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Rheumatoid Factor Levels
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
What does low platelet distribution width(10%) indicate? Is it indicator of any underline disease. Does it correlate to higher rdw(18.6 fl)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
If pancreatic cancer was to cause increased ferritin levels, what would the actual levels be? Outside the reference range?
Few cases of iritis. Saw rheumatologist; lots of blood work done. All fine, but HS CRP levels were 2.6. What does this mean? What is crp?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please? I want to know what are the factors which effect blood pressure except stress factor?
What illness could explain ELEVATED C3 and C4 complement serum levels in the presence of angioedema? ANA and Rheum Arth Factor both negative.
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