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What Is The Best Treatment For Very Low Oxygen Level
Depends: Depends on how high the triglycerides (tg's) are. If greater thatn 500mg/dl then we do try to lower them with diet and medications to prevent pancreatitis. Depending on the cause, dietary restriction of fats and or sugar/carbohydrates will be required. High dose fish oils ( omega #) along with lipid lowering meds such as fibrates , niacin, and statins may also be needed to lower tg's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more
Diet and drugs: First watch diet, then see if you are taking medicines that cause high potassium and get rid of them, then try to get rid of it in urine by diuretics or stool by lactulose. Sometimes it can be from low aldosterone harmone and you have to give fludrocortisone. If kidneys are not working, may need dialysis if levels are high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirm first: An elevated cortisol may be due to stress or an adrenal or pituitary tumor. See an endocrinologist to confirm a blood or urine elevation and check where the excess stimulation of cortisol is from the adrenal, or secondary to acth stimulation of both adrenals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify the Cause: Assuming that the sugar you are referring to is fructose which is one of the parameters measured on a semen analysis, treatment would depend on the underlying cause. Low fructose in semen is characteristic of ejaculatory duct obstruction, bilateral congenital absence of the vas deference, partial retrograde ejaculation and androgen deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
W/u & phlebotomy: You should go to see a hematologist to get more work-up to find out the cause of your polycythemia and you definitely will need to get phlebotomy now. If this is a bone marrow problem- phlebotomy is the treatment. If this is caused by other conditions- like lung, kidney/liver problems, drugs etc- the treatment is to fix the underlying condition. Go to see a hematologist-or er if you have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DASH diet: Although not a cure, compliance with a low sodium dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet has been shown to be as effective as any single antihypertensive agent. The details of the diet can be found using any search engine. Additionally, exercise and weight loss as well as increased potassium intake may help to lower bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?
It is low: If you are asking about oxygen saturation the level should be above 90%. Normally it it is 97 - 99%. If the levels are in the low 80s - the person should be on oxygen. The oxygen saturation is obtained via external device placed on the finger or earlobe. If you obtain arterial blood and measure oxygen level - po2 the level in 80 is ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend mother is having very low hemoglobin the ratio is one.What is the immidiate treatment for this?
My vitamin B12 level is 148. Is it possible for this to be the cause of my dizziness? Heamaglobin is 141 and ferritin is 26.
Yes: Dizziness is a common symptom of B12 deficiency.That's a very low level- get treated immediately! see http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/19/warning-potentially-life-threatening-vitamin-deficiency-affects-25-percent-of-adults.Aspx & http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences & http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02810/facts-about-vitamin-b. ...Read more
You're anemic: There are dozens of common causes of anemia and the cause in your case must be found and addressed. Insist on a full explanation from your physician and if you are not satisfied, get a consult. I am less worried right now about a slightly low blood sugar, but if it's extreme or you feel ill, an explanation's required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FInd the cause: Don't treat lab values. You've had radiation therapy for something, so you're no stranger to the health care system. Insist that your physician can tell whether the cause of the protien in your urine is clear, or whether you'll need a further workup. The protein itself is not harmful, but it's a marker for underlying illness. Most often, it's orthostatic proteinuria, a non-problem. ...Read more
Depends on history: Blood pressure is only too low if associated with symptoms. A low blood number alone does not require any treatment. Some low blood pressures are related to other medications and dosage adjustments may be a solution. Other times additional medications that cause salt retention, blood vessel constriction, or prevention of some reflexes can be beneficial. ...Read more
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