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Vegetarian high protein diet for tuberculosis and my sugar is on borderline and having high blood pressure?
Choose your options: Talk with your physician about whether being a vegetarian is the best choice for someone as seriously sick as yourself, and whether perhaps you might at least take dairy / whey protein and/or eggs. Being a diabetic itself presents challenges; salt restriction may be necessary for managing hypertension; be sure to comply with your TB meds. Good luck. ...Read more
Hyperkalemia in an elevated potassium level in the blood. It can be mild to severe. The most common causes are kidney disease, Addison's disease, dehydration, and multiple drug therapies. It can occur in crush injuries and rhabdomyolysis (rapid breakdown of muscle) or hemolysis (breakdown of blood cells). Severe hyperkalemia can be fatal and cause the heart to stop beating or become very slow. It is usually treated by resin exchange agents (Kayexalate or others) or dialysis and fluids. Sometimes glucose, Insulin and sodium bicarbonate can be utilized as ...Read more
How correlates BP and heart rate? Why for me high BP (145-95) and low hr (58-62)? What means that?When is high BP accomploshed with low hr?
BP and HR: Generally, the two are independent. People in shock will have a rapid hr to compensate for their abnormally low bp. Your hrs are normal. Your BP is borderline high. You do not list any medicines that are slowing your hr. The treatment for an abnormally slow hr with symptoms (like passing out) is a pacemaker - you don't describe anything that sounds like you need that. ...Read more
DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...Read more
Keep the salt low: Most doctors recommend a low salt diet - some would also suggest making sure you also get enough calcium. No food group actually lowers your blood pressure, but low salt and low fat (because you want to avoid other risk factors such as elevated cholesterol ) and moderation in alcohol is the best course. ...Read more
Low salt, low fat: Low salt, low fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Based on a recent health assessment, I have borderline high blood pressure and off balance cholesterol. Looking for recommendations to lower both.
Blood pressure and cholesterol ?
There are many things you can do and they generally fall into three categories
Physical activity: at least 1 hour or moderately strenuous exercise on most days of the week.
Weight maintenance: keep a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9
Diet modification: Low fat and low salt diet, plenty of fresh vegetables, and consider fish oil supplements
Hope this helps ...Read more
Hello. My blood work shows slightly Low Globulin and High Alanine 2.1 low and 49 high What could this mean?
Incomplete info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the information your provided does not add up. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Is banana low in purine?
And where can I find an accurate list of foods high and low in purines?
Thank you very much :)
It turns out: this is harder to find than I thought! I actually could not find such a list on the USDA web page. I did find a list at acumedico.com/purine.htm which is quite extensive, and while I have no reason to doubt its reliability, I have no way to substantiate it either. It looks pretty good to me though:) Stay well! ...Read more
What should i be looking at for high red blood cells, high hemaglobin, high hemacratite, high iron and all slightly high in a 12 yr old girl?
Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.
See a doctor: High creatinine levels can be a sign of damaged kidneys. That needs more evaluation. You need to see a doctor for that. Low vitamin D is common and it would be a good idea to take a supplement. Learn more here - https://www.vitamindcouncil.org. There is a lot of controversy about cholesterol. As long as your HDL is 50 or higher and your triglycerides are less than 100 don't need to be concerned. ...Read more
Help docs, is having more than 10 medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol considered normal?
Challenging : This is not unusual for a diabetic. Diabetes affects many parts of the body and controlling it is essential to prevent complications. Blood pressure and cholesterol are more challenging to treat in diabetics, and often require several meds. If your diabetes is related to weight, then weight loss, diet and exercise will help tremendously. Take control and you will see enormous benefits. ...Read more
My 13-yr. old son has high cholesterol (4.56 mmol/L) and high triglycerides (2.26 mmol/L and low iron (umol/L). What are the ways to normalize these?
What are the low and high ranges for blood sugar that are considered the normal average adult values?
Add'l comments: Agree the "normal" range is 60-65 to 99, but want to add it's prob better to think of the development of diabetes as a progression: it's not really that if ur sugar is 99 ur fine & then when it's 100 ur pre-diabetic & at risk. There are several things to look at in determining risk for dm & fasting sugar isn't the best, but if we look at just it, then prob should get ur attention once it's in 90's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a patient that has acute pancreatitis from hyperlipedemia and lab values are out of wack why? (high wbc, low rbc, low hematocrit, low sodium, high chloride)
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more
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