Dr. Maureen Mays

Clinical Lipidology
Portland, OR
female

Locations

Portland Preventive Cardiology

Portland, OR

Address

8855 SW Canyon Ln., Portland, OR
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(503) 292-6665

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About

Bio

Clinical and Research Director at Portland Preventive Cardiology in Portland Oregon. Primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, stroke, and vascular disease for both children and adults. Helping people live happy, healthy lives.

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Clinical Lipidology

Clinical Lipidology

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No: No. There is no "magic food." just eat a low saturated fat, high fiber diet and exercise daily.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Parsley: Chew on parsley! it's safe and it works pretty well. Plus it's not bad for you. However, you should see a physician or dentist to make sure that it... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Yes: If started early, Acyclovir or valcyclovir may help them "go away" faster and may also help prevent or reduce the nerve pain that often accompanies sh... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Several: Chronic constipation, anal intercourse, straining (pushing) hard with bowel movements, and vaginal childbirth (being the mom that is delivering the ba... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Stimulates growth: It has numerous effects, but simply, it stimulates growth: of muscles, bones, tumors, and everything else.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Depends on what part of the lipid panel is abnormal. If the triglycerides are high you need to avoid sweets and simple carbs, especially those in liq... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends: It depends on where you live (latitude and weather), how much sun you get, the color of your skin, your diet/exercise habits, etc. Start with your do... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
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No evidence: There is no evidence that garlic lowers blood pressure. It tastes great, but probably won't help your blood pressure.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
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See your doctor: BP meds can have sexual side effects. Go see your doctor and keep seeing him/her until you get meds that cause the least symptoms. If you do not hav... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
The CDC knows!: Here is a great page from the cdc that has all the information you need: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/ltbi/diagnosis.Htm.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends....: It depends on what it is healing from! from a urinary tract (bladder) infection - yes. From cancer - no. We need a little more information on what ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Yes and No: Family history of heart disease is very important in knowing your risk for heart disease. Angina, which is the pain one experiences when there is not ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Housekeeper: The hdl-c is like the garbage collector of the blood. It removes cholesterol from places it should not be, and carries it back to the liver. I tell ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Get a lipid panel: Go to a health fair, your local public health office or you doctor and ask for a "fasting lipid panel." there are 3 separate goals: one for the hdl-... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Fiber, fiber, fiber: Eating a high fiber diet: more than 30 g per day will help suppress appetite.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Maybe?: First get a lipid panel that shows the ldl-c (bad cholesterol), hdl-c (good-c) and the triglycerides (tg=little fats). The "total" is just the good+b... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
The one that.....: Easy - the one that works best for you! good luck.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Fortunately-not very: There have been only 3 cases in the us between 2000 and 2007. Here's more information for you: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/diphtheria.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes and no.: Hand washing is the key to preventing illness. Also, remember that everything you touch probably has germs, especially door handles - -so don't touch... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Sweets & alcohol: Most common cause is high intake of sweets (candy, juice, pop, gatorade, etc.), uncontrolled diabetes (high blood sugar), and consumption of alcohol (... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Test then MD: First check a pregnancy test, then with those results go see a doctor: if positive, see an ob if negative, see the person who put in your implant an... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Use diet to start: Start losing weight by eating less. As weight comes off, you'll have more and more energy to exercise and you can add that to your routine, weight l... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Goal??: I think you mean boxers? 1st, are you and a woman having fertility problems (unable to get pregnant?). If not, then your sperm count isn't an issue ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Avoid the sun & cigs: Aging is natural and we all do it. Some age better than others though. The way to keep your skin healthy and happy is to avoid the sun and avoid smo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Med to lower BP: Hypertension is high blood pressure. Hypertension medications are meds that lower blood pressure. Meds that lower blood pressure reduce the risk of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Hard to say: It's hard to say, but it is time to go see a doctor or health clinic and get some lab work. Sometimes an electrolyte imbalance is the issue. If you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
See a doctor: It is unlikely to turn urine pink/red. It is likely to cause bright yellow/orange urine. See your doctor for an exam and urine test asap.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Congratulations!: I'm not sure what your question is, but congrats on your pregnancy and on having twins.. Twins happen w/o a family history and w/o fertility treatmen... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: There's always a chance you can get pregnant if you have intercourse, even if the male doesn't ejaculate. There are sperm in the fluid that is presen... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No such thing: We do not consume HDL or LDL cholesterol. We just consume cholesterol and our liver packages it into hdl's or ldl's in a complex process. The goal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Get 2 tests: If you haven't done so already, ask your doctor for 2 tests: 1) a bone density test. If you have normal bone density and you are in good health, y... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Keep mosquitoes away: Stay out of areas with mosquitos, or use nets, special "mosquito-proof" clothing, and mosquito repellant - there are many kinds.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Sounds like milk: Sounds like milk is your problem - you may want to leave it out of your daily diet and see if the problem goes away. Add a daily calcium supplement (... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Genetics and sun: Pale skin is not a disease. The color of skin is determined by genetics and sun exposure. If your genes give you pale skin and you don't get a lot o... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Several things: Make sure you're taking the Prilosec as the directions say (timed to food as directed). In addition, do not eat for at least one hour prior to laying... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Disagreement vs bias: If you are really 18 or older, you should talk to your psychiatrist ("shrink") and ask what your rights are regarding your knowing about your mental h... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Prob unrelated: The tingling is probably unrelated to your cholesterol level unless you have a very rare cholesterol disorder. Talk to your doctor or find a "lipid s... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends: You should ask your doctor to check a vit d level and get on vit d if needed to make your level normal. Also check with your doctor to see if you are... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Go see a doctor: Hard to say over the internet. Has there been trauma? Are you male or female? Do you have new laundry soap? New bra? New clothes? Any discharge ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Many things: It doesn't say how old you are, and we would need a lot more info to help you. Could you be pregnant? Are you constipated? Have you been ill? Coul... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Rest, fluids: Rest, get lots of water, eat healthy, well tolerated food, lay low, stay warm, keep an eye on your temperature - see a dr. If your temp goes over 103'... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Follow the label: For now, follow the label on the docusate. Next, go see your OB doctor and ask what to do - it's going to be a long 9.5 months! make sure you are ea... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Ask the stylist.: There are many chemicals and techniques, so it's hard to say. Call the person you want to do the rebonding and ask. If he/she isn't sure, get a list... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No, but follow: It is not a big deal if you do not have plum a. Htn (pah). You may just have a generously sized pulm. A. However, since you are on treatment for a r... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Time to see Dr.: These may be related - or they may not, but you should go see a doctor and get this figured out.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Need b vitamins?: There is no evidence to show that healthy people with a basically good diet need any added vitamins or other dietary supplements. Overall, the suppl... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends: It depends on how long this lasts and if you can stay hydrated (and nourished). Drink plenty of fluids and eat well. If you begin vomiting or start ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Several: Usually the top three are weight loss, drinking a lot and urinating a lot.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Kidneys: Overdosing on protein is hard on the kidneys. Your kidneys have to work very hard when we ingest too much protein - it is a common cause of renal pro... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 15, 2013
Dr. Mays provides thoughtful helpful answers demonstrating her understanding of her patients.
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Dec 12, 2014
and prohibits Licensee from practicing pediatric psychiatry and from prescribing to persons under the age of 18 for mental health conditions.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mays is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the info. My triglycerides at last test were 76 mg/dL. (HDL was 44, LDL was 53, and total cholesterol was 108.) I go a lot further than the average person with trying to eat a consistent...Read More
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Thank you doctor, i shall not use it then. A nurse had told me to give it to my baby, but because i had doubts i never did until i checked with a doctor. Definitely not worth putting my baby at risk.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! THANK YOU A LOT! A GREAT ANSWER YOU ARE COMPLETELY RIGHT AND REGARDING THE BOOK DEFENITELY I'LL GET IT THANKS AND THANKS ALSO FOR TGE ADVICE

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine, NV
MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Awards

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Diplomate of the National Lipid Association, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice

Affiliations

Portland Preventive Cardiology
Tuality Community Hospital
Povidence Health
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