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How To Fast Before Test For Cortisol Levels
Fasting: Depends on what's being measured but nothing after midnight for 8 am lab draw is adequate. Make sure you drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Eight to Twelve: Eight to twelve hours should suffice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Use the nutrition...: information listed on the package. If preparing food yourself, you can use the nutrition information for the individual ingredients, ie, sugar, flour, oil or butter, etc. To find out how it affects your blood sugar, testing can be done with glucose testing machines used regularly by individuals with diabetes. ...Read more
In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. Prolonged fasting is starvation and it affects the body metabolism. ...Read more
High cortisol: Walk in nature, meditate, take phosphatidyl serine, and/ or use adaptagenic herbs like ashwaganda to lower your cortisol levels. ...Read more
How long does it take for testosterone levels to return to pre treatment levels after i stop testosterone treatment?
Depends: It depends on how long you were on it, what dose, and your age. The higher the dose, the longer you were on it, and the older you are, it takes longer for your own system to start functioning normally. For someone in your age group, i would expect it would take 3-6 months. ...Read more
Depends on the test.: If you are checking fasting blood glucose, you should ideally fast for 6 hours. If you are getting a glycated hemoglobin (hba1c), fasting or non-fasting state des not affect the test since the test is a indirect calculation of the average blood glucose for 90 days by measuring carbohydrate molecules attached to the red blood cells, which cycles within our body on the average of every 90 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No alcohol problem.had blood tests done 2days after an evening out. so want to know how to get the level in blood down before CDT test ?
Complicated issue: CDT is not likely to be abnormal from drinking one day. It is a marker for chronic alcohol use. If you have been drinking over the past two weeks, CDT may be abnormal and there is not way for you to affect the results now. Alcohol never did any body any good, so stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. ...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
Is it normal after taking the overnight dexamethasone suppression test to have your cortisol level be <0.8 mcg/dl, also did not fast.
Dex suppression test: 41 F from UT asks: Is it normal after taking overnight sex to have cortisol < 0.8 msg/dl and did not fast. ANS: To decide it it is normal I need to know a few more things. 1. What was the dose or Dex? 2. Why was it done? 3. What are the normal ranges for that lab? 4. What other meds were you taking? So can consult with me so i can get more details and answer better. But probably OK. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how high the level was to begin with. If the miscarriage is complete, the level will go down quite rapidly and generally should be negative in 10-14 days. ...Read more
Too many hormones: There are thousands of hormones and no way to answer your question specifically. Usually essential hormones are quite resistant to things like malnutrition, and the non-essential hormones return to normal very quickly with return to better nutrition. Check w/your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more
Will smoking cause you to fail the 3 hour glucose test? How much does it affect it? How many hours before test should I stop to avoid failing?
Please quit smoking!: Smoking will not directly affect a glucose tolerance test. But it is very tempting to tell you it would if it would get you quit at least for a day. Quitting smoking now will affect your long term health much more than the results of this test. If this test is being done because you're pregnant, that's all the more reason to quit smoking now. Becomeanex.Org can help! ...Read more
Cardiologist is testing my cortisol levels. Why would he check this, and how long does it take to get results?
Cortisol: Not sure why he is checking it. Perhaps, there are signs that make him want to do that such as electrolyte disturbances or diabetes or body fat distribution or possibly elevated blood pressure. It depends on whether the test he ordered is done locally or sent out and the turn around time for each test. ...Read more
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