Hi. I m a 43 year old male alcoholic. My doctor has been working with me on this problem and the latest test results concerning my liver is AST 125 and ALT 220. My doctor, of course, said I need to stop the drinking. But he also said he didn t suspect any permanent liver damage yet but ordered and ultra-sound that I will schedule soon.My question: How high might the above levels get before permanent damage results? Thanks!
Hi, my husband went for his medical tests for insurance upgrade. Test results as follows: GGT, 181 AST, 29 ALT,94. The GGT and ALT is above the level. What can be the possible cause for this? How can he lower the levels? He doesn t have any medical problems.
I just recently received my lab work back and my AST & ALT levels are elevated for the first time. I have been on Cholesterol meds for 3 years. I don t smoke or drink. I don t have any other health issues. I m not having any problems. What can be causing the elevation? Is it serious?
My name is Paul. I am 76 years of age and I was operated on to remove a cancer tumour in my descending colon in September 2011. I had 18 chemo sessions and 13 blood transfusions since October 2011. Now I have been told that the cancer returned in three locations in my pelvis area. The oncologist tells me the cancer is inoperable and of course incurable. The oncologists suggests a further ten chemo sessions of which I had two already which made me feel much sicker than the other 18 sessions put together. I got so badly constipated which have caused painful hemorrhoids to appear I never had before. Should I continue the chemo sessions or perhaps try alternative cancer treatments of which several have been suggested to my by people who claim they had success with them!!! Awaiting your reply and many thanks. Regards Paul
Hi, my grandmother is 90 years old and she has suffered with dementia for the past eight or nine months. My uncle is her caregiver and he abruptly removed her from her condo as a result of a doctor visit where the doctor told him that she should not live alone. He did not realize that she was on medication for a thyroid condition and had not given it to her in six months. She loss over forty pounds. The problem that we have now is that she is taking her thyroid medicine, but she refuses to eat. She was recently hospitalized for not eating and the doctor recommended either a feeding tube or a blood transfusion due to her being an anemic. My quesiton is how do I get my grandmother to eat? She is back home but she has bed sores and soreness of her back because she was in the hospital for almost three weeks.
I have Graves Disease had my thyroid removed July 5 2000 and since them my health has gone down hill I weigh now 260 my thyroid through meds is hyper & hypo at the same time only 3 % of us who get there thyroid removed has it this way. I now have type 2 diabetes we can t get my sugar lower then 150 and up to 400 I have fibro. also and chronic fatigue syndrome this past Dec. I had to have a blood transfusion 4 pints do to thousands of ulcers in my colon & stomach, c-diff pneumonia and anemia now my hair is falling out allot again I mean allot it s like no one can fix all this and I am on medicaid. oh & my teeth are dying from the inside weird. Please can you Help I want to have stomach bypass surgery for healthy or not healthy food I can eat way to much it s like I can t get full I have watched the show 600 lbs and they have taken out parts of stocks that are the size of a football I wonder if mine is that big? I have been hungry all my life ulil the thyroid removed I weighed 135 lbs at 5 1 and I could never get thinner. Medicaid will not pay for the bypass surgery I m heart broken over that I wish a dr would do it for free for me for I want to LIVE this graves disease is horrific to have please can you help?
for fanconi case in an ivf child, age 5yrs no sibling,no match from parents and extended family, is chord stem transplant is a better option or should wait for a match???child is on steroids and had 1 blood transfusion last week.which is a good place (hospital)in india for this.
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