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Doctor insights on: What Does Insulin Free Bioactive Mean

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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My prolactin is in its 2000's & bioactive. Prl is 422 (<350). Should I be concerned with the bioactive prl or is it just a off set of a high prolactin?

My prolactin is in its 2000's & bioactive. Prl is 422 (<350). Should I be concerned with the bioactive prl or is it just a off set of a high prolactin?

Get evaluated: Your bioactive prolactin should not be high. I would see a physician to get this evaluated or at least followed. If your menstrual period is irregular or recently stopped, it's a sign that this is a real problem. ...Read more

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My bioactive prolactain is 422h. (<350) macroplantain detected and prolactain is 2356 (<500) what does active prl state?

My bioactive prolactain is 422h. (<350) macroplantain detected and prolactain is 2356 (<500) what does active prl state?

Active = has effect: When a patient gets symptoms that could be due to high prolactin, his/her endocrinologist, neurologist, or reproductive endrocrinologist measures the patient's prolactin level. That prolactin level includes monomeric (single) pieces of prolactin, and macroprolactin (large complexes of multiple pieces of prolactin). It is mainly monomeric prolactin that is bioactive (causes effects in the body). ...Read more

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If I take bioactive liver rejuvenate will I have to continue for ever?

If I take bioactive liver rejuvenate will I have to continue for ever?

You can stop it now: As a liver specialist, I can tell you that the ingredients in this product are not useful in trying to regenerate the liver, and there is no evidence that is reliable that supports it. It is basically a waste of your money. If you want to support your liver, eat a healthy diet, don't drink too much alcohol or take too much Tylenol, maintain a healthy weight, and don't do drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much 15+ bioactive manuka honey is safe daily? How often should I have my vitamin d3 tested after it being low before?

How much 15+ bioactive manuka honey is safe daily? How often should I have my vitamin d3 tested after it being low before?

It depends...: Manuka honey is a natural antimicrobial and can also kill friendly flora, so I wouldn't take it routinely but to treat infections, at which time up to 1 tsp 3x/day is safe- see http://tinyurl.com/gsdpjlt
Optimal levels of D are 50-80; most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to get there. After taking about 3 months can recheck, then adjust if needed.Once you're at a good level maintain dose,check yearly. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have abnormal insulin sensitivity?

What does it mean if I have abnormal insulin sensitivity?

Insulin: Please follow the advice of your doctor.
You should also go online and read the many articles (not those specifically prepared for doctors) that will help you to understand and get control of your insulin needs.
If you have any questions after that feel free to let me know and I will try and help you. ...Read more

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Can there be anywhere i can get free insulin and diabetic supplies?

Can there be anywhere i can get free insulin and diabetic supplies?

Possibly: Check w/health department, social service, free clinics, hospitals and med school or residency programs in your area. Sometimes the manufacturers will donate free supplies or even arrange to send you rx directly to you or to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is being insulin resistant an easy thing to diagnose? Been checked for diabetes, sugar levels ok.Does that necessarily mean i'm not insulin resistant?

Is being insulin resistant an easy thing to diagnose? Been checked for diabetes, sugar levels ok.Does that necessarily mean i'm not insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance is the underlying pathology of most type 2 diabetics and is a common consequence of obesity. It can be diagnosed by a glucose tolerance test. Other characteristics of diabetes can be measured, such as hemoglobin a1c and fasting glucose, triglyceride, body mass index, waist circumference. Insulin resistance is also seen in polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance mean i will inevitably develop diabetes in 5-15 years?

Depends, Yes..Unless: Type dm develops over several decades, so concern is highly appropriate; keep hba1c ~5.0%, the NMR particle test can predict dm ~20 yrs in advance & keeping these fat carrying proteins in excellent ranges is critically important. Biggest driver of dm is eating sugar(s), i.e. Carbs, so go very low carb. Study: taubes, attia, dietdoctor, lchf, paleo, science for smart people. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does it mean by basic secretion of insulin and by the postprandial peak on the secretion of insulin?

I was wondering what does it mean by basic secretion of insulin and by the postprandial peak on the secretion of insulin?

Insulin: Hi. The body needs some Insulin even when you're not eating in order to prevent breakdown of muscle and too much release of fat from fat cells and glucose from the liver; this is called "basal" Insulin (not "basic"). When you eat, you need a burst of Insulin to manage the caloric burst of the meal and to clear glucose (and indirectly, fats) from the blood (prandial insulin) and store them. ...Read more

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My insulin levels came back at 72. I was told this was 3 times the highest of normal reference range. What does this mean and is it serious?

My insulin levels came back at 72. I was told this was 3 times the highest of normal reference range. What does this mean and is it serious?

Insulin resistance s: Yes, serious, need to lose weight.
If you are not diabetic, you're about to become one as your pancreas cannot keep up with the demands with your diet. Lose the carbs and give your pancreas a break. ...Read more

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What does very low insulin levels mean?

Usually nothing: As Insulin levels are generally low, except immediately upon eating. Besides, the lab tests for Insulin levels aren't very accurate or reproducible. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an insulin overdose?

Too much insulin: This is when too much Insulin was used which can lead to low blood sugar. The treatment is to give back glucose to prevent low blood sugar. Depending on which Insulin was used, it might take a little or a lot of keep your blood sugar from dropping. You might need oral glucose and in severe cases, you might need IV glucose. Call your doctor who knows you best for the best course of action. ...Read more

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If you are insulin resistant does that mean you are type 2 diabetic?

No: All of people with diabetes type 2, have insulin resistance , but to have Clinical diagnosis of diabetes needs fasting blood sugar of 126 or above .a lot if people may have insulin resistance now but it will take them a while to develope the clinical diagnosis of diabetes. It is safe to say that the majority of over weight people have insulin resistance but not all have diabetes type 2. ...Read more

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Is there any possibilities for someone who has diabetea type 1 or 2 will free from insulin...?

Is there any possibilities for someone who has diabetea type 1 or 2 will free from insulin...?

Possible: By definition type 1 diabetics require insulin, so unless you get a pancreatic transplant, you will need Insulin (some new diabetics have a 'honeymoon' where they can make changes in diet/exercise and not require extra insulin; type 2 diabetes, especially when associated with obesity, is frequently managed without insulin. ...Read more

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What does insulin resistance mean?

What does insulin resistance mean?

Decreased response: An easy way to think about "insulin resistance" is re-wording it as "decreased responsiveness". Insulin is generally needed to transport glucose (sugar) into cells, such as muscle or fat cells. In diabetes, one of the problems is potentially that these cells have a decreased responsiveness to Insulin and its actions on glucose. ...Read more