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Apolipoprotein A1 And B
Why different lab normals for lipid profle (with apolipoproteins) from one lab to the next, what should the apo b to apo a-1 ratio be?
LDL Surface Protein: Apolipoprotein b (apob) is a protein present on the surface of low density, intermediate density, very low density, and chylomicron lipoprotein particles. There is 1 molecule of apob per particle. In fasting samples 90-95% of apob is bound to LDL particles. As a result, apob is used analytically as an estimate of the number of LDL particles. ...Read more
Heart risk: Hi. Apo A1 is the most predominant apolipoprotein associated with HDL (the lipoprotein class that correlates with protection from heart attack risk), and Apo A1 independently is inversely related to heart attack risk (higher serum Apo A1 correlates with lower heart attack risk). In measuring blood tests to try to assess heart attack risk, therefore, serum Apo A1 may be helpful. ...Read more
Particle vs. protein: Hi. Chylomicrons are a class of lipoprotein particles that are produced by the intestines to mobilize and transport non-water soluble dietary lipids (from food) via the thoracic duct into the blood, and from there, deliver fats to tissues and the remnant to the liver. There are many different apolipoproteins that serve structural & metabolic roles for various lipoproteins (chylos, VLDL, LDL, HDL) ...Read more
They don't: Drug treatments for alzheimer's don't affect genes like apo e4. Their intent is to treat the aftermath (the cognitive symptoms of alzheimer's disease itself). Young people with this gene should read dr. David perlmitters new book, "grain brain, " which makes a strong research-based case for gluten and other sugars being linked to alzheimer's and many other problems. http://tinyurl.com/mof6qj8. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have these little white headed tiny bumps on top of my skin where the hip bones are, they don't hurt or itch, it is almost as if my jeans rub to much there but I rarely wear jeans or tight clothes that would rub?
Keratosis pilaris: Small white bumps on the skin, especially of legs and arms can be due to Keratosis pilaris. Sometimes this is due to dry skin, or mild irritation. Use fragrance free skin care products, don't scrub too hard, and moisturize daily and see if that helps. If this is no help get seen by a doc to see exactly what is going on. See http://tinyurl.com/oyxf7gn ...Read more
B-12 is one of the…: Vitamin b family, viz. Cobalamin, a water-soluble vitamin, used primarily to treat anemia due to b 12 deficiency. Other uses include treatment of cyanide poisoning, & hereditary deficiency of transcobalamin ii. High B12 levels may protect elderly against brain atrophy. High-dose B12 has been found to stimulate th1 suppressor t-cells which down-regulate over-production of allergy antibody ig-e. ...Read more
I believe u mean: 100/54. If so, it is fine as long as you are not symptomatic. What i mean by that is feeling dizzy/lightheaded when you change position from laying to sitting up or from sitting to standing. If you are symptomatic then you need to inform your doctor. There are a number of situations that could cause you to be symptomatic with a low blood pressure. ...Read more