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How long do I need to fast for getting blood work done?

How long do I need to fast for getting blood work done?

8 hours is common.: Most clinics will ask you to have nothing to eat after midnight, and have the blood draw first thing in the morning- so it could be 8-12 hours. You may drink non-calorie clear liquids, i.e., water, tea, coffee. Don't put milk or sugar in your beverage, or you'll have to repeat the test! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to develop high blood pressure?

Please tell me how long it takes for to develop high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Info: Blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age due to stiffening of the blood vessels and body tissues. Some patients are diagnosed as children, most in their middle years, and the rest in late life. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and stimulants e.g. Caffeine, getting enough sleep and treating sleep apnea all help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

Not a good diuretic : Hydrochlorothiazide is not a very strong diuretic. It is mostly used for antihypertensive properties. Usually effect should be seen within the first couple of hours with increased urine output, although might not be very much increase. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get used to a low carb diet?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get used to a low carb diet?

It is a matter of yo: Your will power has a lot to do with it. But you can do it if you go slowly in the beginning and then gradually increase your efforts. Within 3 months, a behavior change can get well established and success is achieved by then but you have to persist with your efforts. ...Read more

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How long does it take for blood to go back to normal after septicemia?

How long does it take for blood to go back to normal after septicemia?

Septicemia: Treatment with antibiotics that are effective against the causative organism usually work rapidly, but time varies with the class of drugs. Aminoglycosides work very rapidly, whereas tetracycline derivatives may be much less rapid in clearing bacteria. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for high blood pressure meds to work?

Soon: Most times a good response can be achived in 1 week if the correct medicnes are for the patient. Some patients will need more than one medicines and many trials and doctor visits. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a blood infection to get better?

How long does it take for a blood infection to get better?

Sepsis: It depends on how severe your infection is, how long you have been ill, what organism is involved and what antibiotic is used. On average it can take 7-10 days ...Read more

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How long do you have to fast for a hemoglobin A1c test?

How long do you have to fast for a hemoglobin A1c test?

Hgb A-1-c: Does not require fasting. It reflects blood sugar control over time. The fast is usually for the blood sugar or lipid profiles drawn at the same time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for blood to go away for uti?

UTI: If you are having bloody urine during a UTI it may take several days for this to resolve because there has been damage to tissues which cause the bleeding, and it may take time for this to heal over. If you continue to bleed would definitely go back to your doctor asap and be reevaluated. ...Read more

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How long does it take for blood count to go up after taking iron?

How long does it take for blood count to go up after taking iron?

Variable course: If your absorption of iron is normal, and there are no other deficiencies, you should see a positive effect in a week or so. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long should blood work for thyroid problems take to come back?

Can you tell me how long should blood work for thyroid problems take to come back?

3-5 days: Most labs turn over the results in 3-5 days. If you haven't heard from your doctors office within 7 days, call them. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bethanechol to work for gastroparesis?

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How long does it take for bethanechol to work for gastroparesis?

Here are some ...: Theoretically, it's sound and "yes" to bring a hope, but in reality, it would be more "no' than "yes" for it merely stimulates parasympathetic nerve, not to help restore the physical deficiency created by aging, illnesses, and lifestyles. So, ask the doc who suggests its use. Likewise, this drug have been used for bladder with high expectation, but resulting in mixed result at best. ...Read more

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Can you take fargelin for hemorrhoids, and how long does it take to work?

Can you take fargelin for hemorrhoids, and how long does it take to work?

Perhaps?: There are internet reports of this herbal therapy giving relief from hemorrhoids. Herbs and such are not fda regulated and one must use caution and make judicious choices when using such treatments. Perhaps you should see an expert in the treatment of hemorrhoids, a colorectal surgeon? There are many treatments for hemorrhoids. Get a check up if your can. May not be hemorrhoids? ...Read more

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How to work out for a long time without getting too tired?

How to work out for a long time without getting too tired?

Long work outs.: very important to replenish electrolytes and hydrate and eat. many websites on iron man triathletes and ultradistance events. Begin this at start of workout and till end. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get well from ptsd and how can I speed up the process?

How long does it take to get well from ptsd and how can I speed up the process?

Variable: Some people have some symptoms of ptsd but don't meet diagnostic criteria. Other people have mild ptsd. Some have severe sxs. Ptsd could be from one traumatic event (simple) or from numerous events and stressors (complex). Thus there is no one time table for recovery. If ptsd is severe, psychiatric meds are likely indicated. Cognitive processing therapy has outstanding results with ptsd. ...Read more

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How long do I need to fast for getting blood work done?

8 hours is common.: Most clinics will ask you to have nothing to eat after midnight, and have the blood draw first thing in the morning- so it could be 8-12 hours. You may drink non-calorie clear liquids, i.e., water, tea, coffee. Don't put milk or sugar in your beverage, or you'll have to repeat the test! ...Read more