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Is a spesific urine gravity of 1.030 normal?

Is a spesific urine gravity of 1.030 normal?

Sort of: This high a specific gravity of the urine means you should be drinking more fluids. The urine is considered concentrated at this value. Water is the best and will help you maintain a healthy state of hydration. ...Read more

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Lower back pain increased when changing into a standing position from cobra?

Lower back pain increased when changing into a standing position from cobra?

Could be several : Issues. Are you doing regular cardiovascular exercises & other core workouts? Lifestyle ok in terms of weight control & not smoking? If so, then this may be a facet joint problem which is loaded by the extension produced by cobra position in the lower back. You may have to modify your workout in terms of minimizing or eliminating this pose if creating significant issue otherwise it is ok to do. ...Read more

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Why does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Why  does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Leakage of protein,,: This is likely due to the fact that there is failure of the basement membrane to contain large molecules like proteins, etc.. Also in some cases, oliguria can occur, which means anything in the urine can get concentrated even more than it should be. Proteinuria can be almost 3 g/day. ...Read more

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How much can body position change pulmonary pressure? Standing? Sitting? Reclining? Lying completely flat?

How much can body position change pulmonary pressure? Standing? Sitting? Reclining? Lying completely flat?

Why do you ask?: Movement and position affects many of the body'[s actions. Blood pressure, circulation, respiration, pulmonary pressure, digestion. How much depends on each person and their state of health & what meds they may be taking, etc., If you have lung disease, it will affect pulmonary pressure in any position and in varying degrees depending on severity. What are you worried about specifically? ...Read more

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44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

Need exam: You need a physical exam and further evaluation to investigate these issues. It is impossible to give you an opinion on possible factors or causes in this format. ...Read more

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30,M.BMI22Chronic knee pain1yr Sitting on chair and bending knees increases while mild squats reduces painI sit long duration to studyMRI- NAD.Reason?

30,M.BMI22Chronic knee pain1yr Sitting on chair and bending knees increases while mild squats reduces painI sit long duration to studyMRI- NAD.Reason?

Knee pain : It sounds like you have patellofemoral syndrome given the knee pain but it could be osteoarthritis being that it is involving both of your knees. And MRI would reveal any form of ligament tear do you have the results of this? For for starters I would get x-rays to evaluate if you have osteoarthritis first. ...Read more

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After 1 day of salt/fluid loading for volume expansion, severe HA on standing, relieved by laying. ICP issues?

After 1 day of salt/fluid loading for volume expansion, severe HA on standing, relieved by laying. ICP issues?

H/Aa s/p salt loadin: How much salt were you adding ? It is recommended that you take 3-5 grams/day in . Wearing compression stocking?blood pooling could cause the headache for relative dehydration , If there was MSG in the food could be that.usually in dysautonimia have HTN lying down Discuss this with doctor who diagnosed dysautonimia. Check BP, urine and follow up with ER or doc today ...Read more

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Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Not really: Any comfortable sleeping position may be used, and none of the positions add height more than any other position. All the comfortable positions will add the same slight amount of height, because weight is taken off the spine during sleep (the vertical downward force of gravity is not acting vertically upon a person's spine, during typical sleep in a bed). The effect goes away, when one stands up. ...Read more

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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position? Age or deconditioning?

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Difficulty standing up from a squatting position? Age or deconditioning?

Both: Unfortunately, one of earliest muscle groups to lose control of is the quads and hip flexors. These are the muscles needed to stand from a squatting condition. Deconditioning will also affect the same muscles. Fortunately, you can strengthen them with straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle (slow) stairclimbing. ...Read more

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Does walking reduce venous pressure in your legs?

Does walking reduce venous pressure in your legs?

Yes: The squeezing of the calf muscles while walking will decrease the pressure in the veins by active compression. Other options to decrease the pressure is wearing compression hose and avoiding prolonged sitting. ...Read more

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Lower back pain caused by walking or standing relieved by bending forward, lying down or sitting. Male in 20s.

Lower back pain caused by walking or standing relieved by bending forward, lying down or sitting. Male in 20s.

SomeSlackInTheBack: You're a little young, but that 'better by bending forward or sitting' may indicate a problem in the spinal area that needs attention. Not like immediately but soon. so make an appointment to be examined. Most likely it will be something minor; age is in your favor. Some stretching, home exercises and conditioning will help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin too. ...Read more

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What would cause feeling of something below gastrocnemius being pulled towards foot when leg is extended to neutral position while sitting down?

What would cause feeling of something below gastrocnemius being pulled towards foot when leg is extended to neutral position while sitting down?

Gastric pain: Gastric muscles overlie another muscle called the soleus. These form the Achilles' tendon. You may have irritation to the this tendon, or posterior knee problems. A PMR doc or orthopedic doctor can evaluate you to make a diagnosis and develop treatment plans ...Read more

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1.045 specifc gravity in my urine. What does it mean?

1.045 specifc gravity in my urine. What does it mean?

Concentrated: That is at the high end of the measurement. Water is 1.000 if my lab memory is correct. If you drink some water, the test will be less. ...Read more

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