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Ferritin African American
Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more
Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more
Yes: Besides the usual recommendations by the jnc7 (joint national committee), and possible the upcoming jnc8 (jnc2013) that ace inhibitors are effect as monotherapy for hypertension (especially in the appropriate clinical settings) there are some studies that suggest that ace inhibitors, such as ramipril, are an effective agent for the treatment of hypertension in african americans. ...Read more
32 y/o female with creatinine level of 1.01 mg/dL )non-african american) BUN 12 mg/dL. Also insufficient in Vitamin D O25 test(28.9ml). Abnormal?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your BUN and creatinine are normal. Vitamin D is just borderline low. You may take over the counter vitamin D3 at a dose of about 2000 units/day. ...Read more
Iron serum was 167 (high), UBIC was 109 (low), & Iron Saturation was 61% (high)... Is this hemochromatosis?
I know of no studies: that suggests pork is bad for African American males. In genera, be sure that the pork is well-cooked. If you are over-weight please take appropriate action w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What is a type of anemia that is inherited by african- american, mediterranean, and southeast Asian people?
There are many....: These ethnic groups occupy the thalassemia belt, which is a geographic area that overlaps with areas endemic for malarial pathogens such as plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax. Thalassemia and a host of hemoglobinopathies are thought to confer resistance to malaria. The downside to these protective mechanisms is that some willl inherit combinations that are pathologic. ...Read more
Iron panel- UIBC: 109 (low), Iron serum: 170 (high), Iron saturation: 61% (high), TIBC: normal, Ferritin: 40 (normal). What can cause this?
May be normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there does not seem to be anything extraordinary in your lab results. Generally it is a good idea to treat the person and not the lab results. ...Read more
Iron blood panel showed this: UIBC- 109 (low), Iron serum- 170 (high), Iron Saturation 63% (high). Is this hemochromatosis?
Suspicious: Further testing is necessary to definitively diagnose hemochromatosis. The elevated transferrin level makes it much more likely but the test should be repeated and you should have genetic testing for the C282Y gene. I suggest you see a hematologist or general internist for definitive testing. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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Trypanosoma: is a parasitic disease of humans and other animals. It is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. first stage of the disease, there are fevers, headaches, itchiness, and joint pains. This begins one to three weeks after the bite.Weeks to months later the second stage begins with confusion, poor coordination, numbness and trouble sleeping. ...Read more
Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
serum iron 19
iron saturation 7
anemia of chronic disease because of RA? how bad
Often seen in RA.-: -the answer is best coming from your rheumatologist. ...Read more
I'm a 27 year old male, my iron level is 70 ug/dl and total iron binding capacity 300 ug/dl. Am i iron deficient?
39 year old woman with mild/moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Cbc done - hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV levels low, but iron is in normal range?
Haemoglobin 12.5 g/dl , RBC 4.64 mill/mm3 , mcv- 79.7 fl , MCH 26.9 pg , mchc 33.8 g/dl..... Is there a possibility of anaemia or internal bleeding?
Anemia: As a female with hb of 12.5- you are not anemic. However you probably have iron deficiency that perhaps related to your periods. Go to see pmd and have your iron panel checked. I do not think of internal bleeding at that level- unless you have other significant symptoms -you should discuss as well with your pmd. ...Read more
Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more
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