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What Are The Potential Consequences Of High Bilirubin Levels In The Blood
Depends: This depends on the cause, level, & type of elevated bilirubin (conjugated vs unconjugated). There are many causes of high bilirubin levels, some of which are relatively benign, and some that may be serious. In some cases, high bilirubin may cause yellowing of the skin/eyes or increased risk for gallstones. In newborns, a significantly high bilirubin is dangerous due to the risk of brain damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more
Depends : It really depends on how high the hemoglobin levels are. However, high hemoglobin levels can make your blood thick and increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, or other events that may impair organ function. Mild elevation of hemoglobin can be due to dehydration, poor fluid intake, some medications. Definitely ask your physician because it really depends on the situation. ...Read more
Thick blood: A high hemoglobin can be the result of a condition of bone marrow overactivity called polycythemia vera. It can also be caused by low oxygen levels in the blood, caused by smoking or some heart defects. Dehydration can also be a cause. High hemoglobin causes the blood to be thick and sludgey, resulting in poor circulation to various organs. ...Read more
CarbohydratesObesity: are primary drivers of unhealthy lipoprotein patterns, the correct issue, not cholesterol. Study my answers to: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/862161, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/706713, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1126862 http://goo.gl/ZZ41rv, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ http://goo.gl/LG8tKl & many others on HealthTap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Hi. The principle effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency is present. Hyperglycemia does not beget ketoacodosis - a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency does. If high enough or comorbid illnesses are present, hospitalization may be necessary; usually not, however. ...Read more
Growth: IGF-1 is one of the main "growth hormones" and is stimulated by pituitary growth hormone. During adolescence, the levels of IGF-1 are higher than at other times. A very high IGF-1 can occur due to acromegaly, which is a pituitary tumor making excess GH, but this is very rare. A pediatric endocrinologist is the expert on this. ...Read more
High vs low: Long term high BP will lead to heart disease, increases risk of kidney disease, stroke/heart attacks, atherslerosis etc...Lower than average BP may not cause any problem at all as long as you are not having symptoms such as dizziness/passing out, short-of-breath etc...For an adult, BP of less than 90 is likely to cause some symptoms above. If u r concerned, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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