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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Lipid Metabolism

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What is abnormal lipid metabolism?

What is abnormal lipid metabolism?

Keeping it simple: If your LDL is elevated and/or your HDL is low and/or your triglycerides are high, you have abnormal lipid metabolism. The exact numbers depend on the specifics of your overall health. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more


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How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

High levels: Of circulating lipids like hypertrigliceridemia /hypercholesterolemia may results from abnl metabolism and they are the perfect setup for plaque formation by damaging the inner layer of the arteries, by build up in the arteries and eventually plaque formation. Common locations and common symptoms result from deposition in coronary arteries resulting in MI, carotid arteries resulting in stroke etc ...Read more

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What is lipid metabolism?

What is lipid metabolism?

How fat gets used: Lipid metabolism refers to how fats get broken down and built back up in the body. ...Read more

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What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

How fat is formed: Lipid metabolism means the process in which fats are formed, utilized and broken down and disposed in the body. It starts when the food is broken down in the gut to form molecules that are transported to the blood where it is processed into different particles. These particles are then taken up by the cells where the fats are extracted. The leftover is then delivered to the liver for disposal ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my professor uses the phrase 'lipid metabolism.' what does this mean?

Fats: Lipids are different kinds of fats circulating in the body. Metabolism is a description of how it is made, utilized and dispensed by the body. The lipids or fats often discussed include low density lipoprotein LDL, high density lipoprotein HDL, very low density lipoprotein VLDL Iintermediate density lipoprotein ILDL Triglyceride. Next time ask your professor to elaborate ...Read more

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What helps regulate lipid metabolism: LDL or HDL?

HDL is the good: Cholesterol. It transports cholesterol to the liver, where it is processed an eliminated via the intestines. High HDL levels generally help decrease a person's risk for heart disease. LDL cholesterol is also needed, however, the lowest amount needed is not known. Hope this helps.

Visit CardioGauge. Com for personalized education about your chol levels. Put in #s and it will tell u what it means. ...Read more

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How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

Indirectly: If you don't have enough testosterone, you might end up w/too much fat & not enough muscle. Then as a result of excess fat, your glucose & cholesterol will be too high. ...Read more

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What can I take or what can I do to help with diabetes, and sugar/fat metabolism?

What can I take or what can I do to help with diabetes, and sugar/fat metabolism?

Low carb: The best way to control and significantly reverse a lot of symptoms of diabetes is to completely avoid starch and processed sugar. Make sure you eat 2 to 4 ounces of lean protein per meal and try to eat mostly vegetables and some fruit. I recommend 2 cups of fruit and 8 cups of vegetable a day in three meals and two low sugar snacks like nuts or green veggies. Make sure you consult your physician if you're on medications for diabetes or any prescription medication. ...Read more

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Can I take L-carnitine just to improve fat metabolism and mental functions?

Can I take L-carnitine just to improve fat metabolism and mental functions?

NoEvidenceToSupport: There is no evidence that l cartinine improves fat metabolism and mental function ...Read more

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How can you activate brown adipose tissue to increase thermogenesis and increase fat metabolism?

How can you activate brown adipose tissue to increase thermogenesis and increase fat metabolism?

Good question: No one knows how this can occur and done let anyone sell you any crazy products. My advice is to eat a balanced diet that favors good protein, moderate good fats and low sugars or carbohydrates coupled with good weight training and cardio. That should activate thermogenesis. At leat twice a week you should take your heart rate to 85% of max through intervals after checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you recommend me supplements that boost fat metabolism for fatty non-alcoholic liver?

Can you recommend me supplements that boost fat metabolism for fatty non-alcoholic liver?

Diet: Diet rich in vegetables, low glycemic fruits and exercise will help to reverse this condition. You may want to take advantage of a number of programs offered by Bariatricians in your community. Contact the American Society of Bariatric Physicians for doctors close to you. ...Read more

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My son had a blood test that came back with an abnormal lipid count what does that mean? He is 20 yrs old.

Abnormal lipid blood: It would appear that the amount of lipids (cholesterol and related fats) are too high in his blood. After some years he will be more likely than other people to develop blockages in his heart and other arteries, which can give rise to heart attacks and strokes. His doctor will be able to advise him, but in most such young individuals, changes in diet, and sometimes medications will be needed. ...Read more

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Blood test lipid results showed 2 things flagged as abnormal. AST 64 and ALT 98. What does this mean?

Blood test lipid results showed 2 things flagged as abnormal. AST 64 and ALT 98. What does this mean?

Elevated liver test: These tests are above normal, but not more than twice the "upper limit of normal", and so would be considered a mild degree of elevation.

Numerous conditions can cause this; it depends on why your physician ordered the test. Can be from medications, or from a temporary or chronic illness.

Would check with your ordering physician. If was thought temporary, could repeat them after several weeks. ...Read more

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35 M with no risk factors, clean echo stress and lipids in Jan and several ekgs. Withing hr monitor shows irregular pulse. Is this reliable? Scared.

The monitor is: Most likely reliable in recording your heart rhythm however there are many different kinds of "irregular" pulse. Some are normal and some are potentially bad. With a normal stress, echo and lipids the odds are this is normal for you and not concerning. Ask your health care professional to review the monitor results with you and explain them. ...Read more

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Too many lipids, what to do?

Diet and exercise: Statins are recommended for elevated cholesterol but if you can reduce the statin dosage with less toxic omega 3 in fish oil either dietary supplement or prescription vascepa. ...Read more

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Please explain the role of lipids?

High levels: Epidemioloigcally, elevated lipid levels are associated with the development of arteriosclerosis which is the underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Why are lipids important in a diet?

Cell membrane: ...integrity. Cells need some lipids as building blocks for cell membrane stnthesis ...Read more

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What is the significance of lipid profile?

Predicts events.: Lipid profile tells you about risk for future heart / blood vessel disease. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes and lipids are modifiable risk factors. Non modifiable risk factors are male sex, getting older and having family history of early heart disease. At your age there is virtually no contribution of lipids to mortality within the next 20 years unless numbers very high or many risk factors. ...Read more

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Can you measure your lipid levels? If so how?

Can you measure your lipid levels? If so how?

Routine blood test: It is better to have a high HDL and a low LDL. HDL is the good and LDL is the bad cholesterol. Doctors want a patient's total cholesterol divided by HDL to be less than 3.0. Avoiding animal fats should lower one's LDL. One's triglycerides (TG) should not be high either. Avoiding sugar and avoiding simple carbohydrates should lower one's TG. ...Read more