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Cholesterol Testing Machine
Why: You can get this from ebay, or from a medical supply house. You would need a blood sample for it to give the proper data. Or is your goal to measure the cholesterol in your foods which requires sophisticated laboratory apparatus from a clinical or chemical supply house. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. ...Read more
Avoid wrist machines: Most home BP monitoring machines are good and usually fairly inexpensive, <$50. The ones that work on the upper arm are a bit more accurate than the wrist machines. Also, check your BP in both arms, there may be a significant difference. If more than 10 mmhg, you should get that checked out by a cardiologist. If not, use the arm with the higher of the two measurements. Check it at random times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Juicer machine called nutribullet has warning label to contact your doctor before using if taking cholesterol-lowering meds which i am. Any concerns?
Not concerned.: I am not sure what they are getting at except to protect themselves from litigation. The one significant interaction between statins ( atorva-, simva-, and lova-) is with grapefruit so one should avoid this combination in excess. As with anything in life moderation is the key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello I had my cholesterol and glucose tested today and am not sure about my results. Cholesterol was 4.4 and glucose 6.9 is that ok for female, 32y, 74kg, 1,76? I had no food before testing for 15h.
Not unusual: Some people have veins that are either deeper or more difficult to cannulate. Sorry but that is normal. ...Read more
I scheduled an appointment to get three tests done: pap smear, mammogram and cholesterol testing. What can I expect?
3 different tests: Cholesterol test is bloodwork. You will go to the blood lab for them to draw a tube of blood. Mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer typically start at age 40 unless you have a problem or are at high risk. Breasts are compressed in the mammogram machine and xrays taken (2 per breast usually). Pap -speculum inserted into vagina and cells scraped from cervix to test for cervical cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother had a blood test testing for diabetes and cholesterol levels. He had a few sips of tea with one sugar. Will it have to be re-taken?
Is cholesterol testing a good indicator of future heart problems? Is an ECG a good way to measure if your heart is working properly/heart health?
Risk factors: High cholesterol is only one of the risk factors for coronary artery disease, among other risks such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and family history. Ecg evaluates heart rhythm and can diagnose some problems with the heart but is a very limited test. Depending on symptoms, further testing may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this dysfunctional HDL cholesterol? total cholesterol 241 LDL 128 VLDL 9 triglycerides 43 and HDL 104. Doctor won't give me more testing.
Looks pretty good: The most notable things about this cholesterol (lipid/blood fat) picture is the good elevation of HDL and low VLDL/triglycerides. You can see that 104 of your total cholesterol (241) is the good stuff. Your LDL is a little high but particle analysis won't change the recommendation. I agree with your doctor. Work to maintain this very good profile. ...Read more
Is an ESR of 34 and joint pains with burning skin, high triglyceride, high cholesterol. After -ve testing, 14 months of possible HIV exposure related?
ESR, lipids and HIV: Patients with HIV may have elevations of esr, but ESR is just a marker of inflammation. Many different types of inflammation can elevate the esr. Hiv itself does not elevate cholesterol or triglycerides, but protease inhibitors, medications used to treat HIV can elevate them. Please see your doctor for a complete examination. If there is a risk of HIV exposure, please get tested. ...Read more
What is the name of the glucose testing machine that can measure the sugar without pricking the finger?
Many: I think you are talking about alternative site testing. You still have to "prick" something, just not the finger. Some of these sites are: forearm, palm, upper arms, thighs...Most meters now offer alternative site testing:some examples: freestyle, precisionxtra, breeze2, contour, one touch ultra/smart/mini, accucheck aviva/compact plus, true track smart/sidekick. ...Read more
Dear sir, my mother is a diabetes patient, i want purchase a good suger testing machine which is having good accuracy. ?
Easily done: All the machines sold in usa have to conform to fda regulations on devices and be accurate (compared to concurrent venous sugar test) to within about 15% , higher or lower, of 'real' number.. So if it says 'fda approved' you can trust it. The new continuous glucose monitor by dexcom, often recommended for patients on 4 shots of Insulin or an Insulin pump, has now reached same level of accuracy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In 9 hrs i'm getting tested for thyroid levels and cholesterol at my doctor. I've already been fasting for an hour. Is it ok to take loratadine?
I got my father tested for lipids. His cholesterol was 265 trigly 189 LDL 204 HDL 40. What Medicine should be used with normal kidney,liver,blood test?
Thyroid + gall bladd: Healthy gallbladder and liver uses cholesterol to make bile so normalizing then will normalize cholesterol. Cholesterol is formed in liver under influence of thyroid. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones in body if hormones are unbalanced (high estrogen states) stresses thyroid which slows down increasing cholesterol and if gallbladder does not work and thin bile liver backs so cholesterl high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer