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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
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
Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins create any bad effect on your liver?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends --: Probably not raising cholesterol but you need to check your liver enzymes (blood test). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have chorosis of liver.I was wondering if plant sterols would hurt my liver in anyway?I have a family history of high cholesterol. I was on statins
No: Plant sterols are present in the foods you eat every day like fruits and vegetables , legumes, lentils and nuts as well as oat cereal. ...Read more
Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more
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