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How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

Indirectly: If you don't have enough testosterone, you might end up w/too much fat & not enough muscle. Then as a result of excess fat, your glucose & cholesterol will be too high. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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What helps regulate lipid metabolism: LDL or HDL?

What helps regulate lipid metabolism: LDL or HDL?

HDL is the good: Cholesterol. It transports cholesterol to the liver, where it is processed an eliminated via the intestines. High HDL levels generally help decrease a person's risk for heart disease. LDL cholesterol is also needed, however, the lowest amount needed is not known. Hope this helps. Visit CardioGauge. Com for personalized education about your chol levels. Put in #s and it will tell u what it means. ...Read more

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What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

How fat is formed: Lipid metabolism means the process in which fats are formed, utilized and broken down and disposed in the body. It starts when the food is broken down in the gut to form molecules that are transported to the blood where it is processed into different particles. These particles are then taken up by the cells where the fats are extracted. The leftover is then delivered to the liver for disposal ...Read more

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How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

High levels: Of circulating lipids like hypertrigliceridemia /hypercholesterolemia may results from abnl metabolism and they are the perfect setup for plaque formation by damaging the inner layer of the arteries, by build up in the arteries and eventually plaque formation. Common locations and common symptoms result from deposition in coronary arteries resulting in MI, carotid arteries resulting in stroke etc ...Read more

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What is abnormal lipid metabolism?

What is abnormal lipid metabolism?

Keeping it simple: If your LDL is elevated and/or your HDL is low and/or your triglycerides are high, you have abnormal lipid metabolism. The exact numbers depend on the specifics of your overall health. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my professor uses the phrase 'lipid metabolism.' what does this mean?

Fats: Lipids are different kinds of fats circulating in the body. Metabolism is a description of how it is made, utilized and dispensed by the body. The lipids or fats often discussed include low density lipoprotein LDL, high density lipoprotein HDL, very low density lipoprotein VLDL Iintermediate density lipoprotein ILDL Triglyceride. Next time ask your professor to elaborate ...Read more

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What is lipid metabolism?

How fat gets used: Lipid metabolism refers to how fats get broken down and built back up in the body. ...Read more

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19 yo son has elevated Prolactin 27. Concern? Estradiol, Testosterone, LH, T4, T3, TSH, Lipid Panel, CMP were normal. What to do to see why Prolactin is high?

19 yo son has elevated Prolactin 27. Concern? Estradiol, Testosterone, LH, T4, T3, TSH, Lipid Panel, CMP were normal. What to do to see why Prolactin is high?

Need work up: 27 ng is little high. Normal male adult 4 to 10, up to 20 in young boys. Work up for pituitary adenomas is needed even in the absence of symptoms (head ache, vision problems etc) Don't worry speak to his doctor ...Read more

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31 year old over weight male on diet hdl 51.1 mg/dl glucose 98.1 mg/dl esr 20 mm/hr prolactin 2747 miu/ml testosterone 5.11 ng/ml what's wrong with me?

31 year old over weight male on diet hdl 51.1 mg/dl glucose 98.1 mg/dl esr 20 mm/hr prolactin 2747 miu/ml testosterone 5.11 ng/ml what's wrong with me?

Hyperprolactinemia: Elevated prolactin level can be due to abnormality to the pituitary gland, such as adenoma (tumor) compression of the pituitary stalk, high level of prolactin can cause impotance, galactorrhea (production of excess breats milk), gynecomastia (big breast in men) your doctor may want to send you for an MRI of your brain for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How does testosterone or androgen regulate the fat and sugar metabolism?

Yes, but: You're asking a great question, but healthtap limits answers to 400 characters. You need about 400 paragraphs. Try googling this: "androgen lipolysis". Then google "igf-1 androgens" when you're done. Cheers! ...Read more

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How are proteins and lipids used for energy when glucose is not available in the body?

How are proteins and lipids used for energy when glucose is not available in the body?

Energy metabolism: Long story read this: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897177/ ...Read more

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A1c greater than 5.5 for 1 1/2 yrs, most recent 6.1 with glucose 100+, most recent 117. I am obese. Tr levels >150 for 6mos no other elev lipids.

A1c greater than 5.5 for 1 1/2 yrs, most recent 6.1 with glucose 100+, most recent 117. I am obese. Tr levels >150 for 6mos no other elev lipids.

Prediabetic: You are heading towards diabetes and if your blood pressure is elevated, you may have metabolic syndrome. Bad things are probably happening internally but the good news is they are reversible if you exercise, eat properly and lose weight. Don't let yourself become diabetic because that will cause even greater problems. Diabetes is preventable but you have to start now. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more


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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more