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How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

Heart: Your question should not be an open ended question. It is difficult answer in this limited space. I write a book basing on your question. Answer is too broad. Please come to the point. What is your main health problem? I would try to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Lipid (Definition)

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What exactly does having high vldl while having low LDL in my lipid profile indicate?

What exactly does having high vldl while having low LDL in my lipid profile indicate?

Perhaps High TG's: Patients with high triglyceride (tg's) levels often have increased levels of vldl with low or normal LDL levels. Tg's in vldl move into LDL and in return LDL sends cholesterol back into vldl. This same process happens with HDL cholesterol, depleting cholesterol from LDL and hdl, and thus lowering LDL and hdl, while vldl cholesterol increases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on statin, how often for lipid check?

Can you tell me if on statin, how often for lipid check?

Variable: According to the 2013 American Heart Association guidelines: never. Most doctors will check 6 weeks after you start to see the effect and check the liver. It is recommended that one should not "treat to target" any more, meaning that just being on a statin is protective and attempting to reach a certain pre-determined low level becomes counter-productive. ...Read more

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Is 500mg daily of inositol hexanicotinate dangerous? I took it for four years but stopped after reading it was ineffective for lipids.

Is 500mg daily of inositol hexanicotinate dangerous? I took it for four years but stopped after reading it was ineffective for lipids.

No: If it were dangerous, it would've been pulled off the market. However, it's definitely ineffective for lowering triglycerides & raising hdl. That only happens when you take "real" Niacin which is converted in the liver from nicotinic acid into nicotinamide. During this process, some people complain of redness, flushing & intense itching. Because nicotinamide is also "niacin", it is sold as nonflus. ...Read more

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Left arm has mild pain, off and on for days,my elbow aches, shoulder will hurt then stop. I'm 40 type 1 diabetic for two years now. Good Lipid panel ?

Left arm has mild pain, off and on for days,my elbow aches, shoulder will hurt then stop. I'm 40 type 1 diabetic for two years now. Good Lipid panel ?

And question?: is not entirely clear. I assume it isn't about lipids (unlikely related to pain) and IS about pain. without an exam, I can only give general information, and, muscle/joint aetiology is easy w. exam. Staying mobile very important. And.. nerve injury/pinch/irritation/neuropathy goes in the path of the nerve neck-->shoulder-->elbow-->hand. would NOT hurt to touch and more shooting type pain. ...Read more

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What does elevated lipids mean? How many different lipids do you have?

Lipid Definition: Lipids are fats. They are carried throughout the body in lipoproteins. Lipids have names like cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids. They are essential for life, yet when elevated to pathologic levels, or when seen in the setting of other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes or high blood pressure can cause heart disease or in the case of triglycerides, pancreatitis. ...Read more

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My nephew was told he has high lipids. Any idea what this means for a 22 year old?

My nephew was told he has high lipids. Any idea what this means for a 22 year old?

Great question!: 1st, congrats to him for getting his lipids checked! i wish every 22 year old did that! take a look at the results, the ldl-c (bad cholesterol) goal is less than 100 mg/dl. The hdl-c (good chol) should be over 40 for a man. The triglycerides (little fats) should be less than 150. If the hdl-c is over 60, then it is ok for the LDL to be up to 130 (or more depending). The total doesn't matter. ...Read more

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If lipid profile is ideal, then also can body fat percentage be high?

Yes: Cholesterol & fat in blood has only minimal relationship to how fat a person is. You can weight 300 lbs and have normal cholesterol, and fats in your blood, to be healthy the first step is always to lose weight, men: waist less than 40 inch, women waist less than 35 inches. When you lose weight you lipids/cholesterol will improve, but not always to normal, then see a doctor, . ...Read more