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How To Decrease Your Troponin Levels
Depends: CPKs are enzymes inside the cell that are release after injury to the membrane cause by trauma,inflammation,ischemia or even excessive exercise.It comes in different isoforms depending on the cells it comes from such as skeletal,heart,liver,brain etc. So it can be chronic as in inflammation of skeletal muscles or transient as in trauma or heart attacks or induce by drugs. ...Read more
Troponin is an enzyme found in heart muscle, which is involved in the muscle fiber's ability to contract. It is extremely specific to heart muscle, and hence if levels are elevated in the blood, it points very confidently toward heart muscle damage as a cause of patient's symptoms. In fact, it is the test that is used to definitively ...Read more
May not need to: Lab testing isn't "one size fits all." a lab may list 1.2 as the "upper limit of the reference range", but a muscular patient can and should have a higher level. When i was lifting daily, my creatinine stayed at 1.6, and an elite bodybuilder's is likely to 2.0 or so. The level itself doesn't make you sick; it's just one piece of information to tell whether there's kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: The reference range on RDW, as for most labs, is set so that a few percent of folks fall outside on either end. A low RDW is never a problem. There is no advantage to trying to change it. Frequent visits to the blood bank are good for you as a public service, and are likely to raise RDW. ...Read more
It depends on the le: Blood sugar can be lowered with insulin, the key hormone which keeps it under control. Insulin can be taken as an injection or there are several types or pills which can also increase your Insulin level. But you need to go see a doctor in order to be treated properly and monitored carefully. ...Read more
Where and why?: Melanin levels in the skin, depending on the genetic make of the person, can increase with sun exposure. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more
Relax: Although there are rare tumors of the adrenal gland that make too much adrenaline, for most people it is stress/anxiety. Try to find a way to de-stress. Behavior therapy may help. Beta blocker drugs will block the effects of adrenaline and may be very helpful. Talk to you doctor about them. ...Read more
Stop worrying : There is no need to treat a lab test result. Actually, a low A/G ratio reflect lowish albumin, which your liver makes for you, and the most abundant globulins are made by your plasma cells instead. If your albumin is not way-low, don't give it another thought. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more
Don't: Estrogen levels should not be lowered. They are critical in a womans fertility, regular cyclicity and have many beneficial effects. If there is a specific condition that warrants suppression then there are many treatments, including lupron, (leuprolide) birth control pills and other methods. The question should be why do the estrogen levels need to be decreased? ...Read more
Multiple factors : Many variable at play here. First is to optimize nutrition. You need healthy fats, including some saturated fat for hormone production. Cholesterol level needs to be optimal (not too low). Avoid high amounts of carbs, which can lead to metabolic syndrome and low testosterone. High body fat can cause excess estrogen which can lower testosterone. Need optimal sleep (7-8 hrs). Heavy weight training. ...Read more
Physical activity: Remain physically active. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Underlying cause: How much is your globulin level? What symptoms do you have? Who told you that you need to decrease your globulin level? Increased globulin level is usually due to chronic inflammation or tumor of the bone marrow. You need to address the underlying cause. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more
Liver or muscle ?: If you are taking cholesterol pills ...Lower the dose or stop them, and recheck levels. Otherwise the most common cause is prob. "fatty liver" ( in even mild overweight, in diabetics or metabolic syndrome) if the numbers are less than 100 and you have had them for several weeks or months. A liver ultrasound will confirm it. There is no proven treatment. Get tested for hepatitis a, b and c. Muscle? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prescription only: Over the counter potassium pills are very weak to make a dent in significantly low potassium. Only prescriptions are effective and need to be followed with blood testing to prevent under or overdosing - both are dangerous. Potassium rich diet is also weak. It includes potatoes, tomato sauce/paste, bananas, oranges, and squash. There are meds that make you retain potassium from being lost in urine. ...Read more
Depends: On why it is high. Have your doctor that did the test explain why it is high. ...Read more
Age dependent: The younger you are the more you tolerate high blood sugar. In the earderly high blood sugar might create havock by easily causing extreme dehydration and brain swelling and sroke. I can not give you a specific number because there is none. As with low blood sugar it is not how high you are but how long you are high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugar: Hi. Are you talking about diabetes and treating hypoglycemia? I hate to guess. Insulin therapy is the BIG risk for hypoglycemia. But as you would imagine (and your doctor should have told you), treat low sugar with sugar. If you're very low but conscious, use liquid sugar (e.g., juice, sugar soda). If you're unconscious, someone can give you glucagon or call paramedics. Good luck and be safe! ...Read more
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