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Lipase Deficiency Symptoms
Lipases, such as lipoprotein lipase and endothelial lipase, are enzymes that breakdown circulating triglycerides (tg). Specifically, lipases degrade tg rich lipoproteins including chylomicrons, very low density lipoprotein (vldl) and remnant particles produced by breakdown of chylomicron and vldl particles. Decreased lipase function leads to accumulation of ...Read more
See answer : Early-stage calcium deficiency may not cause any symptoms but may include: brittle nails, dry skin, yellowing of teeth, muscle cramps, excessive eye twitching, weakness, and sweating in cold weather. Later stage deficiency symptoms include: muscle spasms, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, memory loss, depression, hallucinations, poor appetite, and abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more
Cholesterol HDL 0.64 LDL 1.8mmol/L,clinically significant?
unexplained symptoms see hX. Folate (folic acid) & vit d deficient, IBS-like sympt. And LFTs deranged.
Cholesterol panel: Hi, you Cholesterol panel is normal, but someone needs to figure out why your liver function is abnormal and also your spleen is enlarged, please see a liver specialist for further work up, it seems you only had Hep C test, how about Hep B and A and HIV, also autoimmune w/u like ANA, ANCA, Anit-KL ab, anti-mitrochondral Ab and etc. ...Read more
Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too. ...Read more
Iron serum high (180) yet ferritin levels low (113). Suffering symptoms akin to haemochromatosis. Can treatment (phlebotomy) be justified?
Not necessarily: Serum iron levels are not a good test to make treatment decisions as it is very variable and do not reflect inappropriate iron deposition. Ferritin level is the standard. If there is a concern for hemachromatosis genetic test is available. If indicated, liver biopsy with iron studies can be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lower than normal serum iron cause symptoms even if iron stores / ferritin is normal? Non-anemic.
Seek cause: Vitamin d deficiency is very common today & may explain the high alk phos in an adult; it's usually due to misguided "healthy" lifestyles avoiding sunlight and vitamin-d enriched dairy products. Anemia is more worrisome and always requires a real medical workup; nutritional iron deficiency is rampant in our world but other causes must be sought as well. Good luck & stay proactive. ...Read more
What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?
What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?
Menses: There are many causes of irregular menses and you should see a Gynecologist about this. Vitamin D deficiency is unnecessary. Over the counter bottles with 1000 mg daily should be enough. Gluten intolerance is telling you to slow down taking any gluten. High cholesterol can be treated and your doctor will assist you. Fatigue - why? ...Read more
Not clear: No clear evidence for the causal-effect relationship between the two. PA is an autoimmue-mediated destruction of parietal cells in stomach, resuling in impairmnent of B12 absorption. Certainly it is possible that pernicious anemia may co-exist or exacerbate duodenitis via immune process or loss of balance in duodenal fluid, or anemia. But the causal-effect relationship is not well established. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to provide the needed material to keep the walls intact and the cell working. Lack of B12 eventually causes that repair system to start breaking down and nerve cells malfunction or degenerate, leading to neurologic symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High iron serum-167, low ferritin-113.Cbc&cmp normal.Symptoms:fatigue and mild anxiety.Are symptoms of iron overload possible with low iron 'storage'?
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