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Factor 8 Deficiency
For 57+ F with Hb 10.6, RBC 3.6, Pt 1.2L & ESR 51 while normal MCV & MCHC, does Ferritin 35 [4 - 204] indicate iron deficiency or haemolytic anemia ?
No: There is no association between the two. ...Read more
Not clear: No clear evidence for the causal-effect relationship between the two. PA is an autoimmue-mediated destruction of parietal cells in stomach, resuling in impairmnent of B12 absorption. Certainly it is possible that pernicious anemia may co-exist or exacerbate duodenitis via immune process or loss of balance in duodenal fluid, or anemia. But the causal-effect relationship is not well established. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My ferritin level (15) dropped low (from 152) and tibc (471) is high, but iron is normal (71) and hgb remains slightly high (17.5). Iron deficiency?
Low estriol /anemia: It should not. Need to see maternal fetal medicine specialist and have targeted ultrasound. ...Read more
12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?
Nutrition!: A gastric bypass is a very complex nutrition situation. If your physician has not dealt with it much i would suggest asking for a referral to a nutritionist or a bariatric center. That being said, the dosage of iron is fda approved treatment for iron deficiency, and the vitamin d is a reasonable amount. You have many nutrient levels that should be monitored and carefully watched! ...Read more
I have Wastebasket dX of an immune mediated enteropathy. Aza & budesonide. Any potentially useful adjuvants? Nutritional strategies/supplements ?
Not usually, but : Do you really have Folic Acid deficiency? If so, you could have elevation of homocysteine, which could be a risk of heart attack and/or stroke. If this is the case, have your doc check for an mthfr (tt or ct allele genetic condition), as this could be quite a problem if not addressed. The tt is relatively uncommon, but must be treated. ...Read more
43 y/o s/p hyst x 10 yrs. ovaries intact. Severe nighttime sweating. Estrogen level per lab was 904. ???
FSH & TSH levels?: Estrogen levels can be very misleading as estrogen is made in the ovaries, peripheral fat and adrenal glands and unless broken down into its' components of origin can miss the menopause picture. An FSH level can at least give your MD an idea that the ovaries may no longer be responding to produce estrogen in amounts that keep the "hot flashes" at bay. Also make sure your TSH(thyroid) is normal. ...Read more
In a good way; no: Glutathione is unlikely to have any affect on the red cell count but may improve one's white cell count if it is abnormal as it supports immune function. As a substance that boosts immunity and supports detoxification it is likely to reduce risk of all cancers; there is no evidence that glutathione can cause any type of cancer. See http://tinyurl.com/y95rale ...Read more
Are there psychiatric conditions associated w/ abnormally high levels of anger sadness & jealousy.feel like those destroying my life & relationships?
Anemia: You have anemia. What is mcv. Most likely anemia is from blood loss and indicates iron deficiency. Can get reticulocyte count checked. Most common cause in you may be heavy menstrual flow. If that is not the case will worry about blood loss from gut and will advise check up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had borderline high C-peptide 1.9 ml (lab norm: 0.7-1.9).I stopped taking carbohydrates and in 2 months result was 1.06.Problem or risk of diabetes?
Other risk factors: Per your medicine list, you take dexamethasone. Steroids can impact your blood glucose levels, increasing your risk of diabetes. I think the change in your diet was a good thing, and seeing the commensurate decrease in your C-peptide level is promising. If you stay on a lower carb diet, your risk of diabetes will remain low. ...Read more
What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits
Feminizing hormones: 38 M from PA asks" what does feminizing hormones mean". Have you ever heard of Google? Give this a try. In short they make a man into a woman-but mostly makes boobs get bigger and hurt and Increase risk of blood clots.. Need more information including picture and what you are taking. Happy to consult. ...Read more
No: Vitamin b17 is not a vitamin, but an utterly cynical scam from the 1970's with rich right-wingers ripping off poor right-wingers. You are being targeted for a sucker. Examine the court transcripts in the laetrile rutherford case and decide if you want these people do do your thinking. It's still sold as "apricots from god", but failed every basic test. ...Read more
Emg & ncv2 unit test result:sensory polyneuropathy & possible bilateral c8, t1, l4& L5 rediculopathy.What does that mean? Not alcoholic nor diabtc & hiv
High blood pressure 160 /100 my age 29 y.Test show hi level of triglycerides , hi level (ldl) low level( hdl) been a year on healthy diet lose 10 kg?
Keep going : The current weight is not provided, but if not at ideal body weight, further weight will likely help. Weight and diet are two pieces of the puzzle. Environmental factors and genetics predisposition are others. Blood pressure of 160/100 is hi for a 29 year old and most would start blood pressure medications at this point. Great job on the < 20 pounds weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer