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CPK abnormal levels

A: Response from Dr. Young Thanks for your post. This CPK elevation sounds like a characteristic side effect from the fibrate medication used to treat your triglycerides. Depending on your pattern of lipid abnormalities, there are alternative lipid-lowering medications to try. Much really depends on just how abnormal your lipid values are; I''d be reluctant to change your HIV medications at this point, since it appears that you''re on a successful salvage regimen. Hope this is a helpful start. BY...


What do you think of the latest research into abnormal levels of serotonin in utero and the..

A: hmmm well i think depression and anxiety is whats caused from an inbalance of seratonin.i think they are seeing that genetics have a lot to do with our moods and personalities.thats crazy theyre saying your doomed to a future with deppression because the seratonin levels are low in uterus...


abnormal levels of GGT and ALT

A: Hello -- Elevated GGT and ALT is usually associated with bile duct injury. This can be due to various disease processes, but very often is caused by gallbladder disease and/or passage of gall stones through the duct. However, your levels aren''t grossly elevated, just enough to warrant a followup look. You don''t mention any other symptoms, so I don''t even know why the test was performed. If you''ve had any symptoms that might suggest gallbladder or liver disease, it would be helpful to know what they might be. You certainly don''t appear to drink enough to have caused damage directly from drinking -- unless done in combination with certain medications or if you already had known liver disease. Assuming none of those things are so, you probably don''t have a...


Lots of abnormal levels in my blood work...please help me!!!

A: Hello - While your lab results could mean something -- or nothing -- none of them were what''s known as a "critical result" which would require immediate or even urgent attention. Nothing is very far from normal, and, in fact, almost all of them are just barely outside normal limits. This could, as I said earlier, mean something, although I feel it''s a little bit odd that every component is just a hair off. There is definitely nothing crucial going on, so please don''t panic over this. It happens. Usually when it does the whole thing is repeated. If it still comes out the same, then some detective work would be in order, of a sort that''s beyond the scope of this site. We can''t diagnose from a distance, and oftentimes can''t even safely make a guess. What I can tell you is that...


Woried..abnormal level of protein in blood

A: It would be best to rule out any other condition that may have caused the abnormal protein result but this is common in those with polyneuropathy. Try to stay calm though I know it''s hard. I remember once a blood test showed I had a very high white cell count and that''s all I could think was that I had leukemia. By the next test, it was back down. Susan...


In medical terms, what does abnormal ECG or EKG mean?

A: EKGs monitor and record your heart''s rhythm and functioning. An abnormal EKG means a problem, whether its big or small, was found. An abnormal reading can indicate a heart murmur or arrythmia, damage to the heart from a past heart attack, or indicate a blockage. to really answer your ?, an abnormal EKG is one that is not normal this question can only be answered by reading a cardiology text...there are literally thousands of abnormalities on an EKG some are lethal and others are not... can you be more specific? An electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is a test that measures the electrical signals that control the rhythm of your heartbeat. An ECG aka EKG measures the force and direction of...


What Are Normal Estrogen levels in Men?

A: Normal estrogen levels in men are necessary to maintain the right balance between male and female sex hormones. levels of high estrogen lead to physical abnormalities and accelerated aging. Depending upon a man`s age, there are several ranges of estrogen levels that are considered to be normal.. Estradiol is the form of estrogen that is most commonly measured to determine a hormonal imbalance in men. It is a female sex hormone that contributes to the development of female and male reproductive characteristics in both sexes. When a male`s level of estrogen becomes too high, he may begin to exhibit female characteristics such as an increase in breast size and weight gain in the lower abdomen...


What Do I Need To Know about My Potassium levels?

A: Potassium levels are important for a variety of reasons. Potassium is both an electrolyte and a mineral, and it helps to regulate the mineral-water balance in the body as well as the function of nerves and muscles. Potassium is closely related to sodium levels. When sodium levels within the body rise, potassium drops. When sodium levels drop, potassium increases. Aldosterone, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland, also affects the level of potassium in the body. Another factor that can contribute to fluctuating potassium levels is kidney disease. Certain kidney conditions can compromise the kidneys'' ability to regulate potassium. Finally, illnesses that lead to...

Low Potassium levels in my blood

A: Every time you urinate you loe some potassium, if you're not eating right and replacing it, the level falls further and further. There are foods that are rich in K (postassium) so don't be afraid to try one or two a day. Bananas are a great source of K. Try eating one with breakfast and one with lunch fpr a few days before you have the blood test done. Even money says the tests will show an upswing...

What is the normal level for calcium?

A: Blood calcium tests measure the calcium that is not stored in the bones (Rhodes, 2008). Although the normal values vary among testing laboratories, the reference range for adult humans is roughly 8.610.5 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or 2.15-2.62 millimoles per liter (mmol/L). About half of this amount is in the free or ionized state and half is attached to blood proteins. There is a separate test to measure the free, ionized calcium in blood (Dugdale & Zieve, 2009; University of California, San Francisco, 2008). Since different labs can have slightly different reference ranges for determining whether any specific sample is normal, and there are many different factors that can affect the blood calcium levels, your doctors are the best source for interpreting...

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