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Doctor insights on: Is There Such Thing As A Blood Test For Aldosterone

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Dr. Narina Baburyan
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Aldosterone (Definition)

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It is involved in blood pressure regulation, potassium ...Read more


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Which sort of thing will doctors be looking for in my blood test?

Which sort of thing will doctors be looking for in my blood test?

Several options: There is a basic screening of blood values and composition. Any deviation from the norms will be highlighted. If you have some systemic issue like arthritis, then indices of inflammation will be asked for. Others may be screened for drugs, parasites and unusual cells. Your doctor should cover these with you when the results arise. ...Read more

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Iv taken 3 positivepregnancy test, went for blood test results and dr needs to see me . What are the possible complications/ thing wrong?

Iv taken 3 positivepregnancy test, went for blood test results and dr needs to see me . What are the possible complications/ thing wrong?

Complications?: The doctor needs to see every woman who has become pregnant and expects to deliver a baby in the near future. We don't expect complications just because a woman is pregnant (pregnancy is considered a normal state of being for women of childbearing age). However, being pregnant is riskier for the individual than being non-pregnant, but without pregnancy we would have no children. ...Read more

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Hello im 57 had at least 8 neg. Prego test just got a blood test today to double ck things was that a good thing to do? im hoping its negative..

Hello im 57 had  at least 8 neg. Prego test just got a blood test today to double ck things was that a good thing to do? im hoping its negative..

Was not needed: If you did the tests correctly and did those more than three weeks after the last episode of sex, you probably did not need the blood test. 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

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Is my Liver not producing enough bile? My blood test show 0.2 of the reference range 0.0-1.9. Isn't this a bad thing? ._.

Is my Liver not producing enough bile?  My blood test show 0.2 of the reference range 0.0-1.9.  Isn't this a bad thing?  ._.

No.: The reference range is usually a given range where 95% of the NORMAL population falls (95% confidence interval). You are within this so you are fine. And this test is measuring bilirubin, not bile. It doesn't measure production of bile---though it can be elevated if you have a blockage preventing excretion of bile. ...Read more

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My blood test says evrything is great and the only thing that was a tad high was neutrophils. Im trying to figure out why I am always tired ?

My blood test says evrything is great and the only thing that was a tad high was neutrophils. Im trying to figure out why I am always tired ?

Do you exercise?: It may seem counter-intuitive, but engaging in exercise may help. Start with walking and gradually increase the intensity. 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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