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Electrolytes And Hiv

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Chemistry Panel

Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the chemistry screen. These tests measure various chemicals in your blood to see whether your body is working correctly. See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 123 for information on blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol tests. Laboratories have different "reference ranges" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab...
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Low Blood Sodium(Electrolyte)

what foods can i stop eating and start eating to boost my blood sodium levels?I become very dizzy most of the times....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You could be hypoglycemic, have too low of a blood pressure,have an inner ear problem, etc . So talk to your doctor and do not assume your sodium is low. If it is, there is a metabolic reason that your doctor needs to address.Nelson... Read more »

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I was hospitalized in September with Sodium level at 15 and Potassium level also abnormally low (obviously severe electrolyte imbalance). I lost about 40# in about 4 maybe 5 weeks. I could not eat due to Thrush, a total loss of taste and an acute...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Wow, sounds like you have been through alot. But it also sounds like your doctors and you are doing all the right things. You have had a great viral response, and because your CD4 cells were so low, it will take some time for them to increase... Read more »

Frequent Muscle Spasms and HIV Meds

I have been on a combo of Sustiva, Epivir and Viread for 2 months now. This is the first time I have been on meds. I have noticed an increasing problem with muscle spasms and twitching on my face; especially around my lips and eyes. My eyelids spasm...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This may or may not be related to the medications. I would want to make sure your kidneys and liver are functioning well, and that you electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus) are OK. I would also do a test for the thyroid. These... Read more »

Muscle spasms in legs- Due to HIV meds?

Dear DoctorI have been on Atripla for just over 1 year. Overthe past week or so I have been suffering from muscle spasms in my calves at irregular intervals. This does not happen after exercise so I am sure not a dehydration problem. Th eproblem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atripla does not often cause significant peripheral neuropathy (can occasionally). Nerve compression or some form of vascular occlusion would be two fairly common causes of muscle spasms so a good clinical evaluation is indicated. Some hormonal or... Read more »
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ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE(Low Salt in blood)

Posted by Jet, 1 Reply
what are some of the known vitamins to buy in store to boost low salt in blood?i am told my blood salt is low and need to increase to avoid dizziness and weakness in bones.
Please drop me what to eat and what not to
fruits_which ones
Food-which ones
Vit... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »

Continous muscle twitching & shivering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any expert please advise on this! I have continous shivering at night and during the day whilst I try to hold still, and my left eye keeps on twitching as well as my thumbs and my left leg! What could be the cause of this? Read more »

Quick Question

Posted by Leonardo, 5 Replies
How long should you fast before having blood drawn for labwork?

Thanks,
Leo
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