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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 ?
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
Dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can i still get pregnant naturally with my amh hormone levels 0.92? I'm 38 & ttc for 6 months. I'm scared the low levels mean i'm done!
Low AMH: It still is possible to conceive, but less likely than when you were younger. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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