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Heard The Term Bmp What Does It Stand For
I have recently started exercising and I am not in shape. I was doing the eliptical and my bmp is high. What now?
Unclear question: What do you mean by bmp? If it is basic metabolic panel, what component of the panel is high? Did you increase the intensity of exercise gradually? How old are you? It would have been better to have consulted your doctor before starting the exercise program, now would not be too late. ...Read more
Bmp's: BMP stands for Bone Morphogenic Proteins. These are found in red blood cells and promote bone growth. BLood can be extracted via an IV from a patient, put in a centrifuge to get the red blood cells out and used in several oral surgery procedures to enhance bone growth (speed it up) when referring to bone grafts and implant placement. It is a costly procedure, but works well ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, eGFR of 73 is borderline low. Above 90 is normal. However, one reading of 73 is not something to be concerned about. Next time you have a BMP make sure you are properly hydrated before blood collection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HR of 56 is fine: Many athletic adults have a heart rate that is a bit less than 60. Medications for HTN sometimes slow the HR (so called Beta Blockers in particular). If your heart rate gets lower than 30 that's an issues ( you'll likely get a pacemaker if there is no reason for this that can be corrected (like hypothyroidism) People with slow heart rates above 30 who become symptomatic may also qualify ...Read more
Biomechanical prep: Here are two possibilities. It depends on what context bmp is used. It can stand for the "bio-mechanical preparation" during a root canal when a dentist removes the pulp tissue and infected tooth tissue in the root canal procedure or bmp can be refer to bone morphogenetic proteins that can be used to induce the formation of bone in the TMJ or in periodontal procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: check w DMD: There are red bumps on the top rear of a normal tongue called vallate papillae. They look different from the rest of the anatomy of that part of the tongue. However, without seeing the patient we can't be sure that's what you are referring to. Have a dentist check it out to be sure! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BMP: Bmp is a basic metabolic panel which has renal tests (serum creatinine and bun) included. It could be that one or both of those levels were elevated. Your doctor needs to go over in detail what was abnormal and if necessary, send you to a kidney specialist (nephrologist) for further work up and evaluation. ...Read more
Pulse?: Yes, a pulse of 110 beats per minute is normal for a 10 year old after having gone up the stairs. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone to fluctuate between hypokalemia and normal levels such that it is not picked up by the bmp?
Bmp: k: 1.9; c02: 34, all else normal. My dr never contacted me about these results; the lab just emailed me a copy. Should i follow up?
F/ U is necessary: Normal serum values of potassium ranges from 3.5 to 5.2 meq/l. Serum potassium levels below 2meq/l is considered as severe hypokalemia ( low potassium level ) and it may cause flaccid paralysis and hyporeflexia (decreased reflexes) rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown) and respiratory depression may occur at this level. Cardiac arrhythmia is a serious concern at this level. Go to the er and call pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basic metabolic: Profile consists of kidney function (bun, creat); electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate). More sophisticated blood chemistry checks liver function, cholesterol and triglcerides, and other electrolytes (ca++, phos, mg++). Much of the bmp can effect heart rhythm change. ...Read more
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Was offered injections for chostochondritis and chickened out . Will asper cream work ? Also if my C02 is low on my bmp it's 16 is that bad ?
Aspercreme useless..: Asper cream just irritates the skin and acts as a distraction from the other pain. Injections can be helpful, typically given by cardiothoracic physicians/surgeons. Don't waste your money on Aspercreme. CO2 levels insignificant unless multiple tests in a row show abnormalities. ...Read more