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Does normal blood sugar vary by age? What are the normal fasting and normal after-eating blood sugar ranges?
7 - 7.5: The normal stool pH for children and adults is 7 - 7.5. A pH less than 5.5 is considered to be acidic; common causes include poor absorption of carbohydrates or fat. A high pH may be seen with antibiotic use, inflammation / colitis, certain colon polyps, and sometimes colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Below 5.7: Current guidelines suggest a hba1c of 6.5 or higher can be used to diagnose diabetes, and that levels of 5.7 to 6.4 can indicate "pre-diabetes". There is still some debate about whether using an A1c is the best way to look for diabetes. In general we identify and diagnose diabetes too late in our country and many times damage already exists when the diagnosis is first given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TSH: The range varies from one lab to another. When/if you get thyroid labs done please make sure they share the correct reference intervals with you. Preferably don't go from one lab to another - they are all good - just different methods. ...Read more
Normal hb and normal wbc, normal platelet , slightly low RBC 4.4 ( range is 4.5-5.11) is this considered normal ?
Lab variation: This is usually not alarming. It is usually considered lab variation. Most of the time the ordering physician considers the reason they ordered the test, and decides if the variation has any significance in relation to that reason. If so, then they sometimes re-order at a future date to see if it indicates a certain directional trend. ...Read more
What is the probability of sca with a normal ekg(normal heartbeat, just fast), normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test/normal blood work?
Low: The probability of sca is low in the young, healthy population. Unless you have a family history of sca or a genetic predisposition to sudden death, your risk should also be low. There is a risk calculator that can be applied to assess sca risk in patients undergoing surgery. It was developed by dr. Gupta and can be accessed at www.Qxmd.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
0.5 - 5.0: In general, people with no known thyroid conditions will have TSH values between 0.5 and 5.0. Each lab determines its own normal range, and the lower limit can range from 0.2 - 0.6, and the upper limit from 2.5 to 6.0. There are some doctors who feel that the upper limit of normal is too high and that treatment should be considered for anyone with symptoms and TSH over 2.5 to 3.0. ...Read more
Normal: I think you are referring to the general appearance of the ECG complexes along with timed intervals of conduction. This tells us something about the morphology of the heart (ie is it enlarged or is it damaged), as well as the electrical conduction properties ( which might hint at the risks for arrhythmia). These intervals all have a normal range and variability within that range is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for Hemagram results to fluctuate a little within the normal range between testing periods?
Depends . . .: If fasting, 60-99mg/dl is considered normal. 100-125mg/dl is impaired fasting and 125mg/dl or greater on two separate occasions defines diabetes. Random >200mg/dl plus symptoms also defines diabetes. Think of blood sugar like speedometer in car which varies all time depending upon road conditions. Average speed is akin to hemoglobin a1c which is average sugar over last 3 months, ideally <5.7%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a lower than normal anion gap? Mine has fluctuated from normal to one point below normal.
Not material: One point below normal is not clinically meaningful. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about a lab value. 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. ...Read more
Varies thru the day: "normal values for a blood sample taken at 8 in the morning are 6 - 23 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl). The examples above are common measurements for results for these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories." http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003693.Htm. ...Read more
Chest x-ray findings state that heart size is within normal limits and lung volumes are upper limits normal. What does upper limits normal mean?
It means: that you probably took a big, healthy breath in when they took the chest xray. ...Read more
Should i be scared of sca?! normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test, normal blood work, overall..High anxiety?!
My average BP is 142/82 but varies widely. Diastolic ranges from 66 to 104. Is this normal? I take losartan.
Good average for 69: BP level fluctuate throughout the day and is influenced by level of activities as well as our emotion. BP is probably lowest during your deepest, stage 4 of sleep. Being 69 and average BP 142/82 is good. If you feel well in general and keeping active, i would not recommend change at this time. Follow up with your doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does an elevated Gloublin of 4.2 mean?? (Normal range is 2.0-4.0)
Albumin normal at 3.9 (Normal range is 3.5-5.0).
Probably nothing: This is such a minor elevation, it probably just means you were fighting off a cold or minor infection and the antibodies in your immune system (which are made of globulins) were slightly elevated when you took this test. I would repeat it when you are feeling completely well, and if it is still elevated, discuss further testing with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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