disorder called acute intermittent porphyria hereditary coproporphyria (hcp), or variegate porphyria (vp).This can present as abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, or muscle weakness electrolyte problems or seizures.Your physician will guide you further. ...Read more

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Coproporphyrin (Definition)

Coproporphyrin is a molecule that is involved in the formation of hemoglobin, the molecule in ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have high coproporphyrin in a urine test?

What does it mean when you have high coproporphyrin in a urine test?

Byproducts in urine: Coproporphyrin is one of several blood break down products that may manifest itself in a urinalysis. Strenuous activity, menses and illness (as well as many other causes) may lead to the degradation of the oxygen carrying compunds in the blood stream known as hemoglobin. The vast majority of cases of coproporphyrin in the urine are benign but it is best to discuss these results w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What are beta levels?

What are beta levels?

That depends: That depends on a lot. In the world of obgyn, it usually refers to the hormone produced when a woman is pregnant. We follow it sometimes to help determine if a pregnancy is normal or not early in the pregnancy. Sometimes it is tested in rare cancers or abnormal molar pregnancies as well. Other hormones may be refer to as betas in other fields of medicine as well. ...Read more

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Creatinin level high?

Creatinin level high?

KIDNEY PROBLEM BUT: High creatinine level means there is a problem with kidneys, it can be dehydration which can be corrected by hydration.It can be due to acute kidney problems and may be reversible ot it can be irreversible due to chronic kiodney disease and ut has various stages, the end stage requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. ...Read more

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What causes cknb levels to be elevated?

What causes cknb levels to be elevated?

Heart Attack!: Ckmb is an enzyme that is elevated with damage to heart muscle. This should be investigated with ekgs, serial blood tests with fractionated cks, and primarily to rule out a heart attack or heart damage. ...Read more

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My suggar level is 158/140. My hb1ac is 5.3. Kindly advise. Am i diadiabetic ?

My suggar level is 158/140. My hb1ac is 5.3.          Kindly advise. Am i diadiabetic ?

MIxed Up Data: That sure looks like a blood pressure reading (and it is high) and not a blood sugar count. The hemoglobin a1c you describe is not diabetic unless this level is what you get on medication for diabetes. ...Read more

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What is ferritin level?

What is ferritin level?

Iron stores: Serum ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron. Normal levels men 30-400, women 15-200. ...Read more

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Acth level in cushings?

Acth level in cushings?

High in Cushing's: Elevated. Melanocortin secretion is also high and gives rise to frequent hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How to lower LDL levels?

How to lower LDL levels?

Healthy lifestyle: If you're overweight, try to reach optimal weight. Don't smoke. Eat a vegetarian diet if you don't already. Exercise daily . If you have diabetes, keep your HgbA1c ...Read more

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What's a high INR level?

What's a high INR level?

Anything above 1.5: The inr is a measure of how "thin" the blood is, typically due to the use of prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin). A normal inr is 1.0. Anything above that is abnormal. For people on coumadin, the typical goal inr is 2.5 to 4.0 depending on the particular condition it is being used for. ...Read more

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Is a high IgA level bad?

Is a high IgA level bad?

Probably not: A slightly elevated total IgA level is rarely significant by itself, and may result from recent infection or may just be your personal normal level. If the level so incredibly high that it is greater than all the other blood proteins, or if accompanied by recurrent or severe infections, then it could suggest a problem. If you have further questions, see your doctor or a clinical immunologist. ...Read more

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Why does sgpt level rise?

Why does sgpt level rise?

Many reasons: A very heavy workout can raise it, or it can warn on ongoing liver troubles from alcohol, lack of exercise, medication allergy, hepatitis b/c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, or a few others. ...Read more

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What are Co q10 levels ?

 What are Co q10 levels ?

CoQ10 is a cofactor: coQ10 is a very important cofactor found in the energy producing machinery in all our cells. This cofactor can be depleted when taking certain medications - most especially the statins for cholesterol lowering and can result in fatigue and weakness. Since it takes energy (and coQ10) to make coQ10, if the measured blood levels are suboptimal/ low then it's best to supplement with oral Coq10. ...Read more

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Can you raise dhea level?

Can you raise dhea level?

You can take it but.: Dhea can be bought in certain stores selling vitamins and nutritional supplements and it will raise your blood level. Problem is very few studies show any measurably benefit from doing so, except perhaps in people whose adrenals have stopped working. Lots of hype about various benefits (energy, immune system) but no hard data to show it helps. ...Read more

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What is good glucose level?

What is good glucose level?

Normal is good: If your blood sugar is in the normal range it is "good". Normal blood sugar is <110; a better test is a1c, which should be <6%. ...Read more

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What does ESR levels mean ?

What does ESR levels mean ?

How much inflammatio: Esr stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is commonly called a 'sed rate.' it is a test that indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body. Blood test is needed. ...Read more

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Is a iron level of 7.1 bad?

Is a iron level of 7.1 bad?

Iron 7: Real, real low. Got to know why and from where you are losing iron / blood. And know your hemoglobin level. And get iron therapy going. ...Read more

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Reasons for low iron levels?

Reasons for low iron levels?

Less in or more out: Either lack of iron intake from diet (ie. Vegetarian), lack of iron absorption (ie. Celiac), or iron losses (ie. Bleeding). ...Read more

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Diet for high amonia levels?

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Diet for high amonia levels?

Lactulose: Dietary ammonia comes from metabolism of protein; reducing the total protein in your diet may help, but there is the counter problem of needing protein to actually make things the body needs. The best management for ammonia is to be compliant with lactulose to eliminate it from the gut. ...Read more

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What does a acth level mean?

What does a acth level mean?

A pituitary check.: Acth is adrenocorticotrophic hormone. It is produced in the pituitary gland. It works to stimulate your adrenal glands to make cortisol each day. Acth production is related to your circadian rhythm (rises in the early morning) and other factors, like stress. Doctors may check the acth level to see how the pituitary gland is responding to abnormal levels of cortisol in the blood. ...Read more

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How do I lower my LDL levels?

How do I lower my LDL levels?

Hatd work but possib: I would try diet exercise & weight loss first...If that's ineffective than medication could be considered. ...Read more

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How to improve your IQ level?

How to improve your IQ level?

IQ: Adequate amounts of restful and restorative sleep, a healthy diet with fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains, and regular daily exercise. Reading and discussing books, taking an adult education course at a local community college, all help. There are no medicines or supplements which will improve iq, and many that are sold as such can have adverse effects. ...Read more

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