Doctor insights on:
Hemoglobin Is 9 What Can Be Done To Help
Depends on the cause: For iron deficiency - try otc ferrous sulfate. Foods high in iron are also useful as is "blackstrap molasses". Vit c can also help you absorb nutrients. Lack of vit B12 and folate (folic acid) can also cause anemia and meds are available. Anemia can be congenital (like sickle cell and thalessemia) which don't respond as well to diet. Of course transfusion ; bone marrow stimulation/transplant in severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my fathers blood pressure is 188 over 104. What can be done to fix this fast?
Bp: Your dad needs to go to the dr. To be checked and treated. ...Read more
Treat the cause: Headaches have a cause. See if you can find the cause of the headaches and then treat the cause. Look into: high blood pressure, possible infections, possible pathologies, (rule out medical causes), look into jaw joint and muscle pain (tmj). When you find out what is causing the headaches you can begin to treat the cause. You may need to check with your doctor/dentist for professional guidance. ...Read more
See below: BP is the pressure generated by the force of contraction of the left venticle (systolic pressure) and residual pressure in the arterial tree in-between beats, a measure of the elasticity of the vessels (diastolic pressure). It's important because chronic elevation leads to heart failure, strokes, kidney failure, and heart attacks, causing premature disability and death. And it's preventable. ...Read more
How do you test for anemia? My doctor told me my RBC count is a bit low. What tests need to be done to identify the various types of anemias?
Hard to: Answer in 400 characters. First question is was your doc talking rbcs count or hemoglobin ( hgb) or hematocrit ( hct). The evaluation of anemia includes indices of blood production, iron studies, vitamin levels and evidence for blood loss or destruction just to get started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where?: Lipase is usually measured in serum and it should be less than 160. It is secreted by pancreas and is normal constituent of intestine. There is no need to try to increase your serum level of lipase. If you have pancreatic deficiency, oral supplements are available, but you should discuss that with your doctor. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003465.htm. ...Read more
Very, seek Ophth : The uvea consists of the iris, ciliary body & choroid. Uveitis is a failure of the eye's immune system. Infectious agents such as herpes simplex and bacteria. Urgent & thorough ophthalmic evaluation is mandatory, lest one's vision be permanently injured. Seek ophth assistance now... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoglycemia: Consider taking 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate daily, which can aid in normalizing your blood sugar. However, it is best to avoid eating any kind of simple sugars, including white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, corn syrup and sugars from fruit juices. Frequent smaller meals high in protein are better for your hypoglycemia. Hope this helps you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to your doc: Need for supplemental oxygen at home is used in advanced stages of various chronic lung disorders such as copd, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis etc. It would be useful to get a detailed assessment done by a pulmonologist to decide if chronic o2 therapy would be beneficial. Level of support depends on underlying severity & type of disease. Talk to your pulmonologist for further assessment. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle modifications are essential to treating hypertension. Weight loss, smoking cessation, decrease in alcohol consumption, exercise, low sodium diet (2400 mg/day) which is very difficult, a diet rich in potassium and vegetables. These are all extremely important measures. If these are ineffective , medications are usually needed. ...Read more
Like most deficiency: If you dont have enough of something, its because you either don't make it, you lose it or you hide it. Neutropenia is no different. As examples, marrow failure or infiltration (not making them), autoimmune neutropenia (losing them), margination (hiding them), can all cause neutropenia. There are many other causes that fit into one of these categories. Treatment ranges from none to transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low hemoglobin: Low hemoglobin is called anemia. There are many causes of anemia- from congenital disorders , blood loss, nutrient deficiency, destruction, autoimmune etc. To correct it, you need to know the cause of it. My advise for you is to see your pcp who can help you with running some basic work-up. If needed, your pcp can refer you to see a hematologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Best to do nothing.: Tortuous aorta is a finding on chest xray which is often associated with age. It just means that the aorta takes a winding path down the chest. This can sometimes be confused with other things in the chest such as aneurysm. The fact that the radiologist called it tortuous aorta means they are very confident that it is nothing else. There is no treatment for this since it is not really a problem. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What can be done to help stop severe itching and breaking out in welts?
- What can be done to help drain my ear with an ear infection?
- What can be done for stress?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What can be done for sunburn?
- What can be done for warts?
- Hemoglobin at 9
- Hemoglobin 9
- Talk to a hematologist online for free