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Doubtful: No. There is a tantalizing reference in the literature that arginine depletion can improve depression: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21515310 . However, the converse, to my knowledge, is not established, namely, that arginine can adversely effect depression. There should theoretically be no interaction between arginine and antidepressants, per se. Arginine is a natural substance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has been given VogsiteMD 0.3mg before bfast as his PP is high,fasting is ok. This medication is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. Will it help?
Had urine test when on antibiotic and alpha blockers:pus cells1-2 hpf norbc/bacteria. Had urine test after medication: pus cells: 2-3 RBC 1-2. Normal?
Will msm and alpha-arbutin eye drops lighten my eye color? If not what medication can I use to permanently kill the melanin in my eyes.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Can this relate to high GGT in liver, breathing heart and lung issues, can it affect medications like ACE inhibitors
ACE: Is produced in the kidneys and lungs. A-1at deficiency affect the lungs and the liver to cause emphysema and cirrhosis. Due to lung problem, the heart can suffer and symptoms could include tachycardia and heart failure due to the emphysema. It also causes chronic cough. From this you can surmise that yes, GGT can be elevated and ace can decrease but kidney can produce enough. ...Read more
Can you tell me the effects of alpha one antitrypsin deficiency and is it safe for people with it to take drugs?
Emphysema: Individuals with anti Alpha 1 deficiency are more prone to the environmental oxidative factors such as polution, smoking, etc therefore they get emphysema eventually especially if they smoke. Logically these individuals could get lung/liver damage if take medications which are inceasing oxidative status. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Is it okay to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements? Will these supplements cause me to fail my drug test?
Alpha-lipoic acid: There's good research evidence for using alpha-lipoic acid in peripheral neuropathy http://tinyurl.Com/l4bvz9z , as an antioxidant, and in migraines http://tinyurl.Com/jvo6x9n -- some other uses also. Hyaluronic acid may help in osteoarthritis and aging skin. Neither of these supplements should interfere with a drug test, but you should tell the examiners you're using them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What drugs are best for treating sympathetic storming(palpitation, tachycardia, BP attacks) brought on by cold, stress,etc? Gabapentin? Alphas, betas?
Sympathetic system: I suggest you start with a good history and physical exam before attempting any form of drug therapy ...Read more
With which alpha adrenergic blocking drug is less chance of orthostatic hypotension sideeffect than tamsulosin?
Lots: Mostly light rays. We have learned to describe them by wavelength. Visible. Ultraviolet [UV]. Infrared [heat]. Lots of other radiation. Reason for this question on a medical site? ...Read more
I have been using alpha lopiac acid for about 3 years for nueroapthy? Is there any risk to long term use?
Antitrypsin: Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a normal blood protein that keeps some of the products of your neutrophils from harming your tissues more than they need to. If you're seriously deficient, you'll develop emphysema in midlife, and at some time in your life may develop serious liver function problems. One serious pitfall is assaying the levels during concurrent illness; they may be misleading. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: There are four grades of severity of alpha thalassemia. Lack of one or two genes would not affect the life span. Lack of three genes may alter health and life span. Lack of all four genes is generally not compatible with life. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can you please explain the significance of monoclonal alpha chain without accompanying light chain?
Abnormal globulin: The gammaglobulins, which are proteins that defend our body from different diseases are formed of two chains the light and the heavy chain. In certain diseases, such as multiple myeloma, one cell starts to produce one type of (or part of) gammaglobulin. This proteins are all the same (therefore "monoclonal") and usually non-functioning. It can accumulate in tissues producing more damage. ...Read more
Why is it that alpha and beta -thalassemias result in more clinically severe diseases than other types of thalassemia?
Used for blood cells: Alpha globulin (made by the Alpha genes) and beta globulin (made by the beta genes) are the 2 globulin molecules needed to make normal adult hemoglobin (the red stuff in normal red blood cells). Mutations that prevent Alpha and beta globulin production will cause severe symptoms, but other mutations may not be as noticeable if the proteins the other genes make are not as crucial to life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pseudephedrn stims beta+alpha, i took for 3 days but symptoms never went away, like it created new state, wouldalpha blocker help normalizebp, anxiety?
Don't self-treat: Refer to my previous answer given about 10-15 minutes ago. ...Read more
Various: Interferon Alpha is used for treatment of chronic hepatitis b and c, follicular non-hodgkin lymphoma, kaposi's sarcoma in aids patients, and anogenital warts. Other uses are under investigation, such as for carcinoid, multiple myeloma, renal cell carcinoma, and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very much!: I prefer non-pharrnacologic approaches when possible. I utilize micro-current in my practice. Studies show impressive reductions in anxiety- see http://www.alpha-stim.com/healthcare-professionals/clinical-research/ But for best results combine it with counseling, exercise, meditation, a B-complex that has L5-MTF, magnesium, healthy diet etc. & consider EFT- see http://www.eftuniverse.com/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are viratase(5 alpha-androstandoil/5 alpha-androstandione) and proviron(mesterolone) types of steroids?
Yes: Whatever your genetic potential, i hope you'll consider natural bodybuilding in preference to steroid-enhanced muscle building. It's far more wholesome, most women prefer a trim, naturally-muscled man, and using steroids is supporting an illegal operation and playing russian roulette with your mind. ...Read more
I'm wondering are viratase(5 alpha-androstandoil/5 alpha-androstandione) and proviron(mesterolone) steroids?
Yes: Yep, you bet they are (androgenic/anabolic) steroids. ...Read more
Secrete glucagon.: Alpha cells are endocrine cells in the islets of langerhans in the pancreas that secrete the hormone glucagon that elevates blood glucose. Glucagon binds to hepatocyte/liver cell receptors that cause the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase to hydrolyse glycogen to glucose, a process called glycogenolysis. ...Read more
Flax, soy, walnuts: This is a type of omega 3 fatty acid. Sources include those mentioned and canola oil plus others. Like any fat too much is bad! High fat diets cause disease even if they are "good fats." See a discussion about this class of fat here: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/alphalinolenic-acid ...Read more
Similar but differen: Alpha and beta thalassemia are distinct and different disorders since they diminish the production of distinct and different globin polypeptide chains and particularly in the homozygous state that has distinct and different consequences. Alpha and Beta Thal minor are similar Alpha Thal major is not compatable with life and results in miscarriage. Beta Thal major requires prolonged treatments etc. ...Read more
What alpha blockers do when a person has prostatitis? How long do a person have to takes alpha blockers?
See below: There is weak evidence that supports taking an Alpha blocker while you are being treated for prostatitis with a prolonged antibiotic course. As to why they may help, i think any answer would be speculative at best (in general, they act to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck), but most doctors will prescribe them for 4-6 weeks only in this situation. ...Read more
Is this normal results for 24hour urine catch? 1655 f(2)alpha, ur conc; 24 ur duration;397 volume;657 alpha, ur(ng/24h)
Need more data: Are you looking for systemic mast cell disease and have values for11 beta-prostaglandin f2 Alpha in urine (i am unsure from your post). If this is the case your levels are elevated. If this is not the case your need to provide more information. The urine volume is very low and may represent an under collection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An M spike in either: The urine or the serum reflects the production of a single (monoclonal) globulin. It is found in multiple myeloma, a malignancy of the plasma cells that make antibody, and also can be found in so-called monoclonal gammopathy of unclear significance (mgus) which is generally benign. ...Read more
Interferon: Interferon alfa-2a in pegylated form (brand name is either Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) or peg-intron) is used for hepatitis c infection. This is a long acting interferon, which means it is taken once week. Standard or non-pegylated interferon is an old interferon also used to be to treat hepatitis c infection. This is usually taken three times a week. This interferon is not used widely since 2001/2002. ...Read more
Conventional: As scientists investigated hemoglobin, the complicated compound in red blood cells that carries oxygen, they learned that it was made up of 5 parts; 4 of these are 2 copies each of 2 different proteins. They named these Alpha chains and beta chains. If you inherit a condition where the Alpha chains are produced in smaller amounts than normal, you have Alpha thalassemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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