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Where Does High Blood Come From
Not known: Assuming you mean high blood pressure, most cases are idiopathic (we don't know). It does run in families. There are occasional cases related to kidney disease, adrenal gland tumors, or narrowing in the aorta. If you mean a high red blood cell count, it can be a primary disease or secondary to other things such as lung disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last2months period come in time1st day brwn drop , 2nd day brown+ red (normal but blood less than usual) stops in 3rd day prl33.9 is it high?
Yes: Your prolactin is slightly elevated, this can be normal especially if there was breast manipulation prior to the blood test. Elevated prolactin can effect your menstrual cycle. I would repeat the prolactin level, in am, and no breast exam or manipulation prior to the test. Also do a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more
No: There is no cure for high blood sugar, either otc or prescription. There is very effective treatment for type 2 diabetes -- it's called diet, exercise and weight loss, plus whatever medication your doctor orders. For type 1, the treatment is diet, exercise and insulin. For either, keep glucose normal, treat BP and lipids and prevent complications. ...Read more
I have been having high fevers for almost three years now, ranging from 99.5 to 103. All of my blood work has come back normal? Any suggestions?
Infection specialist: Fever that lasts this long is unlikely to be due to an infection. However, you should see an infectious diseases specialist as they deal with fever of unknown origin. There is a systematic approach that they follow and most of the time they are able to find the cause. ...Read more
Is 5.8 a high fasting blood sugar level? And how come after I eat, an hour later it's 4.0 and I feel a little off/ shakey? Is this normal?
Slightly high: Hi. Yes, your fasting blood sugar is slightly high, but for diagnostics, you can't use finger stick glucose, you use serum glucose (drawn from a vein in your arm). Are you overweight/obese? If fasting serum glucose is 5.8 (or reproducibly above 5.5), you have prediabetes. You may be briskly secreting insulin in response to food intake, giving you your symptoms. Eat healthily and exercise regularly ...Read more
How come when I went to the urgent care my blood pressure was high 145/90 but every other time it's normal?
Our blood pressure: goes up and down. It could increase if you were rushed, anxious, sick or in pain. ...Read more
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