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High Level Of Testastarone In Post Menapause
Masculinization: Women are estrogen based systems but have some testosterone, which is not affects by menstrual cycles, or menapause. Normal blood levels are around 40ng/dl. If your testosterone level is low, you will be fatigued, and perhaps experience low libido. If your testosterone levels grossly exceed normal, masculine side effects can occur including facial hair deepening of your voice, clitoral enlargement. ...Read more
High white blood count, low level of vitamin D, high level of inflammation in blood test, pain in all joint, chronic pain syndrome?
It varies: Very high estrogen levels may be a sign of ovarian or adrenal tumor. In general estrogen levels vary with the menstrual cycle. Too much estrogen may cause symptoms such as breast tenderness, weight gain, bloating, water retention, irregular uterine bleeding, headaches/migraines, abnormality of the uterus (hyperplasia) which can lead cancer. Some literature suggests anxiety and depression, etc ...Read more
Low aldosterone ~3, normal renin. Low Na, co2, high k in blood. Creatinine 1.4-2.2 in same week.Can type 4 RTA cause this fluctuation in diabetic ckd?
Creat fluctuates: Many things cause Cr to go up or down. So need to answer these questions. 1.What meds r u taking? 2. Any imaging procedure with contrast? 3. recent dehydration? 4 recent illness" and many more. When you had gotten all this together consult with me and can probably help figure out what is going on. ...Read more
During fluid deprivation test, the ADH (vasopressin) level dropped down to 1/3 of pre test level and below reference values. Is that a sign of diabetes insipidus?
Not necessarily: The most important thing to be following in a water deprivation test is the urine and serum osmolality. If the serum osmolality rises above normal, but the urine osmolality does not rise significantly, you have diabetes insipidus. Measuring ADH (vasopressin) levels can be unreliable. ...Read more
Not really an: Association. It's more likely that the cause of your elevated DHEA levels is responsible but still very well could be unrelated. To be able to better guide you, it would help to understand why a DHEA level was checked, like for an eval for PCOS or too much body hair(hirsuitism) or male pattern baldness in a women? ...Read more
Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more
I'm wondering why are the levels of oestrogen and progesterone low in the blood during menstruation?
Wow nice question: Long explanation but a brief version. Your menses is an indication that pregnancy did not occur and that your body is now eliminating the lining of your uterus and preparing for a new cycle. It is the decline in estrogen and Progesterone that tells your uterus it is time to shed the lining. The brain starts to stimulate the ovaries in a renewed attempt at getting you pregnant. See image. ...Read more
Would a diet high in protein lead to increased kidney levels? level was slightly high upon admit, increased after given concentrated protein in food
Creatine in muscle: Muscles r mostly made of protein. Creatine (Cr) is from muscle breakdown & a blood test measuring it is often used 2 estimate how well the kidneys work. (Note high Cr means worse kidneys). Cr is also sold as a protein powder for body builders, but 1-2 servings shdn't raise the Cr very much. Regular intake, I suppose, cd have an effect. More likely something else was damaging ur kidney or muscles. ...Read more
Fsh levels in menopause, peri menopauseI have a FSH level of 46. I have read that if the level is less than 50 this is perimenopause?
Menopause: Hi Kim, Menopause is defined as no menses for 1 year. Prior to this, bleeding may be irregular, heavy periods or light. You may have night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances. The average age of menopause is 52.4 years. 5 years on either side of this may represent a peri-menopausal state. Listen to your body and no matter the lab value, no period for a year is menopause. ...Read more
Low aldosterone ~3, normal renin. Low Na, co2, high k. Creatinine 1.4-2.2 in same week.Can type 4 RTA cause this fluctuation in ckd? Neph endo no help
Type 4 RTA: If anyone can figure it out it should be a nephrologist. What did he, she or it say? There are many causes of Type 4 RTA and will need to ask a number of questions to help get to the cause. 1. Meds u r on? 2. were u on meds when renin and aldo were measured. 3.What did 24 hr urine at the same time show? 4. Other medical illnesses. Happy to have you consult directly with me. ...Read more
Vitamin D toxicity: No. Vitamin d has no known adverse effects up to levels of 100 ng/ml. Obvious signs of toxicity emerge at levels above 150 ng/ml. Signs of toxicity include: constipation; decreased appetite (anorexia); dehydration; fatigue; irritability; muscle weakness; vomiting; heart rhythm abnormalities; kidney stones; and polyuria (frequent urination). ...Read more
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
Will running lower catecholamine level? I produce high levels of catecholamine. The reason is still unknown after testing for abnormal mass in glands.
How much do testosterone levels vary in young men throughout the day. Should the levels always stay in the "normal" range. Free testosterone blood test was low but at 3:30pm , had two tests both low.
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