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Her Tumor M2-PiruvateKinase numbers are above 100 pcs/ml. What does this high number of Tumor M2-PK mean? Which treatment do you advise us?

Her Tumor M2-PiruvateKinase numbers are above 100 pcs/ml. What does this high number of Tumor M2-PK mean? Which treatment do you advise us?

What Type Cancer?: You need to tell us about the type/site of origin of cancer, and its stage before we can help you address this question. The enzyme that you have asked about is of no consequence at the present time. So I would not be too concerned about the Pyruvate kinase level. ...Read more

Dr. Chokkalingam Siva
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Rheumatoid Factor (Definition)

Rheumatoid factor (rf) is a test that is often sent to evaluate a person with joint pain and stiffness . A positive rf has to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms. Sometimes the + rf is false, and not clinically related to the patients symptoms. Rf can be +ve in other conditions such as infections and certain cancers. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more


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What to do about rheumatoid factor: 1"60 titer, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate what is the preliminary diagnoses?

What to do about rheumatoid factor: 1"60 titer, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate what is the preliminary diagnoses?

Not rheumatoid: This may not be rheumatoid arthritis. Other medical causes can be the reason. We need more information. Your physician can clarify this ...Read more

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What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

Actual values: 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, if both creatinine and BUN are normal you do not need to worry about the ratio. ...Read more

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What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

What does it mean if both bun & creatinine levels are good, but the ratio is high?

Need numbers: It would help to have the actual numbers. The doctor who ordered these tests would be in a better position to advise as s/he knows your health status. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of rosuvas tablets in cancer+dvt+pe?Are they meant to be given to reduce inflammation of body or triglyrides & chalesterol levels.

What is the purpose of rosuvas tablets in cancer+dvt+pe?Are they meant to be given to reduce inflammation of body or triglyrides & chalesterol levels.

Rosuvastatitin: The best study done on Rosuvastatin conclusions was, in this trial of apparently healthy persons without hyperlipidemia but with elevated high-sensitivity c-reactive protein levels, Rosuvastatin significantly reduced the in- cidence of major cardiovascular events. (clinicaltrials.Gov number, nct00239681. ...Read more

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What do the various cholesterol levels mean wrt diet?

What do the various cholesterol levels mean wrt diet?

Excellent question: Traditional thinking had been that a high fat diet always lead to a high cholesterol level but dr. Atkins has proven that to be wrong. That said, doctors advise against trans-fats and high saturated fat diets. The best diet is a mixture of protein, complex carbs, and monounsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fats. The single most important feature is calorie control and achieving ideal body weight. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors test a patient's pH levels or tell patients about dietary changes (that affect ph) that can reduce the recurrence of bv?

Why don't doctors test a patient's pH levels or tell patients about dietary changes (that affect ph) that can reduce the recurrence of bv?

Many doctors do: U shouldn't stereotype, I have my pts taking acidolphilus or probiotics daily to try to prevent bact and yeast infections, the more hot and humid it is the more chance for infection, and many cases of BV are not adequately treated because all the different types of bact, ( there are at least 6) are not adequately diagnosed by some labs and cultures. ...Read more

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What does low platelet distribution width(10%) indicate? Is it indicator of any underline disease. Does it correlate to higher rdw(18.6 fl)?

What does low platelet distribution width(10%) indicate? Is it indicator of any underline disease. Does it correlate to  higher rdw(18.6 fl)?

Need more info: Platelet distribution width is not a usual measure and a 10% variation is not outside the normal. It is not related to RDW and by itself is not indicative of any diagnosis or disease. Please address the total CBC and diff with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my total cholest is 284 with HDL 100.9 and LDL 177 , trig 79, ratio 2.81. What is more important the levels or the ratio? What the ratio means?

If my total cholest is 284 with HDL 100.9 and LDL  177 , trig 79, ratio 2.81. What is more important the levels or the ratio? What the ratio means?

Individual Values: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is low cvd risk is elevated. Ratios report an LDL number divided by hdl. However, cvd risk can vary by 40% a the same ratio value. This is because you can get the same ratio with different LDL or HDL values (e.g., 2000/50 or 1000/25 give the same ratio). ...Read more

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Please explain why in diabetic patient the level of the enzyme pyrovate carboxylas are elevated?

Please explain why in diabetic patient the level of the enzyme pyrovate carboxylas are elevated?

Pyruvate carboxylase: This is a very unusual question and I'm wondering why you ask. PC is involved in gluconeogenesis, which is the conversion of lipid into glucose, which typically occurs during fasting and is often too high in diabetics. In a diabetic under poor control (eg. no insulin) the body senses absense of glucose ("starvation"), and gluconeogenesis increases to provided cells with more glucose. ...Read more

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What exactly is the role of protein phosphatase-1 in insulin to insulin receptor interaction?

What exactly is the role of protein phosphatase-1 in insulin to insulin receptor interaction?

Complex interaction: Phosphoprotein phosphatase is activated by the insulin, which indicates that there is a high concentration of glucose in the blood. The enzyme then acts to dephosphorylate other enzymes. The net effect is for glucose to enter the cell where it can be metabolized andlalso lowers the serum glucose level. ...Read more

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What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

Not available in US: In us we use vitb12 injectable, nasal spray or orally to correct vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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If pancreatic cancer was to cause increased ferritin levels, what would the actual levels be? Outside the reference range?

If pancreatic cancer was to cause increased ferritin levels, what would the actual levels be? Outside the reference range?

Note reliable: Increased Blood Ferritin levels do not help in making a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. So do not rely on it. There are many better imaging tests like Ct scan of the abdomen to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can prolonged high ac1 levels predict heart disease? And what is the best way to control my levels metformin not working, neither is portioned diet.

Can prolonged high ac1 levels predict heart disease? And what is the best way to control my levels metformin not working, neither is portioned diet.

Metformin/Smoking: In addition please note that though metformin is first line of treatment, it is not a substitute for insulin.It simply helps by activating muscles to "take up" more glucose or " asking liver to produce less glucose.The fact that metformin is not working( which is not uncommon) indicates that time for second agent . Also ; obesity= Insulin resistance. Diabetic smoker=increase diabetic complications. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the factors which effect blood pressure except stress factor?

Help please? I want to know what are the factors which effect blood pressure except stress factor?

Many things: Stress, lack of physical exercise (not in shape), salt intake, medications, kidney or renal artery disease, and many other factors can cause high blood pressure. See your doctor to review options to make and treat the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more