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What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

What are the physiological effects of high/low blood glucose levels?

Multiple: Brain uses glucose as its sole source of energy and low blood glucose levels can cause changes in mental status, anxiousness, sweating, dizziness, fainting coma and death. Elevated glucose levels impair immune function, cause microvascular damage, leading to blindness, kidney, heart disease and stroke. Very high glucose levels may also cause coma. ...Read more

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What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a Serum level of Copper of 61 µg/dL and an RBC level of 49 µg/dL of Copper low enough to interfere with Iron absorption and metabolism?

Is a Serum level of Copper of 61 µg/dL and an RBC level of 49 µg/dL of Copper low enough to interfere with Iron absorption and metabolism?

Follow up needed: In order to accurately interpret these labs results, one has to be sure of the normal ranges used by the lab. These results also need to be correlated with your overall health status Going by the info above, it appears like you've been seen by someone who ordered these labs, I will strongly recommend following up with him/her for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Are salt levels and potassium levels in the blood related?

Are salt levels and potassium levels in the blood related?

Yes, and no.: Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, and potassium in particular an important element in red blood cells (nb: sea water is very similar in composition to our blood). Abnormalities of potassium (hypo or hyperkalemia) or sodium (hypo/hypernatremia) are very distinct entities. ...Read more

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High levels of copper and high levels of CPK enzyme?

High levels of copper and high levels of CPK enzyme?

See MD immediately: Copper levels in the body are very tightly controlled. Excess levels can occur when elimination is reduced, such as Wilson's disease, or when there is excessive intact (deliberate or by accident). This can lead to neurologic, blood cell, liver, kidney and muscle damage. Elevation of CPK is often a sign of muscle damage. You must see a MD immediately to determine cause and possible treatment. ...Read more

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How are calcium blood levels affected by increased amounts of parathyroid hormone?

How are calcium blood levels affected by increased amounts of parathyroid hormone?

Hyperparathyroidism: The parathyroids make a hormone, PTH, which mobilizes calcium from your bones and keeps blood calcium normal. Overactive parathyroids make too much PTH, raising blood Ca, and leeching Ca out of your bones (Osteoporosis) and too much gets into kidney (kidney stones). Kidney disease can cause this, but often it is from an abnormal parathyroid gland that must be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar (45-55) affect cardiac arrhythmia? What about large fluctuations in blood sugar?

Can low blood sugar (45-55) affect cardiac arrhythmia? What about large fluctuations in blood sugar?

Those low glucose: levels a re approaching dangerous levels. Please seek the advice of a doctor asap. Are you diabetic? On any meds? ...Read more

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Is high blood sugar levels 305 related to a co2 level of 60?

Glucose and CO2: Was the co2 level of 60 you wrote about seen on a blood gas result? That shows the person is retaining co2 has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). A glucose of 305 indicates the patient is a diabetic, either newly diagnosed or poorly controlled. Disturbances in glucose metabolism are more common in COPD patients than in COPD free individuals. Ask the patient's physician for more info. ...Read more

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Do iron blood work measure the amount of iron inside the red blood cell? since every RBC can carry specific amount of iron how can overdose occur ?

Do iron blood work measure the amount of iron inside the red blood cell? since every RBC can carry specific amount of iron how can  overdose occur ?

Basic biology: Serum iron measures how much is NOT in the red blood cells. This gives some estimate for what's available to make new red cells and otherwise carry on the body's business. You can become gravely ill if much more iron is stored than the red cells are carrying around. If you actually have hemochromatosis, please keep educating yourself -- untreated, it will kill you; treating it is easy. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?

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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Wiki says B12 injections can cause transient drop in k levels through rapid intake of k into RBC production. Hypokalemia. T or f?

Wiki says B12 injections can cause transient drop in k levels through rapid intake of k into RBC production. Hypokalemia. T or f?

"Anecdotal": And transient. And only reported when people are severely deficient. A B12 injection in someone gravely sick from pernicious anemia causes a massive rebound in the marrow, with as much as a pound of new vital blood-forming in a few days. Why extra k is required at the time. This has been misrepresented by "pop" amateur doctors. I'm glad you're skeptical about internet distortions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What conditions would prevent RBCs from absorbing zinc in the presence of abundant serum zinc levels? Heavy metals?

What conditions would prevent RBCs from absorbing zinc in the presence of abundant serum zinc levels? Heavy metals?

Why do you ask?: Is there a misunderstanding? Zinc protoporphyrin is a marker for iron deficiency or lead poisoning. It is not a marker for poor absorption. There are crooked labs that will diagnose heavy metal poisoning in anyone. Please be careful. ...Read more

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What disease dose this lead too?! Elevated white blood cells count Elevated serum lactate Blood couture positive No antibiotics present in system

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

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Causes of high gpt in blood test and tetany? Bilirubin is also slightly increased

Liver is in trouble: This sounds like too much alcohol. But, it could be infection or reaction to other medication or fatty deposits if the patient is obese. But, first would be a frank discussion about alcohol. ...Read more

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How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney and causes renal failure?

How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney  and causes renal failure?

Carbon Dioxide : Good question. Your kidneys have many functions. One is to maintain ph balance. When your body accumulates too much carbon dioxide(co2) your kidneys work to eliminate it. Co2 makes your body more acidic. The acidity not only makes your kidneys work harder, but it also makes all body functions less efficient. Over time this can cause kidney failure. This is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read more

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