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Properdin Factor B
Ok is my age a big factor on having a baby i am 40 going to turn 41 have had onr child but lost him to high B/P have on other kids need to know. If it?
It's a factor, but..: There are may things that determine risk other than just age.For instance, was your high BP chronic or just gestational? Factors like that make a difference, especially since you're older. Need to know things about your general health, family history - the list to determine "risk" is long.You would do well to have a single visit with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist who can put it all together ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A marker on Red: Blood cells. Red cells have a number of markers/antigens on their surface and one of thise is rh facotr. Rh has many subtypes, the one most people refer to is rh d. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2269/. ...Read more
Can you tell me about getting back into a poor health situation. Wondered is pollution a big factor in apnea?
See below: Sleep apnea can be due to many factors, including large neck size, high blood pressure, diabetes, nasal obstruction/congestion, smoking, alcohol use, and age. Of course, the environment plays some role in it by compounding nasal congestion. So it is not a "big" factor, but may play some role. Hope that answers your question! ...Read more
I have been on HRT for 10 yrs. What is the latest information on the safety of using HRT for someone with low risk factors?
Transfer factor: While there's a lot of marketing and online ads for transfer factor - it's considered a dietary supplement by the fda and there are no great (randomized controlled, double blinded) studies that show it works for wound healing. Will it hurt to use them? Probably not... Other than your pocketbook. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg for blood press. Works great for about 12 hours then b/p shoots up. Is their an extended release? Can I take it twice?
Check with doctor: Don't change your medication unless your provider reviews and approves. There are medication "cousins" of bystolic (nebivolol) that are extended release. At age 18, why you have high blood pressure should be looked at closely and what happens at the end of the 12 hours to have it jump. What is your lifestyle? ..Weight, nutrition, salt intake and more... ...Read more
Factor V Leiden: Factor v leiden deficiency is an inherited disorder of blood coagulation that can increase the risk for blood clots on the venous side of the circulatory system. The is no current method to cure it since it is genetic. Your boyfriend should maintain a normal weight, not smoke, keep well-hydrated and not sit for prolonged periods of time, as when riding in a car, on an airplane or at a desk. ...Read more
I have an ultrasound showing enlarged liver measuring 16.9 CM with raised echogencity,c.b.d,portal vein,ivc & hepatic veins are normal.
Fatty liver?: Increased echogencity of liver usually related to fat deposition in overweight individuals.Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) now most common cause of chronic liver disease in the U.S. Fatty liver can also occur after drinking moderate or large amounts of alcohol. Sometimes elevation of liver enzymes.Nonalcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH) similar to alcoholic liver disease in nondrinkers. ...Read more
Does statin really elevates risk for diabetes? How could one know whether it is safe to take statin if there is no obvious risk factor for diabetes?
Controversial: Some studies have shown a higher incidence of diabetes in patients on statins, which appears to be dose dependent (higher doses may confer higher risk). This may just be because the people who need higher doses of statins may be more likely to develop diabetes, rather than the medicine causing diabetes. I would take it if recommended by your doc and try to follow a healthy lifestyle! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer