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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. Oscar Novick
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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


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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?

Lipids: It's a chicken before the egg question, it can go both ways. High cholesterol can damage the liver, abnormal liver can have high cholesterol...Liver enzymes go along with abnormal liver. ...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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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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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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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

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


Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is also known as High cholesterol. Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more