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My total is 245 with LDL 148, HDL 78 and Trigl 94. I am a 59-year-old female. What are these numbers telling me?

My total is 245 with LDL 148, HDL 78 and Trigl 94.  I am a 59-year-old female.  What are these numbers telling me?

High LDL: More information is needed to determine your individual risk for cardiac event such as smoking history, history of diabetes, and hypertension. Such a profile would help determine the need to treat the high LDL cholesterol with medications. ...Read more

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AST is 66 ALT is 60 have appointment with Gastro in 2 months. I'm on a self-imposed strict diet. Should those numbers worry me?

AST is 66 ALT is 60 have appointment with Gastro in 2 months.  I'm on a self-imposed strict diet.  Should those numbers worry me?

Not per se: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the enzyme levels are not too high for concern in the short term. Do talk to your doctor about all of your health issues and any medications, including, herbals, traditional Indian medications, at your next visit. ...Read more

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I need help learning what these blood test results mean please? EVB CAPSID IGG 6.3 AB EBV Earley 0.20 AB EBV NUCL AG 8.00 MONO# 0.4 BASO# 0.0 Can you please explain these numbers to me? Thank You...

I need help learning what these blood test results mean please? EVB CAPSID IGG 6.3 AB EBV Earley 0.20 AB EBV NUCL AG 8.00 MONO# 0.4 BASO# 0.0 Can you please explain these numbers to me? Thank You...

Results : You need to discuss these results with the physician that ordered the test as he needs to consider them in conjunction with your clinical presentation ...Read more

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What is the significance of egfr if low numbers don't alarm doctors. Mine has been in the 70s and I've had several around 54 and my lowest 49?

What is the significance of egfr if low numbers don't alarm doctors. Mine has been in the 70s and I've had several around 54 and my lowest 49?

Pitfalls of EGFR: Egfr's are estimates, hence the "e". Its unreliability is evidenced, in your case, by the variations you've had your egfr's. . Your egfr is calculated using your age, sex, weight, serum creatinine and race. If you wish to have an accurate value of your actual gfr, have your doctor or a nephrologist order a 24-hour urine for a creatinine clearance. ...Read more

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Hida scan fluctuating numbers, what's wrong?

Hida scan fluctuating numbers, what's wrong?

Up or down: It is really depend if the numbers are going down mean your gallbladder function getting the worst
if is up and down the test is not reliable
and depend on your symptoms
if the fluctuation up and down but still below 30% your gallbladder could be the problem. ...Read more

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Do you have osteoporosis merely by DEXA numbers?

Do you have osteoporosis merely by DEXA numbers?

Not necessarily: A DEXA scan is a useful screening exam to diagnose osteoporosis, so a low number on the scan can diagnose osteoporosis. However, a fragility fracture — such as breaking a wrist or a hip with a fall from standing height, can also indicate osteoporosis, regardless of the t-score on a DEXA scan. ...Read more

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What numbers are your hemogloben supposed to be?

What numbers are your hemogloben supposed to be?

Thanks for asking!: For men, 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter (135 to 175 grams per liter).
For women, 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter (120 to 155 grams per liter). ...Read more

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What does it mean if your kidney numbers are high?

What does it mean if your kidney numbers are high?

See below: I am assuming your toxin numbers in the blood are high. Cannot give an accurate answer- please be more clear. You can give the labs and ask the question. ...Read more

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What to do if I could smell numbers, is this normal?

What to do if I could smell numbers, is this normal?

See a doctor: This is an amazing talent. I could not tell it is normal or not, but you can see either a psychiatrist or psychologist to find out. ...Read more

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What do the numbers next to my health tap. Icon mean?

What do the numbers next to my health tap. Icon mean?

Your HealthScore: Each member gets a healthscore, which is the number in the upper right of the screen next to the member's icon. The healthscore measures the member's health engagement and activity on healthtap. The menu on the left of the screen shows a tab called "healthscore". Click on that tab to learn more. ...Read more

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If I have diabetes, what numbers should I be aware of?

If I have diabetes, what numbers should I be aware of?

123's of ABC's: Diabetes is all about numbers but letters too... Be sure you know the 123's of your abc's
an — a1c: <7.0% but individualize
b — blood pressure: <130/<80
c — cholesterol: LDL <100 & <70 if high risk for heart disease
d — diet: carbohydrate count
e — exercise: 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity exercise
f — figure: 10% weight loss
g — glucose: fasting = 70-130 & peak 1-2 hour after eating = <180. ...Read more

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What type of cells contain increased numbers of mitochondria?

What type of cells contain increased numbers of mitochondria?

Too many: The easiest answer is which contains the least--and the answer is sperm! They only have a couple which produce enough energy to wiggle their tails. Most cells have a couple of thousand. ...Read more

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Is it true new cholesterol guidelines say numbers do not matter?

Is it true new cholesterol guidelines say numbers do not matter?

Not exactly: The new guidelines have focused on degree of reduction from baseline levels rather than reaching below a certain goal number for everyone, e.g. Reducing LDL by >50% (high intensity), 30-49% (moderate intensity) reduction from baseline LDL level. ...Read more

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What can nurses do to help increase the numbers of organ donations?

What can nurses do to help increase the numbers of organ donations?

Collaborate with OPO: Thank you for asking! As front line health care person interacting with patient (who is in extremis) and family, your role is to be certain they have confidence in the healthcare system — + they should. As part of that system, if survival doesn't occur, access to organ + tissue donation is preserved by your unwavering support. Trained personnel should have the discussion with the family. ...Read more

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What should the numbers be on a peak flow meter for 5'2 24 y/o female?

What should the numbers be on a peak flow meter for 5'2 24 y/o female?

Normal Peak Flow: For a 24-year old 5'2" female normal peak expiratory flow should be 475 L/min. ...Read more

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What do the different SPF numbers in sunscreen and letters SPF stand for?

What do the different SPF numbers in sunscreen and letters SPF stand for?

SPF: Spf stands for sun protection factor. The number is determined experimentally indoors by exposing human subjects to a light spectrum meant to mimic noontime sun. Some subjects wear sunscreen and others do not. The amount of light that induces redness in sunscreen-protected skin, divided by the amount of light that induces redness in unprotected skin is the spf. It is mainly a measure of uvb protec. ...Read more

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How long does it take for modafinil to expire? Please give specific numbers

How long does it take for modafinil to expire? Please give specific numbers

Modafinil: As far as medicine is in its original container or wraper, it should be good for at least 6 months after expiration date. I had heared from other people that in military they used expired medicine for up to 2 to 5 years. ...Read more

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What causes ur numbers to be low during chemo and how can u get ur numbers up?

What causes ur numbers to be low during chemo and how can u get ur numbers up?

Cytotoxic: Chemotherapy will kill dividing cells — — cancer/lymphoma/leukemia count here, and why we use it, but bone marrow cells that make white cells and platelets are also bystanders effected. They naturally return in due time. There are "growth factors" that are very expensive that can accelerate rebound of marrow. ...Read more

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How to know if I have dyslexia, are there any online quizzes (w/ numbers perhaps)?

How to know if I have dyslexia, are there any online quizzes (w/ numbers perhaps)?

10% of cases of dys-: Lexia are caused by visual-perceptual problems, 90% are caused by a brain-based language processing disorder, difficulty associating phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language, with particular letters or symbols. The International Dyslexia Association has a screen: http://www.interdys.org/AreYouDyslexic_AdultTest.htm, with definition of, myths about & resources for reading disorder. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have dyslexia, are there any online quizzes (w/ numbers perhaps)?

How do I know if I have dyslexia, are there any online quizzes (w/ numbers perhaps)?

10% of cases of dys-: Lexia are caused by visual-perceptual problems, 90% are caused by a brain-based language processing disorder, difficulty associating phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language, with particular letters or symbols. The International Dyslexia Association has a screen: http://www.interdys.org/AreYouDyslexic_AdultTest.htm, with definition of, myths about & resources for reading disorder. ...Read more

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I can not remember numbers I know, example I could not remember what time I start work?

I can not remember numbers I know, example I could not remember what time I start work?

See your PCP: See your primary care provider & share this information with her/him. You could have anything from a depression to a vitamin deficiency to a memory disorder. The sooner you get working on it the better. ...Read more

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What numbers should go up and which should down with your BP and pulse from sitting to standing?

What numbers should go up and which should down with your BP and pulse from sitting to standing?

Standing: Typically, your blood pressure goes down a bit and your heart rate up a bit but it may not be by much if any. Your body has good mechanisms to stabilize this. If the BP drops by too much and/or heart rate goes up too much then you could be dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal systolic, high diastolic, with little difference in numbers. 118/100?

Can you tell me about normal systolic, high diastolic, with little difference in numbers. 118/100?

OK: Your blood pressure falls into a category noted as isolated diastolic hypertension. In the past, diastolic blood pressure was considered a greater risk for poor heart outcomes. More recently studies have shown that isolated diastolic blood pressure does not carry the same risk as isolated systolic (top number) blood pressure. Monitor and follow with your doctor. 118/40 is actually a higher risk ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I doubled down on my cholestoral medication, will this help lower my numbers quicker?

Cholesterol: This depends on which cholesterol medication you are taking. I would caution you on doing this because these medicines can cause serious side effects with increased doses. Ask your physician before taking more than the prescribed dose. ...Read more

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I overdosed on levothyroxcin when my numbers get back up will i be able to stop using the beta blocker?

I overdosed on levothyroxcin when my numbers get back up will i be able to stop using the beta blocker?

Yes : You'll be able to stop beta blockers once you are euthyroid again, at the discretion of your doctor. More importantly, sounds like you'll benefit from professional therapeutic counseling. ...Read more