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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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How many minutes should I do ankle elevation ?

How many minutes should I do ankle elevation ?

Depnends on Diagnosi: For minor ankle sprains, 30 minutes every couple of hours may do it. For severe tibial plafond fractures you may be asked to keep the ankle above your heart for several days to help protect soft tissue swelling. In general if you are very swollen more is better. ...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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Is elevation the beat way to ramive edematoua from ankle injurie?

Is elevation the beat way to ramive edematoua from ankle injurie?

Usually : Usually swelling and edema in the ankle can be treated with elevation along with ice, rest, and compression. Sometimes anti-inflammatories are recommended for pain associated with the swelling. If edema is not associated with an injury and/or bilateral, a workup for more systemic causes of edema should be performed. ...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