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Elevated levels of haematocrit 0.48, lymphocytes 4.33 and monocytes 1.15 and factor viiic an factor ix low? What's going on? Waiting to see specialist

More information...: It would be helpful to know why you had these tests done. In other words, what symptoms are you having. It is difficult to interpret lab results in the absence of clinical information. ...Read more

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How do I obtain the factor and other medications for my child?

How do I obtain the factor and other medications for my child?

Through your doctor: Medications and factors (presumably blood clotting factors) are obtained by prescription through one's regular doctor or a specialist (either in the community or at a children's medical center). Each question to healthtap needs to have enough details on its own in order to get a helpful answer. Please send in another question to us. Thanks! ...Read more

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I am having a HIDA scan on Tues., however facility is out of the medication for the EF factor. Is this important. Should I wait?

I am having a HIDA scan on Tues., however facility is out of the medication for the EF factor. Is this important. Should I wait?

Ef important.: Yes the ejection fraction is most important to assess function of gall bladder. Some institutions substitute an equivalent fatty meal for CCK. ...Read more

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I hsvr problem with prostate now I took all the medications factors prescribed but nothing work. Do you have on that you can suggest yo me I can try?

I hsvr problem with prostate now I took all the medications factors prescribed but nothing work. Do you have on that you can suggest yo me I can try?

Betaprostate: The conventional meds are Alpha blocker and many men get no help or are intolerant to them.

You might try betaprostate that you can find on line and it has helper thousands of men and has been around for a while.

If that does no work, get the surgey and you will be happier. ...Read more

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If PRN medication is prescribed then is it the case that the medication has to administered if the need arises UNLESS some contraindicating factor for its continuing use arises?

If PRN medication is prescribed then is it the case that the medication has to administered if the need arises UNLESS some contraindicating factor for its continuing use arises?

PRN= As needed.: Medications that are ordered "prn" or as needed, are to be used if or when the problem occurs that needs some help that the medication should provide. An example is a pain medication to be used only when the pain increases to a level that needs relief. Other things may be done to relieve pain, like cold compresses or a heating pad, stretching etc. So the medication may help but is not a must. ...Read more

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What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?

What are the key factors for lowering Bp in presence of kidney impairment beside lowering diet salt and Bp medications?

Tx b/p Psychological: Elevated b/p can be the consequence of many factors, including psychological influences; our bodies respond to the emotions we experience. Assuming the problem is a stress reaction, and If meditating does not provide relief, the psychodynamic use of hypnosis is suggested. ...Read more

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42yr old male, 5'10", 205 lbs. With tc 230, LDL 147, HDL 37. On diet and exercise for 2 months. Do I need medication if no other risk factor exists?

42yr old male, 5'10", 205 lbs. With tc 230, LDL 147, HDL 37. On diet and exercise for 2 months. Do I need medication if no other risk factor exists?

Not yet...: Give your diet and exercise regimen a full six months then get new blood testing to assess for efficacy. LDL should be lower and HDL should be higher, but you can do this without medication. Aerobic exercise. Watch the saturated and trans fats and increase fiber in the diet. If it doesn't work after six months, consider medication. ...Read more

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What are the key factors of asthma in a 4 yr old? I don't want to out him on unnecessary medication.

What are the key factors of asthma in a 4 yr old? I don't want to out him on unnecessary medication.

Check out these: Links. Minimize his exposure to dust, pollens, smoke and other triggering factors. Ask questions from his pediatrician and allergist. Take care and god bless u! http://m.kidshealth. Org/kid/asthma_basics/what/asthma.html. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/06/managing-your-childs-asthma-with-natural-medicine. Aspx#! ...Read more

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Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor? My RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor? My RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop in the RF value is of any clinical significance while on therapy. The most important considerations for treating RA are the symptoms and any evidnece of joint destruciton on imagining. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Just been diagnosed with factor five leiden should I be on medication? I had pe in my lung before I was diagnosed with this

Yes: Generally yes. With your history of pe (unless there was a specific cause for this like a broken bone) and being positive for the factor v leiden mutation, you probably would be placed on lifelong anti-coagulation (e.g. Warfarin). However, it depends on your history, other medical risk factors, etc. ...Read more

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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Does artery inflammation change - worse at times, less inflammation at others (i do not mean in response to medication / treatment)? Pos. Factors?

Does artery inflammation change - worse at times, less inflammation at others (i do not mean in response to medication / treatment)? Pos. Factors?

See below: In reference to the other questions that you have posted, when one is on Prednisone we follow patients symptoms and inflammatory markers such a sed rate and crp. ...Read more

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HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc. Same is applicable to P24 antigens?

HIV 1&2 antibody production can get delayed by factors like immunity, medications, other diseases, treatments etc. Same is applicable to P24 antigens?

Conclusive at 4 wk: Your opening statement is mistaken: HIV antibody development is NOT delayed by any known immune problems, medications, etc. The antibody-only HIV tests always are conclusive by 6-8 weeks after exposure. If somehow antibody were delayed, p24 antigen would appear sooner, not later. The Ag-Ab (4th generation) HIV tests therefore are ALWAYS 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after catching HIV. ...Read more

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Cervical neck fracture follow up- what to share with orthopedic surgeon about the incident? Could certain factors prevent medication or treatment?

Cervical neck fracture follow up- what to share with orthopedic surgeon about the incident? Could certain factors prevent medication or treatment?

See below: Give him a complete history of your acute injury and history of any previous injuries/trauma and any previous care you may have had and he will complete a thorough history and physical. If you can get any of your old records prior to the visit including any mris or cat scans and hospital records that you had that would be helpful. Sometimes the office will help facilitate these for you. This should make your visit go a lot easier ; quicker good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more

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What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

Vulnerability: Here's a starter list: Willingness to take any recreational substances, low-self-esteem, confidence, control, discipline. Boredom, loneliness, depression, poor judgement, bad environment, etc. Let's talk of good defenses: Opposites of the above! Find a source of support - from solid, safe activity groups like gym, yoga, meditation -thru- individual or group therapy. Be safe. Be strong. Be sober. ...Read more

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Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Diets: There are many foods that are good for controlling cardiovascular risk, particularly when you are also taking the prescribed medication.
That said, "too much of a good thing" is not always good for you. ...Read more

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What's the biggest contributing factor mentally as an illness that often enables drug addiction?

What's the biggest contributing factor mentally as an illness that often enables drug addiction?

Many factors: When it comes to drug use, the causes are likely multifactorial. Being genetically predisposed, being raised by addicted parents, learning to use substances to cope, not learning to cope with feelings. Etc, etc. The important thing is really not what caused the problem, but getting help to fix it. ...Read more

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Alt reduced from 110to50 and to20but ferritin changed from300to400during5 months (no pill or drug or hep b, c, liverusond ok). Other factors are normal?

Alt reduced from 110to50 and to20but ferritin changed from300to400during5 months (no pill or drug or hep b, c, liverusond ok). Other factors are normal?

Keep following: Wondering if you actually do have hemochromatosis. Liver enzymes fluctuate and you're still up. You might follow it or consider a genetic test that detects many but not all cases. ...Read more

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Why doctors consider drugs like (rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

Why doctors consider drugs like (rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

Metab syndrome: An insulin-sensitizing agent, such as metformin, is often used as hyperglycemia treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome. Literature suggests that metformin may help to reverse the pathophysiologic changes of metabolic syndrome. Cannot find any evidence that Rifampin is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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How do people get over cancer. I mean I still am bummed over factor why me? What made me had testicular cancer I don't do drugs or smoke, no risky sex

How do people get over cancer. I mean I still am bummed over factor why me? What made me had testicular cancer I don't do drugs or smoke, no risky sex

Time helps.: There are different risk factors predisposing to cancer such as smoking for lung cancer, cryptoorchidism or undescended testis for teticular cancer. A family history of cancer increases the risk. However, all these factors maybe absent and you can still have cancer. You did not do anything to have cancer but it just happened. Hopefully, the cancer was completely removed by the surgery. ...Read more

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My mother has an ESR of 82, CRP 32 and RA factor of 180 and is taking her rheumatoid drugs regularly. What cud be other causes?

My mother has an ESR of 82, CRP 32 and RA factor of 180 and is taking her rheumatoid drugs regularly. What cud be other causes?

Other vasculitis: Unlikely to be anything but rheumatoid arthritis with those numbers.
Other collagen vascular diseases may cross over but unlikely.
Systemic lupus erythematosis, mixed connective tissue disease, polymyalgia rheumatic. ...Read more

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Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. Heavy drinker and rec. Drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10 day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.

Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. Heavy drinker and rec. Drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10 day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.

Ideally 2 weeks: Ideally you should be clean 2 weeks before general anesthesia The risk is you have a cardiac arrhythmia and die on the table. It is never a good idea to hide your drug use from your physicians because the drugs in your system interfere with the drugs and treatments he/she provides. They may drug test you before the surgery and if positive cancel the surgery. But it's better than dying ...Read more

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Taking Warfarin for 3 1/2 years because of a DVT & a PE, have the Factor V Leiden gene (from 1 parent) & want to get off of this drug, any natural way?

Taking Warfarin for 3 1/2 years because of a DVT & a PE, have the Factor V Leiden gene (from 1 parent) & want to get off of this drug, any natural way?

Alternative meds: It is not a good idea to get off Warfarin, without consulting your doctor. You may wish to discuss alternative medication to Warfarin.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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My son, 35, avid walker, no genetic factors, no drugs, never sat down, didn't smoke, drink, died of a pulmonary thromboembolism caused by dvt?

My son, 35, avid walker, no genetic factors, no drugs, never sat down, didn't smoke, drink, died of a pulmonary thromboembolism caused by dvt?

I'm so sorry: My heart goes out to you--it certainly sounds like your son didn't have DVT risk factors, however pulmonary emboli can happen and almost anyone. Genetic factors can play a role. You may want to talk to a henatologist (blood doctor) about possible clotting problems in your family. ...Read more

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31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

See Dermatologist: Concerning for vasculitis. Needs evaluation to confirm diagnosis. May need work up for other autoimmune diseases as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can grapefruit affect medications?

Can grapefruit affect medications?

Grapefruit Juice: May interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine, Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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Can a nurse administer medication?

Can a nurse administer medication?

Yes, that: Is well within the scope of practice for a nurse. ...Read more

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I'm about to take my new medication?

I'm about to take my new medication?

Take as directed!: Before you accept any new prescription or medication, know why it's recommended. Know what it's intended to do. Remind the prescriber about all your other medications, including otc medications & supplements (not the same thing!). Learn about common side effects & dangerous ones, too. Find out if you're supposed to get refills or if this is a one time deal. And take w/ or w/o food as directed. ...Read more

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Ok to take medications when fasting?

Ok to take medications when fasting?

Depends: Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person diet without medication?

Can a person diet without medication?

Of course: I do not recommend any medication as part of a diet and most successful diets do not involve any type of medication. That said, in general "diets" don't work if it is a temporary diet, as when the diet ends people usually regain weight. The most successful diets are life-long changes in how you eat. Again, no medication is required for one to have a healthy diet. ...Read more