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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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How high density lipoprotein(hdl) play a role in fats in body?

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How high density lipoprotein(hdl) play a role in fats in body?

Complicated molecule: Hdl-c is more than a scavenger particle of cholesterol in blood vessels. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, thrombotic characteristics as well. There are families of hdl, not all of which may be beneficial. Plus, HDL may change in the circulation depending on active disease states. It also exchanges triglycerides & bad cholesterol in the circulation for disposal. Treatment benefit unknown. ...Read more

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Hdl (Definition)

HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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How are high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) related to your heart health?

How are high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) related to your heart health?

Can regress artery: plaque. HDL is not cholesterol but complex protein particles, 1, 2 or 3 ApoA-1 organizing proteins plus ~100 other proteins. HDL are fat/lipid scavenger particles: cells having excess lipids can bind HDL-particles to remove lipids, then excrete the HDL-particles into the extracellular water around the cell & the HDL-particles will carry the fats elsewhere; potentially to the liver for excretion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein)?

What is the difference between HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein)?

Big difference: Ldl, when found in high concentrations in the blood, can enter your artery walls and initiate an inflammatory reaction that culminates in the development of atherosclerosis, plaque formation in the arterial wall. Hdl had many functions. If HDL is functioning well it can help to prevent atherosclerosis. One of its major functions is to remove cholesterol from the arterial wall. ...Read more

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Which diet i take in high triglyceride level 244, low density lipoprotein 90, sgpt 117 and HDL 42 , glomerular filtration rate 60plz help me?

Which diet i take in high triglyceride level 244, low density lipoprotein 90, sgpt  117 and  HDL 42 , glomerular filtration rate 60plz help me?

High triglycerides: Are related to sugar in the diet. Triglycerides should be approximately half the cholesterol. Sugar is also capable of turning on inflammatory markers and threaten inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Should i worry for my lipid panel test results cholesterol 186 trygglyceride 189 HDL 46 and lowe density lipoprotein calculated is 102?

No: Unless you're a coronary or cerebrovascular or peripheral vascular patient already, or have 2 major risks (diabetes, high bp, fam history of early coronary disease, tobacco use), the level of LDL you have is well below the danger zone of 160, and definitely in the near optimal zone (100-129) and your HDL is above 40, below which is a danger zone for this protective molecule. ...Read more

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Lipoproteins that include chylomicrons, vldl, LDL and HDL - what do each of these do?

Lipoproteins that include chylomicrons, vldl, LDL and HDL - what do each of these do?

Common denominator: They all transport different types and sizes of fats in your blood. Fats are insoluble in blood (literally like "oil mixing with water") and they must be transported inside protein molecules. The combination of fat and protein is called a "lipoprotein" molecule ...Read more

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Lipoprotein (a) was at 355. Cholesterol 180. Hdl 38 LDL 124 and trig127. Started taking 1000 mg of niacin will this lower lp(a) and exercising 3xweek?

Lipoprotein (a) was at 355. Cholesterol 180. Hdl 38 LDL 124 and trig127.  Started taking 1000 mg of niacin will this lower lp(a) and exercising 3xweek?

May be: Niacin may improve the lipid profile but it has not been proven to improve chances of heart attack or stroke. Also, they have several side effects and is hard to get people to take them long term i rather you do more exercise (5-6 times/week), be in the best possible shape, loose a few pounds if you are overweight. That will increase the good cholesterol (HDL) and lower the bad. Your tg are ok. ...Read more

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Ct angio score 0, dad heart attack at 50, stress echonormal, BMI 21, hdl 34, lipoprotein A 5, ldl 115, triglyceride 75, help please? What to do???????

Ct angio score 0, dad heart attack at 50, stress echonormal, BMI 21, hdl 34, lipoprotein A 5, ldl 115, triglyceride 75, help please? What to do???????

Optimise your lipids: AT your young age of 26, if CT angio score is 0, that bodes well for you, it means you have no significant visible calcified plaque in coronary arteries. Having said that, atheroslerosis leading to heart disease is a cumulative process, so very important that you modify your risk factors through lifestyle changes: raise HDL >45 atleast. Exercise regularly (even walk 30 min daily), eat salmon, av ...Read more

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High HDL related to high cholester?

High HDL related to high cholester?

Yes: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (idl), high density lipoprotein (hdl), very low density lipoprotein (vldl), and chylomicrons. If high hdl-c is present, total cholesterol will be increased. ...Read more

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Does a high HDL wipe out a high ldl?

Hdl/ldl: Its better to have a high HDL with a high LDL but we can't say that a high HDL outweighs a high ldl, it still pays to lower the ldl. ...Read more

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What HDL level is normal? What happens if it's too high?

What HDL level is normal? What happens if it's too high?

Over 40 mg%: Over 40-50 is normal but the higher the HDL Cholesterol (good) , the better. HDL cholesterol could be naturally high and improves with aerobic exercise. It is protective and nothing happens if it is high (protects from bad cholesterol, LDL, by helping the transport and metabolism in the liver). ...Read more

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Can an HDL level ever be to high mine was greater than 110?

Can an HDL level ever be to high mine was greater than 110?

More research needed: We have long thought that high HDL is protective against cardiovascular disease and encouraged patients to get it has high as possible.Newer studies, however, show that it's not how high the HDL is, but rather how well it works to prevent the inflammation that causes CVD.There isn't a test to test this yet.Try to lower inflammation in the body-no smoking, exercise, plant-rich diet, and weight loss ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an HDL level that is considered too high?

Could you explain what is an HDL level that is considered too high?

HDL Cholesterol: Not sure why you would be concerned. High is good. There really is no 'too high' for this molecule. ...Read more

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I can't take cholesterol meds and dr tells me my hdl's are high (143). What can I do?

I can't take cholesterol meds and dr tells me my hdl's are high (143).  What can I do?

High HDL cholesterol: If your HDL is truly 143, then you have nothing to fear. the HDL is your protective cholesterol subtype. Whatever you/re doing, keep it up and tell others. ...Read more

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Is it good to have high amounts of hdl, but is too much of any cholesterol a bad thing?

Not necessarily: A high HDL is felt to be protective. There is nothing to suggest that an unusually high HDL would be problematic. ...Read more

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46 YO male, 5'8", 179 lbs, active TTL Chol = 225 LDL = 157 HDL = 35 TRI = 165 Ratio = 6.4 Immediate concern? Been high the past 4 years.

46 YO male, 5'8", 179 lbs, active
TTL Chol  = 225
LDL = 157
HDL = 35
TRI = 165
Ratio = 6.4
Immediate concern? Been high the past 4 years.

High cholesterol: All patients with high LDL are advised to undergo lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, aerobic exercise, and eating a healthy diet. Deciding on whom to treat with medications is based on estimating a patient's cardiovascular risk. It is advised to you talk to your physician regarding advised treatment or have online inbox consultation with us for recommendations and next steps. ...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