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Cardiac Risks With Triglyceride Levels Of 369
are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
Does a normal serum copper level and serum ceruloplasmin level of 21 rule out wilson's disease? Have fatty liver with zero risk factors & mansymptoms
Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause low blood sugar of 64 in a patient with stage 3 CKD & elevated amylase and lipase enzymes. No diagnosis of pancreatitis from mayo.
Very unlikely: Up until october of 2013 there have only been 7 cases of hypoglycemia reported to the fda regarding Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) out of hundreds of thousands of prescriptions that have been written. Also, 64 is not technically low blood sugar.It must be below 50, and some specialists would use 40 aat a hypoglycemic cut-off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lipid panel done. triglycerides 263, HDL 45, LDL 66, cholesterol 163. what would cause the high triglycerides with normal values otherwise?
It's possible to have isolated, high triglycerides. If that value was from a non-fasting test, and if you had a fatty meal before the test was done, you could see an isolated high trig level. But triglycerides at that level suggest that there may be an abnormality with lipid metabolism. Please be sure to follow up with your doctor about the results. Hope this helps. ...Read more
29y/o male with LDH 229 iu/l, HDL Cholesterol 34 mg/dl, LDL Cholesterol calc 110mg/dl. Are these levels to be concerned with? Smokeless tobacco user
A bit: B"sd ldh -?lactate dehydrogenase enzyme level- is a non-specific test that comes from liver and muscle - ? liver enzymes, ?hx heavy exercise and possibly repeat in a few weeks. LDL a bit high and HDL a bit low - especially if family coronary artery disease most would recommend redoubled lifestyle measures and repeat in some months. Anthropometric risk at http://ce180c.engr.ccny.cuny. ...Read more
41 year old healthy male. Total cholesterol of 235. LDL of 151, HDL of 66, Trigs of 91. Should I be concerned about LDL levels? I exercise/eat well
Yes: Depending on your family history and other risk factors you may need medical treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered these tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
T3, (liothyronine) t4, total cholesterol, hdl, ldl, triglycerides & glucose all reports are in normal. Only TSH is 6.39 & lipoprotein lpa is 91.83 should I be concerned?
Yes: The high TSH suggests you are hypothyroid or heading that way despite "normal" T3 (liothyronine) & T4- low normal is not optimal. Check free T3 (liothyronine) & reverse T3 (liothyronine). Lp(a) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease; it is easier to neutralize than lower it- see http://tinyurl.com/okcr5ms for a good discussion. Statins don't lower Lp(a). Everyone on statins should take CoQ10- see http://tinyurl.com/ocxrush ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that trans fat is linked with raising your blood's HDL cholesterol levels and and increase in risk of heart disease?
Raise LDL, Heart dz.: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would a patient with pancreatic cancer show increased levels of plasma glucose concentrations?
My lab report saystotal cholesterol 194HDL 32.9LDL 138.9 .is this a major risk?what is the risk in this?how can i increase HDL and decrease LDL?
Relatively high risk: Hi. That's a relatively low HDL, high LDL, and high non-HDL (LDL + VLDL, dominated in your case by the LDL). What is your family history of heart attack and stroke? Are you diabetic? Do you smoke? Live healthily, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and obviously don't smoke. It is easy to justify a statin in a case like yours. The low HDL is tough to treat and I figure your triglycerides are ~150 ...Read more
Is effectively controlled htn, lipids, and glucose considered a risk factor for cad, absent of other risk factors (i.E. Genetic)?
Mother 75+ with 50% blocked Carotid Arteries what is a 50 yr old sons risk
with lipid fasting test with Cholesterol
5.39 and HDL ratio 3.8?Treatment?
Genetic risk.: Regardless of your numbers, this genetic risk is present and unalterable. It means you have to optimize the control of your other risk factors - blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, weight - and not smoke cigarettes. Exercise regularly and maintain healthy diet practices. ...Read more
Is mz phenotype and aat level of 112 mg/dl considered safe? I had pneumothorax and gall stones before, but no other respiratory/liver problems.
Sounds like: Probably safe. But better to consult expert lung doc to be safe. May need to repeat testing to avoid test error issues. Most importantly, do not smoke with pneumothorax history. Never ever. ...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
Does enduracin have higher risk of raising liver enzymes than Niaspan or slo_niacin? All are different formulations of monotonic acid. 2000mg daily
9 y/o obese- high triglycerides, low HDL and ALT of 49. Doc recommended diet/exercise. Any other tests needed? Any activity restrictions required?
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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