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Abnormal Lipid Metabolism
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
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
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
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
Any use of ppar agonists in skin care yet? Such as barrier homeostasis and fixing lipid metabolism?
Yes: Yes but some of it is off label indication. ...Read more
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
NoEvidenceToSupport: There is no evidence that l cartinine improves fat metabolism and mental function ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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