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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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At what point should I be concerned about my blood sugar levels?

At what point should I be concerned about my blood sugar levels?

See your doctor.: When you start to feel dizzy, light-headed, nauseous, weak, have blurred vision or trouble thinking. Some of the symptoms of low blood sugar overlap with symptoms of high blood sugar, so if you have concerns, make sure you get checked out and have your hga1c level and other parameters tested. ...Read more

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If my hCG levels are 163 how far pregnant and i and what should my levels be with the next hCG level text?

If my hCG levels are 163 how far pregnant and i and what should my levels be with the next hCG level text?

Early pregnancy: It's inaccurate to go with HCG level to determine estimated delivery date, but HCG level should double every 2-3 days, if the level is 163 , means very early pregnancy, make sure you repeate it in 2 days , if you have any pain or vaginal bleeding seek medical advice right away. ...Read more

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What should my hCG levels be each week?

What should my hCG levels be each week?

Varies by individual: Every person's levels are different. You can find tables online that will give you a range of levels by pregnancy week. Also know that the levels peak between weeks 10-12 and then decrease somewhat. In early pregnancy your levels should roughly double every 48-72 hours. ...Read more

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Now that I am pregnant, how often should I monitor my blood glucose levels?

Now that I am pregnant, how often should I monitor my blood glucose levels?

Depends : If you are diabetic follow dr advice. If not diabetic wait until your glucose test ordered by your doctor. Regular testing is not otherwise recommended. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if I have gestational diabetes. How to lower my fasting blood glucose level during pregnancy?

Lower Blood Sugar: I recommend consistent mild cardio exercise each day, eat low carb diet, but plenty of vegetables, including dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, colorful vegetables, healthy fats like avocadoes, eggs, olive oil, nuts, lean proteins. ...Read more

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I am 27 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes what is a normal blood sugar level should be. I tested this morning and it was 141?

I am 27 weeks pregnant and have gestational diabetes what is a normal blood sugar level should be. I tested this morning and it was 141?

Fasting <95: The fourth international workshop-conference on gestational diabetes mellitus recommends the following glucose values: premeal (fasting) < 95 mg/dl, 1-hour after meals < 140 mg/dl, and 2-hour after meals < 120 mg/dl. The american college of OB gyn guidelines are the same except that the 1-hour postprandial glucose value is considered acceptable at either 130 or 140 mg/dl. If high, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my sugar level this morning was 7.2 is that normal?

Impossible: You can ask that question if you have 7.2 of sugar level because you would be commatous or dead. ...Read more

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What should my TSH level be normally?

What should my TSH level be normally?

Varies: There are different assays. 3rd generation assays should be about 0.3 to about 3.0 (the 4.5-5.5 upper limits published by most labs ar not considered correct by most of us who do thyroid for a living. ...Read more

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My fasting blood glucose level was 94 which is normal but my doctor wasn't to happy about it. Im 18 and i want to lower it what can I do? Vitamins?

My fasting blood glucose level was 94 which is normal but my doctor wasn't to happy about it. Im 18 and i want to lower it what can I do? Vitamins?

Confusing question: I'm not sure what your doc would be concerned about with a normal blood glucose. I would ask him/her to explain. If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. ...Read more

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What should my sugar level be?

What should my sugar level be?

Less than 11: Unless it is a fasting one and should be less than 5.5. But if you're concerned re possibility of diabetes suggest see doctor to arrange an HbA1c as this will be more precise than an isolated blood sugar ...Read more

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What should I do if my cortisol level is high on the 24 hour test?

What should I do if my cortisol level is high on the 24 hour test?

Confirmatory test: The 24 urine test is a screening test, so it should pick up most people who truly have excess cortisol, but will also be falsely high in some normal people. To confirm excess cortisol production, a 2 day suppression test is done by having you take a pill called Dexamethasone for 2 days then having you get labs done. ...Read more

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What can my TSH level be when I have a blood thyroid test completed?

What can my TSH level be when I have a blood thyroid test completed?

Normal: Hopefully, it'll be normal. Check w/your doctor. It depends upon the lab and your age, but is generally about 0.5 to 4.5 (normal) but 0.5 to about 2.0 (appropriate for you). ...Read more

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Having high testosterone levels prevent ovulation and or pregnancy? If so... What test should I have done to check my levels?

Having high testosterone levels prevent ovulation and or pregnancy? If so... What test should I have done to check my levels?

High testosterone: I suggest having blood test for total, free testosterone and shbh (sex hormone binding globulin). If elevated treatment will depend upon the source of the testosterone production ie. Ovary or adrenal. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mother's blood sugar is 300 after meals. Should i be worried?

Diabetes: It sounds like your mother's diabetes is not under good control. A fasting blood sugar would be more revealing, but 300 is too high. She should see her doctor. ...Read more

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What is my hgc level supposed to be at 6weeks pregnant?

What is my hgc level supposed to be at 6weeks pregnant?

Varies a lot: The range is wide. One website says HCG can be about 1000-56, 000 at 6 weeks gestation. With such large differences among pregnant woman, the important thing would be its change from week to week in one's own body. ...Read more

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My hCG level is 372.5 can you tell me how many weeks I am and when i conceived by my hCG level ?

Depends: The pregnancy is probably very early but cannot tell exactly as hcgs are given a range which can overlap the different gestational ages. ...Read more

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What should my TSH level be ideally?

What should my TSH level be ideally?

Symptoms?: Some newer literature suggests TSH levels should be below 2.5, depending also on the presence or not of symptoms. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more