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What does high potassium levels in the blood indicate?

What does high potassium levels in the blood indicate?

High potassium: Many conditions can cause high potassium levels in the blood. Among these are: disorders of the adrenal glands, hemolysis of red blood cells, breakdown of muscles following trauma. Other causes are chronic kidney disease, diabetic ketoacidosis, or acidosis of any type, use of ace-inhibitors, or angiotensin blockers and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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What does a high protein level in my blood count mean?

What does a high protein level in my blood count mean?

Unclear question: 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, Blood count and protein are different tests. It would have been helpful to have the actual values of the test results. ...Read more

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What does low protein in your blood mean?

What does low protein in your blood mean?

Find cause: This may be as simple as a protein-poor diet (some of the fad / "green" diets can do this), or reflect low Albumin from liver disease, kidney protein wasting (nephrotic syndrome), myeloma, inflammatory bowel syndrome, or any of a host of illnesses. And some folks just genetically make little albumin. Good luck; a lab value means nothing out of context. ...Read more

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What can happen when the blood test show low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and high anion gap?

What can happen when the blood test show low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and high anion gap?

Seek the cause: This can be due to any thing from exercising hard and not being fully recovered, to being in shock, to having some unmeasured anion (aspirin, drank antifreeze, diabetic ketoacidosis), to a variety of other things. Your physician is hopefully competent and can find the cause -- it's one of the most basic workups in medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does low ionized calcium level in the blood mean having kidney disease? Please explain.

Does low ionized calcium level in the blood mean having  kidney disease? Please explain.

Not necessarily: There are other more common causes, like Vitamin D deficiency. Typically if someone has checked your calcium they have also checked your kidney function (specifically creatinine), so if you are worried about your kidneys you could ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What does low iron mean in a blood test?

Probably anemia: When hemoglobin and hematocrit are also low, thisis called anemia, and is treated easily by takinf ferrous sulphate 5 gr. Daily for few months. ...Read more

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What does high Baso in blood mean?

What does high Baso in blood mean?

Basophils: Are a certain type of white blood cell. They contain histamine and can become elevated in inflammatory and allergic conditions. ...Read more

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What does low levels of lactic acid in blood means?

What does low levels of lactic acid in blood means?

No worries.: Lactic acid level is rarely checked, the doc that ordered it should be discussing your results with you, Lactic Acid is checked to evaluate oxygen use by your body's tissues/the cause of p.H. Changes in the blood. Low levels of Lactic Acid are generally a good thing. ...Read more

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What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

Nothing: I take it that your blood ammonia level was measured and your level fell below the "reference range". A high ammonia, especially if very high, tends to mean trouble. However, a low level just means you are even lower than most healthy folks. "treat the patient, not the numbers." best wishes. ...Read more

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What does low mpv mean in a blood test?

What is the actual: Value? Low mean platelet volume may be normal. ...Read more

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What does a high potassium in my blood work indicate?

What does a high potassium in my blood work indicate?

Depends: It may have been artefactully high if you repeated clenched your fist during blood draw, or if the blood got hemolyzed. Other causes are kidney disease, metabolic disorders and some drugs. ...Read more

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What do high ALT levels in blood test indicate?

Liver or muscle: Alt is a liver enzyme that is also present in muscle tissue. High levels could mean some inflammation of either of those areas but you need other, more specific tests to analyze the alt level correctly. ...Read more

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What does having high phosurus serum in the blood mean?

What does having high phosurus serum in the blood mean?

Depending on level: Phosphorus is actually a very important mineral needed to make energy your body can use, but too high/low can cause trouble. Slightly high level may just be lab error. High dietary intake rarely cause high level if you don't have illness such as kidney disease. Renal failure is a common cause of high phosphorus, often needing regular use of phosphate binder medicine. Check with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does low potassium and low glucose cause?

What does low potassium and low glucose cause?

Depends on level: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm disturbance. Low glucose can cause a variety of symptoms including shakiness, sweating, palpitation, and most concerning brain dysfunction, e.g. Confusion and even seizure. Above are not complete lists. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels. ...Read more

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What does high vitamin B6 levels in the blood mean?

What does high vitamin B6 levels in the blood mean?

Overdose intake: Vit b6 or pyridoxine is recommended for arthritis not to exceed 100 mg. Daily. Overdose could form stone in kidneys. ...Read more

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What could low sodium in the blood indicate specifically?

What  could  low sodium in the blood indicate specifically?

How low?: Slightly lower level may normal for a given person. Excessive sweating and drinking water, without electrolytes may result in lower levels. Excessive loss through vomiting, diarrhea, diuretic uses are other causes. There are endocrine disorders that can cause low sodium. If you have any symptoms like weakness, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in urine negativ; trace. low blood count in bloodwork. what does it mean.

Blood in urine negativ; trace. low blood count in bloodwork. what does it mean.

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. Having said that, from what you described, you are anemic. The commonest cause of anemia in women is menstrual blood loss. You may take oral iron supplements while to seek an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does high protein in blood indicate?

What does high protein in blood indicate?

How high and which : Protein? Protein may be elevated if the person is dehydrated. If that is not the case, high protein is usually due to tumors of immunoglobulin producing cells, e.g., multiple myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. These are cancers of the bone marrow or lymph-nodes. Sometimes non-mailgnant, polyclonal increase in immunoglobulins may be high enough to raise the total protein to abnormal level. ...Read more

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