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How Could Elodea Lower Dissolved Oxygen Levels
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more
During a kidney stone attack, glucose went up to 126 (normally 70-80). Could that rise in glucose affect phosphorus levels which dipped to 2.1?
Iron levels on 2 iron sups daily
Other levels are normal
red cell Mycrocytosis
How bad Are my levels?
How can I increase levels?
Iron + multivitamins: You should try taking more iron. Try taking it with every meal. Also add multivitamins with folic acid and B12, to your routine. If in 6 months your iron levels do not improve, you should discuss getting iron intravenously, with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Kidding?: I am sorry but you have failed to tell us anything specific about what blood test is 5.2. Your question is fully impossible to answer. ...Read more
What can happen when the blood test show low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and high anion gap?
Seek the cause: This can be due to any thing from exercising hard and not being fully recovered, to being in shock, to having some unmeasured anion (aspirin, drank antifreeze, diabetic ketoacidosis), to a variety of other things. Your physician is hopefully competent and can find the cause -- it's one of the most basic workups in medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more
What can cause low triglyceride levels and low thyrotropin levels? My triglyceride level is 42 and my thyrotropin level is 1.04. Results from 4.5.14
Normal: Hi. That thyrotropin (TSH) is normal, not low. It suggests you have normal thyroid function (assuming you have normal pituitary function). And your triglycerides at face value would just suggest you're very insulin-sensitive (a good thing), although genetic influences are certainly possible. To your good health! ...Read more
Depends on cause: Do you drink alcohol? If you do, stop for three months and re do the test. Are you on any medications? If yes, please check with your doctor to see if a medication may be related to the lab results. Please note that 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. ...Read more
I've done blood test today and my Creatine Kinase level shown is 322 IU/L. What does that indicate? How can I reduce this CK level to normal range?
Muscle issue: Creatine Kinase is an enzyme in muscles and any issue affecting the muscles, including exercise, can raise CK levels. You need to address the cause of the elevation. You may consult this site and then discuss the matter with your doctor who ordered the test. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more
Atelectasis: Sometimes, there can be parts of the lung not fully inflated called atelectasis. This could cause low oxygen levels and can be reversed by taking deep breaths. This type of lung exercise can be done using something called an incentive spirometer, and walking around. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can you die from low potassium levels? I mean super low potassium levels, less than 2.0 instead the average 3.5.Does anybody know exactly how this damages your body ?
Balance , vital: Potassium level is tightly regulated by the kidneys and its balance is vital for normal functioning of heart, muscles, kidneys, etc.Low potassium can cause fatal abnormalities in heart rhythm resulting in cardiac arrest.It can cause severe muscle weakness, abnormalities in kidney function, slowing of bowel movement etc. Symptoms of low potassium depends of the level, rate of reduction and duration. ...Read more
Im taking 5000 mcg of B12 . Since beginning this my serum level went from 500 to >2000, is the supplement the cause? Read high levels can be cancer!!!
My reverse t3, (liothyronine) serum is 35ng/dl. It seems really high for my age (35/m), with normal blood pressure. Any suggestions on how to lower rt3?
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