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Why Fast Before Blood Work
In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. Prolonged fasting is starvation and it affects the body metabolism. ...Read more
Eight to Twelve: Eight to twelve hours should suffice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Running with low blood pressure)) do I need to be doing longer/shorter warm up before sessions? And why
No special precautio: Normal blood pressure has a wide range of readings among different individuals. A lower range of pressure is of no consequence as long as you do not feel dizzy or light headed when you stand up. In this case you can exercise and not worry about the duration of the warm ups. ...Read more
No: It will not affect your fasting lab results. All the best. ...Read more
8 hours is common.: Most clinics will ask you to have nothing to eat after midnight, and have the blood draw first thing in the morning- so it could be 8-12 hours. You may drink non-calorie clear liquids, i.e., water, tea, coffee. Don't put milk or sugar in your beverage, or you'll have to repeat the test! ...Read more
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Hormones: There are stress hormones and adrenalines that come out when you exercise. They counteract the effect of Insulin making it less effective, thus your blood sugar goes up. This is a natural response. Eventually, the blood sugar should come down as the Insulin become more sensitive again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I always get skipped beats before, during and after my period? I've had a full cardiac work up too many times to count. It scares me EVERY TIME
Why did i find some blood clots when i pee 2-3 hours after i sprint run while doing treadmill. That was no blood clots if i didn't do the running.
Hematuria: Strenuous exercise can cause hematuria, or blood in the urine. While it can occur with any type of activity, runners are particularly prone to this problem. Women that exercise heavily may also note erratic menstrual patterns or unusual vaginal bleeding, virtually always in concert with some other underlying condition in which vaginal bleeding is not normally a feature. ...Read more
That's a good thing!: A heart that is used to vigorous regular exercise is supposed to slow down quickly after exercise. In fact, having your heart rate going too fast for too long after exercise is sometimes a sign of silent heart disease, even if the person is a well-trained athlete with a slow resting heart rate. Now if you don't exercise regularly & your pulse is under 60bpm, talk to your doctor. That's a problem. ...Read more
Should i fast for a day? My doc wants me to fast for 12 hours before I have blood work done. Would it be okay to continue the fast after the lab work?
I heard that you are supposed to eat protein 30 minutes after you work out also heart you can eat protein before during and after you work out?
Back to Health Class: Ovulation does not produce HCG hormone. A fertilized egg that has traveled into the uterus and is implanted on the wall of the uterus and is growing big enough to leak some of this hormone into the mother's blood stream. It is often thought that one should wait two weeks after ovulation for this testing. ...Read more
Getting a liver enzyme blood test. How many days before that should I stop lifting weights and jogging, so as not to skew blood test results?
Not necessary.: Those activities should not skew your results. ...Read more
What can I do to lower blood sugar immediately? And why do people feel weak and tired when theyre sugar goes high?
Talk to your doctor: Get a plan for correcting high sugars. One easy thing to do is drinking water. Not soda, juice, or anything else - just water. Anytime your sugar is over 200, you become dehydrated, and just drinking water can lower your blood sugar quite a bit. Light exercise such as walking at an easy pace may help the muscles pull more sugar out of the blood. Avoid eating carbs until your sugar comes down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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