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How high should my hamaticit levevel be?

How high should my hamaticit levevel be?

Higher in denver: Due to the high altitude in denver you may have a higher hematocrit than the "normal" levels which are averages in the whole population. Also, average levels are higher in men (40-50%) compared to women (36-45%). ...Read more

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My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

My creatinine level is 1.2 is that high how can I bring down?

Kidney function: Creatinine is just one measure of kidney function. "Normal" depends upon your lab so it's best to ask doc for results from lab that include reference range. These days, in the States, we ask our labs to calculate eGFR which gives better assessment of kidney function after taking into account age, gender, weight & ethnicity (https://goo.gl/gPIRhM). Young men w/more muscle tend to have higher Creati ...Read more

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My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

My doctor told me my creatinine level is too high and we should decrease the Prograf dose. What problem can a high creatine level cause?

Creatinine elevation: Creatinine, produced by muscle cells,is not toxic. The level in blood is a marker of kidney function. Increased level usually indicates reduced kidney function. Prograf is an extremely important medication for transplant patients to prevent immune rejection but can cause toxicity to kidneys. The dose has to be adjusted within a very narrow range to try to prevent both rejection and kidney injury. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have been born with abnormally high testosterone levels?

How to tell if I have been born with abnormally high testosterone levels?

Yes: But it is highly unlikely, as you would have gone through puberty as a small infant -- and somebody would have probably noticed. There are genetic conditions with elevated testosterone levels, but they are most often (but not always) picked up by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid ! my dosage was to high and needed to be adjusted! my TSH was .069 how long will it take to get back to normal levels?

If you change: To the correct level, it will take 4-6 weeks to reequilibrate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement, as the generics are unreliable and levels can vary from one month to the next. ...Read more

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What should my TSH level be is 10.4 to high or to low?

What should my TSH level be is 10.4 to high or to low?

Too high: That indicates that you have hypothyroidism. You need to be seen and started on thyroid replacement. ...Read more

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Hi,my Husband SGPT level is 124.how can i reduce the level?is it very serious conditition,he dont have any other problem.

Hi,my Husband SGPT level is 124.how can i reduce the level?is it very serious conditition,he dont have any other problem.

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said thatDoes the patient drink alcohol? Is he on any medications? Is he overweight? He may need to repeat the test in 3 months after abstaining entirely from alcohol. If he is overweight, he needs to lose weight to get his BMI below 25. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my blood test showed a hba1c level of 6 (the maximum range level is 5.7). How concerned should I be and what dietary changes should I make?

Need help docs! my blood test showed a hba1c level of 6 (the maximum range level is 5.7). How concerned should I be and what dietary changes should I make?

6 is still good: A Hba1c of 6 is still good. You should be mildly concerned but determined to make significant lifestyle changes to lose weight, increase exercise. Now is the best time to do this, before the effects of diabetes set in making it harder to lose weight. Right now your body is just a 'little' off and resetting it will be easier than when it is 'way' off! ...Read more

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My AST SGOT is low on level 8. Is this dangerous? What can i do to be on normal level.?

My AST SGOT is low on level 8. Is this dangerous? What can i do to be on normal level.?

You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low AST / SGOT is never a problem. ...Read more

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My haemoglobin level is 15.6 and platelet count is 55600.what should i do so as to reduce my haemoglobin count.i have just recovered frm dengue.(14yr)?

My haemoglobin level is 15.6 and platelet count is 55600.what should i do so as to reduce my haemoglobin count.i have just recovered frm dengue.(14yr)?

Levels of...: Your hemoglobin level is normal at this time so no need to be concerned about it. As far as your platelets is concerned they are still low but that is part of what dengue causes. As you recover the platelet levels should start coming up.You should follow up with you doctor and have blood work repeated soon. ...Read more

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My brother has high level creatine? I'm assuming his kidneys dosent work properly? what can be done for him? All I know so far ;high creatine level

My brother has high level creatine? I'm assuming his kidneys dosent work properly? what can be done for him? All I know so far ;high creatine level

High creatinine: My brother has high level creatine? I'm assuming his kidneys dosent work properly? what can be done for him? All I know so far ;high creatine level ANS: lets do video consult. Esp if brother can join. Never tell us a lab is high or low. Always give the value and the normal range for that in your lab. Here for next 3 hours. ...Read more

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How high can yr blood pressure be and still be in a safe range?

How high can yr blood pressure be and still be in a safe range?

Varies: Alot depends on the chronic ity of the BP elevation. If acute, sudden rise in bp, there will often be associated symptoms of head ache, mental status changes, chest pain, or shortness of breath. If chronic exposure to high BP is present, then less symptoms are likely to be seen despite similarly high BP readings. ...Read more

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She is six months pregnant with high blood pressure how can it be managed?

She is six months pregnant with high blood pressure how can it be managed?

Medication: There are certain medications that should be avoided during pregnancy. Depending on blood pressure levels preeclampsia is a concern which requires urgent treatment. ...Read more

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When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?

When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?

Exercise: If you have no family history of aneurysm and don't have hypertension and also no connective tissue diseases, then I wouldn't be concerned unless your blood pressure with exercise was consistently higher than 160/90. ...Read more

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If my cholestrol level was 5.81 is it too high and what should i do to make it lower?

If my cholestrol level was 5.81 is it too high and what should i do to make it lower?

A bit unclear: Is this your ratio. If so, monitoring ratio's has fallen out of favor, what would help to better stratify issues if you could provide numbers including total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL levels. In general, exercise, optimizing your body weight and eating a colorful, nonprocessed diet with a staple of fruits and vegetables should help your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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A pregnant patient has high serum creatinine. How it can be reduced?

A pregnant patient has high serum creatinine. How it can be reduced?

See below: During pregnancy the kidney actually works harder and increases function and this results in a lower serum creatinine than before pregnancy . Having a higher creatinine means there has been damage to the kidney in the past and the kidney cannot increase its functioning capacity and needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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What should I be taking to insure a high level of testosterone?

What should I be taking to insure a high level of testosterone?

Testosterone: No supplements increase testosterone no matter what you hear in the gym or read on the internet. Testosterone levels change with age and time of day. If you suspect a low testosterone see your doctor. Do not waste $ on "supplements". ...Read more