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Association Between Prostate Problems Gallbladder Diseases High Cholesterol
What is the medical difference between
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
No: but theoretically taking thyroid replacement can increase urinary excretion of calcium- but this is just theoretical. ...Read more
Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?
No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more
My good cholesterol is 94, will this high number prevent other diseases such as cancer or heart disease?
Multiple factors: Elevated creatinine levels can be associated with prostate problems especially if there is evidence of obsrutction of urine flow, urinary retention. Also hypertension is a very common cause of chronic kidney disease, as is gout or elevated uric acid levels. The Ibuprofen is not helping either! ...Read more
Pt with history of acute pancreatitis and gall stones, presents with disorientation ammonia levels 800 n rising.Liver profile normal, no ph, suggest cz?
Not enough info: Have the gallstone & past pancreatitis issues been treated with gallbladder surgery? What radiology tests gave been done? Is there bile duct blockage? Sounds more like liver failure or other serious liver dysfunction. Your doctor should know better who has all the test results. See a gasteoenterologist for an opinion if needed. ...Read more
What are some preventive health screening needed for a female 48 years old.. I currently have high blood pressure, diabetes, anemia low hemoglobin, heart mumor, arthritis, diagnosed a high risk of congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, morbid obessed
Yes: Elevated hemoglobin is not always reflective of bone marrow disorders. Secondary causes of erythrocytosis can include: Poly cystic liver/kidney disease, EPO secreting tumors, obstructive sleep apnea, heart and lung diseases. In order to determine the cause of elevated hemoglobin a serum EPO level should be performed. ...Read more
Can be: liver disease can change the metaboism of hormones and lead to more female like hormones in males and cause erectile issues. Discuss this with your doctor, there might be things that you can try ...Read more
Is there a connection between the diseases under the umbrella of MCTD and Diabetes? 5'9,#135 good health minus MCTD issues. HgA1c came back high.
Yes: Cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for arteriosclerosis, which is building of plaques in the vessels, which could lead to heart disease or the dislodging of the plaque could cause Mycocardial infarction by blocking an artery that supplies the heart, or lead to embolism to the heart. Other risk factors include diabetics, HTN, age and smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can 19% gallbladder ejection fraction lead to elevated levels of amylase/lipase? No stones/sludge found; problem started while pregnant but persists.
See: New england journal of medicine article from 2006 under trans fatty acids and cardiovascular risk. ...Read more
Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?
Limited usefulness: C-reactive protein is very useful in making the diagnosis of a couple of uncommon illnesses, such as temporal arteritis, in which it is much elevated. It is neither sensitive nor specific for anything else, and especially, as a pathologist i'm unimpressed with it as a screen for any health risk -- it's neither sensitive nor specific, and generates useless worry. Live healthy ; forget it. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
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