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What Can I Eat Before Fasting For A Blood Test
What's the minimum fasting period for glycemic blood test? I have hunger pains and I can't avoid to eat too long, maybe I can reach 7 hrs, enough? Thx
Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Pork has the highest amount of potassium followed by beef and chicken. If you have high potassium level, you have to limit meat intake. ...Read more
I'm taking a blood test for my thyroid is five hours, can I eat or drink anything or will it affect my blood test?
My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can I eat beside banana for my pottasium level?
Stop worrying: If your physician is not concerned about your potassium level, and you are not on any diuretic and are not having diarrhea, I would ignore this just-slightly-lowish serum potassium. "normal ranges" are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy people fall just outside. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, I always tell people, "look at the person, not the numbers". ...Read more
My doctor did a blood test, and told me that my cholesterol is high, and gave me 10 ml of lipitor, (atorvastatin)what foods can I eat to lower it down.
May not be problem!:
First, whether you even need to lower your cholesterol depends on the subtypes. If you have high HDL and your LDL is below 130 you may not need to lower it at all. Statins like Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be hazardous and have no proven benefit for women!
Many foods can lower cholesterol- reducing sugars and starches while adding avocado, beans, garlic, almonds, walnuts, oats and wild salmon help. See comment: ...Read more
I took my hypothyroidism medication while fasting for a blood test, would that make my levels good resulting in being taken off?
No: In fact, it may even raise your blood cholesterol level. Why you would want to skip an important medication to scam on a test results is beyond me however. ...Read more
No. For most blood: Tests fasting=not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ml (Avodart Trial; most thorough done to date) prostate size, by ultrasound, has doubled young healthy values. If PSA <1.0, prostate cancer extremely rare. If elevated, consider https://www. Accureference. Com "Prostate Health Index" test for better guidance. ...Read more
In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. Prolonged fasting is starvation and it affects the body metabolism. ...Read more
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