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Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

Triglycerides: Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol. It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affect the calculation of your total cholesterol, which uses a formula that includes triglycerides. ...Read more

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Is smoking during fasting hours before fasting blood test increases the blood sugar in the test?

Is smoking during fasting hours before fasting blood test increases the blood sugar in the test?

It shouldn't: Smoking a cigarette before a blood test should not increase your sugar level. Thus, i would discuss with your doctor why your sugar was elevated as this may be the first sign of diabetes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Before blood glucose and triglyceride blood tests can you have black coffee?

Before blood glucose and triglyceride blood tests can you have black coffee?

Variable advice: There has been recent evidence that it doesn't greatly affect the result but i still don't recommend it. ...Read more

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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more

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Can eating sugar a night before the fasting blood sugar test affect the results ?

Can eating sugar a night before the fasting blood sugar test affect the results ?

Yes: You should not eat for 12 hours before a fasting test is done. You can have some water if thirsty. ...Read more

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Is tulsi lowers blood sugar for my dad(58) who had high blood sugar 290 after eating and 104 before eating?

No studies: This supplement has not been scientifically studied for the purposes of blood sugar control. Your dad has diabetes, it sounds like, and should be seen by a physician for an appropriate work-up, diagnosis, and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Very high triglycerides. Could chewing bubble gum before fasting blood test affect this?

Very high triglycerides. Could chewing bubble gum before fasting blood test affect this?

No: Very high triglycerides are a serious issue and rather than looking for outlandish explanation, work with your doctor to lower these. In general weight control, reduction in the intake of carbohydrates and saturated fats may help. ...Read more

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Will eating six hours before blood work raise cholesterol?

Yes: It's recommended that you fast 12 hours before checking a lipid profile. ...Read more

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How long could blood labs take when checking blood sugar and cholesterol?

Lab: Blood sugar and cholesterol testing can be resulted in the same day as drawn, sometimes in a short time frame depending on the method used. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol 2 days before blood test alter the cholesterol?

Does drinking alcohol 2 days before blood test alter the cholesterol?

Drinking alcohol: on a daily basis will affect the cholesterol profile, but it should not cause significant change if you drink once 2 days prior. The key is the continuous chronic nature of drinking. 1 glass of red/white wine daily may increase your good cholesterol (HDL) slightly while keeping your triglycerides and bad cholesterol a little lower. Chronic beer and liquor use will increase the total by a lot. ...Read more

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When hba1c blood test should be taken in fasting or after eating?

Does not matter: The a1c is a 2 month look-back at blood sugars. It does not matter whether or not you have eaten. ...Read more

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What should blood glucose levels be for a healthy pregnant woman fasting and 2 hrs after eating?

< 90, <120: Fasting glucose should be less than 90. Post meal sugars should actually be checked one hour after eating and should be less than 120. ...Read more

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Can eating before a bile acid blood test affect the results. When testing for pregnacy cholesatsis ?

Can eating before a bile acid blood test affect the results. When testing for pregnacy cholesatsis ?

Cholestasis: It is not necessary to be fasting before serum bile acid testing for cholestasis of pregnancy. Not all patients with cholestasis will have abnormal blood work. Some physicians will try a medication called Ursodiol in patients with suspected cholestasis. If the itching resolves on this medication then this can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Random test (5 hours after eating), blood glucose: 77, cholesterol: 155. 2 weeks later Fasting test results: BG:106 cholesterol:199. Accuracy issue?

Random test (5 hours after eating), blood glucose: 77, cholesterol: 155. 2 weeks later Fasting test results: BG:106 cholesterol:199. Accuracy issue?

Methods: Was either of the tests done in a CLIA accredited laboratory? It so, you can rely on that. If one of the tests was done on a Point of Care instrument and the other on a regular analyzer, the latter is more reliable. It is better to have your doctor order the tests and send the samples to a reputable lab. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why is ppbs test for blood sugar done 2 hours after eating and not before that?

Why is ppbs test for blood sugar done 2 hours after eating and not before that?

Insulin action: We usually check blood sugars two hours after eating to reflect the status after majority of the rapid acting Insulin that one has taken to cover that meal or snack is gone from the body. By the time it is two hours after the meal once one's blood sugar should've returned to the target range. If not then a different dose of medication may be necessary to achieve better control. ...Read more

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How many hours should i be fasting before sugar blood test of pregnancy?

How many hours should i be fasting before sugar blood test of pregnancy?

Ask your OB MD: It may depend upon whether you are having a FBS(fasting blood sugar) & 2 hour post prandial(after eating) or full several hour Glucose Tolerance test(GTT) give your OB MD a call and find out. ...Read more