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What does high sgpt means?

What does high sgpt means?

Depends: Sgpt is present in liver cells and the usual cause of high level is alcohol intake. Hepatitis, drug reaction and heart failure are other causes. ...Read more

Triglyceride (Definition)

are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more


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What does elevated sgpt indicate?

What does elevated sgpt indicate?

Liver cell injury: Sgpt is an enzyme present in liver cells and is released whenever the cells are damaged. The most common cause is alcohol. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely for three months and check again. ...Read more

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What does high cholesterol mean?

What does high cholesterol mean?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is one of the fatty components found in the blood. When there is an excess amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, it correlates with the formation of atherosclerotic changes in the blood vessels. This predisposes the person to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Other problems also can be seen. As such we try and keep cholesterol low in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What does elevated aldolase mean?

What does elevated aldolase mean?

Marker of tissue: Injury. Aldolase is a non-specific marker of tissue injury. Why did you have the test done? What were other lab tests and what were the results. If a mild elevation in aldolase is the only finding, it may not be worth pursuing. ...Read more

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Elevated hgb what does it mean?

Elevated hgb what does it mean?

Several causes: There are several causes including primary ones such as polycythemia and secondary ones such as heart or lung disease. See a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does elevated RDW indicate?

What does elevated RDW indicate?

Non-specific: Variation in red cell size can be due to many reasons, e.g., iron deficiency, hemolytic anemia, folate (folic acid) and/or B12 deficiency. 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

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What does elevated thyroperoxidase indicate?

What does elevated thyroperoxidase indicate?

Autoimmune thyroid : Elevated levels of thyroid peroxidase antibodies (anti-tpo abs) and elevated levels of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies are seen in autoimmune thyroid disease. These may be the earliest findings of the immune system starting to attack the thyroid gland. Eventually the thyroid gland becomes injured (changes visible on ultrasound) and may progress to hypothyroidism. This describes hashimoto'thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

Good: Hdl is the good cholesterol and having a high level of it will stand against the effects of the bad cholesterol called ldl, so having a high HDL can help in eleminating risk factors for having a stroke or a heart attack in the near future. ...Read more

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What does high dheas mean?

What does high dheas mean?

Male hormone: DHEAS is a weak androgen (male hormone) produced by your adrenal gland. Excess levels can cause abnormal hair growth and problems with ovulation. You need to discuss this with your MD. ...Read more

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What does low AST mean?

What does low AST mean?

Low liver enzyme: Ast is one of the liver function tests, and a low level is non-specific and not as problematic as a high level. Have your dr. Follow up with you as they see fit depending on your total "health picture.". ...Read more

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What does high mircoalbumin mean?

What does high mircoalbumin mean?

Need more info: I'm assuming you had a urine test. A high spot microalbumin in the urine is not meaningful without a spot urine creatinine. The ratio of microalbumin to creatinine can indicate whether or not one has issues with spilling some protein in the urine, an indicator of kidney damage. This can be caused by things such as longstanding hypertension, diabetes, and ischemic kidney changes. ...Read more

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What does borderline cholesterol mean?

What does borderline cholesterol mean?

Borderline chol...: People generally use that term when one or more of your cholesterol parameters are normal but aaaaaalllmost abnormal. Still not good - we like there to be a sizable buffer in our numbers away from abnormal. I would institute lifestyle changes as if you have high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Anions high what does it mean ?

Anions high what does it mean ?

Anion Gap?: "The anion gap is the difference between primary measured cations (sodium Na+ and potassium K+) and the primary measured anions (chloride Cl- and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) HCO3-) in serum. This test is most commonly performed in patients who present with altered mental status, unknown exposures, acute renal failure, and acute illnesses." (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087291-overview) ...Read more

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What does ESR levels mean ?

What does ESR levels mean ?

How much inflammatio: Esr stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is commonly called a 'sed rate.' it is a test that indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body. Blood test is needed. ...Read more

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What does an elevated bun/creatinine ratio mean?

What does an elevated bun/creatinine ratio mean?

Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine= measurement of renal function. Normal bun/cr ratio about 10. The higher that ratio, the more likely it is not intrinsic kidney disease per se, but reduction in blood flow or volume to kidney, like when on strong diuretic-prerenal-reversible. ...Read more

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What does an elevated creatinine mean?

What does an elevated creatinine mean?

?kidney disease: Acute elevation can be due to acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis( muscle breakdown), some drugs like trimethoprim may interfere with creatinine excretion and may elevate. Chronic elevation can be due to chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

What does it mean elevated MCV with low MCHC?

All results: 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, it would have been helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more

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What does high eosinophils mean?

What does high eosinophils mean?

Possibly allergy: Eosinophils are one type of white blood cell. These cells are created in the bone marrow and released into the blood. These cells can be increased in several settings, such as allergies (to drugs and other things), in response to some infections (especially parasites), and in some inflammatory and neoplastic (potentially malignant) blood disorders. See a doc who knows your clinical setting... ...Read more