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What Herbs Raise The Psa Level
Psa is a protein made in the prostate gland that functions to liquefy sperm. It is a serine protease made by both normal and malignant prostate glands. Commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, the psa test is widely used to detect which men would benefit from a prostate biopsy as well as detect cancer recurrence in men who have been ...Read more
It depends: What you really want to know is, 'what form of iron is right for me to take to correct my iron deficiency?' I am going to assume that if you are indeed iron deficient, a cause has been found. If it's vegetarianism, give it up. If it's bleeding from an ulcer, get this treated. You state you are age 50 and if this is heavy monthly loss, perhaps this itself is a concern. Your physician knows best. ...Read more
Avodart keeps PSA low. So how would the PSA test help somebody diagnose prostate cancer if the med keeps the number low?
No affect survival: Scroll down to medications part. Have to adjust PSA concentration 'manually' depending on how long you've been on 5a-reductatse inhibitor. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/718972_4 ...Read more
Here are some ...: Causes for PSA elevation may include: aging, prostate enlargement, infection/inflammation, prostate cancer, instrumentation to prostate urethra, etc. To clear some of its conflicting confusions, go to peruse the articles in http://www.formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. Furthermore, you may ask your urologist... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rich in Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by foods rich in omega3 fish oil, such as cold water fish like wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc. Certain plants (like flax seed) also contain omega3, but not at the healthy quantity as fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not dependent : It's related but not dependent. Male or female? If levels are normal, 'increasing it' may be counterproductive and even dangerous. ...Read more
Lowering creatinine: There is no herbal medicine to lower elevated creatinine (c) and phosphorus (p) levels. You need to see a nephrologist and have a urine collection for 24 hours to measure your renal function (GFR) as well as the amount of protein in your urine. Blood tests and a renal ultrasound should be done to how much kidney function you have as well as if there is an obstruction affecting your kidney function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
REDUCE CARBS/OMEGA 3: Reduce crbs especially simple carbs like sucrose, fructose and glucose, alcohol and consume oily fish like salmon high in omega 3 to bring HDL up fish high in omega three like salmon, sardines, herring, tuna, oatmealfoods containing Niacin like chicken, nuts and dairy products.And alcohol in moderation will increase yourhdl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.
See a doctor: High creatinine levels can be a sign of damaged kidneys. That needs more evaluation. You need to see a doctor for that. Low vitamin D is common and it would be a good idea to take a supplement. Learn more here - https://www.vitamindcouncil.org. There is a lot of controversy about cholesterol. As long as your HDL is 50 or higher and your triglycerides are less than 100 don't need to be concerned. ...Read more
Is there no cure to low ionized calcium and high intact pth? My creatinine level is within the normal level. What's the cure to this?
Things to check: Hi. I would recommend checking 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and 24-hour urine for calcium and creatinine. If indicated, get worked up for intestinal malabsorption. Your secondary hyperparathyroidism is a physiologic response of the parathyroids to a threat of low blood calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong direction!: Testing calcium in the blood is helpful in evaluating parathyroid function but in the case of hypo (low) parathyroidism, one would expect calcium to be low or lower normal range, not high. The parathyroid gland puts out parathyroid hormone in an effort to help keep calcium levels in the bloodstream up, so when it's under active the calcium tends to fall. ...Read more
If pancreatic cancer was to cause increased ferritin levels, what would the actual levels be? Outside the reference range?
Several options: Lower triglycerides can be done with several medicines from fish oil to medications called fibrates or niacin. Raising the HDL is not so easy. Sometimes diet, weight-loss and exercise help. Of the chol meds only niacine as a significant impact on increasing HDL but sometimes is not well tolerated due to se of flushing. ...Read more
What would cause elevated magnesium levels in blood? I'm on no supplements at all. How dangerous is a level of 2.5?
My mother has high levels of pth low vitamin d, normal creatinine and elevated levels of urea, what does this mean?
Vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin d deficiency can result in increased secretion of parathyroid hormone which attempts to maintain a normal serum calcium. Correction of the d deficiency should result in a normal parathyroid hormone level. High urea could result from dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause low serum globulin, 1.5 (reference cutoff 1.6)? Can slightly low globulin have an affect on the accuracy of other labs?
May not be anything.: It's not clear if such a small reduction means anything. Globulin on a chemistry panel measures a group of blood proteins that include antibodies. A low globulin can mean lowered immunity, but not always. Additional testing (quantitative immunoglobulins) should be done to verify normal immune function. ...Read more
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