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Vanillylmandelic Acid Vma
Unclear question: If by vma you mean vanillyl mandellic acid, the levels of this substance are dependent not only metabolic disorders, but also diet. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
C prior answers: The random urine creatinine can give an approximation of urine function. Vma ... Perhaps you are referring here to chemical in the urine when, if high, may indicate an tumor known as pheochromocytoma, which is benign, but produces a substance which can cause huge increases in blood pressure, that can have serious consequences. ...Read more
Would cancer be eliminated after having vma , hva urine and u24 hva, u24ma, all 5-hiaa tests and creatinine also total volume and col length?
No: There is no blood or urine test that can eliminate the possibility of cancer. From the tests you describe, it appears that you are being evaluated to see if you have a tumor making Adrenalin or serotonin. Most of these tumors are benign, but many are not. You can't tell the difference by lab tests. If a tumor is found you will likely need to have it removed. ...Read more
They're mostly gone: These are synthetic fatty acids popularized long ago in shortenings. Retrospective studies link them inconsistently to coronary artery disease, but folks who've eaten a lot of crisco probably have other bad heart-health habits as well. Despite much "theory", animal work supporting the dangers is in my opinion very weak. Politicians have removed them from most foods. I don't miss them at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple of ideas: Yogurt contains lactobacilli which, by many, are considered probiotics...substances which confer a beneficial effect in a person's body. These favorable bacteria can reduce inflammation and promote recovery from viral infection, travel and antibiotic use. Additionally, yogurt (and other dairy products such as milk and cheese) can buffer stomach acid, raising pH, and improving probiotic survival. ...Read more
I was opening a remote to change the batteries and battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?
Battery acid: Battery acid is often super-concentrated and can have a pH of 2.0 or lower, so it's critical to use a copious amount of water to flush the affected burn region and dilute the chemical reactivity of the acid. Use plenty of water. If you spritz just a small amount of water on the burn, that can actually make the situation worse by spreading the acid around without reducing its potency. Doc if needed. ...Read more
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