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What Happens When You Have High Zinc Levels In Blood
Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause "pica" (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read more
It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also has some changes in white cell counts. It requires a specialist to confirm the diagnosis as hemoglobin can be high due to several different reasons. These can be sorted out by visiting a hematologist. ...Read more
Lung disease: Is the commonest reason for a low level of oxygen in the blood. It can also happen in heart disease if the heart is failing and fluid builds up in otherwise-healthy lungs, or if there is a hole in the heart, causing blood to bypass the right heart circulation into the lungs and skip picking up oxygen there. These are examples of some common causes. Smoking, high altitude=examples of lung reasons. ...Read more
Ambient air is about: 21% o2, and healthy lungs produce a po2 of 80-100%. Babies in nicu's treated with 100% due to respiratory immaturity could get pulmonarty and retro lentar fibrosis. One does not do well with higher levels of o2. Like goldylocks, not too little, not too much: just right. ...Read more
Hi docs, what does it mean if your blood pressure goes from extremely low to extremely high in a few minutes?
I have low Hemoglobin and high levels of calcium. Frequent tachycardia episodes made me do the blood test. What can this be? Thanks
Many things.: It can also be like your automobile is "burning" unnecessary gasoline or that you my have a thyroid problem. Do you also have a rapid heart beat? Please see your family physician who can order some simple blood tests and give you a physical exam to get to the cause of "high metabolism". ...Read more
Albumin = good news: Good not to have Albumin or protein in urine. Elevated cholesterol levels havenothing to do with uti's. Utis almost invariable are caused by bacteria reaching the bladder, attaching themselves to bladder wall and multiplying. Levevated cholesterol is due in part to genetic factors & in part to diet. Advise a low cholesterol diet & your dr. Will prescribe statins if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Nothing: Bands are only increased in reactive conditions suc as an infection. Few or no bands is normal. ...Read more
Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone producing ovarian tumor. You may be referring to a lack of ovulation with low Progesterone making estrogen dominate. Your gyn can evaluate. ...Read more
Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for life. Drugs can cause cholestasis, and hemolysis (even from running a lot) can cause elevated indirect bilirubin. Your physician can do the workup. ...Read more
What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?
In typical blood work results what would be too high or too low if ive been exposed to toxic mold? What does it mean when chloride is high?
Best test for: any type of Mold exposure is a RAST Respiratory Allergy panel with IGE. It's a blood test your doctor can order. ...Read more
What to do if I have very low cortisol blood levels but very high saliva, both the same day and time, why is that?
CBG: Hi. There is a blood protein that binds cortisol called cortisol-binding globulin (CBG). Some people are genetically lacking CBG, so that large fraction of bound (kind of inert) cortisol is missing, and their cortisol blood levels are much lower. CBG does not go into saliva, but cortisol does. Without knowing more details, that could account for the differences. ...Read more
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