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Types Of Enzymes And Their Functions
Quite a lot: Enzymes are under a wide variety of controls. Plain chemistry: they speed reactions. If the stuff to do the reaction (substrate) arent' there, it don't go. Rate changes with temperature, concentration of reactants, etc. Regulation. Negative feedback . generally the end result inhibits enzyme further activity. Not always. Regulators small compounds ..cyclic GMP, cyclic AMP often are regulators. ...Read more
Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more
Can you explain to me how the lac operon functions, and explain how it permits e.Coli to produce the enzymes needed to?
Not here: I appreciate your interest but we can't do biology tutoring in 400 characters. The working-out of the biology of the lac operon was one of the great scientific achievements of the 20th century. Watson's "Molecular Biology of the Gene" tells the story and the basics. Best wishes. ...Read more
Enteric Coating: Allow the tablet to transverse the stomach and dissolve the GI tract ...Read more
Can you tell me for instance, what enzyme is inhibited by aspirin and what function does this enzyme carry out?
Can you tell me about it's like to use fibrenzea enzymes or any other type of systematic enzymes for blocked fallopian tubes?
Any thoughts on TUDCA? (Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid) Read that some docs recommend to improve liver enzyme function tests?
Which doctors?: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) is an ambiphilic bile acid that is the taurine conjugate form of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)--a prescription for some liver-related diseases. If you have abnormal liver function tests (LFT's), your best actions now are to find the cause & treat it rather than self-medicate, as well as (if warranted) management of obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, & alcohol intake. ...Read more
Hida scan shows 17% function @ 20 min. No pain during exam 4.3 m of technetium 99m of choletec. 1.5mcg of cck. Bilirubin is 1.5 enzymes good.
We know 5ar type II enzyme is found in spinal cord. Can its suppression with propecia (finasteride) in the long term cause permanent cognitive & speech problems?
Probably not: I don't think anyone knows the answer to this question at this time. Although, Finasteride has been used as a treatment for prostate problems for many years and i don't think there is any report of people having cognitive or speech problems from using it. So it's unlikely that Propecia (finasteride) will cause any cognitive or speech problems if used long term. ...Read more
What does it meen if my dr tells me that my blood tests show an elevation in enzymes she said something about my heart? Is it serious and what type of specialist will i have to see? She said she wil phone a specialist tomorrow but just wnt 2 b ready.
Need more info:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped had you provided the actual results.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Could a grade three liver laceration still effect liver enzyme levels and liver function nearly ten years later?
Is there a blood test that can detect enzyme deficiencies? If so what is the name of the test? What type of doctor can test you for enzyme deficiency?
Depends: It depends on what symptoms one has. If the symptoms are gastrointestinal,then a gastroenterologist would order the appropriate tests. For hormonal problems, an endocrinologist is best. For blood problems, a hematologist is best,etc. The specialist looks for the enzyme deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having HIV "controlled" and hepatitis unchecked for a decade also twenty-five years of heavy drinking. Now my liver functions are low with high enzyme?
High cost of hi life: Youth can be a wild and careless time. Many of us discover the price is higher than we knew or would have believed anyway. It is sad but hopefully you can still eek out some good decades by really taking good care of yourself. I hope it was at least an enjoyable time so you can feel you got some value for what you paid. Follow treatment recommendations and write a great memoir. Teach by example! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ast. Level was 38 and ALT 35. Does that indicate liver enzyme function as normal? Following up on question about bilirubin at level of 1.4. Thanks
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Is low functioning gallbladder with elevated liver enzymes of AST 77 ALT 142 contributed by a underlying disease? If so what diseases?
Liver disease: Isolated "low functioning gallbladder" without gallstones would not commonly cause elevation of ast/alt. This could indicated fatty liver condition, hepatitis exposure, medication causing liver inflammation, etc. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for full liver evaluation. However, if you do have gallstones then that could be a cause of the blood test results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1.44 billirubin which is apparently slightly high. Enzymes and rest of liver functions all normal. AFP norma. CBC normal. What to think?
Need to examine: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if bilirubin is only abnormal result, you may watch and wait. If you have no symptoms. Do not use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and related meds, no alcohol and you may repeat it in a year or so. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??
2 thoughts:: A common cause of asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes is fatty liver(Non alcoholic fatty liver disease: NAFLD). This is very common in obesity and is considered to be part of the metabolic syndrome. Ultrasound will be "normal" (i.e. falsely negative) in 17% of patients with NAFLD. A less common cause=choledocholithiasis(stones in common bile duct). Often missed on ultrasound. Can be asymptom ...Read more
I am a type 1.5 diabetic. What other hormones/enzymes could my pancreas be deficient? My liver is constantly over producing glucagon.
My B12 levels were high in my bloodwork, kidney function looked good, liver enzymes looked good, no anemia, what could cause this? Thanks
High is fine: Low is not NOT TO WORRY Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
How likely that minocycline 100 mg BID (1- 2015) & clindamycin cause elevated liver enzymes in hepatic function panel (7)&comp metabolic panel,past IV?
I had blood work done on day three of having the flu. Liver enzyme function and c reactive protein came back elevated. Could this be the cause?
Can digestive disorders cause elevated alt/ast enzymes, liver is clean according to scan but elevated liver function dizziness & nausea persist 4months?
Blood tests are: Just that, tests. Scan is an image, a picture. You didn't say how elevated your liver enzyme tests are, but if they are really high and stay there or get worse, it means that your liver cells are not working well, even though your liver's image is good. Ask your doctor who ordered the tests why you still have nausea after 4 months. Could be hepatitis. ...Read more
Digestive enzymes for Ibs constipation? witch type? Contraindication with any of the following? Xanax, Seroquel, Escitalopram, Lamotrigine?
“Plant” source a mix: IBS has many reasons , including but not only , pancreatic problems, brush border dysfunction, inflammation food allergies , aging ,Low stomach acid,stress,; Paleo-style diet helps; side effects Diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramps, or nausea, allergic reaction, severe abdominal discomfort, painful urination, joint pain, May interact with acarbose, miglitol. IN Pregnancy use in caution; ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They say my gallbladder is overworking itself and functions at 91% i have had elivated liver enzymes after my pregnancy i had choleystasesdoineeditout?
Not enough info.: Although all of these items shed some light on your gallbladder, there is not enough information here to be able to say definitively whether you should have your gallbladder out. If you are having gallbladder symptoms, I would go to your doctor or to a G.I. doc for an opinion, or to HealthTap Prime, if you have all your labs and x-ray results available. Good luck. ...Read more
Iv sedation didn't work on me and my oral surgery was stopped. All of my blood work (including liver function/enzymes) was normal. What happened?
4 weeks had severe abdo cramps, nausea and fatigue. Both types of liver enzymes are mildly elevated but are going down since last test what do I have?
Hepatitis maybe: Any of the viruses, or an allergy to a medication. Your physician knows how and whether to continue the workup. Maybe something else. ...Read more
Shadow showing on ultrasound of pancreas, all p.enyzme levels normal. liver function normal. blood results normal only high cholesterol. cyst?
Well: You must have had a doctor who ordered the scan. Call him and have him go over the results to be sure you understand the results. Have the doctor explain to you ...Read more
Can someone explain telemetry monitoring? What is a telemetry floor? My mother was a cardiac patient with a pacemaker and type 2 diabetic with an abnormal EKG and elevated cardiac enzymes. She was found unresponsive and cold and had suffered a m.I.. She a
Her : Her abnormal ekg and elevated enzymes indicate that she probably came into the hospital with an mi. Anoxic encephalopathy can occur as quickly as 2 - 4 minutes, or potentially even less depending on her condition prior to the arrest. A telemetry floor is where patients are placed so that their heart rhythm can be monitored continuously, either by the nurses on the floor or a specially trained technician. A telemetry box, attached to ekg leads on the patient, transmits the rhythm strip wirelessly to a central monitoring station. Training in interpretation of ekg's is usual for nurses on such a floor. On a telemetry floor response to an arrest will be much quicker than in a situation where the heart rhythm is not monitored. Arrests can still happen, though, since the heart rhythm may continue for a while after a patient stops breathing or even, insome instances after the heart stops pumping blood. ...Read more
An enzyme is...: An enzyme is something that helps change one thing into a different thing. Enzymes are inside all living things. For example, an enzyme changes starch into sugar. Some people have one missing or a few missing, deficient, or abnormal enzymes. There are many many many different enzymes in our bodies. Some medications and some supplements are enzymes. ...Read more
Questionable: I did some research and couldn't find any scientific studies on this product. From the sales pages it appears to be stating it's a combination of fruit/veges/enzymes for digestion. It's not regulated by the FDA so I would advise caution as no one is making sure the company is delivering on their promises. Best to stick with the natural fruits and veges available at the store. ...Read more
Need more info: There are many different enzymes so not able to answer definitively. Two of the most common to be told are high would be liver or cardiac. Since cardiac are usually tested as inpatient you may mean liver. The most common reason would be fatty liver which can be from obesity, elevated lipids or sugars, alcohol or genetics. Hepatitis, infectious and autoimmune, and cancer can also be the cause. ...Read more
A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more
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