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Why doesn't everyone with familial hypercholesterolemia have fatty liver?

Why doesn't everyone with familial hypercholesterolemia have fatty liver?

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 more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins create any bad effect on your liver?

Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins create any bad effect on your liver?

Usually not: Increased elevations in liver tests may be seen with statin use, but if you're being monitored by your md the. I would not worry about any liver damage. ...Read more

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What trigger the liver to produce the excess cholesterol otherwise there should be no high cholesterol at all ?

What trigger the liver to produce the excess cholesterol otherwise there should be no high cholesterol at all ?

Inflammation: Cholesterol is needed in the body to make cell walls, hormones, etc. It should not be seen as the villain it has been made out to be. It is a sign of inflammation in the body as it is a repair mechanism - it goes up in times of stress and illness to help produce hormones to endure stress, to build new cells, etc. The ideal "fix" is to eat minimal sugar and carbs which cause inflammation, not meds! ...Read more

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Could my high cholesterol be elevating my liver enzymes?

Could my high cholesterol be elevating my liver enzymes?

Yes: Liver converts excess carbs to bad cholesterol (triglycerides TG). TG then gets deposited in liver and causes fatty liver that elevates liver enzymes. For more, read these short articles: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/ https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Can OTC 500mg non flush niacin taken for high cholesterol be bad for my liver?

Can OTC 500mg non flush niacin taken for high cholesterol be bad for my liver?

Rarely: That dose is small. Most liver toxicity occurs with > 2, 000 mg. To be safe, get an alt (blood sample) next time you check your cholesterol. ...Read more

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I am 1 year post liver transplant...What would be some factors in me developing high cholesterol?

I am 1 year post liver transplant...What would be some factors in me developing high cholesterol?

New liver: The new liver handles your cholesterol differently than your old liver- so you may need some more tests and possible use of some medications to lower it. ...Read more

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If I have acid reflux , low liver functions, pain under left rib cage and high cholesterol what could that mean?

If I have acid reflux , low liver functions, pain under left rib cage and high cholesterol what could that mean?

Unclear: Low liver functions are normal. There's no lower limit to liver function blood tests regardless of what the lab lists. Acid reflux should be treated by usual means. Pain under the left rib cage could be gastritis, splenomegaly, colitis, or a muscular cause. You shoud see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am a male my old 51 my ALT gtp level is 55 with high cholesterol and fatty liver , negative abc virus . Why ALT is a high level?

I am a male my old 51 my ALT gtp level is 55 with high cholesterol and fatty liver , negative abc virus . Why ALT is a high level?

Don't ignore: Fatty liver is disease means the liver is swollen and enlarged due to fatty change. The disorder is associated with metabolic changes including diabetes, high triglycerides and obesity. When the fat causes inflammation in the liver (detectable on liver biopsy) there is a greater risk of cirrhosis (scarring and hardening of the liver). If you are overweight, then weight loss is recommended. ...Read more

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Within 12 months - high cholesterol, triglycerides normal, mildly elevated liver enzymes, and most recently an egfr of 59, and gallstones. What gives?

Within 12 months - high cholesterol, triglycerides normal, mildly elevated liver enzymes, and most recently an egfr of 59, and gallstones. What gives?

Liver enzymes: Hi christine! i hope you're feeling ok. Lots of things could explain the picture you're describing. You must be having some symptoms that prompted these tests. Please speak with your private physician to discuss these questions...This is a really hard online diagnosis to make.... ...Read more

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Is taking whey protein good for fatty liver and get rid of belly fat for 43yr old male 210ilb 5'10 with borderline high cholesterol taking no medicati?

Is taking whey protein good for fatty liver and get rid of belly fat for 43yr old male 210ilb 5'10 with borderline high cholesterol taking no medicati?

No: Protein will not affect fatty liver nor get rid of belly fat. You may have a genetic predisposition to store fat around your waist. Fatty liver could be due to high lipid levels from genetic and dietary factors, excessive alcohol use, and other liver problems. If not doing already, making lifestyle changes including eating healthy 5 times per day, and exercising 2 1/2 hours per week can help. ...Read more

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My 56 yr old husband is having abdominal pain just below the rib cage. He says it runs across the abdomen. He is diabetic. Has high cholesterol.?

My 56 yr old husband is having abdominal pain just below the rib cage. He says it runs across the abdomen. He is diabetic. Has high cholesterol.?

Ye, could be heart.: To interpret your presumed concern, issues in the bottom part of the heart could cause upper abdominal pains - a stress test would be a good idea as you listed three risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Clay colored stools, nausea, pain on right side of abdomen high cholesterol, have high red blood cell count-have to give blood once a month have had pain for a month. Did cat scan did not see anything. Stools were stringy and sometimes bloody at the begin

It : It is concerning that you have been having bloody stools. The pain of the right side of your abdomen coupled with clay colored stools is suggestive of a problem with bile (? Gall bladder, ? Bile duct, ? Stones). If you did not have these symptoms at the time you had the ct scan and work up, then it is really important to get this evaluated. These are not normal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is hypercholesterolemia permanent?

Is hypercholesterolemia permanent?

No.: It can be treated with dietary modification and medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypercholesterolemia?

What are the symptoms of hypercholesterolemia?

Generally none : Except in extreme cases when you can get an inflammed pancreas or liver, or skin fat globules, there are usually no symptoms until you have a stroke or heart attack. That is why we check your cholesterol if you are at risk. A good resource for general prevention information is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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How to compute the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia?

Prevalence: you need a definition of hypercholesterolemia, you need a good estimate of how frequently that finding appears in a representative sample of the full population and then to calculate the per cent of the population in which that hypercholesterolemia appears ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more