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What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

Nutrients: An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body needs, but cannot manufacture in an adequate amount. The body has many chemical reactions that occur and often these reactions require the nutrients in some manner. Deficiencies of these nutrients can lead to serious illness. Some examples include: vitamin c (scurvy); vitamin d (rickets); thiamine (beriberi); Niacin (pellagra). ...Read more

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What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

Cancerous: Cancerous of course is a term itself, denoting...Cancer. Depending on the biopsy diagnosis, the cancer may be named by it's tissue diagnosis, for example basal cell cancer, or squamus cell cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous, etc. The biopsy will determine pathology. To expire, is a medical term referring to when a patient dies (the pt "expired" after a long fight with lung cancer). ...Read more

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Is it true that c reactive protein is really the only viable indicator of heart disease?

Is it true that c reactive protein is really the only viable indicator of heart disease?

CRP: CRP is an indicator of inflammation, it has some relationship as an indicator of coronary artery disease diathesis. It is but one of many imperfect indicators of cad. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of hiperviskositas for sperm? Is it normal?

What is the meaning of hiperviskositas for sperm? Is it normal?

Its complicated: Hyperviscosity of semen is assessed on semen analysis 30 to 60 minutes after it is produced. After it liquifies, kind of like the opposite of epoxy glue where two liquids become solid, if the semen pours too thick then the viscosity is elevated. This is very rare, often misdiagnosed and may be due to the absence of certain enzymes in the semen. ...Read more

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Is it true that essential thrombocythemia is a form of blood cancer?

Is it true that essential thrombocythemia is a form of blood cancer?

By definition: Since the cells of the blood invade tissue, all tumors / clonal overgrowths are by definition cancers. Essential thrombocythemia can usually be kept at bay easily for decades. ...Read more

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Is it true that fluoride is considered a nutrient or a supplement?

Is it true that fluoride is considered a nutrient or a supplement?

Fluoride: Here is a good resource on Fluoride and our body: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02876/fluoride.Html. ...Read more

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What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?

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 more

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What is purported to be the healthiest type of nut? Why is that?

What is purported to be the healthiest type of nut? Why is that?

See answer: Assuming we are talking about the same kind of 'nuts' and understanding that there is likely some lack of consensus, almonds, walnuts, pistacchios, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, macadamia have all been reported to be healthy due to their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, fiber, and cholesterol-lowering properties. Avoid salty, sugary, and roasted in oil nuts. ...Read more

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What is an alpha feto protein test as it reates to the liver? What is a good score?

What is an alpha feto protein test as it reates to the liver? What is a good score?

A blood test: This test can be found in several diseases. It is elevated in liver disease including hep c, testicular cancer, and diseases in the OB world. We worry when this is over 250 with liver lesions and find that over 500 in a patient with a liver mass is diagnostic of liver cancer. Some specialists will get a baseline in hep c and use it as a tool to help screen for new liver cancer. ...Read more

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What is the main problem that makes a person get pcos? Is it preventable?

What is the main problem that makes a person get pcos? Is it preventable?

Overweight: The majority of people with pcos have pre-diabetes. People with pcos are at very high risk for diabetes. There is a genetic (family history) component to pcos and diabetes, but daily exercise, staying at a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet that is very low in saturated fat is vital. There are some (very few) pcos women who are thin and the disorder is purely genetic. ...Read more

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What is considered to be the optimal weight for someone that is 5'2''?

What is considered to be the optimal weight for someone that is 5'2''?

You decide: The "ideal weight" charts are subscience / entertainment & even "body mass index" was a measure of post-wwii populations, not people. A person's best weight is whatever looks and feels right to that person while he / she is able to keep up with peers at the fitness activities that he / she enjoys. I hope you've chosen a smart, fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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What is example of a nonessential nutrient?

What is example of a nonessential nutrient?

Body makes it: Building blocks of proteins, called Amino Acids - some we can make from other substances, some we have to ingest - you can find lists in biochemistry or nutrition sites or books. Cholesterol is an example of a nonessential nutrient. We need it to build hormones. We consume it but we also make it from smaller substances, so nutrient but nonessential. ...Read more

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What is parvovirus 16 and is it the same as b19 (human)?

What is parvovirus 16 and is it the same as b19 (human)?

No: Human parvovirus b19 got its name from the designation on the test sample from which the virus was found using an electron microscope. There is no human parvovirus 16. ...Read more

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What is considered a "chronic HIV infection"? Is that what is it is referred to after the "window peroid/seroconversion"?

What is considered a "chronic HIV infection"? Is that what is it is referred to after the "window peroid/seroconversion"?

Yes: Yes, you are right. Chronic HIV infection is what it is called after the acute infection. Hiv is a chronic disease, meaning the virus remains in the body, although at very low levels with the proper medication. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of fat that is considered to be good for your health?

Is there a kind of fat that is considered to be good for your health?

Fats: Try to avoid trans/ saturated fats. Unsaturated fats tend to be healthier (Omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated or monosaturated) ...Read more

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What is considered a heartbeat? What is the exact definition?

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What is considered a heartbeat? What is the exact definition?

Heart Beat: 1 complete pulsation of the heart, to include 1 systole and 1 diastole. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of a child and between what ages is one medically considered a child?

What is the medical definition of a child and between what ages is one medically considered a child?

Under 18 years old: The definition goes along with the legal age of adulthood. However, from a purely medical standpoint, there is little meaning to defining a child as under 18 and an adult as 18, because absolutely nothing changes from a medical standpoint, between the week before one's 18th birthday and the week after one's 18th birthday. ...Read more

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If a persons cholesterol level is 330 which is very high, does it mean that the arteries are clogging up?

If a persons cholesterol level is 330 which is very high, does it mean that the arteries are clogging up?

That's really high!!: A total cholesterol of 330 is really high In the long term, this can contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This needs to be lowered. ...Read more

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