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What causes elevation of the hemidiaphram?

What causes elevation of the hemidiaphram?

Ans: There are several possibilities. Really need more history from you. For example do you get constipated? Do you have any other medical issues? ...Read more

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What causes an elevation in ALP enzymes?

What causes an elevation in ALP enzymes?

Alk Phos: Often we never find the cause, especially in older folks. All teens have maybe 5x the upper limit of normal because of rapid growth. And many folks shoot it up if they've eaten -- depends on one's blood type. If you feel well, and this is your only finding, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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How to stop elevations of sgpt?

How to stop elevations of sgpt?

Need to determine: Cause. Common causes of SGPT elevation are alcohol, hepatitis, drugs and obesity. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. Treatment will depend on the casuse. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of st elevation?

What is the meaning of st elevation?

Refers to EKG change: Refers to changes seen on the EKG of a person suffering a "transmural" heart attack. I.E., in cases where a coronary artery becomes suddently completely occluded by a clot, cutting off blood flow to the entire thickness of the heart muscle in the wall supplied by the artery, a portion of the EKG called the "st segment" rises substantially. This is the basis of immediate diagnosis of a heart attack. ...Read more

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Random temperature elevations when not ovulating?

Random temperature elevations when not ovulating?

It's normal: Basal body temperature fluctuates vastly due to many different reasons. This is why I tell my fertility patients to not take their temps! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: st elevation?

What is the definition or description of: st elevation?

See below: St elevations refers to a finding on an electrocardiogram, wherein the trace in the st segment is abnormally high above the isoelectric line.
Ekg st segment elevation is usually attributed to impending infarction, but can also be due to pericarditis or vasospastic (variant) angina and early repolarization. In some healthy young adults, a form of st elevation can be normal. ...Read more

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Chronic lipase elevation. Negative EUS. Possible causes?

Chronic lipase elevation. Negative EUS. Possible causes?

Ignore it: Some people's lipase always runs high, and if the amylase is normal and there's nothing else to suggest pancreatitis on imaging or maldigestion / pancreatic insufficiency clinically, this is probably a false lead. ...Read more

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Does going into higher elevation affect a womens menstraul cycle?

Does going into higher elevation affect a womens menstraul cycle?

Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of elevation changes causing changes in one's menstrual cycle. However, humans and animals are affected by the amount of sunlight they get, so there might be hormonal differences that occur if there is a big difference in sunlight (above fog/smog/clouds vs. Below fog/smog/clouds, or being indoors most of the time vs. Being outdoors most of the time) after a woman changes elevations. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of elevated esr? Is borderline elevation a major concern?

ESR reflects: The magnitude of inflammatory process in your body. Minor elevations are not a cause for concern. Stress, exercise & smoking may cause this subtle elevations. Serious medical conditions like malignancy, heart attack & stroke can cause higher elevations. Check online for more info. God bless you! ...Read more

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What are indications of having a low CPK or high CPK elevations and what to do to lower it?

What are indications of having a low CPK or high CPK elevations and what to do to lower it?

Good question: Low cpks don't mean much unless you're old and skinny. High cpks would indicate muscle inflammation or injury. You need to know the cause. Unless you have a muscle disease that is treatable, it will either normalize on it own or stay up. ...Read more

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For the past 2 years my absolute lymphs have shown an elevation of 4.1 but everything else has been in normal range. What could this be?

For the past 2 years my absolute lymphs have shown an elevation of 4.1 but everything else has been in normal range. What could this be?

It's just you: If they're normally formed, don't give it another thought. The usual reference range is up to around 3.5, and you know that these are set so that a few percent of healthies will fall outside on either end. I'm betting that's you. Be glad for good health and best wishes. ...Read more

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In ab recent chest ex ray, the diagnosis stated "there is some elevation of the right hemidiaphram "what does this mean in laymen terms?

In ab recent chest ex ray, the diagnosis stated "there is some elevation of the right hemidiaphram "what does this mean in laymen terms?

One side higher: When looking at the film, normally the diaphragm appears almost straight across. In this case, the right side appears higher (pushed into the chest) more than expected. ...Read more

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Going to tahoe for 2 nights, roughly 7k ft elevation. I am accustomed to living close to sea level. Any steps I should take before/during/after trip?

Going to tahoe for 2 nights, roughly 7k ft elevation. I am accustomed to living close to sea level. Any steps I should take before/during/after trip?

Probably not: That is a change in altitude, though keeping yourself hydrated will often relieve any problems with altitude. That is not high enough to cause altitude sickness. ...Read more

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Meaning of troponin I elevation?

Meaning of troponin I elevation?

Heart Muscle Damage: Troponin I and t are biomarkers that are very sensitive and specific for heart muscle damage (heart attack). When these are elevated, they usually (but not always) indicated a heart attack. There are some exceptions, so you should speak with a physician to clarify this issue. ...Read more

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Sudden elevation of triglycerides, why?

Sudden elevation of triglycerides, why?

New?: Significant weight gain and high calorie/fat diet may contribute. Some medications may elevate tg levels. Certain kidney diseases, hypothyroidism, and diabetes may lead to it as well. ...Read more

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Does elevation have an effect on arthritis?

Does elevation have an effect on arthritis?

Elevation: Elevation does not effect the progression or natural history of arthritis. Well known that barometric pressure changes cause patients with arthritis to experience symptoms differently. Therefore elevation may change the symptoms but not the natural history or the arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the best cure of triglyceride elevation?

What is the best cure of triglyceride elevation?

O that is easy: Triglycerides go up in the blood from ingestion of all forms of sugar. Stop taking all forms of sugar including sweeteners. Especially diet drinks. Get some epa from the health food store. It is usually called fish oil. ...Read more

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What causes marked bun elevation with normal creatinine?

What causes marked bun elevation with normal creatinine?

Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states.

The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration.

Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more

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When you ascend to high elevation acidosis or alkalosis?

When you ascend to high elevation acidosis or alkalosis?

Respiratory: Alkalosis by increasing ventilation reducing carbon dioxide ...Read more

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What is the difference between pyrexia and fever and temp elevation?

What is the difference between pyrexia and fever and temp elevation?

Same/same/different: "pyrexia" and "fever" are 2 words for the same thing. In the U.S. We tend to say "fever, " while "pyrexia" is often used in the U.K. And in places where medical terminology is influenced by british usage. "temperature elevation" is less specific. You can have an elevated temperature that doesn't meet the criteria for fever. ...Read more

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Everything has been normal and I have no symptoms. Are there other reasons for lipase elevation?

Everything has been normal and I have no symptoms. Are there other reasons for lipase elevation?

Macrolipase: In occasional cases antibody bound to lipase, macrolipase, causes increased blood levels of lipase without any ill-effects on the person. ...Read more

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I'm 6 month's pregnant... I have to go get my fiance up in a high elevation. I was wondering that bad?

I'm 6 month's pregnant... I have to go get my fiance up in a high elevation. I was wondering that bad?

PG & high altitude: Pregnancy at high altitude can be challenging for the fetus as the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere drops considerably above the 5000 and up foot level. As the oxygen levels decline the amount of oxygen transfer to the fetus declines with resultant uterine cramping and contractions with ;possible early labor & delivery. NICU units (except Colorado & Utah) are usually not present. ...Read more

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Had blood tests. CK came back elevated at 406. Normal below 160. Could working out cause this elevation?

Had blood tests. CK came back elevated at 406. Normal below 160. Could working out cause this elevation?

Yes: A vigorous workout can raise skeletal muscle cpk (or CK as it is also known).CPK is derived from cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, and brain tissue. Specific blood tests can differentiate the three different types (called isoenzymes) and can therefore, establish the origin of the CPK elevation. ...Read more

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I'm 6 month's pregnant... I have to go get my fiance up in a high elevation. I was wondering if that bad?

I'm 6 month's pregnant... I have to go get my fiance up in a high elevation. I was wondering if that bad?

HARD TO UNDERSTAND?: You mean you have to move to high elevation or travel to mountain. It is hard to understand what you mean by have to get your fiance up in high elevation. You can resubmit your question or even better ask your OB Doctor if you can ...Read more

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My ca15-3 was 13 last year and is 17 yesterday, I have a general infection, could this be the cause of elevation?

My ca15-3 was 13 last year and is 17 yesterday, I have a general infection, could this be the cause of elevation?

CA15.3: Why do you check CA 15.3? It is a tumor antigen used to monitor treatment response in advanced breast cancer. It is sensitive but not specific. It can be elevated in non-breast cancers as well as in some benign conditions (liver disease, chronic inflammation, etc). There is no direct association with infections. Value ...Read more

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I recently moved to a new town. I never had to wear deodorant. Now I start smelling midday. Is it the water? Air? Elevation?

I recently moved to a new town. I never had to wear deodorant. Now I start smelling midday. Is it the water? Air? Elevation?

Definitely: ...It can be any combination of a number of things, some you mention, also hormone (/stress level) fluctuation, any recent antibiotics / infection, partner change, new pets, etc., etc. It is not unusual or abnormal, so would not worry about its origin. ...Read more

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Astt 88 ALT 188 non smoker occasional drinker 50 yo female on statins. Any other cause for the elevation? Never been elevated before

Astt 88 ALT 188 non smoker occasional drinker 50 yo female on statins. Any other cause for the elevation? Never been elevated before

Combination: It may be a combination of factors. Discuss with your pcp. He may suggest some other tests, including an ultrasound of your liver. ...Read more