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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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I had borderline high C-peptide 1.9 ml (lab norm: 0.7-1.9).I stopped taking carbohydrates and in 2 months result was 1.06.Problem or risk of diabetes?

I had borderline high C-peptide 1.9 ml (lab norm: 0.7-1.9).I stopped taking carbohydrates and in 2 months result was 1.06.Problem or risk of diabetes?

Other risk factors: Per your medicine list, you take dexamethasone. Steroids can impact your blood glucose levels, increasing your risk of diabetes. I think the change in your diet was a good thing, and seeing the commensurate decrease in your C-peptide level is promising. If you stay on a lower carb diet, your risk of diabetes will remain low. ...Read more

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My blood test results: total bilirubin: 1.41 h ast: 40 h alt: 100 h total alk phosphatase: 43 l serum total protein: 7.1 e.R. Said hepatitis?

My blood test results:
total bilirubin: 1.41 h
ast: 40 h
alt: 100 h
total alk phosphatase: 43 l
serum total protein: 7.1

e.R. Said hepatitis?

Let's try this...: I have only a little bit of the story you've shared. Perhaps it's time to see whether the ast and alt get back to normal after two weeks off alcohol and any not-totally-necessary meds you may be taking. If so, this is the start of a healthier life after alcohol. If not, the workup for virus infections, iron overload, wilson's, autoimmunity & need for exercise can begin. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

FBS: I presume you have type 1 diabetes given your age. My apologies if your doctor has said you have type 2 diabetes and he is correct. Very unlikely unless you are substantially overweight. You should check your blood sugar almost all day if you have type 1 diabetes. There is excellent safe equipment for continuous blood sugar control. Can you please give me some more information about your diabetes. ...Read more

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Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Bad Cholesterol: People who have poor lipid profiles despite having a good diet and regular exercise may have a family history of abnormal cholesterol. These patients tend to have a profound improvement with medication intervention. ...Read more

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Alt elevated (76, 63) after 2 blood tests and increased parenchymal echogenicity on us. Nafld or nash?

Alt elevated (76, 63) after 2 blood tests and increased parenchymal echogenicity on us. Nafld or nash?

Continue workup: Now would be a great time to get really into aerobic fitness -- this is likely to reverse nash / nafld. You'll get checked for hepatitis c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and a few others. Trust you're not taking meds or that they have been ruled out as causing the problems. ...Read more

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Is glucose 80 before a meal too low for a type 2 diabetic?

Is glucose 80 before a meal too low for a type 2 diabetic?

Type 2 DM & Glucose: If you are having symptoms of low blood sugar at this level, it is too low. The symptoms include nervousness, weakness, sweating and sometimes passing out. If you do not have symptoms it is not too low and the blood sugar can be raised once you have a meal. It is best to keep your "just before meal" blood sugar between 80 and 100 whenever and as much as possible. ...Read more

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Sudden fasting glucose jump concerning? Normal Range : 65-100 MG/DL Feb 2014: 81 MG/DL, Jul 2014: 79, Dec 2014: 84, Feb 2015: 80, Apr 2015: 96

Sudden fasting glucose jump  concerning?
Normal Range : 65-100 MG/DL
Feb 2014: 81 MG/DL,
Jul 2014: 79, 
Dec 2014: 84,
Feb 2015: 80,
Apr 2015: 96

Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test result themselves are all in the normal range... which has no worrisome meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... without much meaning. ...Read more

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Cardiac profile test ck-mb 17; ck 182; trop-t negative, lipid profile test total cholesterol 249mg/dl; triglyceride 169 ;hdlc 30; LDL 185 ;vldl 34?

Cardiac profile test ck-mb 17; ck 182; trop-t negative, lipid profile test total cholesterol 249mg/dl; triglyceride 169 ;hdlc 30; LDL 185 ;vldl 34?

Nasty: You have an elevated LDL (bad cholesterol) and low HDL (good cholesterol) - you need a life style adjustment as these place you at increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Attain and maintain normal weight. Daily exercise. Vegetarian or mediterranean diet. No smoking. I'd also bump up the atorin to 40 or 80 mg. ...Read more

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Hi, My liver tests are as follows: Bilirubin Direct : 0.3 mg/dL, Bilirubin Indirect : 1.8 mg / dl, Globulin : 5.6 g / dL Should I be concerned ?

Hi,
My liver tests are as follows:
Bilirubin Direct : 0.3 mg/dL, Bilirubin Indirect : 1.8 mg / dl, Globulin : 5.6 g / dL 
Should I be concerned
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? Gilbert's disease: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more

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2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml 1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml  1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

Don't use more meds: Kindly see your doctor again, ask for a second opinion, it's your right, or see an allergist/Immunologist, other reasons for your child's cough can be reflux, airways hyper reactivity, again sinus infection that might need different form of antibiotics, environmental causes, like second hand smoke or pets, and other reasons, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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I got a blood test done and the results reflect the following: TSH .328, HDL 32, triglycerides 215, alkaline 23, and blood sugar 107. What you think?

I got a blood test done and the results reflect the following: TSH .328, HDL 32, triglycerides 215, alkaline 23, and blood sugar 107. What you think?

More information: Why were the tests done? Was specimen drawn after an overnight fast? If so the triglycerides are high and so is the blood sugar. Hdl is low. None of the findings are diagnostic of a disease, except, that blood sugar suggests a pre-diabetic state. It is best to discuss the results and treatment with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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HC worker. 1992 Hep B vac, 2004 titer & booster. 2012 labs hep B neg. Labs done last wk; now told that Hep B test is positive?? How can this be?

HC worker. 1992 Hep B vac, 2004 titer & booster. 2012 labs hep B neg. Labs done last wk; now told that Hep B test is positive?? How can this be?

Two possibilities...: Lab tests aren't perfect and sometimes can be wrong. Or maybe the negative result was from the wrong kind of test. Vaccination makes hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) positive. Tests for surface antigen (HBsAg) or core antibody (HBcAb) remain negative. Most important, you can be sure you are immune and protected by the vaccine -- so no worries. ...Read more

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Female 35 fasting: TSH 1.88 and T4 free 1.2 Nonfasting results 6 months ago: TSH 1.16 and T4 free 1.4 Did fasting raise my TSH? Do I have an issue?

Female 35 fasting: TSH 1.88 and T4 free 1.2 Nonfasting results 6 months ago: TSH 1.16 and T4 free 1.4  Did fasting raise my TSH? Do I have an issue?

Thyroid is normal: Both levels are normal. the difference in the numbers is not significant. Fasting will not effect your TSH level. You do not have any issue with your thyroid. ...Read more

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Ret. Idx 2.1/ anem(rbc, hgb;hct lower/mcv 86) WBC 5.3. Abs baso (.05/h) & IG abs .06(h), mon% 14/abs norm; sed 33/nt% 53%- creat .7 was 1.1.Blood loss?

Ret. Idx 2.1/ anem(rbc, hgb;hct lower/mcv 86) WBC 5.3. Abs baso (.05/h) & IG abs .06(h), mon% 14/abs norm; sed 33/nt% 53%- creat .7 was 1.1.Blood loss?

Normocytic anemia: What is your hemoglobin level? If your hemoglobin is low- and your MCV is within normal range- then you have a normocytic anemia- which can be releated to your other diseases- i.e. Anemia of chronic inflammation ( depending on what other medical problems you have- dm , hyperlipidemia etc, emphysema? )- acute bleeding can also give normocytic anemia. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more