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Does Everyone Have Triglycerides
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
Basic biology: The vast majority of your cholesterol is made in your body, rather than coming in from what you eat. People like to criticize other people's food choices, but diet is only a tiny portion of vascular health. I'd rather see you exercising and eating what's comfortable and sensible for you, and adding a statin if you need it. ...Read more
Most Do: Familial hypercholesterolemia is the most common genetic disorder involving choleterol levels . If a patient has an LDL cholesterol level above 200 he/she has familial hypercholesterolemia. It is transmitted in a way that each child has a 50/50 chance of inheriting this. On a microscopic level there is increased liver fat in all of these patients, it just may not show up on blood tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart disease risk.: Hdl (high density lipoprotein) protects the body by removing excess cholesterol from the walls of arteries. A high HDL (>60 mg/dl) can protect the body from heart disease. A low HDL (<30 mg/dl), on the other hand, is a risk factor for developing heart disease. A patient with low HDL can exercise, lose weight, or take medication to raise it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has it really been shown that high cholesterol level doesn't matter as long as you have a good HDL level?
It depends.: If you are otherwise healthy, high cholesterol can be controlled with lifestyle changes alone, such as weight loss and exercise. However, if you have other diseases in addition to high cholesterol, such as diabetes or coronary artery disease, your doctor may recommend starting medication. Each patient is different, and should discuss their options with their doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will helpt to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as reduction in simple carbodyrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does high testerone levels affect ones moods and ability to think? He does not take anything , never has but behavoir is erratic.
It can, but...: High testosterone can increase anxiety, aggression, sex-drive, etc. But that only happens when you're on supplements, particularly excessive intake such as Anabolic steroids w/athletes. It is unlikely his behavior is due to testosterone or that his testosterone level is elevated if he is not on supplements. ...Read more
How is it that eggs help you lose weight though they are aparently bad for people with high cholesterol?
What other options does someone have who has hyperlipidemia but has statin intolerance? BTW CoQ10 does nothing to help with the statin side-effects.
Does coconut water gives you cholesterol ? I don't have cholesterol at this point. Do not have cholesterol., never had.
Possibly: Some coconut water products may contain small amounts of lauric acid which can raise cholesterol. Not nearly as much as coconut oil or milk, however some people drink very large amounts of coconut water. If you do, it is worth checking with your doctor. ...Read more
Can a 19 year old have heart disease? Even if he doesn't smoke, drink nor have cholesterol nor diabetes?
Rare: Rare but can happen due to viral or autoimmune diseases (usually agfects the muscle of the heart but can also affect the vessels as in a disease called kawazaki). If you are suspected him to have hear disease because of chest pain, it will be more likely due to muscle/bone inflammation, anxiety or reflux/gastritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Both possibilities may occur but more likely will not happen. Hope all goes well over the next 50 years. ...Read more
It could: Esophagitis isn't the first thing you think of with smoking marijuana, but i did find one case where this happened. Also it caused a cyclic vomiting syndrome -- again, different from the usual expected result. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2658859/ in this case, the patient had grade 2 distal esophagitis. If it was my own esophagus, i wouldn't want to add further risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does my high cholesterol make it more likely i will develop heart disease? My cholesterol is a little high, but my doctor isn't recommending medication to lower it yet. I'm working on healthier eating habits, but i'm worried if i don't get my cholesterol
Come again?: Please repost your question and explain what dopamine "levels" you mean (because the term "dopamine levels" is meaningless), how these "levels" were measured & by whom, & what you think you expect to achieve by raising these imaginary "levels." ...Read more
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