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Treatment For High Sed Rate
Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of ...Read more
No.: Better than the two mentioned is a c-reactive protein. (crp). ...Read more
Low baseline FHR: Low fetal baseline heart rates are usually diagnosed when the rate drops below 120 beats per minute consistently and stays there. sometimes it is temporary, and sometimes it represents a fetal oxygenation problem. Ask your OB MD, who knows your care, what it exactly means in your case. ...Read more
Usually: Usually, but does not have to be. ...Read more
Varies: Treatment for sinus bradycardia depends upon the cause, severity, and symptoms. If it is related to a medication effect, the offending medication is often stopped. If not severe and a patient is not symptomatic, treatment may not be needed. In other cases, sinus bradycardia may be difficult to treat with medication and may require a pacemaker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sed rate: Normal -newborn: 0-2 mm/hour -children: 3-13 mm/hour -women •range for ages 18 to 50 years: 1-20 mm/hour •range for age over 50 years: 1-30 mm/hour •normal maximum: (age in years + 10) / 2 -men •range for ages 18 to 50 years: 1-15 mm/hour •range for age over 50 years: 1-20 mm/hour •normal maximum: (age in years) / 2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crp is 1.0 but sed rate is 80 with hgb 10 with ana positive (undiagnosed AID) should prednisone 20 be tapered off,crp lowers on statin only? Thanks
Can't tell: Sketchy picture, not enough information, this is a purely clinical decision based on complete history and physical exam , your treating doctor would be the only one to judge, wish you wellness ...Read more
What could cause high sed rate (37), high WBC, high Eosinophils, high neutrophils, a high ana (54.73), ana Titer 1:40? Chest pain, severe fatigue?
Yes it may be: It depends on the surgery.There is incresed chance of blood loss during and after the surgery it is advisable to lower systolic to less than 140, if it is elective surgery. Emergency surgery can be done with elevated blood pressure as anesthetist can monitor the blood pressure and keep it under control during surgery and post op BP can be monitored by internist or family physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more
Too many options: If you have resistant blood pressure, you may need to make sure you do not have a secondary cause such as a kidney or hormonal problem. Undiagnosed sleep apnea can do also be a cause. Obesity and failure to lose wight with diet and exercise can also prevent medication from working. You may need to be on at least 4 types of drugs to lower your blood pressure. You may need to see a hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It should not: Febrile illnesses by themselves should not elevate CPK and usually will not elevate a sed rate( at least not signifcantly). Certainly certain diseases and illnesses can but usually not with the common viruses etc. ...Read more
How correlates BP and heart rate? Why for me high BP (145-95) and low hr (58-62)? What means that?When is high BP accomploshed with low hr?
BP and HR: Generally, the two are independent. People in shock will have a rapid hr to compensate for their abnormally low bp. Your hrs are normal. Your BP is borderline high. You do not list any medicines that are slowing your hr. The treatment for an abnormally slow hr with symptoms (like passing out) is a pacemaker - you don't describe anything that sounds like you need that. ...Read more
Inflammation: Elevated sed rate usually indicates inflammation that may be due to infection or other causes, such as autoimmunity. Elevated sed rate and positive autoantibody (ana, i presume) warrant further investigation to diagnose or exclude an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, sle or the like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do these blood tests indicate?
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and c-reactive protein ESR is 21 and the c-reactive is 0.6
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