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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Apolipoprotein B (Overview)

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.


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What is the definition or description of: apolipoprotein b?

What is the definition or description of: apolipoprotein b?

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
19 Doctors shared insights

Apolipoprotein B (Overview)

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.


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Why would a person need a serum apolipoprotein b measurement?

Why would a person need a serum apolipoprotein b measurement?

Not a routine test: The general consensus is that apolipoprotein b levels do not provide more information than LDL levels. The exception being rare metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow the recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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Why would a person need a serum apolipoprotein a-i level test?

Why would a person need a serum apolipoprotein a-i level test?

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

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Doctors, what is the difference between apolipoprotein and chylomicron?

Doctors, what is the difference between apolipoprotein and chylomicron?

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

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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?

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?

Differnt methods: Different methods will often give different results. In any case apoprotein ratios do not add useful information to the basic total cholesterol, HDL and triglyceride tests. ...Read more

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How do drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease effect the risk gene apolipoprotein e-e4?

How do drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease effect the risk gene apolipoprotein e-e4?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can a o+ receive a b-?

Can a o+ receive a b-?

No: Blood group o will not be compatible with blood group b. ...Read more

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How much b-12 should I take?

How much b-12 should I take?

B12: Generally B12 can be taken daily by mouth or IM monthly. The dose is 1000 mcg for both. All the best. ...Read more

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R.B.C 32 what does that mean?

R.B.C 32 what does that mean?

RBC: I believe this is referring to Red Blood Count. ...Read more

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Do jointex contain vit b at all?

Do jointex contain vit b at all?

Check the label: Jointex comes in several varieties. Some may contain one or more of the b vitamins. It would state so on the label. Being a "supplement" and not an fda approved medication, jointex probably doesn't have scientific research evidence to back up it's advertised uses. ...Read more

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My b/p is 195 over 100 is that bad?

My b/p is 195 over 100 is that bad?

Need more readings: Consistently high (the one u mentioned) has long term affects on brain heart and kidneys and othe organs. Check your blood pressure at least three different occasions and if consistently high above 140 /90 then it is called high blood pressure u need to be on two kinds of medications.
If appropriate u need to loose weight, cut salt intake, stress reduction, exercise needed. And also good sleep. ...Read more

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Should people get a hipitis B shot?

Should people get a hipitis B shot?

Probably: Hepatitis B is an effective vaccine and all children have been routinely vaccinated since 1991. For adults the usual recommendation is to vaccinate if there is any risk of exposure (healthcare workers, people with immunodeficiency, etc). More recently the vaccine is being offered to all adults. ...Read more

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What should I do my b.p remains low?

What should I do my b.p remains low?

Hypotension: I do not know your age, but low BP can be normal. Only if dizziness would I be concerned. ...Read more

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What b/p is too low that I should be concern?

What b/p is too low that I should be concern?

Low Blood Pressure: It depends on the person. If you have had high blood pressure and no all of a sudden it drops that could be a problem. I have had many patients with normal systolic blood pressure in the 90s. Generally systolic (the top number) should be above 80. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having b.p 170/120, what to do?

Can you advise me if having b.p 170/120, what to do?

BP 170/120: I specialize in this and recommend second opinion now or go to ER.

If you see a dr now call their office. ...Read more

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B/P 111/68 @ 6pm 106/60 @ 9pm. What can cause this?

B/P 111/68 @ 6pm 106/60 @ 9pm. What can cause this?

Life not static: This? Normal blood pressure concerns you? Why? Hearts are constantly adjusting to your environment. It is a living organ. It is not static. ...Read more

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Having headach for 5 days checked b p showing 164-106?

Headache and High BP: Your clearly have significant hypertension. I do not think that it is due to your elevated blood pressure. If you have a physician (p) go see her and discuss your treatment regimen with him. If you are not on BP meds, you may need to be. If you do not have a p, find one to see if you need to be on BP meds. With your diabetes control of BP is crucial to prevent diabetic complications. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I typed 'b' for 'p'. Should I be worried?

Depends: If this is an inquiry on this website, just retype properly and get your question asked. If you mistyped on an official document, you may have to resubmit. Don't worry - just correct the mistype. ...Read more

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I tested positive for hepatise B, should l be concerned?

I tested positive for hepatise B, should l be concerned?

Hepatitis b: Have you seen your gp to discuss the positive diagnosis. Their are certain scenarios that require regular monitoring of the liver as well as blood tests to determine if it is an acute or a chronic infection ...Read more

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I'm currently taking phen 37.5 biotine B 6 and vitium D is this bad?

I'm currently taking phen 37.5 biotine B 6 and vitium D is this bad?

At: I take it that you are taking the Phentermine as an adjunct to diet in an attempt to lose wt.




the other two drugs and of no consequence and will not do you any harm ...Read more

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S o b and very tired?

S o b and very tired?

Needs an evaluation: Shortness of breath is not normal, unless it is the mild, temporary shortness of breath with sports activities (but even then, one must be sure he is not having more shortness of breath than his sports peers have). Possible reasons for shortness of breath include heart attack, heart arrhythmia, heart failure, fluid around the heart, fluid around or in the lungs, asthma, chestwall tightness, etc... ...Read more

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About hepa b there's a cure?

About hepa b there's a cure?

There's treatment.: While there's no cure for Hepatitis B, there are treatments that can prevent progression of illness to cirrhosis and cancer. Discuss options with a Hepatologist to learn risks, benefits and expectations of treatment options. ...Read more

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Can u take too much vitiman b?

Can u take too much vitiman b?

Yes & No: B vitamins are water soluble so it's pretty difficult to take too much - at least w/most reputable vitamins as you'll just urinate any excess that you don't need. However, that's not to say they can't cause side effects. Vitamin b3 (niacin) goes thru your liver 1st and can cause some issues before it's excreted. Check out www. Epocrates. Com & www. Drugs. Com for more info & drug interactions. ...Read more

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What is group b streptococcal?

What is group b streptococcal?

Gram pos bacteria: Streptococcus agalactiae is part of normal colonic and vaginal flora. It can be transmitted to neonates at birth causing neonatal sepsis. They are gram positive chain forming cocci. This organism causes many different infections in adults including female genital tract infections, pneumonia, endocarditis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, skin and soft tissue infections and meningitis. ...Read more