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Nmr Lipo Profile
I have an unusual lipoprofile. Nmr results: total-c 250, ldl-c 160, hdl-c 80, trigs 51; ldl-p 1900, pattern a, hdl-p 37. Should I worry?
MRI was invented: By several teams of docs. One doctor invented a very slow method - which took 24 hours to image a glass of water. The other team in 1981 which received the nobel prize was headed by dr. Lauterbur and he used something called fourier transformation which mathematically speeds up the reconstruction of the image to make an image in minute instead of hours. We now can imaging in seconds. ...Read more
MRI of LDL/check-up.: This profile is a special test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR to observe the amount and type (s) of your LDL particles in your body, along with vldl and hdl. With this, your doctor can make more accurate treatment decisions. Since about 50% of heart attacks occur in those with good readings, and the risk goes up with issues like diabetes, and high blood pressure, it is wise to do it. ...Read more
I do not understand the shorthand of dr alvis. What is cv ds, nmol/l, , nmr particle test cholesterol wrong issue?
Medspeak!: Medical abbreviations, while useful and possibly giving a "clubby" feel to docs' discussions, can be counterproductive to patient understanding. In this case cv ds means cardiovascular disease; nmol/l is nanomoles per liter (measure of concentration of a molecule in the blood); NMR particle test checks for other subtypes of LDL which may cause arterial disease even when ldl-c is normal. ...Read more
MRI Scans: Mri scans are performed on isolated parts of the body for specific reasons. If a physician is concerned for brain, spine or joint infections, than a targed MRI is a great test. It would never be used to screen a whole body. It would take hours and be very expensive. As an example, a brain MRI takes about 45 minutes. A total spine MRI takes up to 2.5 hours. ...Read more
I have large size prostate, had several biopsies and nmr. Now take duodart for 9 months, good results. For how long should take it? Forever?
Prostate: Once you stop the medication, you will go back to how you were. ...Read more
My mother has a problem, sometimes she remain physically and mentally blocked for a couple of seconds. We have 2 NMR analysis. Thank you?
Mental Block: Sounds like an absence seizure or Petit Mal. Absence seizure is the term given to a staring spell. This type of seizure is a brief, usually less than 15 seconds, disturbance of brain function due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain ...Read more
Is an nmr lipid panel a valuable tool to better assess heart disease risk compared to a basic lipid panel?
Yes - Based on Data: LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) is the traditional measure of LDL quantity. NMR measures LDL particle number (LDL-P). When LDL-C and LDL-P differ CHD risk tracks with LDL-P not LDL-C. Expert groups advocate use of LDL-P to judge response to therapy and guide adjustment of therapy. New data shows adjusting therapy to achieve low LDL-P results in fewer CVD events versus statin treatment to low LDL-C levels. ...Read more
What would be better to do for kyphosis lordosis and 4 disc bulges in my neck, chiropractic care or neuromuscular re-education- nmr
Let me explain:
I do believe the way to handle it to get the proper diagnosis, then set plan for management, this problem will be with you for ever and possibly get worse with time.
I advice to see a spine specialist and have him give a solid advice how to proceed. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an outstanding lipid profile (total, hdl, ldl). The doctor says it is one of the best he's seen. I have a family history of heart disease by age 60. Any need for lipid nmr?
Apparently, YES.: This profile is a special test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR to observe the amount and type (s) of your LDL particles in your body, along with vldl and hdl. With this, your doctor can make more accurate treatment decisions. You might want this because about 50% of heart attacks occur in those with good readings, and if you have other issues like diabetes, your risk goes up. ...Read more
9 mnths: Developmentally infants recognize and respond to their name by 9 months. Babies continue to amaze me with their ability to learn. Best advice is for you to observe and notice when your child seems to consistently respond to his/her name. They recognize voices from in utero and can distinguish mom from dad....So maybe by 6 months you may notice your child recognizes his/her name. ...Read more
Instructions: You must follow the directions given to you by your physician or pulmonologist. Both medications have similar actions and taking them simultaneously may be harmful and cause elevated blood pressure and heart rate. You can also get advice from your pharmacist on the proper way to use these medications. ...Read more
Usually by 9 months: Most babies should respond regularly to their own name around 9 months. They are probably not doing much talking at this age, but you should hear a lot of babbling. Most babies are saying "dada" or "mama" at this age, but it may not be specific for you. ...Read more
Yes and no: The brands do the research and stay ahead of the market with improvements. The store brands are often simple knockoffs mostly made by one source but relabeled to meet the stores request. These often get their component from the lowest bidder, but all comply with the minimum requirements of the FDA.You end up paying to support research & advertising. Your kid may or may not have a better outcome ...Read more
Yes: There is no difference in how effective they are. Always go for the cheaper, generic drug when you have a choice in over the counter medicines. ...Read more
Convention: First recognized outbreak was in 1976 in philadelphia at a legionaires convention. ...Read more
No, I can't.: You haven't described it - so we can't name it. ...Read more
You may be referring to thrombotic and hemorrhagic strokes.
Thrombotic or embolic means from a clot. These strokes most often happen when someone has a blood clot in the heart, and it breaks off and goes to the blood vessels in the brain. Usually from a heart rhythm called Atrial fibrillation.
Hemorrhagic means caused by bleeding, a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Both bad. ...Read more