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Minimum Hemoglobin Level For Women
Several tests can he: You need to tell us more about your medical history. Unless you have anemia, iron level may not be the best test. Moreover Iron can be measured directly or indirectly(Iron binding capacity) and feritin levels. Only your doctor can help you to sort all of these out properly ...Read more
See below: The range may vary with the method uses and you need to use the reference range provided by the laboratory that did the test. In general 12-150 is normal. You may consult this site for more info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003490.htm 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. ...Read more
Creatinine levels consistently low for adult life, typical range is .48 to .52- All kidney, urine, blood tests normal- any reason for concern?
39 year old woman with mild/moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Cbc done - hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV levels low, but iron is in normal range?
Possibly : If your hemoglobin is too high, ie greater than 17 grams/dl, the blood bank may be concerned that the person may have a chronic myeloprolferative disease. This is rare however and can be easily ruled out. Other causes include copd, high altitudes, low oxygenation, testosterone therapy, etc. In those cases, giving blood is therapeutic. ...Read more
Yes: Assuming you are healthy enough to produce milk the milk would not dangerous. ...Read more
What is the optimal serum ferritin level for hair health? Can heavy periods and/or a vegetarian diet w/inadequate iron intake cause low ferritin level
See below: Ferritin levels are not associated with hair health. Heavy periods and vegetarian diet could lead to iron deficiency, and low serum ferritin. It can be easily addressed by taking oral iron and multivitamins. 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. ...Read more
Diabetic patient does need HB level preoperatively ? And cardiopulmonary disease does need preoperative HB level ! Which one has priority for HB test
Testosterone total level at 522 and testosterone free level at 49.6........This normal for a 23 year old male?
Normal range: Normal testosterone levels for men can vary from 200-1100 so yes its normal. Usually younger men are at higher levels of total and free than this because they are at their prime. Repeat the level to see what it is. Natural ways to improve testosterone are decrease drinking, no recreational drugs, no smoking, exercise, adrenal support or dhea and using dim to help stop the breakdown of testostero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal range for hemoglobine and hematocrit is the same for 30yo woman with regular periods and 30yo woman in surgery menopause (in therapy with HRT)?
Yes: The expected ranges of hemoglobin and hematocrit will be about the same for a woman on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as for one with natural periods, assuming the latter has adequate iron intake and is not iron deficient. Men have slightly higher expected values due to effects of testosterone. ...Read more
Possible for labs to measure LDH units differently? Child inexplicably ill for months w/normal CBC. LDH in the 600-700s. Dr: "not significantly high."
Non-specific marker: The LDH test is a non specific marker of inflammation in the body.The enzyme originates from several defined sites, including liver, blood, lungs, kidneys, muscle, etc and a further test could define which area is involved. If your kid has had a vague flu like illness with muscle pains, this may be within the expected findings of the doc. A followup test should show recovery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dhea for fertility. I've been one 25mg of dhea for a week. My dheas blood level shows 628 ug/dl. Testosterone levels normal. Is my dhea level too high?
Don't: Dhea doesn't help fertility. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Dhea is converted to cortisone, estrogen or testosterone, and you can't control which it's made into or how much of each. Plus, your pill probably doesn't contain much actual dhea. Don't play with your health and fertility, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Will maltofer pill per day raise ferritinin too much if taken for two month? Iron level at high end and feritinin 800. All liver tests, ultr. Normal
What was the level ?: What was the level of ferritin before you take the iron supplement. If the level was very low- then after 2 months on iron- i don't expect the ferritin to go up that much. Other things has to be considered-like inflammation etc. If the level was high to begin with and yet you took the iron- then yes, it make sense now it is going up to 800. That is why you only take iron if you have low iron. ...Read more
Normal calcium level: Normal values of calcium (c) range from 8.5 to 10.2 mg/dl. Its level is affected by the serum Albumin (a), the lower the a, the lower the c is in the blood. You are on vitamin d, that would also tend to keep your level from being low and at this point, from what you are writing about, you have c is normal. ...Read more
Limited Protein: The urine should not contain much if any protein. The kidney's job is to filter out those toxins that need excretion while keeping the important protein in the blood. Protein loss in the urine can be assess with a dipstick urine test. If elevated, a confirmatory 24 hour urine will measure more accurately how much protein is lost. Less than 30 mg of microalbumin/24 hrs is considered ok. ...Read more
Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there signifance to folate (folic acid) level > 24 ng/ml and a vit B12 level of 343 pg/ml for someone with continuing fatigue? Fyi vit d =38 and ferritin=39.
Yes: This is a normal reading for a child. ...Read more
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