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I Am Pregnant And I Have A High Sugar Blood Level
See OB then MFM: Women with a history of diabetes during pregnancy or risk factors for dm should see an internist or endocrinologist before conceiving, if possible. If pregnant, an OB physician can evaluate then refer back to prior physician if comfortable with pregnant diabetic women and/or to maternal-fetal medicine specialist who evaluates mom and fetus and can treat and plan delivery of mom to decrease risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
See your doctor: How low is your blood sugar? At 30 weeks pregnant, the fetus' need glucose is high. The physiology of the pregnant woman changes in how she stores glucose. Therefore, it's easier to have low blood sugar or to feel dizzy. You should call your doctor and discuss this, as we don't want you to lose consciousness. Good luck. ...Read more
I recently got a blood test done and it says I have a low mcv value, does it mean I have thalassemia? Also I have high blood glucose levels.
Incomplete 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 that, it would have helped to have all the results including MCV value. Also need Hb level, and tests for iron. To make a diagnosis of thalassemia, would need Hb electrophoresis too. ...Read more
Testing, HbA1c: On a day to day basis, you can test your blood sugar to see how it is, both before and after meals. This will tell you both how your medication is working and how your body is responding to the food that you eat. Your physician will also do a test (hba1c) that can tell you how, on the average, your sugars have been over the past three months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Annually: Patients with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose don't usually need to check their blood sugar regularly. The mainstay of therapy is dietary and lifestyle modification. If you smoke, please try to cut down. You should have your fasting serum glucose and lipid profile assessed annually. ...Read more
Should I try to get pregnant and have a baby if I have high blood pressure, high anxiety, and high cholesterol?
Ask your husband: This is a spiritual, intellectual and emotional question that only you and your husband can answer together. Two people have to come together to create a child and then raise it. Remember that there are no crystal balls in this world and there is no way to tell what things your children will inherit from you and what things they will not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently diabetic and my average blood sugar is 160 and i am on metaformin 500mg daily. also i have high blood pressure and i am on 10mg lisinop?
Sugar too high.: Based on that, I can tell you that your average blood sugar is too high. We'd like to see if in the 90-135 range, preferably closer to the 90 side. Perhaps a higher dose of Metformin will help. It's important as the combination of diabetes and high blood pressure is quite vasculopathic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fasting blood sugar was 41 mg/dl this morning. I am not diabetic and have never taken my blood sugar before. Why so low? Should i be worried?
False blood sugars: One, you do not need to be testing. Why would you put yourself through the pain of this? Second, that reading is not accurate. So, do not worry about it. You do not have diabetes, or other illness that would require you to be monitoring your sugars and any results you get with 'testing for fun' are inconsequential. ...Read more
I weight over 300 lbs and I have high blood pressure and now i found out that I have a bad cholesterol level of 216. What should I do?
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. You need to lose weight to even begin to correct these issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on metformin and a low carb diet. I do a 6 month blood test for my sugar. I feel horrible today. So I tested my sugar it was 270. What should?
See doctor soon : If you are not aware of it, you clearly have diabetes and despite the metformin and low carb diet , it is not controlled at all . Please see your doctor soon to get your medication regimen intensified . If you are indeed feeling horrible, go to an urgent care or er now, as a complicated condition called diabetic ketoacidosis can be life threatening . Good luck ...Read more
I am pregnant. I have a little protein my urine and my blood pressure was a little high 142/90
my dr. Gave me blood test. Will that show preeclampsi?
I am 16 years old and I have a count of 752 lymphocytes. I got a blood and urine test because I was having lower abdominal pain. Should I be worried?
I am 29 weeks pregnant and have high blood pressure would that cause me to have a headache/migraine?
Pre-eclampsia: Needs to be rapidly excluded especially with a headache - although not the only cause of headaches in pregnancy is the most concerning. See general information below: https://patient.info/health/pre-eclampsia-leaflet Advise you to seek urgent medical attention from your doctor or an obstetrician if any doubt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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