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I have alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver, I have recently started taking l- arginine akg 5gram is this bad for my condition?
Not an issue for: Self-treatment. Cirrhosis is a serious illness and not an issue for self treatment. Please follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Hard breathing, low oxegen intake, low pressure. Voice become very low.X-rays, midical tests didnot show any known desease.
Low O2: Is a disease that has be diagnosed. It is hard for us to make a diagnosis here as we can't see your tests. But sob and low o2 seems like it needs more intensive work-up. The voice being low is due to the vocal cord, could be from dysfunction, allergy, etc. But i can't make that diagnosis from this basis alone. You have to talk to your doctor more and get diagnosis so you can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more
I have supraventircular tachicardia.How does it compare to exercise as far as strain on the body, as far as oxegen consumption ect?
Not comparable: During svt your heart races without any increased metabolic demand from your tissues, as would occur during exercise. At your age, with an otherwise healthy heart, the heart's arteries can deliver enough oxygen to the heart to meet the heart muscle's needs even during svt. There is no particular "strain" on the body. This may not apply in the elderly or if you have some other severe illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Young female. Anxiety disorder victim. Cholesrol levels are fine according to blood test. AKG is fine. But still have concerns of Heart Attack.Advice?
What diseases or conditions can cause liver failure, high blood sugar, and sugar in the urine i know someone that is in the hospital on life support and nobody can figure out what is going on. She has kidney failing, and is getting no oxegen because her f
Diabetes : Diabetes can cause high blood sugar (glucose) and glucose in the urine. Also infections can raise the glucose level. Kidney failure can be a result of damage to the kidneys from poorly controlled or undiagnosed diabetes. She likely has a viral illness which exacerbated her diabetes and ultimately put her in kidney failure. I hope she recovers. Take care. ...Read more
Pain in heart arm chest shoulder and jaw. Doc said ECG was fine and oxegen was fine. Its a sharp pain and really hurts. What else could it be.
I have swollen ankles and my right leg i had a iregular heart beat 4 years ago i went and had a arterial abolation and every thing has been fine the swelling goes down over night i had a ultra sound for my heart and an akg about 3 weeks ago and every thi
The : The good news is that your heart is not failing, which would have been detected on the ultrasound of your heart. When this occurs your heart does does pump blood effectively which ultimately results in fluid accumulation in your lower extremities. As far as why you have swollen ankles/legs its hard to say. You may need to decrease your salt intake. Also if you have any pain, redness, or tenderness in your leg(s) then your doctor may need to do an ultrasound of your lower extremities in order to rule out blood clots. I suggest you schedule a follow up visit with your doctor in order to investigate this problem further. Best of luck. ...Read more
I got abg's done and they said my oxygen levels were fine but i had high carbon dioxide due too hyperventilation could you explain further please ?
The reverse.: I believe you got the information the wrong way . It is possible you can have near normal oxygen and high carbon dioxide . This happen due to hypoventilation not due to hyperventilation. If you are hyperventilating , the opposite is bound to happen. If you are hyperventilating , you are getting rid of carbon dioxide and the level of carbon dioxide will drop. ...Read more
What does all this mean? Here are my abg results. What does it all mean?
Ph = 7.426
pco2 = 30.5
po2 = 112.2
bp = 758
thb = 16.0
o2hb = 93.9
cohb = 4.3
hco3act = 19.6
thank you! methb = 0.3
oxygen device = ra
site = r radial
source = arterial
The : The co2 is low which means your minute ventilation is high. Either you are breathing faster or taking larger breaths than normal. There appears to be a metabolic compensation (low hco3) to maintain ph in the normal range. Primary respiratory alkalosis is fairly uncommon. Anxiety might cause hyperventilation, but it's unusual for it to persist long enough that you would develop a metabolic compensation. Also, the oxygen saturation is on the lower end of normal, but doesn't necessarily mean anything significant. The hemoglobin is a little on the high side at 16, which also isn't very significant on it's own. However, those two things combined could indicate the presence of lung disease such as emphysema. Not getting enough oxygen in the blood stream will result in a compensatory response by your body increasing the oxygen carrying component of your blood, the hemoglobin. ...Read more