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What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

See GI: For an issue such as this, I assume you are seeing a gastroenterologist. I will comment only on the ANA which is my expertise. By itself, it does not diagnose any condition and may be totally unrelated. However, an ANA positive disease in my field that comes to mind is scleroderma. It is a skin hardening condition which can involve the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. It would be a rare cause. ...Read more

Ana (Definition)

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more


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I have a positive ANA titer 1:80 nuclear...And elevated C4 @ 76. I have fsgs, no diabetes and moderate hypertension. What does this mean?!

I have a positive ANA titer 1:80 nuclear...And elevated C4 @ 76. I have fsgs, no diabetes and moderate hypertension. What does this mean?!

No disease probably: A woman at age 50 may have a low titer ANA without any disease to go with it. Primary fsgs is not associated with positive ana. An elevated C4 is an "acute phase reactant", meaning a protein that can be increased with a variety of diseases. Acute lupus erythematosus is associated with decreased c4. Moderate hypertension and elevated glucose do not explain the findings. ...Read more

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I'm thirsty all the time I also have fatigue and im hungry a lot could this be diabetes? I also have a high ana

I'm thirsty all the time I also have fatigue and im hungry a lot could this be diabetes? I also have a high ana

Yes: Increased thirst, increased urination, fatigue and hunger but loosing weight can all be signs of uncontrolled diabetes or high blood sugar. See your doctor and get tested asap. ...Read more

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Is there any connection or significant worries for following lab results? Ana 1:80/potassium 3.4/gfr 80/clcr 90/hct 34/mon#. 2 w/nash & diabetes

ANA: Significance of lab results should be taken inito cosideration with your over all clinical perspectives, symtoms and findings on examination by a doctor which would dictate further evaluation if any and goals of treatment. ...Read more

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Who gets diabetes 1?

Who gets diabetes 1?

Usually children: Though it has been found in persons up in their thirties. Then sometimes it is harder to distinguish which type it is and takes more time and further testing. ...Read more

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Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes: Thirsty alot, hungry alot and peeing a lot (polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria). ...Read more

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How to cure diabetes?

How to cure diabetes?

No cure: At present, there is no cure, only control. Visit:
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus or do a VIrtual Consult: www. Healthtap. Com/DrJones - Virtual Consult code: YACZAZ ...Read more

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Symptoms of diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes?

Thirst: Typical symptoms are thirst, frequent urination (more than usual). Easy enough to check and treat so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How to cure diabetes?

How to cure diabetes?

No cure: There is no "cure" for diabetes. There is some evidence that pancreatic islet cell transplants may be effective, and recent european research on gastric bypass has shown benefit. For type 2 diabetes, the "cure" is usually related to weight loss, exercise, and healthy diet. For type 1 diabetes, the loss of pancreatic endocrine function, and therefore insulin, is permanent. ...Read more

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How to cure diabetes?

How to cure diabetes?

You cannot: "cure" Diabetes at this point (BUT a CURE IS ON THE HORIZEN) You can take steps to avoid the full blown disease (If it is TYPE 2) by keeping your weight in normal limits and EXERCISING!
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Hope this is helpful
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How to stop diabetes?

How to stop diabetes?

Stop diabetes: You could prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and probably slow the progression of type 2 diabetes by exercising, eating healthy and controlling your weight. You could also take medications to keep it under control. ...Read more

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Symptoms for diabetes?

Symptoms for diabetes?

Classics: Include: extreme thirst; eat a lot but always hungry; pee a lot; blurred vision; decreased energy despite eating a lot; weight loss; fatigue; poor concentration; fruity odor on breath; frequent infections. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be cured?

Can diabetes be cured?

Usually not: The pancreas gland makes insulin, which is required because insulin makes blood sugar go into cells (blood sugar is the fuel for cells). In Type 2 diabetes, a person eats too much and puts lots of sugar into his blood daily. As time goes by, he overworks his pancreas by demanding lots of insulin from the gland. If he stops his bad habits early in Type 2 diabetes, his pancreas might not "burn out." ...Read more

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Is diabetes reversible?

Is diabetes reversible?

It can be controlled: Perfectly, but never cured as no diet or medication gets rid of genes that caused it

so must alwaystreat yourself as if your at risk for it

ie: never stop your diet. ...Read more

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What is type I diabetes?

What is type I diabetes?

Insulin deficiency: Type I dm is an autoimmune disorder that affects both males and females and is characterized by immune destruction of the Insulin producing cells, called the beta cells, in the pancreas. Such destruction will lead to a state of Insulin deficiency and cause the affected individual to be Insulin dependent in order to sustain life. Presently, there is effective treatment, not cure. Research is ongoin. ...Read more

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How does diabetes occur?

How does diabetes occur?

Genetic propensity: Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin.
If one's beta cells can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes, type 2

in type 1 something we don't understand, in environment, leads to destruction of Insulin producing cells. ...Read more

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How is diabetes detected?

How is diabetes detected?

Diagnosing Diabetes: Diabetes presents in all different ways. You may have increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, blurry vision or skin rashes that don't heal. An elevated fasting glucose or an elevated hgba1c are other methods your pcp may use to diagnose new onset type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a disability?

Is diabetes a disability?

No: Diabetes is a diagnosis that requires lifestyle modification and medical care. It does not require that you cease work. Specific jobs may have rules (Specialty truck drivers, airplane pilots) that make work difficult with Diabetes. If you have gone unconscious due to your Diabetes or Heart Disease, driving may be prohibited for a period of months. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be heriditary?

Yes: You may be at risk of developing diabetes due to your genetic history. You may also be at risk of deloping diabetes due to lifestyle choices with your diet and activity. Overweight people have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some women are at a greater risk to develope type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to control my diabetes?

Exercise, eat well: Exercising daily about 30 mins or more, eating a healthy low calorie diet, and seeing your doctor frequently for follow up are keys to controlling diabetes. ...Read more

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What usually causes diabetes?

What usually causes diabetes?

Risk factors: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk. ...Read more

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How can you prebent diabetes?

How can you prebent diabetes?

Stay healthy: In short, maintain a reasonable body weight, eat plenty of fruits/vegatable and lean protein, and get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 or more times/week. ...Read more

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Is there an app for diabetes?

Is there an app for diabetes?

Personal Medicine+: Health gaming is an emerging medical field. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state.

https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? m ...Read more

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What usually causes diabetes?

What usually causes diabetes?

Environment/inheri: Type 1 is probably due to infection in vulnerable pt causing destruction of Insulin cells in pancreas. Type 2 is usually due to obesity where you can't make enough Insulin to support the wt. This has gotten more complicated as studies show other problems with poor signaling to the liver to stop production of glucose. New diabetic meds target this issue. ...Read more

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What foods to eat in diabetes?

What foods to eat in diabetes?

Heathy: Well balanced diet but leave out the sweets and watch the amount of things like potatoes, pastas and breads. Should be more poultry, fish and fresh fruits and veggies alone with some dairy. Google the american diabetic association for more information ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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