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Diabetes?: JimM638, you've hit the nail right square on the head there ! Diabetes ( lack of endogenous insulin production from pancreas) is ALL ABOUT SUGAR CONTROL measured by average sugar level over weeks as measured by HbA1c. The goal is to keep this within normal level. That number varies from lab to lab so look at normals for lab analysing your blood.thanks ...Read more
What disease dose this lead too?!
Elevated white blood cells count
Elevated serum lactate
Blood couture positive
No antibiotics present in system
+ blood culture: if you have positive blood cultures you most likely need to be treated with intravenous antibiotics, otherwise you can develop serious and life-threatening complications like an infection/abscess in the heart valves or a stroke. make sure you get the proper medical treatment! ...Read more
Clots and sodium: In general clots are not affected by high amounts of sodium. If one were to get dehydrated, which would predispose them to potentially having blood clots, and the person's sodium may appear artificially high on blood testing. However, the high sodium itself is not directly causing the clotting. ...Read more
Less O2 delivery: High o2 affinity HGB (leftward shift in o2 saturation curve) means it requires a higher partial pressure of o2 to achieve the same o2 saturation. The HGB is more tightly bound to o2 and less is delivered to the tissues. More o2 will be necessary to adequately deliver oxygen to the tissues. ...Read more
A : A blood pressure of 185/115 could absolutely be fatal or it could be something that someone could live with for a long time and not have any symptoms. That's the problem with high blood pressure; there are almost always no symptoms. That is until someone who has had a blood pressure of 160/90 or 185/115 suddenly can't speak or walk, because he's having a stroke that, if not fatal, could wind him up in a wheelchair and diapers for the rest of his life. I've seen far too many patients in their 50's and 40's even in that same, desperately sad situation. Human beings are not destined to live to 82. Without vaccines, sanitation, antibiotics, and (yes) blood pressure medication, we'd all be happy to make it to age 45. The average lifespan in 19th century london was 27 years old. Our bodies are amazing things, but they're not perfect. Even the healthiest eating, most vigorous exercising person can have a blood pressure that is higher than it should be to avoid dying from heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, or succumbing to blindness. If you have high blood pressure but decide that you don't want to take medication because of side effects or because you want to live more naturally, i fully support that. But realize that naturally, most of us would already be dead. I see patients who down handfuls of vitamins multiple times a day, who refuse to treat their elevated blood pressure. There has never been a single study that shows that any vitamin supplementation regimen reduces risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, yet the studies that show that high blood pressure medications do all that and more would fill the typical town library to capacity. These are old medications. Some have been around for fifty years. They've proven themselves safe and effective. Most all are generic, so you don't have to worry about your doctor being influenced by a seductive drug rep to push pills on you. Untreated high blood pressure is one of the biggest public health problems in this country, and it causes hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. So, yes, a blood pressure of 185/115 can kill. It could kill you in an hour or a decade, but the great thing is, you don't really have to ask that question, because there are effective, safe ways to lower it, and in turn increase your chance of living the lifespan that modern science has given us the chance to attain. ...Read more
What causes low white bloodcells (3.6)and low platelets (135)? Blood clotting, fasting sugar, thyroid, electrolytes, kidney and liver function are normal.
These are: Lowish but not low enough to do anything but repeat the test. The issue is why were they drawn? Higher WBC counts indicate infection, low counts of one element ( red cell, white cell or platelets) can be a variety of things for each from lack of production to excess destruction, to crowding out by other things. Too much to detail here, repeat the test and call your doctor. ...Read more
Creatinine lowering: Yes, patients who need blood transfusion has a low volume in their intravascular (i) space. This causes an elevation of creatinine (c). When the blood is transfused and the i volume increases, the c will fall. It is similar to what happens to the c when a patient is dehydrated and is given fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: When a patient's BP is always elevated at the docs office but normal otherwise we call that white coat hypertension. Studies have shown if that's the only time it does that, no big deal. Many of these folks later move on to full time hypertension so it pays to be watchful. ...Read more
Sticks to the walls: Microangiopathy is what you describe and it is proportional to your blood sugar contol over time. High glucose will stick to proteins on the cell layer of small blood vessels and basement membranes causing a change in permeability with leakage into tissues of larger proteins and disruption of flow causing other vessels to grow and bleed. Proliferative retinopathy and diabetic glomerulopathy result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To whom?: Spitting blood is never good. This requires a full detailed evaluation to determine the source of the bleeding. Could be from the gums, the throat, you may be bringing it up from the GI tract, and hopefully not from your lungs. Please go see a doctor asap and get this worked out. ...Read more
Is heavy metal toxicity found on regular complete blood test? Which blood markers? What does Cardiac marker 72 mean? Is there treatment toxic metal
Uncommon tests: Heavy metal toxicity is not detected on routine screens. You're on dangerous ground here. There are charlatans / sweet-talkers and crooked labs that will diagnose anyone with "heavy metal poisoning", take you for your money and guarantee you'll never feel well again. Their stuff looks real; it's not. Consider poisoning if you have an enemy (arsenic) or industrial exposure & use a real physician. ...Read more
Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?
Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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