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High Altitude Simulation Test
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk. ...Read more
As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more
Could low dhea sulfate or low pregnenoone levels cause your heart rate to increase with excertion heart test are normal echo stress test?
Not likely: Likely a component of deconditioning. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
SHOULDN'T: A high inr (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by the liver) has no affect on blood pressure (BP) , generally. BP is influenced by other factors: salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, pain ... ...Read more
Yes.: Labetalol is a common choice for hypertension in pregnancy. Like most medications used in pregnancy, there are not a lot of studies about it, proving that it is totally safe. However, i can tell you from experience that it is a common choice and mothers and infants usually do well with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've blood test indicate high ESR 70-110, high mchc 36.2, low RDW 30.8, high mpv 12.3, low pct 32% w/ other test normal. Am i susceptible to hiv?
My hormone tests came in with high 3α-Androstanediol, high aldrosterone, high aldosterone, high 5a-THB, elevated 5α-reductase, and low 11b-hydroxyetiocholanolone. What can this mean?
Tests steroid metab: Apparently you are undergoing a work up for steroid and male hormones/androgen metabolism. These are unusual blood tests, and typically only performed when, usually a specialist, has a specific diagnosis in mind. I'm certain you can receive a better, more satisfying explanation by working with the doctor who ordered these tests. Pursuing that is your best option. Good wishes:) ...Read more
No to both: Spot cortisol levels are of limited usefulness. Nobody really knows what to make of C-reactive protein except in a few special cases anyway. ...Read more
What could cause/explain significantly (4.5x norm rang)elevated plasma norepinephrine levels in blood test , but normal urinary norepinephrine levels?
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