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Avatar n tn Hypoglycemia is the body's inability to properly regulate blood sugar levels, causing the level of sugar in the blood to be too low or to fall too rapidly. Blood sugar, in the form of glucose, is the basic fuel for all brain operation and physical activity, including muscular. If the available fuel is too inadequate, any marginal physical or mental system may start to shut down.
Avatar m tn Specifically these conditions increase the levels of intracellular calcium, this is accomplished through the release od specialized neurotransmitters. This calcium in term is a critical component in the interaction between actin and myosin... This alows for more contact points in the muscle fibers and hence more forceful contraction. Unfortunately these increased levels of calcium means the cells have more electrolytes to manage in order to maintain an appropriate resting membrane potential.
Avatar f tn If you don't have a parathyroid issue, you'll have to have your doctor figure out why your blood calcium is higher than normal. For some reason, calcium isn't getting where it needs to be, which is the bones. Do you have a history of kidney stones? Have you had your thyroid levels tested? Vitamin D is necessary for the proper metabolism of thyroid hormones and since your level is so low, I'd have to wonder about your actual thyroid hormones.
Avatar f tn 100% of all your symptoms are consistent with Hypo (low) thyroid. Two further questions. 1) Are you losing or thin hair on the outer 1/3 or so of your eyebrows? 2) with one arm relaxed but outstretched with your bottom of the wrist pointing upward toward the ceiling, can you take the other hand and attempt to "pinch" abouit 2 inched up from the crook of your elbow just skin between your thumb and index finger? Don't go nuts with the pinch.
1321662 tn?1410040558 Blood values look good. ALT is slightly elevated which is not unusual with hepc. Viral load is low. Hope your biopsy shows good results. If so, you may want to consider waiting on the Protease Inhibitors expected to be released sometime next year and will be part of the standard of care.
Avatar f tn And I have no idea what can be done about that or what it even is. It's constant and I have had it for 13 years-came on after a viral infection. Are the neurologists you see out of town? Do you have to drive far? I know what you have is very overlapping/outside the box and not just any neurologist is going to have an understanding of it. Have they leaned more one way than another with regards to your having MS or MSA, or do they think you could possibly have both?
Avatar f tn This forum is fine. What are your problems? How are you obtaining your blood pressure figures? are you getting a GP to check it accurately with a stethascope or using one of those gimmick electronic cuff devices?
Avatar n tn It's a blood test to determine whether or not you have Hashimoto's or Graves (autoimmune thyroid disorders).
Avatar f tn Without knowing anything about your medical history or what medications you are on, I would not want to suggest any particular supplement or dosage. Everyone is different and what works for me may not be best for you. Good Luck!
1208743 tn?1267433201 Thank You I have new blood work on march 31st/2010 I will ask for a copy of the results, thanks for letting me know that i have that option. I don't really have any med history...but been tired and in major body pain for about 5 years and not knowing it...it all hit me at once. my goiters are large, but i think they are shrinking some with the synthroid...my next appointment with the specialist is in may...mabe it will be sooner when the new blood work results are in...if my levels go down...
Avatar m tn i dont see why take calcium if you have no osteoporosis, vit d alone will solve calcium issues since it increases calcium absorption i d rather go to high dose vit d with no calcium and just check blood calcium to tsay normal. my ister got to 80ng/ml and she is getting normal range alt too despite hbvdna 190.
Avatar n tn I am sorry that I am using this persons question to ask one myself, but I have been trying for days and days to ask one and can't even if there is only one question on for that day. I have been having chest discomfort and my stomach bloats, I am tired all the time, my muscles ache when just walking upstairs and things, arms also feel like this when having to hold them up a bit to do things. My hair is falling out and I have put on 10 pounds since the spring.
Avatar f tn the calcium is OK, so is the iron and magnesium...and the rheumatoid factor is not found. Everything else is fine too. The problem is the pain has worsened in the cold season and it is difficult for me to walk and as the bone problems get worse, the heart irregular beats as I call them, are more and more frequent... I don`t know what physician I should go to next...
Avatar f tn In most cases, a biopsy is not obtained and treatment is symptomatic. What Pet Owners and Vets Can do for Kidney Disease Fluid therapy is the single most important factor in the treatment of kidney disease. The kidneys normally function to maintain fluid levels by concentrating the urine. With kidney disease, excess fluids are lost into the urine so dehydration is a major problem. Good nutrition is also critical.
798555 tn?1292791151 Any abnormally high levels (very high) of a specific mineral is not good. Magnesium, potassium, zinc and calcium are all essential for proper body functioning and work with each other. Remember -minerals and vitamins are two different things. But no one talks about Potassium here - its just not a popular mineral at the moment. Calcium is always popular (beyond thyroidians) with its relation to bone strength (popular subject).
Avatar f tn Eating For Fertility Food and love have been bedfellows for centuries. But can what you eat affect your ability to conceive? Ages before there was much understanding about the chemical or nutritional content of food, folks were making connections between food and fertility, attributing such qualities as shape (e.g. foods in the shape of sexual organs such as onions, oysters and figs) or the food's ability to make your temperature rise (e.g.
Avatar n tn - is your body's reaction to what you put in it. Hypoglycemia is the body's inability to properly regulate blood sugar levels, causing the level of sugar in the blood to be too low or to fall too rapidly. Blood sugar, in the form of glucose, is the basic fuel for all brain operation and physical activity, including muscular. If the available fuel is too inadequate, any marginal physical or mental system may start to shut down.
Avatar n tn I am a 60 yo male who had a double bypass 5 years ago. I had no pain at the time nor exercise intolerance but since blockage was in LAD, surgery was virtually demanded by the doc. Now, mammary graft has been found to be flowing little if any, apparently due to "string phenomenon" where blood is finding alternative routes. Since I had heavy collateral network at the time of surgery, this may have been the internal bypass (my analysis).
Avatar m tn Distilled water, as Paxiled pointed out, is not appropriate for humans. It is difficult to locate water what is not fluoridated or chlorinated, yet still contains essential minerals, but this is what you should seek.
Avatar f tn First off, what is your dosage? The most common recommendation for Armour is to split the dose and take half in the morning and half in the early evening. The reason for this is that Armour has a lot of T3 in it. And T3 is used up in a matter of HOURS. It peaks in the blood about 4 hours after taking it and then starts weaning down. So by taking it in the morning and again in the early afternoon, you more even out the amount of T3 in your blood stream.
Avatar f tn It is really funny how I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. You know when you are in so much pain, it helps to laugh so I'll share this story with you. I was getting ready for a drs. appointment with my primary care doctor. I teach 4th grade, so I have all kinds of cute notepads for holidays, etc. It was nearing Christmas, so I had a full bodied Santa Clause notepad that I had been using to send notes to parents and such.
877337 tn?1249848050 I met my ENDO doc who is really nice and asked for a Thyroid Uptake Scan. My uptake was 60 not sure what all the numbers mean but they told me it was very high and there was no need for me to come back for a follow-up scan the next morning-because the results were already very high. I have a slightly leaky heart valve with some regurgitation level 2 so it's something I see a Cardio Doc for but it's not bad. So I was on Atenolol already and had to get a higher dose.
Avatar n tn Hi, What antihypertensive medications are you on? Is your blood sugar and blood pressure in the normal range? If alprazolam helps to calm you down this could be stress related. Are you sleeping well? Are you stressed about something at work or home? It would help to talk to your family and friends, spend some time daily in walks or breathing exercises or meditation. Listen to music or read a book before you sleep. Let us know about how you are doing and if any of the above helps. Regards.
Avatar n tn I myself the same thing have swollen lymph nodes, but doctors say it's not my thyroid, I've been borderline hypothyroid for years but because blood work falls under normal no treatment was given. After being persistent with swollen glands...doctors did further testing and just last week they did an ultrasound on my neck and my thyroid indeed is swollen.
Avatar f tn For some people, the maintenance dose is 2,000 iu of vitamin D3, and this is what the Vitamin D Council says, too. What they say to do is to take the maintenance dose at the same level for a few months, then retest. That's what I did. That's how I know that 5,000 iu is what I personally need. This may not be true for you once you get to where you need to be at and can stay there.
Avatar f tn Drinking a lot of water and taking the Evening Primrose Oil or EPO can certainly help in the production of fertile cervical fluid in these women. What is the dosage for Evening Primrose Oil or EPO? Evening Primrose Oil or EPO should only be taken from menstruation to ovulation. This is because Evening Primrose Oil or EPO can cause uterine contractions in pregnancy. The dosage taken should be 1500mg to 3000mg per day.
Avatar f tn I am surprised not to see a BUN level in the blood results. This is one of the 3 crucial tests for kidney disease. Did they test for urine and bladder infection (UTI)? Again, this should be done. Did they test blood pressure? High blood pressure is common in kd dogs and causes a rapid deterioration in kidney failure.
Avatar f tn Sublingual D3 drops and injections work best, but fat intake is necessary for absorption since vitamin D is fat soluble (and so is K). --The 3rd thing to look into is finding a holistic or functional medicine doctor who is familiar with adrenal issues and adrenal fatigue and help your husband recover as much as possible, before any more serious organ involvement takes place.
Avatar n tn What I would recomened to those who have the affilction is to go see your doctor and get the tests done, what is true for some may not be true for others and these symptoms can be a sign of other things. On the bright side my consultant did say today that it was highly unlikely for it to be something else in my case, the reason I ended up having to have the additionl tests was because my PSA count was at 2.6, and whilt that is below the 4.
Avatar f tn I could talk hours on the subject but i'll end this by adding that exercise is also critical for balancing your hormones just like diet does but it affects different hormones. We are what we eat and do.