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Is There Anything That Will Decrease A Dilanting Level
Estrogen in men: Overweight/obese men often have low testosterone compensated by increased estrogen. This is most common in men with diabetes. If you don't fit in to any of these categories you need to see an endocrinologist. If you do have diabetes and low testosterone you must see an Endocrinologist. Testosterone replacement will improve your body fat and also your diabetes. Read more
How do: You know your levels are elevated? Where did you get this information? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Read more
Alcohol?: Do you drink? If you do, stop. Avoid taking tylenol (acetaminophen). The levels are barely above normal and do not need intervention. Discuss the results with your doctor at the next visit as all lab results need to interpreted in the total clinical context. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a hepatologist: A primary care doctor, plus a hepatologist (liver specialist) or an infectious disease specialist, provide the care of hepb carriers. Antivirals like interferon, adefovir, entecavir, lamivudine, telbivudine, and tenofovir have been used. The specialists know which combinations of meds work better in which patients. The virus can be resistant to some of the meds. Lab tests are checked regularly. Read more
None recommended: If your HgB level is high because you live or exercise at high altitudes, this is a normal adaptation to low atmospheric oxygen pressures. If you descend to low altitude, your HgB level will "naturally" decrease. However, the most important questions are (1) why is your HgB level is high and (2) is it causing any secondary health problems. You need to ask your medical care provider. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let your body do it: The normal pH in human body fluids is 7.40. All enzymes & cellular processes function best in a narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45. Major fluctuations in pH occur from 2 causes: respiratory & metabolic. For example rapid breathing & diabetes each lower ph, a condition caused acidosis. The body will try to compensate taking steps to restore normal ph. If your pH is within the normal range leave it be. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: In women dhea peaks after the 20s and slowly declines. In premenopausal women dhea is made 50/50 in the ovary and adrenal glands. Blood levels measure contributions from both. But there is a wide overlap of "normal" values at different times of day as well as at different ages and sexes. 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
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