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What Infections Cause High Ig E Levels
Genetics: The tendency to make more ige in response to foreign substances that enter the body (aka allergens) is inherited. Allergies and parastic infections are the common reasons why people develop high ige levels. There are some rare disorders associated with increased risk of infections associated with very high levels of ige. A board-certified allergist can help sort this out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
This: Pattern would be most commonly seen with a viral process. ...Read more
Hyperkalemia: Because the kidneys are able to excrete potassium well, high potassium level in the blood is rare in patients with normal kidney function. High blood potassium level can result in patients with reduced kidney function in certain settings (excessive potassium intake, cell/tissue death, or shift of potassium from intracelluar to extracellular compartment). ...Read more
Low thyroid function: If you have a high TSH, it may be that you have hypothyroidism, which is very common & responds well to very cheap medication to correct. Low thyroid function can cause depression! So if you have thyroid hormone deficiency get treated, your depression will improve faster, even if on depression meds & the meds may not work if your thyroid hormone level is very low. See doc and get further tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood proteins: It's all of the blood proteins except albumin. Levels may be up in a host of illnesses too numerous to name, or you may simply be a bit high because you're one of the several percent of people who fall outside a range that is set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. You list yourself as having "colitis" and ulcerative colitis, crohn's and antibiotic colitis can raise it. ...Read more
Damaged heart muscle: If heart muscle cells r damaged, troponin will leak into the blood + levels will rise. However, the muscle damage may be caused by several diseases, not the least of which is coronary artery disease (c article via link below 4 details) http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1860726/ bottom line? Troponin levels r a sensitive + specific indicator of heart muscle damage from any cause. Dr mike. ...Read more
Insulin resistance.: High blood sugar will cause Insulin levels to rise, but i suspect you are referring to Insulin resistance. This is a phenomena in which your muscle cells have reduced sensitivity to insulin. This results in higher blood levels of Insulin for any given level of blood sugar as compared to those without Insulin resistance. ...Read more
Low oxygen, blood do: Low oxygen levels sometimes can trick the body into making more blood, and can be seen in people with COPD / emphysema and even in smokers. Blood disorders like polycythemia vera can do this also. Some medications can cause the HGB (hemoglobin) levels to rise (erythopoetin, testosterone, etc). Some people just naturally have a slightly high hgb. ...Read more
No: High prolactin is not known to be associated with Hyperglycemia. Some of the medications associated with hyperglycemia are Steroids, High dose of Beta blockers ( except carvidalol & Nebivalol) High dose of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) ( 50 mg or higher)I Statins can cause minimal elevation of blood sugar. ...Read more
Complement tests: The complement tests and c reactive protein test you mention are all nonspecific markers of inflammation. Many different conditions may cause elevations of these. So they can be due to autoimmune conditions, inflammation from cancer or numerous other disease states. It is also common for complement activation to be associated with low levels of c 4, due to consumption of it. ...Read more
What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.
C reactive protein: an elevated c reactive protein is an indicator of inflammation in your body. It is elevated after surgery, with cancer of the lymph nodes, vasculitis such as lupus, or chronic infections such as chronic infections of the bone. The high white count and high neutrophil count could be due to infection. The abnormal lymphocytes could be due to lymphoma or viral infection. Get checked ASAP. ...Read more
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