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Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

No: Hi. No, beta-hydroxybutyrate is not a hormone. It is a so-called "ketone body", manufactured by the liver as a fuel for non-CNS tissues in states of extreme starvation, OR in diabetic ketoacidosis from not enough insulin. ...Read more

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What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

Reactive hypoglycemi: B"sd sounds like a colleague has ordered hypoglycemia evaluation. Clinical details needed for full interpretation, but the results given would be compatible with typical post-prandial reactive hypoglycemia. Often seen in states of insulin resistance which would include pre diabetes. More than happy to discuss with the details. High BH pretty much rules out insulinoma or insulin injection. ...Read more

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Are suv on pet scan gamma?

Are suv on pet scan gamma?

SUV...: Suv stands for standardized uptake value. It is used for semi-quantitative analysis on pet scan. It tells the amount of glucose uptake or hypermetabolism of a tumor. ...Read more

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What is gamma glutamyl test?

What is gamma glutamyl test?

Liver enzyme: Gamma glutamyl transaminase / transpeptidase enzyme rises in some liver illnesses and supposedly is the first to rise in drinkers. It's a poor screen, some folks are born with lifelong high levels, but it's better than nothing. ...Read more

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What are gamma globulin injections?

What are gamma globulin injections?

Gamma globulin: Igg, gamma globulin is a protein for some one elses immunity to a disease. It is passive, and usually gone in 3-6 months. It can protect you from the said disease for a short period of time. ...Read more

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How are young people afected by gamma rays?

How are young people afected by gamma rays?

Gamma rays: Gamma rays have very high energy and penetrate straight through your skin. They can alter your dna and lead to numerous negative effects, including cancer. ...Read more

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My gamma GT and ALT are both 9 is this too low?

No: There is no disease process associated with enzyme levels lower than the normal range. ...Read more

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What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

Other findings?: Serum level of GGT of 67 is higher than normal and suggests injury to liver. However, an isolated lab test is not a reason to worry. What did other tests show? Do you drink? If you do, abstain for 2-3 weeks and repeat the test. Are you on any medications, including herbs and over the counter drugs? Discuss all these issues with your doctor to identify the cause of liver injury. ...Read more

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Does anybody know what are gamma rays used to treat?

Cancer: Gamma rays are naturally produced x-rays from radioactive material such as cobalt 60. In the past cobalt machines were commonly used to treat cancer. Today most medical radiation is delivered via a linear accelerator that makes high energy x-rays. ...Read more