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What micromineral deficiency can interfere with vitamin a metabolism by reducing retinol binding protein?

What micromineral deficiency can interfere with vitamin a metabolism by reducing retinol binding protein?

Carotene and others: Many proteins, and enzymes are involved in vitamin a metabolism. Some proteins are involved in creating the useful form of vitamin a into 11-cis-retina from vitamin a or b-carotene, which is useful in vision. Some proteins transport vitamin a , such as retinol binding protein. Many nutrients important such as zinc, lipids, carotenes. Age related eye study vitamins: ww.Areds2.Org. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Blood work shows gam globulin low at 0.7 and M-spike,SPE, g/fl abnormal at 0.3. Two para protein bands in gam. Region. How serious is this?

Blood work shows gam globulin low at 0.7 and M-spike,SPE, g/fl abnormal at 0.3.  Two para protein bands in gam. Region. How serious is this?

Need more info: I am assuming that you had a serum electrophoresis performed for one reason or another. The "normal" and "abnormal" in this case can only be judged in context rather than in absolutes, so more information is necessary. Did you have a urine electrophoresis? Any other results? Free light chains? Did your doctor state that you have protein in the urine? ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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What does it mean to a person if they have too much protein in the blood system is it life threatening ? Regards

How much?: Low abnormal levels are often nothing. Higher relative elevated levels need investigation. They may be related to a variety of causes. Some of these condtions may require monitoring. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i constantly have a trace of protein and ketones in my urinalysis for over two months? I've had about five urinalyses done in that time frame. My primary doctor hasn't said anything about them.

What does it mean if i constantly have a trace of protein and ketones in my urinalysis for over two months? I've had about five urinalyses done in that time frame. My primary doctor hasn't said anything about them.

The : The ketones in your urine are likely secondary to dehydration. Make sure you are drinking enough water (about 3 liters per day).If the protein is trace then there is nothing to worry about. I am sure your doctor has done kidney function blood tests on you recently. As long as that is fine there is nothing to worry about. I am curious why you have had 5 urinalysis done? If you want further advice please submit more information. Take care. ...Read more

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Mom has hypoglycemia no diabetes. On a high protein low carb diet. But still if she doesn't eat every hour or two she has a hypoglycemic attack.

Mom has hypoglycemia no diabetes. On a high protein low carb diet. But still if she doesn't eat every hour or two she has a hypoglycemic attack.

You answered: Your question, proper healthy healthy diet includes right amount of carbohydrates , proteins and fats , absence of any one will alter the body chemistry, take to her doctor for check up , lab work up and diet concealing ...Read more

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Had two spinal taps.. 1st high opening pressure. 4 o bands, high protien, mild bbb disruption. 2nd 1 band, normal pressure and protein. Significance?

Had two spinal taps.. 1st high opening pressure. 4 o bands, high protien, mild bbb disruption. 2nd 1 band, normal pressure and protein. Significance?

First was traumatic: Sounds like you might have had a small amount of trauma with the first tap. Second sounds much more normal. Wondered what was the time interval between the two taps. ...Read more

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What micromineral deficiency can interfere with vitamin a metabolism by reducing retinol binding protein?

Carotene and others: Many proteins, and enzymes are involved in vitamin a metabolism. Some proteins are involved in creating the useful form of vitamin a into 11-cis-retina from vitamin a or b-carotene, which is useful in vision. Some proteins transport vitamin a , such as retinol binding protein. Many nutrients important such as zinc, lipids, carotenes. Age related eye study vitamins: ww.Areds2.Org. ...Read more