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How Long Does It Take To Reduce Triglycerides
Variable. : If you change diet and activity or start medication today, serum levels will be at equilibrium in 3 months. Further improvements in aerobic fitness and weight loss may continue to improve serum results over time, but a significant segment of the population simply have genetics as the reason for their levels, which therefore will not improve without medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
Varies: Cholesterol medications can affect your lipid panel within 4 weeks however dietary changes need time. You can not reverse years of eating poorly in two months. I see dietary shifts in cholesterol over 6 months and longer. Eating better is a lifestyle not a diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frustrating problem: Cellulite is a real challenge to treat - as currently our options are limited. Recently, two laser devices have received fda approval, and their before & after photos show some improvement, but not total resolution, of the cellulite appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on injury: This greatly depends on the type and severity of injury. The anti-inflammatory properties will start within 30-45 minutes of taking the medication but the actual swelling may not go down for a few hours or few days depending on the injury. I hope this answer helps and feel better soon! ...Read more
Months to years: There are 2 types of gallstones: 'cholesterol stones' (caused by excess cholesterol in bile from high fat diet, etc..) and 'pigment stones' (caused by excess bilirubin in bile due to liver disease). A patient who has gallbladder 'dysfunction' (doesn't empty) will concentrate bile causing stones. Pregnancy , rapid weight loss diabetes or liver disease may accelerate the process. ...Read more
??: Almost all meds affect your liver when they get there. From the stomach to the liver is only a few minutes... Most of the time your liver processes the meds and moves the breakdown products on smartly. If you are talking about how long it takes to kill you after you take a large enough overdose - the answer is onset with 24 hours and death in less than a week. ...Read more
Alcohol Intake: It varies on how your fast your liver metabolizes and your kidneys excrete it. You should only drink moderately. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/basics/nutrition-basics/hlv-20049477 ...Read more
Depends: If you treat with radioactive iodine (131-I), it could be resolved in as little as 6-10 weeks (but could take longer, and sometimes the treatment dose is too low, and doesn't cure it at all). If you're trying to treat it with methimazole, the data suggest that if you treat for 2 years, you have about a 50% chance of it being cured. Thus most patients' preference for radioactive iodine. Good luck! ...Read more
15 min: The effects of the caffeine in soda should take effect within 15 minutes. Caffeine can raise blood pressure very slightly, but this should not be a problem unless you already have extremely high and uncontrolled blood pressure, or you are drinking gallons of soda a day, which wouldn't be good for many reasons. Hope this helps! ...Read more
It depends: Amount of use, duration of use, concentration of urine, sensitivity of tests used, all play a role. Practically, within 72 hours after use I would expect most people's urine would test negative for oxycodone. Asking the question implies an opioid use disorder. This warrants professional medical help as well as behavioral help. ...Read more
Varies (1 - 2 hours): Depending on the formulation ingested (micronized (glynase) or conventional Glyburide (diabeta, micronase)) onset of action ranges from about 1 to 2 hours with a maximum reduction of blood sugar seen within 3-4 hours. May last in body for over 18 to 24 hours. Should be taken with breakfast or main meal of the day to help reduce symptoms of low blood sugar (tremors, sweating, irritable, fatigue). ...Read more
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