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High Antithyroid Antibodies
Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a growing trend of testing for igg to foods. With specific examples such as heiner syndrome excluded, there are no known diseases associated with the presence of igg to foods (including oregano) and this could simply reflect that you eat ...Read more
TSH 6.98 , T4 Free is 1.2- hypothyroidism? Now ordered TSH and T4FREE antithroyglobin antibody and antithyroid peroxidase- more extensive test?
Hypothyroidism: More extensive test ordered to find out if your thyroid problem has autoimmune basis. ...Read more
I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 0.1mg. Recent blood work showed normal TSH, free T4 but antithyroid peroxidase antibody was 451. Should I be concerned?
Think 'Big picture': If you've been prescribed antibiotics- that means your body needs help overcoming some type of infection. Getting high or getting intoxicated will NOT help the situation. In addition, there can be both short term (i.e. death) and long term (i.e. death) effects from abusing drugs and alcohol. Hopefully you can think about the important things in life like your family, etc and get back on track. ...Read more
Nothing: The level doesn't matter. You are immune to herpes 6 from previous infection. There are rumors that the levels are higher in people with multiple sclerosis than in controls, but this is research-only and not a helpful test or 'one more thing for you to worry about.' some independent thinkers talk of this in relationship to chronic fatigue syndrome; i doubt a strong link here. ...Read more
See below: Presence of antibodies is not synonymous with disease. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You are right to be concerned with the high titer and should consult your doctor. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/ds00319. ...Read more
What should I do after providing antibiotics to my 9-month-old son if his temperature is still high?
Notify the MD: If your child was prescribed antibiotics for an infection and the associated fever does not resolve within 2-3 days, you should notify the prescribing doctor. This could be an indication that a different antibiotic is needed, the condition is worsening, or antibiotics may not be the answer to this particular problem. ...Read more
I have hashimotos and wondering if there is any thing that I can do to lower my antibodies. They are very high?
Out of your control: The antibodies assist with the diagnosis. Once made, ignore them. Stay physically fit. Eat sensibly. Monitor how you feel and comply with your Meds and follow-up. In the past, Hashoto's was deadly. Be glad for today's management. Read up on your illness. Stay proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more
How do I manage Hashimotos adequately if I cannot take medicine yet? My antibody count isn't high enough to warrent it.
Endocrinologist: Treatment of Hashimotos is determined by thyroid function tests, mainly TSH, not by the antibody levels. You may have Hashimotos but still have enough thyroid tissue to have normal levels of thyroid hormone. There is no treatment for antibodies per se. Consult an endocrinologist for management of the disorder. ...Read more
? thyroiditis: Kindly follow up with your doctor or your endocrinologist for adjustment of treatment or additional management, information you provided is scanty, can't help you much with it on that limited platform, wish you wellness ...Read more
Autoimmune hepatitis: There's no IgB, but an elevated level of anti-actin is one piece in the puzzle when autoimmune hepatitis ("lupoid", etc.) is a consideration. This isn't a pregnancy test -- an elevated reading is only one of many factors that may lead to a diagnosis and treatment decision. Best wishes. ...Read more
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