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Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?
Many apps: Try "pregnancy companion" - it's put out by a couple of board certified ob/gyns & my patients like it. I give my patients the book "what to expect when expecting" & they tell me that it's also pretty good. Acog also has a website that makes "info" sheets available & as always, i'm sure you're OB provider is an excellent resource for any questions you may have. Good luck. ...Read more
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!
Does a comprehensive metabolic panel only give accurate/useful results if the blood was drawn while fasting?
Myths: Nope. Fasting is not in any way required for a metabolic panel. ...Read more
Comprehensive metibolic panel showed high proteins(8.7) and hct level was high also(47.7) should I get more testing?
Neither of those: Are high enough to prompt further evaluation unless the doc has other concerns based on the complete picture. ...Read more
In untreated addison's disease, would basic metabloic panel always be abnormal? Low sodium, increased k?
Never say always: As addison's disease (primary adrenal failure) progresses, there will most likely be obvious hyponatremia and hyperkalemia. But these changes may be subtle in the early stages, and the diagnosis can be be more properly suspected with a presentation of prolonged nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weight loss, low blood pressure, and weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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