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What Is Considered To Be A Low Hemegolbin
Poor Expression: I hear this expression very often. In peediatrics, any temperature under 100.5f is considered normal. Over is considered elevated. The "low grade" expression refers to elevations over 98.6f of a degree or 2. These are not really "fevers". ...Read more
That's normal.: That would actually be a normal temperature. ...Read more
Low grade fever: The normal body temperature is 37 degrees centigrade. Anything above 37. 5 degrees centigrade is consider a low grade temperature. ...Read more
Iron Levels: A healthy person should have a normal iron serum level in the range of 60 to 170 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Iron is an essential mineral, as well as a component of the proteins are used for oxygen transportation and metabolism. Iron helps to synthesize dopamine, Epinephrine and serotonin. Iron is stored in the body for use when dietary iron intake is low. ...Read more
ALWAYS serious: Being "a little bit anemic" is like being "a little bit pregnant." even if the anemia is not life-threatening, it warns that you're sick and you need to find the cause. Especially, iron deficiency anemia without explanation screams out for a work-up -- "am I losing blood into my gut from an undiagnosed cancer? " you must demand your physician find the cause. ...Read more
If your iton level is 22 but feretin level is normal, are you still considered to have low iron and feel the symtoms of low iron.
Iron panel: I encourage you to discuss the blood work result with your doctor. To answer your question completely- I want to know how normal is your ferritin and what is the iron saturation. If the ferritin is above 50 and the iron saturation is completely normal- then no, you do not have low iron and subsequently your fatigue is likely due to some other problems- but not related to the iron. ...Read more
Neuropyschological what is considered low for verbal fluency on a neuro=psych exam? What other tests are performed and for what purpose?
Depends: Scores on neuropsych exams depend on the age of the person taking them. The kinds of tests depend on what problems the patient has. Please speak with your mental health professional for an answer that is more specific to your situation. ...Read more
Timing of test: Hello, Testosterone levels should always be taken 8-9 am as the levels are highest then. If this reading was in the am - its normal but on the low side. If you have symptoms of fatigue, obesity, erectile dysfunction, depression, trouble losing weight - could be a sign of low T. Your number seems fine for a 79 year old male. Good Luck! ...Read more
Hypotension: You didn't list medications. Most commonly, a low blood pressure is a side effect of your medications. If you are on medications, talk to your doc about making some adjustments. If you are not on meds, you should be checked to rule out anemia, hypothyroidism, e.T.C. In the meantime, you can increase your intake of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beveriges, as well as salt. ...Read more
Only if you feel bad: Cardiologists are fondly quoted as saying that the best blood pressure is the minimum necessary to keep you vibrant, energetic & upright w/o feeling weak, woozy, lightheaded or dizzy, especially when changing positions quickly. Besides, blood pressure varies according to position (see above) & conditions. Still, it's not a bad idea to monitor your BP more closely and calibrate your cuff. ...Read more
BP Range: BP of 120/80 is the 'normal' for most people. It varies by age, time of the day, activity level, ingestion of sodium in foods and drinks, use of alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs. Low BP is of no concern unless producing symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, fatigue, etc. Lower bps causes less cardiovascular stress, reducing heart, brain and kidney disease. ...Read more
3 MOST COMMON!:
1. Inadequate intake: a true vegan will get no b12, except through supplements.
2. Atrophic autoimmune gastritis. The production of intrinsic factor is halted by immune destruction of parietal cells.
3. Inflammation of the terminal part of the small intestine, ie. Iliitis or crohn's, where B12 is absorbed.
A new cause is chronic overuse of ppis, such as Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec. ...Read more
My daughters temperature is 96.8 and she is only 5. Is that considered too low and should I be worried?
Varies: Everyone's body temperature is different. 96.8 is low but if you feel good and have no other signs and symptoms, you need not worry but if you are intolerant to cold, heat, tired all the time, feel down etc, you need to get check for thyroid problems. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Ideal b12 levels are above 1500 in blood. Often times I will recommend that people take shots or very high levels of vitamin b12 10, 000 mcg if they are less than 500. It can make a huge difference in energy, sleep, cognition, memory and any nerve problems you may have. You will also want to figure out why you have low b12. It could be due to an autoimmune condition or too low stomach acid. ...Read more
Low but...: If you are asking about RDW that is part of a CBC report in United States, a value lower than 80 is usually considered low (different labs may have different norms). A low RDW may be suggestive of iron deficiency, thalassemia (or other altered red cells), or other blood problems. However, a value of 10.9 is too low unless a different measurement. ...Read more
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