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Hello widal +ve (o&h ag) & total bilirubin (1.2 mg/dl).I was suffered from jaundice before 3 months. Tell me med. Which has less side effects on liver?

Hello widal +ve (o&h ag) & total bilirubin (1.2 mg/dl).I was suffered from jaundice before 3 months. Tell me med. Which has less side effects on liver?

Typhoid: The widal test is an agglutination test that detects antibodies to salmonella typhi, the cause of typhoid fever (also called enteric fever). A single titer doesn't make the diagnosis, and any treatment has to be based on all the symptoms and findings. Typhoid fever is usually treated with Ciprofloxacin by mouth or Ceftriaxone by injection - neither is harmful to the liver. ...Read more

Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more


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Side effects of high nitrate in drinking water my mother got a water report from the owner of the trailer court that she lives in and it said the nitrate level were to high. It is a private well. The level is 10.2mg/l.

Side effects of high nitrate in drinking water my mother got a water report from the owner of the trailer court that she lives in and it said the nitrate level were to high. It is a private well. The level is 10.2mg/l.

Hello.: Hello. In many areas the water standard for nitrate is 10 milligrams per liter (10 mg/l). The U.S. Environmental protection agency uses 10 mg/l as a standard for public supplies under the safe drinking water act. High nitrate levels in drinking water can cause methemologlobinemia in infants (blue baby syndrome). ...Read more

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What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

What is a high bilirubin level in adults?

More than ~1.5 mg/dL: Or thereabouts. Whether it means anything is another story. Folks with gilbert's hover between here and maybe 3-4 without being sick. Folks who have hemolysis from illness or extreme athletics run a high bilirubin that's well tolerated. Liver disease and bile duct obstruction are likely to raise bile salts and the jaundice is thus more unpleasant. ...Read more

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Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

May be error: Elevated potassium can be cause by any number of things. A common cause of a blood sample that wasn't prepared correctly. If the blood sample was hemolyzed, potassium levels can rise. Certain medicines can cause elevated potassium. Side effects are minimal. High levels of potassium can cause heart rhythm problems. Make sure you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Avoid Estr if man: Why take it. It can feminize you, decrease sperm, cause breast enlargement and reduce immunity. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of high fevers?

Long term side effects of high fevers?

Fever: Temperature elevations above 105 f may create brain damage. In children they may be associated with seizures that will seldom if ever recur when the fever regresses. Otherwise there should not be permanent deficits from high fevers. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of high cholesterol?

What are the side effects of high cholesterol?

Hyperlipidaemia: High cholesterol is a risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease which can lead to angina and heart attacks. High triglycerides which is a fraction of the total cholesterol increases risk for pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What effect does uv light have on bilirubin levels in adults?

What effect does uv light have on bilirubin levels in adults?

Decrease level: Typically in moderation uv light will help to lower billirubin, but in an adult if the billirubin level is low the problem with the liver is probably diffrent and uv is not going to solve the problem. See your doctor, or ask yourself what habits are you doing to destroy your liver? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of high cholesterol medications?

What are the side effects of high cholesterol medications?

Depends upon med...: Statins are the most commonly prescribed cholesterol lowering medication. One well know side effect is muscle aches. There used to be greater concern for liver issues but the fda recently announced that regular monitoring was no longer required. On the other hand, the fda also acknowledged that there was evidence linking statins to increase blood sugars as well as memory concerns. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I have cystinuria and my kidney function is always high. What are the health risks-side effects of high kidney function over an extended period?

I have cystinuria and my kidney function is always high. What are the health risks-side effects of high kidney function over an extended period?

Kidney Failure: As you may know Cystinuria is a genetic disorder which leads to increased Cystine in the urine and cystine stones (a type of kidney stone) in the urinary tract. If your kidney function is impaired you should definitely be closely watched by a kidney specialist (Nephrologist) who can monitor and try to minimize the damage to your kidneys. The risk is failure and need for long term dialysis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are problems of high bilirubin levels?

Could you tell me what are problems of high bilirubin levels?

How high?: A slightly elevated bilirubin or bilirubin at the upper end of normal is good for you. After that it depends on why the bilirubin is high. Abnormally elevated bilirubin may be due to hemolysis, liver inflammation. Bile duct obstruction, drug and drug effects etc and problem depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the effect of high level of total bilirubin?

Brain damage in new: Born. High levels of bilirubin in newborns cause brain damage. In adults it is not the high bilirubin but the cause of bilirubin that is more important. ...Read more

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How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

How is high levels of bilirubin treated for elderly?

Depends on: The cause. High bilirubin is a symptoms and can be due to many different reasons, e.g., hemolysis, liver inflammation, obstruction of bile ducts and drug effects etc and each requires a different treatment. ...Read more

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Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition. ...Read more

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Any medicines to reduce high hemoglobin without any side effects?

Any medicines to reduce high hemoglobin without any side effects?

Need the why: Hi hemoglobulin can be as simple as dehydration or my be related to list of many things. One is smoking. There are also many secondary causes related to something else i.e. Pulmonary disease. There are congential abnormal hemoglobulin or primary bone marrow disorders like polycythemia vera.
This needs to be worked up.
Treatments usually include phlebotomy i.e. Drawing blood off. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the risks of having high bilirubin levels?

Don't Rx lab values: Elevated bilirubin is not by itself dangerous (except to babies at high levels). It is a marker for illness but the big picture is the key. Several percent of healthy folks have Gilbert's non-disease with slightly high indirect bilirubin and a tendency to turn yellow if you miss a few meals. Isolated high bilirubin can be a marker for cholestasis from meds or hemolysis from any cause. ...Read more

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What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

What are the potential consequences of high bilirubin levels in the blood?

Depends: This depends on the cause, level, & type of elevated bilirubin (conjugated vs unconjugated). There are many causes of high bilirubin levels, some of which are relatively benign, and some that may be serious. In some cases, high bilirubin may cause yellowing of the skin/eyes or increased risk for gallstones. In newborns, a significantly high bilirubin is dangerous due to the risk of brain damage. ...Read more

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Medicine like stanlip 45 for high cholestrol, what are the side effects....?

Medicine like stanlip 45 for high cholestrol, what are the side effects....?

Fenofibrate: Look at the following link for a list of side effects of fenofibrate:

http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/fenofibrate-side-effects. Html. ...Read more

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What does it mean if an adult has very high bilirubin numbers in their blood?

Liver disease: High levels of bilirubin usually result from liver disease. However, there are different types of bilirubins with different implications. ...Read more

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What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more

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My prolactin is high & was asked to use a Palodel tab, the side effects are really too complicated. Can I use something else? Please advise/recommend.

My prolactin is high & was asked to use a Palodel tab, the side effects are really too complicated. Can I use something else? Please advise/recommend.

Try cabergoline: For patients with high prolactin due to pituitary tumors I prescribe cabergoline which is less likely to cause side effects and only needs to be taken twice a week instead of twice a day. I hope you are being treated by an endocrinologist and you should discuss this with him/her. If your elevated prolactin is medication-related you can be switched to a different med ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for high bilirubin levels?

UV light: Generally, this is a problem with newborns, where they have high bilirubin. In this setting, they are exposed to uv light to decrease it. ...Read more

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Do athletes usually have high bilirubin level?

Do athletes usually have high bilirubin level?

No: A few percent of people have gilbert's and a lifelong elevated bilirubin as a non-problem. Marathonners may get hemolysis from pavement-pounding with the feet and this may produce a slightly high bilirubin. Don't even pay attention to a bilirubin within a reference range. ...Read more

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What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

What causes high bilirubin levels in teenagers?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for high bilirubin, but they all come down to the liver either not processing bilirubin properly or the body producing more bilirubin than the liver can process. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high bilirubin level?

See below: In an adult a level above 1.0 mg would be considered high. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/bilirubin/my00094/dsection=results. ...Read more

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How do I get my high Bilirubin levels to come down?

High bilirubin: The answer depends on why your bilirubin levels are elevated. This can be of no consequence at all in some circumstances or a sign of a serious illness in others. If your bilirubin is elevated, you need an evaluation to find out why. See your doctor soon. You may need to see a gastroenterologist, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more