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Normal Blood Level In Human Body
126: Diabetes is diagnosed with a FASTING blood sugar over 126 or a RANDOM blood sugar over 200. You need to have these abnormal readings at least twice (2 different days) for it to be diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a fasting sugar from 110 - 125 - this indicates that you are at risk for developing diabetes and you should begin diet and exercise to prevent it. ...Read more
How long can HIV virus survive outside human body in dried blood & liquid blood under normal circumstances?
100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...Read more
I barely get 400 - 500 mg of calcium a day. Why would my calcium levels stay at consistent blood level of 9.5? Does this seem odd? Or is this normal?
Perfectly normal: The blood calcium level is regulated within a very close range -- if it weren't, your heart would stop. The body keeps stores in your bones. If you have little in your diet, you simply absorb it better from your gut. It's not wise long-term -- there are plenty of folks with "aches and pain", "fibromyalgia" and so forth whose only real pathology is calcium-depleted bones. Ask a dietician? ...Read more
My boyfriend is on cumidin for blood clots what kind of vitiman k foods is he alowed to eat plus my blood level was at 3.71 is that normal?
As to vit k foods Coumadin (warfarin) is an anti vit k so vit k foods should be avoided I suggest checking out the website webmd. Com to become knowledgable regarding coumadin (warfarin).
As to blood level im not sure why your blood level is important, if it is the level of the person taking Coumadin (warfarin) then its ytoo high and he should consult his physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Feeling low: Not sure what you mean by blood level; do you mean you aren't anemic? Low energy levels can be caused by many other issues like underactive thyroid, diabetes, electrolyte imbalances., lack of sleep, sleep apnea, depression, improper diet, stress...The list is very long. You need to have more evaluation than you can get here in order to figure out what is going on. ...Read more
Need more info: You need to gather some basic information about your blood. You will learn that there are many elements in the blood and at least 3 types of blood cells. Unless you give us all these values, it is difficult to guide you further. Your family doctor can help you better. Have you been told what is wrong with your blood? Send us the results of your complete blood count (cbc). ...Read more
I would be more curious to know what your rbc magnesium level is. The body robs magnesium from tissue to balance out the serum. If you serum magnesium is running high. We should ask why? Is your diet too acidic? How are your kidneys working? More info on magnesium on my blog:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...Read more
Three to five days: In general, the effects of warfarin (coumadin) last for three to five days after stopping the medication. ...Read more
How much time is nicotine detectable in the human body through blood tests. Urgently need to know! Help me?
3-4 days: And that is in a regular smoker. If someone smokes only a few cigarettes a day, the cotinine may only be detectable for 1-2 days. ...Read more
Had my magnesium blood level years 6 months ago and it was a 2.5. Should I have it tested again? Everything else was normal.
Not sure why this was tested to begin with. Measurement of mg has a very limited role in outpatient clinical practice.
Makes me wonder if somebody thought something was wrong with you. In that case it might be reasonable to repeat test, but if it was just part of a shotgun lab evaluation I would not repeat. ...Read more
Usually yes: The co2 you refer to is called bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Normal is 20-29. It can be abnormal if pt has kidney disease or lung disease. Occasionally if a patient has a low co2 (<19) and has any abnormal symptoms of infection or not enough blood flow in the body then one should seek medical care right away. At 18 yo and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of 22, generally normal. ...Read more
Yes indeed!: In fact, exchange transfusion was the treatment of choice that saved many lives of children both with rh disease -- hemolytic disease of the newborn -- back in the bad old days. Today, all of one's plasma can be removed and replaced daily, as in treatment for goodpasture's and ttp. This is an excellent question and still very relevant. ...Read more
Not very long: People often ask this question because of concerns if they pick up or prick themselves on a dirty needle. HIV does not survive well outside the body. Once the liquid (blood, semen, vaginal fluid, etc.) it is in has dried, the virus is dead and not transmissible. So an old dirty needle, if dry, cannot transmit HIV. Other viruses such as hep b and hep c are much hardier and can survive longer. ...Read more
Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46 (range 45 - 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?
If hiv/aids blood goes to another human body then how many days will it take to for symptoms to show?
Not for a while: There is a 3 months window before the body converts after exposure. And symptoms may not show for some time afterwards, sometimes years. ...Read more
My serum magnesium blood level was elevated at 2.8 but my RBC magnesium was normal at 4.9. How is this possible?? Which is more accurate?
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?
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
Blood clotting: Your blood has several substances (factors) which cause clotting and several factors which inhibit clotting. Normally these are in a sort of balance and your blood does not clot unless it remains stagnant somewhere like people with certain arrhythmias, or you have an injury, or you are immobilized in bed or sometimes during a long period of sitting. ...Read more
How long does it take for the blood level to return to normal after blood transfusion due to 500 ml blood loss?
When txfsn done: The BP should improve during transfusion if no other "issue" at play, so by shortly after completion of unit, should see at least some improvment. If not, ask dr what else is / may be going on. ...Read more
What should HCG blood level be at 3 weeks 6 days? Mine was 59. pink spotting for a couple days. Dr said implantation? Too low? Normal range? Worried.
I'm 36 yo/f my cortisol blood level is 1.32 mcg, normal range says. 07-.93 could this elevation be caused by anxitey/stress? Testosterone is 6.7 high
High cortisol?: 36F from FL sitates her blood cortisol was 1.32 and normal is 0.7 -.93. And asks could this be caused by anxiety stress. ANS Yes but need to know the stress you are taking about. Injury, surgery etc will elevate it but no likely for psychosocial stress to do it. Were you one any pills? What time of day. Best way to assess cortisol is either with a 24 hr urine or testing in saliva. I do 2nd opinion ...Read more
What should HCG blood level be at 3 weeks 6 days? Mine was 59. Had pink spotting for a couple days. Dr said implantation? Too low or in normal range?
There is considerable variation in HCG levels in normal pregnancy. Please consult this site for more info.
http://www. Babymed. Com/hcg-level-in-early-pregnancy ...Read more
HIV can be transferred through blood, semen, vaginal fluid, rectal mucus. What about other mucus in the human body, can it be transfered that way also?
Yes: Any body fluid is contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
My blood level for cortisol was low 7.6 in the morning I was referred to a endocrine Doctor. I feel completely normal. Why would it be low?
Borderlinee3/Why Don: The thing I always ask is why was the test done? There are a variety of reasons for a morning cortisol to be low, the most common is it being to late in the am and a simple repeat solves this. Your history also shows arthritis, if you have been on steroids for as little as a week this can decrease cortisol production in some people. Then there are rarer causes involving the adrenals or pituitary. ...Read more
Lmp 10/4/14. Hcg in urine was positive. Lab said my hCG blood level was 5448.0 and read above high normal. What does this mean? 2wks pregnantlmp
HCG in pregnancy: Can be extremely variable. High levels are sometimes associated with multiples (twins etc) and in rare cases can be associated with abnormal products of conception such as choriocarcinoma or molar pregnancies. So you will need to consult with OB and have an ultrasound done to better describe what the specifics are in your case. Best 2u and here's wishing you a healthy pregnancy, maybe even twins! ...Read more