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What is a comprehensive metabolic panel composed of?

What is a comprehensive metabolic panel composed of?

Metabolic panel: A comprehensive metabolic panel tests kidney and liver function, as well as the level of common electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium. ...Read more

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What does a general health panel tell ?

What does a general health panel tell ?

Not a spefic test: There is no agreement about a "general health panel". The closest panel recognized by cms may be comprehensive metabolic profile, a panel of 14 tests. This panel looks for disorders of electrolytes, glucose, kidney and liver. ...Read more

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Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?

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

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

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

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

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 more

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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!

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!

Erythema nodosum????: You need to see a rheumatologist. Looka like- erythema nodosum ( painful bumps), rash, arthritis involving ankle --- several infectious and non infectious diseases can do this. ...Read more

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I had a comprehensive metabolic panel. My protein were high (9.0), what does this mean?

I had a comprehensive metabolic panel.  My protein were high (9.0), what does this mean?

Electrophoresis: This may or may not be of concern. Certain cancers can produce high protein levels. Proper evaluation include a complete physical exam with attention to the lymph nodes, a complete blood count and a serum protein electrophoresis. ...Read more

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In untreated addison's disease, would basic metabloic panel always be abnormal? Low sodium, increased k?

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 more

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