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What Effect Does Irondeficiency Have On Esr
No effect by Fe def: The ESR may be useful in differentiating iron deficiency from anemia of chronic disease in patients with a background chronic inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, the ESR is neither sensitive nor specific when used in isolation. An elevated ESR can occur in so many conditions. That's why history taking, physical exam, and collection of other lab data are important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No one knows: As best as i can tell, there has not been a single research study published on graviola. Many people have tried this for cancer and other conditions, but without any scientists studying the safety and effects of graviola in humans there is absolutely no way to know if graviola has any effect on platelets. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/graviola.Html. ...Read more
Estrogen/fibrinogen: It depends on the route of administration. Typically, estrogen raises fibrinogen levels in the body (this is one of the many reasons why women taking birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy are more susceptible to blood clots). There are a few reports however that transdermal estrogen lowers fibrinogen levels. ...Read more
Methanol: Will make you very acidotic and go blind. ...Read more
Why: Why do you need to know. You only need hormones if your doctor says you do, and they can answer all your questions. Testosterone is generally not recommended in females as it is very difficult to dose properly and can have dangerous potential side effects. There is controversy about estrogen. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
Poor nomenclature. : "high kidney function", this could mean high BUN and creatnine seen on lab testing which suggests decreased kidney function and underlying kidney disease. While most kidney doctors have come to think in terms of estimated kidney function based on routine blood testing and then subsequently applying a calculation based on the blood tests to determine function, in this case that would be a good sign. ...Read more
This is a purine: Resveratrol is a the antioxidant benefit that is found in red wine which is good for your heart. Unfortunately alcohol in any shape or form is broken down into purines that can cause in increase in purines and thereby increasing your uric acid leading to gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 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, a monocyte count of 156 is not a cause for concern. ...Read more
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