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What is a slow release tablet? does it affect absorption rate?

What is a slow release tablet? does it affect absorption rate?

Good question: Absorption rate has to do with the main drug ingredient and the filler (inert ingredients). Some drugs are better absorbed in the mouth, some in the stomach and some anywhere in the colon and rectum. The pharmaceutical company that manufactures the tablet or capsule makes a detailed investigation to insure proper absorption of the drug in every intestinal location. ...Read more

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What is the process where glucose is broken down to release energy?

What is the process where glucose is broken down to release energy?

Glycolysis: Glucose is broken down to atp and pyruvate during glycolysis. Pyruvate then enters the citric acid cycle and that process generates more atp. ...Read more

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When a sperm fast motility is 30% and slow motility is 20%,what is the meaning?

When a sperm fast motility is 30% and slow motility is 20%,what is the meaning?

Ask your doc first..: I assume you are under evaluation for male infertility since you got report of semen exam as reported. So, asking your own semen-ordered doctor would be the most reasonable thing to do because s/he possesses more knowledge about your individual concern than anyone online. But the % of sperm motility alone merely suggests on the low end of motility, which is relative & not sole cause for infertilit ...Read more

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Hi. I've read that low iron/anemia can make my eggs non-viable. Is this reversible when iron levels are increased?

Hi. I've read that low iron/anemia can make my eggs non-viable.  Is this reversible when iron levels are increased?

Unlikely: Anemia can make you weak and unwell but has no serious effects on your body functions like the issue that you have raised. That is not something I would be concerned or worried about. get a medical check up to find the cause of anemia and get it treated. You will be well soon! ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of biotin supplements for hair loss?And will it cause my metabolism to slow down if it is already fast?

What is the recommended dosage of biotin supplements for hair loss?And will it cause my metabolism to slow down if it is already fast?

None: There is no recommended dosage; biotin deficiency is extremely rare, and most cases are due to chronic consumption of raw egg whites (due to avidin in them). I don't think the supplements will necessarily cause harm, but without documented biotin deficiency, i doubt they will do any good, either. ...Read more

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My blood iron is 8 and hb is 68 please what food helpfuul to increase iron?

My blood iron is 8 and hb is 68 please what food helpfuul to increase iron?

Iron dietary sources: High iron sources include: spinach, prune juice, cream of wheat . Liver (chicken/beef) but limit because high in cholesterol. Moderate iron sources: bran cereal, almonds, peaches, dried beans (chick peas, lentils, lima, red beans, blackeye peas, soybeans, white beans) or cooked scallops, cooked turkey/beef/lamb/pork. Greatest amount of iron generally in the loin, sirloin and tenderloin cuts. ...Read more

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What is uric acid and what is normal range for male what food is reason to increase this?

What is uric acid and what is normal range for male what food is reason to increase this?

See details: Uric acid is the end result of purine metabolism. The normal uric acid is really 6.0 mg/dl or less. Foods other than alcohol have very little effect on uric acid levels no matter what other doctors may tell you. ...Read more

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What amount of an iron supplement is too much?

What amount of an iron supplement is too much?

That depends: The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of elemental iron is 10 mg for adult males, 15 mg for adult, pre-menopausal women, and 10 mg for postmenopausal women. Usual supplement dose is Regular-release ferrous sulfate: 325 mg orally 3 times a day or 300 mg orally 4 times a day may be given. ...Read more

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What salt is in ferramax 150 and what kind of iron deficiency is it used to treat usually ?

What salt is in ferramax 150 and what kind of iron deficiency is it used to treat usually ?

Polysaccharide-iron: There are many iron supplement preparations in the market today. Each manufacturer will expound there product is better than the others. Evidence-based data from large clinical trials show that ferrous salt preparations are equally tolerable. Controlled- release iron tablets cause less nausea and epigraphic pain but are more expensive. Fewer discontinuation rates in polysaccharide iron complexes. ...Read more

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What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

Slow healing wound: Our body has an innate ability to heal and most of simple wounds heal without any complications.But some wounds are slow to heal either due to complications of the wound, depth, infection etc and it takes longer to heal.It can also be due to other medical conditions like diabetes, varicose veins and poor state of health of the person.How slow is variable from few days to few weeks and months. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the vitiman B12 to slow amd?

Is it possible for the vitiman B12 to slow amd?

No evidence: There is no evidence that i know of, that vitamin B12 slows amd. Stick with the areds i or areds ii formulation, which reduces progression by about 25%. ...Read more

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Hair is falling from all over the body. Thyroid is ok. It isn't genetic. I am taking b12 shots and vitamin d and iron supplements. What is the reason?

Hair is falling from all over the body. Thyroid is ok. It isn't genetic. I am taking b12 shots and vitamin d and iron supplements. What is the reason?

Alopecia?: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have Propecia (finasteride) (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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As of 4/30 ferritin is 6.1ng took ferrous sulfate 310mg 3x day re took lab test as of 5/13 ferritin is 18ng is the rate of increase really slow?

As of 4/30 ferritin is 6.1ng took ferrous sulfate 310mg 3x day re took lab test as of 5/13 ferritin is 18ng is the rate of increase really slow?

Family practice : Normal ferritin has a large normal range 18-200. You have tripled your ferritin level in one month. I think that is a good response. Have another test in a few months. Are your symptoms improving. Has your dr found a cause why it's low. That is important. ...Read more

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What is extended release mean in pill?

Action over time: Extended release drugs are usually encapsulated so that the drug is not immediately absorbed. It it released and activated over a specified period of time allowing you to often take less of the medication ...Read more

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Thyroid or Dep.?: Could be either, depending on results of thyroid testing & presence of neurovegetative symptoms. ...Read more

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