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Can you die from low potassium levels? I mean super low potassium levels, less than 2.0 instead the average 3.5.Does anybody know exactly how this damages your body?

Can you die from low potassium levels? I mean super low potassium levels, less than 2.0 instead the average 3.5.Does anybody know exactly how this damages your body?

Balance, vital: Potassium level is tightly regulated by the kidneys and its balance is vital for normal functioning of heart, muscles, kidneys, etc. Low potassium can cause fatal abnormalities in heart rhythm resulting in cardiac arrest. It can cause severe muscle weakness, abnormalities in kidney function, slowing of bowel movement etc. Symptoms of low potassium depends of the level, rate of reduction and duration. ...Read more

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Immunoglobulin G-361, A-76, M-28 What do these low levels mean?

Immunoglobulin G-361, A-76, M-28 What do these low levels mean?

Don't worry but first: Thing I would be wondering is why did you have those tests done? Are you having recurrent infections? (not just "regular colds"?),,, but if you were my pt. First thing I would do is repeat the tests to confirm results. If you are having recurrent sinus infections, bronchitis, etc & the repeat tests are similar, next step would be see an allergist/immunologist to further evaluate. Good luck ...Read more

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Please explain what does thyroid level 20 mean to me low or high symptoms?

Please explain what does thyroid level 20 mean to me low or high symptoms?

Thyroid tests: There is not "a" thyroid test, there are many different ones. So it is hard to know what the number "20" means. If 20 is your TSH, that is high, and it suggests your thyroid is underactive. You may have symptoms, which could be fatigue, sleeping a lot, cold, weight gain, and other. ...Read more

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What does a high potassium level mean? What about a low potassium level?

What does a high potassium level mean? What about a low potassium level?

Long list of answers: High k (potassium) can be from lab error, released from red cells or from taking in more than the kidneys can remove. Typically from kidney trouble. Some medications make this more possible. Low k is found in patients who are volume depleted, drugs such as Lasix (furosemide) can make this happen. Some kidney diseases lead to k loss. These problems need expert attention. K problems are serious. ...Read more

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My progestrone levels are low what does it mean?

My progestrone levels are low what does it mean?

Low levels: Please go online and read the several articles regarding low progesterone levels. Once you have read this, you will find some alternative answers. Work your way through this and then discuss this with your Gynecologist.
Please let me know what develops for you. ...Read more

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What does low level on MCH mean?

What does low level on MCH mean?

Thanks for asking!: Mch stands for mean corpuscular hemoglobin (average amount of hemoglobin per red blood cell). It is one of the parameters in the red cell index of a CBC test. A low MCH may indicate iron deficiency anemia from dietary insufficiency or blood loss. Further work-up and clinical correlation is suggested. ...Read more

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What does a low level of IgA mean?

What does a low level of IgA mean?

IgA deficiency is: The most common of all the "selective antibody deficiencies " occurring in 1:300-1:700 of the population. Levels vary greatly from person to person and in different age groups. Infants have the lowest range of normal and sometimes IgA is either extremely low or may be undetectable in the newborn period. Levels are typically checked if someone has recurring infections of the sinuses, ears or lung ...Read more

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What do low IgG levels mean in my son.?

What do low IgG levels mean in my son.?

Low IgG: Does he have recurrant infections of the respiratory or urinary system? If he does then the low igg may be important. Ask your doctor to rule out a subclass deficiency or common variable immunodeficiency syndrome. ...Read more

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What does having low sulphate levels mean?

Not clear: Are you sure it is sulphate (and not something else like phosphate)? Sulfate is not a routine measurement and any clinically significance is not established. I would be weary of any broad claims about "sulfate" levels. ...Read more

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What does a low bilirubin total level mean?

What does a low bilirubin total level mean?

Nothing: The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does a low level of IgA mean?

How do I know exactly what does a low level of IgA mean?

Usually nothing: In the absence of deficiency in igg, it probably means nothing. However if your igg level is also low or the antibody is qualitatively ineffective, then someone will low IgA may end up with an anaphylactic (a life-threatening form of allergic reaction) when given gammaglobuiin infusion intravenously to bolster the igg level. 1:500 people in the population has a low or deficient IgA level. ...Read more

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What does a low level of cpk, mean? Normal 45-200 Mine is 36

What does a low level of cpk, mean? Normal 45-200 Mine is 36

Low muscle mass: Possibilities could be: Low muscular mass (e.g. elderly, frail), Small stature
Sedentary lifestyle of the following drugs:
Acetylsalicylic acid
Amikacin
Ascorbic acid
Dantrolene
Phenothiazines
Pindolol
Prednisone
Statins
Ulfamethoxazole ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when you have low ferritin levels?

Please explain what does it mean when you have low ferritin levels?

Low ferritin: Ferritin is the storage protein for iron. Low ferritin level usually means you have low iron or iron deficiency. Serum ferritin. ...Read more

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What does low calcium levels mean?

What does low calcium levels mean?

Various things: Poor absorption due to unhealthy gut with food allergies and inflammation, low calcium intake, low parathyroid hormone, low vitamin d level - start 30iu per pound and measure level in 3 months and adjust dosing, low magnesium level. Have a doc check for the above and come up with a managment plan. ...Read more

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What does it mean wene your hormone levels are low?

What does it mean wene your hormone levels are low?

Low Hormone Levels: Hormone levels can be low for various reasons, and it depends on the hormone. Progesterone production starts dropping by the late 20s. Estrogen eventually drops in late perimenopause and menopause. Testosterone can be low at any age really. DHEA is an adrenal hormone and mild androgen, so tends to follow adrenal function. Cortisol is the stress hormone and can become low for several reasons. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you have low oxygen levels?

Please explain what it means if you have low oxygen levels?

Oxygen: The normal o2 in the blood is calculated as that which should be calculated by knowing the lung, the age, water vapor pressure, etc. Very complicated. For our purposes, we set at that oxygen which will give us a saturation of hemoglobin at least 90% in the arteries. If it is lower than that it is low. ...Read more

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Just wondering what it means to have low cortisol levels.?

Just wondering what it means to have low cortisol levels.?

Cortisol tests: In normal people cortisol goes up and down throughout the day, although it is higher in am than in pm. Therefore, it is hard to define what is "low". An afternoon cortisol of 5 may be perfectly normal. Adrenal failure is called addison's disease and is dangerous, but a random cortisol usually cannot be used to diagnose addision's. An acth stim test may be needed if this diagnosis is considered. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high or low pph related peptide levels?

What does it mean if you have high or low pph related peptide levels?

More info: This question has been posted for a long time but I haven't seen that anyone has answered it probably because it's unclear what is being asked (?). I assume pph stands for primary pulmonary hypertension? But I'm not clear what peptide you're referring to. Can you please re-phrase? ...Read more

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What does low level of IgM mean?

What does low level of IgM mean?

Maybe nothing?: Igm is a type of antibody you make to help fight infections. Slightly low igm by itself may not mean anything (i.e., your nature level). If it is very low, or other antibodies are also low (or not functioning), it may be a sign of immune deficiency that can lead to more infections. If you have? S, see a clinical immunologist. They can help determine if your immune system is functioning properly. ...Read more

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What does low level of troponin I mean?

What does low level of troponin I mean?

Normal finding: Troponin I is elevated due to injury to heart muscle and is used to help diagnose heart attacks as well as stratify risk in patients with chest pain. A low or unmeasurable troponin is a normal finding but does not guarantee a lack of heart issues. ...Read more

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What does low bun level mean mine is 5?

What does low bun level mean mine is 5?

Blood urea nitrogen: Or bun, is an indicator of kidney function, fluid balance, muscle turnover (breakdown and rebuilding). Normal BUN is between 7 and 20. A low BUN could be seen in a person with lower muscle mass or low muscle use (ex a paraplegic person) where there is less muscle turnover than in more active people. This could also suggest malnutrition. A low BUN could also be seen in liver failure, pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does very low insulin levels mean?

What does very low insulin levels mean?

Usually nothing: As Insulin levels are generally low, except immediately upon eating. Besides, the lab tests for Insulin levels aren't very accurate or reproducible. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more

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What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

Loosing pancreas: Low c peptide could mean no reserve of pancreas -type 1 diabetes, high c peptide is a sign of leaking pancreas - inflammation and type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What does it mean that I have a low IgM level?

What does it mean that I have a low IgM level?

Low IgM: Low IgM levels in and of themselves are not common, but can occur. If they occur with low IgG levels or with other clinical symptoms the diagnosis can be different. Isolated low IgM can be caused by a variety of factors, and often eventually resolves. See an immunologist for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my triglyceride level is low?

What does it mean if my triglyceride level is low?

Not abnormal: No adverse implications unless a marker for extreme weight loss by diet or illness. Check with your doctor, but congratulations! ...Read more

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