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What does a four fold decrease mean Can you give an examp

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What does a four fold decrease mean? Can you give an example?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Cerecita replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

Can you tell me what this four fold decrease/increase is in reference to?

Thanks,
Cher

Edited by Cher on 4/1/2010 at 3:12 AM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
My doctor says adequate treatment for my condition requires a four fold decrease in my blood levels. So if I my blood level is 64 should a four fold decrease equal to 4? (64>32>16>8>4)
Expert:  Cerecita replied 4 years ago.
Hello again, and thanks very much for your additional information.

Because your question deals with a medical condition and blood levels, I will request it be moved to our Medical category.

Best wishes,
Cher
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you. I thought it was odd why I was in Entertainment Section
Expert:  Cerecita replied 4 years ago.
You're most welcome!

Cher
Expert:  Ken replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

May I know what medical condition you are having and what medical test you mean? Do you have the recent levels for the same?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Honestly I would prefer not to. I don"t really know how confidential this information is and my email address is out there.

I thought this was just a simple math question/answer.

If it's going to be an issue I'd rather just stop all together.

I hope you understand.

Expert:  Ken replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

I can understand and respect your feelings.

Well four fold increase means four times as great as the original. So if the dose is say 5 mg than four fold increase will mean 20 mg. Same way if dose is 100 mg than four fold decrease means 25 mg.

Wish you well. God bless
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