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What's blood test lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 used for and what are normal and desirable levels for men?

What's blood test lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 used for and what are normal and desirable levels for men?

Normals: Depend on the lab, shortly put it is an inflammatory marker, better then CRP giving indication if risk factors for clots, recurrent heart attacks, for strokes. And other bad vascular events. ...Read more

Lipoprotein (Definition)

Lipoprotien is a combo of fat and protien the protien portion aiilows for the transport of the throughout the body and in to the cells of the tissues in the body. These can be measured with ...Read more


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Blood lipoproteins (Tip)

Want to increase HDL (high density lipoprotein)? Talk to your doctor about Niacin supplementation. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Blood lipoproteins (Tip)

Salt substitutes help with blood pressure control. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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What's blood test lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 used for and what are normal and desirable levels for men?

Normals: Depend on the lab, shortly put it is an inflammatory marker, better then CRP giving indication if risk factors for clots, recurrent heart attacks, for strokes. And other bad vascular events. ...Read more

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Fatty acids help clear triglycerides from circulating lipoproteins in the blood, can you tell me more about this?

Fatty acids help clear triglycerides from circulating lipoproteins in the blood, can you tell me more about this?

Not quite: Fatty acids (i.e., free or unesterified fatty acids) actually contribute to Insulin resistance and impair triglyceride (TG) clearance from lipoproteins. Lipase enzymes are what clear TGs from TG-rich lipoproteins (chylomicrons & VLDL). Fatty acids (aka soap) are kept at a low level in the circulation. Cells don't like high levels of unesterified fatty acids. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Blood lipoproteins (Tip)

Avoid 'otc cold medicine' if you have uncontrolled blood pressure. ...See more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Describe the relationship between types of lipoprotein in the blood and heart disease?

Describe the relationship between types of lipoprotein in the blood and heart disease?

Good and bad: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) is associated with developing atherosclerosis which leads to heart attacks and strokes. The lower it is, the better. Hdl (high density lipoprotein) is inversely correlated with atherosclerosis. The higher it is, the better. Vldl (very low density lipoprotein) doesn't correlate well with heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between lipoprotein in the blood stream and heart disease?

What is the relationship between lipoprotein in the blood stream and heart disease?

Lipoproteins and CAD: Some types of lipoproteins which are carried in the blood can lead to fatty deposits in the arteries and these fat deposits or fatty streaks can lead to narrowing in the arteries. This narrowing causes decreased blood flow and can occur in the heart, brain, intestines or anywhere. These narrowings in the heart can cause angina, or chest pain, or a heart attack due to complete blockage. ...Read more

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Blood lipoproteins (Tip)

Low salt diet will help improve your blood pressure. ...See more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?

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

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What color is blood?

What color is blood?

Mostly red: Freshly drawn out of body, blood is just red..Bright red. The red cells are made from substance heme and appear red. The white blood cells actually appear a bit white but there are few white cells in comparison so not visible unless the blood is spun down. When spun down, the rest of the fluid is called plasma and it is relatively clear. Google up some images. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood lipoproteins (Tip)

Your blood pressure may be out of control even if you feel fine. ...See more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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