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Fruits To Reduce Esr Level
Hi my cousin is 5 yrs old and his esr level in blood is 40...how he can reduce his esr level and which diet he should eat and is it dangerous??? and w
Berries, apples, pears:
Berries are high in fiber which will delay absorption of sugars
apples contain fiber and flavonoid phloetin
prckly pears again have soluble fiber tha slows down the absorption of dietary sugars
grapefruits and guava as well
but you have to cosume the whole fruits and not fruit juices, which may raise your sugar and not reduce it. ...Read more
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more
Not specific: The ESR / sed rate is famously nonspecific. It tends to be very high in some of the systemic inflammatory diseases, but the information it gives is extremely limited. It's one tiny bit of any puzzle. If a person's well except for osteoarthritis, for example, it's likely to be low. If it's polymyalgia rheumatica, it's likely to be quite high. The test is also prone to technical errors. ...Read more
Depends: It's rare that a doc can recommend meds for an asymptomatic patient in good conscience, but dpeending on your other conditions and your overall heart risk, you may be a candidate for a cholesterol med like Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor (statins) which decreases both the cholesterol level itself and the marker of inflammation (the esr). Nothing's free, financially or otherwise so work with your doc to choose. ...Read more
I recently had blood examination and had ESR level at 23. Man 33 years old. Is that bad? I can't see the normal levels anywhere. Please advise. Thanks
Means nothing: I'm a pathologist and consider that normal. Sed rate is hard to do correctly in any case, and the results mean nothing whatever in isolation. If you had symptoms and I was worried about serious systemic inflammatory disease, I'd actually be reassured by this fairly low value. ...Read more
Stop worrying: The sed rate means absolutely nothing in isolation and is often done wrong in the first place. It's a single piece of information that is only of moderate usefulness in a few unusual clinical situations. I'm a lab specialist and my best advice to is to stop worrying about labs like this, get into a fitness-focused lifestyle, and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Sedimentation rate: ESR=erythrocyte sedimentation rate. This is a very non-specific lab test that has some degree of correlation with inflammatory processes that alter the inter-cellular reactivity between red cells in the blood. If markedly elevated then careful evaluation for the causes should be sought. ...Read more
Ignore it: As a pathologist, you have my assurance that the ESR / erythrocyte sedimentation means nothing at all in isolation. It's hard to do correctly, a slight elevation really never means a thing, and it's only of value as part of the big picture in diagnosing or following diseases in the lupus / rheumatism family. ...Read more
My ESR level is 35 (normal is 10.00-20.00) elaborate. What causes it to rise? Can it be controlled?
Not usually: Pet scans are special imaging tests to localize spots of high metabolic activity, such as with metastatic cancer. High ESR can result from many different diseases, and cancer isn't that high on the list. It would be a long jump from ESR to pet scan, unless there was a lot of other data to suggest a use for the pet scan. ...Read more
Are you sure?:
The first thing to do may be to repeat the test. Elevated ESR is an indication of inflammation, with without infection. See these sites for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003638.htm
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/sedimentation-rate? Page=2 ...Read more
Newly asthmatic and had another ESR test which show very high again within 4 weeks since the last test which was back to normal levels will this mean I need to be tested every few months to check?
Inflammation: Esr and CRP levels indicate inflammation. It could be a connective tissue ailment other than fibromyalgia. Also it could be from teeth and gum disease (periodontal infection) and sinusitis which require treatment. Try a healthy diet with many colorful fruit and vegetables, whole grain, non fat dairy and fish while avoiding meat and concentrated sweets. This along with aerobic exercise helps. ...Read more
Inflammation: It is difficult to discern what is really wrong with limited information. Esr goes up in inflammation. Tsh goes up when the thyroid is not working and not producing thyroid hormones. Inflammation in the thyroid can make it under active and can cause both problems. In addition ESR goes up in many problems and nonspecific including malignancy. It is best to see a doctor to sort it out, please. ...Read more
Depends on the lab: Reference ranges can vary depending on the laboratory. ...Read more
Many things: I'd ignore the normal ESR / sed rate. The ANA at this titer is concerning, but means nothing apart from its clinical context. Many women even of your age have positive ana's like this without evidence of illness. If it was ordered as part of a rheumatology workup, it suggests something in the autoimmune / lupus family. Despite the many labs, diagnosis and treatment rest mostly on clinical picture. ...Read more
18 years old, ESR level high, think it was 18. She saidit is because im pregnant? Hm not convinced. What's your view? Thanks
I had low ANCA, level and often above normal ESR, and abnormal ig3 levels in blood, pls can you advice of possible causes espec for low IG3?, thanks
How low?: Picture is incomplete, we don't treat lab results, rather patients. You need to be evaluated as a whole, low IgG3, an IgG subtype, can be meaningless, and many people are asymptomatic. The test can be repeated to verify the result in context of your whole clinical picture, otherwise disregard it. Your doctor/the doctor who ordered the test, would make such call / refer you, or order more tests ...Read more
Are there any other tests to confirm if one has an infection other then checking ESR level in blood thanks?
Sedimentation rate: Esr is a non-specific indicator suggesting the presence of inflammation. Factors increasing ESR are increased levels of gamma-globulin and fibrinogen. The latter is made by the liver and released in response to fragments of that material that are released when it breaks down in the bloodstream. It is not always due to infection, but if infection is being followed it can be a valuable indicator. ...Read more
I take an anti inflammatory (mobic). Can this alter my ESR levels, and if so how long will it take to get out of my system?
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