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Done blood test. Low range of certain parameters. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Jun-2013
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User:i've recently gotten a health check up done thru health care magic at SRL ranbaxy! got my reports and I need to ask about Blood Urea Nitrogen, Aspartata Aminotransferase, Serum and Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum. they r lower than the range
Doctor:Hi
User:hi doctor
User:thanks for responding
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:like i stated above, my scores are below the range
User:i've recently gotten a health check up done thru health care magic at SRL ranbaxy! got my reports and I need to ask about Blood Urea Nitrogen, Aspartata Aminotransferase, Serum and Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum. they r lower than the range
User:Blood Urea Nitrogen is 5 and the range is 6 - 20
User:Aspartata Aminotransferase, Serum is 0.5 and the range is 0.6 - 1.1
User:Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum is 14 and the range is 15 - 37
User:is this a problem?
User:what should i do to increase it?
User:are you there?
User:???
User:can anybody plz respond?
Doctor:sorry
Doctor:I was going through the tests
User:okok
Doctor:The tests seem ok
User:ok
Doctor:If the values were raised more than normal, I would be worried
User:lower values are ok huh?
Doctor:Since all values are in the lower range
User:also, my HDL and LDL are low
Doctor:nothing to worry
User:how do i increase it? esp HDL?
Doctor:Low HDL is not good
Doctor:Low LDL is good
Doctor:HDL can be increased with regular exercise and low calorie food
Doctor:Other things do not usually help
User:okok.. is there a specific food that i can consume to increase HDL?
Doctor:Fruits and vegetables help
Doctor:High fiber food helps
Doctor:Like whole grains
Doctor:Digestive biscuits are available that are high in fiber and can be tried
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:great
User:thanks
Doctor:ok
User:would this also help in insulin resistance?
User:i've been diagnosed with it
Doctor:ohk
User:n as a result i had PCOS
User:now, am on metformin
Doctor:It will help in dealing with weight gain
Doctor:Yes it should help in controlling some effects of insulin resistance
Doctor:Blood glucose levels can be controlled with diet and exercise
Doctor:low calorie diet is effective
Doctor:You may avoid high calorie foods like milk products (cream, cheese, butter, ghee, sweets, etc)
User:oh ok ok
User:sweets are something i end up eating sometimes
User:can i take a glass of milk everyday?
Doctor:Metformin helps with insulin resistance
Doctor:Of course milk can be taken
Doctor:cows milk is 60 kcal/100 g
Doctor:It is not high calorie
Doctor:Buffalo milk is high calorie
Doctor:Anything below 60 kcal/100 gm is considered not high calorie
User:great
User:thank you very much
User:is there a permanent solution for insulin resistance?
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:But we can deal with it
Doctor:With lifestyle changes and medicines
User:hmm.. exercise, good diet and metformin are the only way?
Doctor:Take medicines only when required for some problem
Doctor:Take hygienic diet and clean water to avoid infections as you may notice recurrent infections
Doctor:in this condition
Doctor:Yes
User:hmm
User:ok
User:thanks
User:i guess, these are the only Qs i had
Doctor:ok
Doctor:You can always chat again if you have more questions
User:sure
User:thanks
Doctor:ok then
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye
User:bye
User:thanks
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