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Is There Test For The Effects Of Colesterol On My Arteries
My father is having a high blood pressure, so what are the side effects of using Amlor and Preterax at the same time?
Monitor potassium: Amlor is amilioride, a potassium sparing diuretic. Preterax is indapamide (a potassium wasting thiazide) and perindopril (an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor). The combination is rational and likely to be effective. However, there is a complex interaction on electrolyte balance. Depending on kidney function, potassium could become too low, too high, or remain normal-thus it must be checked. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Liver enzymes: Sgpt/sgot (ast/alt) are liver enzymes which become elevated when liver cells are damaged. Non trending elevations up to about 3 times upper limit of normal - are fairly nonspecific. Above that level there is most certainly something amiss with the liver which needs focussed investigation extremely high levels - in the thousands - are generally associated with severe toxicity or viral hepatitis. ...Read more
Diet Frauds: Nope. It is another in a long line of 'mystical' products for sale that allegedly produce healthy weight loss. It is a lie and i would advise you to avoid spending any of your precious dollars on this false promise. And, please stop looking for weight loss miracles when the way to lose weight is right in front of you. Changing your diet and eating less calories and exercising! ...Read more
What is the medication if the pill is white, small and has a v on one side and the numbers 50 and 93 on the other side with a scored line in the cente?
Prednisone: If you go to www.Drugs.Com, you can identify pills that are unknown. This one is Prednisone 10mg, a prescription corticosteroid. I hope this is your own prescription medication, and you've just found it and forgotten what it is. Please don't take pills that are unknown to you! ...Read more
What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?
Not really known: That sounds like an advertised product with claims of helping muscles, athletics, or overall health. One should ask her doctor if the product is a real medication, approved by the fda for treating anything. If the product is not a real medicine that has undergone years of testing and research then one cannot tell for sure if it works or not, and one also cannot know what its side effects might be. ...Read more
Withdrawal: It is possible if you've been on prolonged testosterone replacement therapy that you body is no longer producing really any testosterone anymore. So you can be left in a worse of state than when you started. 227 is low but it also depends on where you started, length of treatment and levels during treatment. You can feel tired, weak and depressed if you stop treatment suddenly and levels drop. ...Read more
What alternative medication is there to Glucuphage for the control of blood sugar. And what are the side effects?
Good question!: Unfortunately, your excellent question is beyond the scope of a 400 character answer as there are at least 30 medicines and they act by different mechanisms and have different potential for side effects. Whole books have been written on this subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some of the causes of gold strong smelling urine? Can this be a side effect of atorvastatin added about the same time as this started?
What are the risks of operating on a anerisium in the belly? They told me it is''4'' with plaque?
If : If we are talking about surgical intervention for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, then the risks of surgery to repair the aneurysm are as follows: risk of rupture during the procedure infection blood loss pneumonia heart attack stroke reaction to anesthesia death from any of the above it is also important to note that the risks increase with age and the presence of other medical conditions(heart disease, lung disease, diabetes) depending on the type of surgery(open or endovascular) that will be done, the risks could vary. Please make sure that the surgeon explains to you all the risks involved, and any other questions you have about the procedure. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the name of the heart condition where you only have two valves on your heart and one is leaking blood?
Is there an alternative to the short synacthen test to check for addison disease? I'm worried about the side effects of the cortisol. Thanks.
My mom is on Coumadin (warfarin) and wants to start the hCG diet. Is there a drug reaction between the two? Not asking about the diet but the interactions only.
Many Factors: Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect your LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read more
The result of phenobarbital assay is 18.63uml/l and the result of my baby sgpt is 38.3... Is this normal for her? For my daughter age 1yr and 8mons?
Isolated...: ...Numbers are hard to make sense out of. Please re-ask with exact reason for the treatment with phenobarb, how she looks and grows, diagnoses she has, previous labs, and other liver functions. ...Read more
Is it possible for the carotid arteries of my husband to clear up from 100% blockage on one side without treatment?
Limited: Not sure what you mean by "vertical", but if you mean the extended lipid profiles with particle size and density, i would say practical use is limited. In my research work, extensive lipid profiles important, but clinically, very limited data suggesting that knowledge of the extra data actually changes treatment and outcomes. Question usually is to whether to add niacin; other ways to decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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