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Lipids In Urine
Increased urination: If your CMP is normal, you have no diabetes nor any alterations of sodium. there is no diabetes mellitus or insipidus. Get a urine analysis and look at your urine's specific gravity. If low, you are having too many fluids causing your frequent urination. Limit your intake of water, or foods that contain it, such as fruits, juices and soups. Culture your urine to see if you have a UTI. Good luck ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I had regular check up done, cbc, liver, kidney, lipid, urine all normal. Should I test for Vitamin D deficiency? I read online that men should test.
Don't think so: There is no clear guideline regarding Vitamin D in younger people, the only solid recommendation is for older people with history of fall. ...Read more
M 50. Lipid, RFT, LFT, blood culture, urine, ultra sou. What other tests should I get for a yearly health check up? Need to see if health is ok. Thnx.
Depends: There is little evidence for the yearly "general medical exam" (GME). Testing should be age and individual appropriate based on evidence based medicine. The duration between evaluations depends on what problems (if any) are present (co-morbidities) and medications. One commentary: <a href="http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/checkup/article_em. Htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Emedicinehea ...Read more
Does low vitamin D mean serious underlying issue like cancer? I haven't test yet but my CBC, liver, urine, lipid are all normal. I have no symptoms.
Low vitamin D common: Low vitamin D is common and is not a sign of life-threatening disease. ...Read more
What does albumin and creatine in the urine mean? Albumin 1.5mg. Creatine 76 mg. I'm diabetic 331 lipid, alk phos high, a1c 13.5
Many health issues: An early sign of diabetic kidney damage is a "leak" of protein (albumin) into the urine, called the albumin/creat ratio. The values you give do not appear to be high, but you need to see your doctor, for this as well as other issues, including your very poor blood sugar control (A1C 13.5), which is damaging your kidneys, eyes, driving up your lipids and putting you at high risk of heart attack. ...Read more
Had CBC, Urine Dipstick, and Lipid Panel. All results normal except anion gap was 16. Should I be worried?
Probalby not: - but I don't have a clue what symptoms you had. Normal value for serum anion gap is 8-16 mEq/L. ...Read more
Total protein, 24 hr urine is this good or bad? (protein, urine, qn <=11 mg/dl -my result <6) protein, 24 hr urine -unable to calculate. A1c, kidney panel, ua, lipid normal
Urine results: Your urine shows that you have virtually no protein in your urine, which is a good thing. Patients with proteinuria have an increased rate of kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes which is related to the amount of protein in the urine both in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. What was the reason for the urine collection? ...Read more
Eet, ecg, troponin t, ultrasound abdomen, urine r, anti hcv, lipid profile are ok. But BP shoots to 150/110 daily. No dr can diagnose in pak. Guide me?
See below: You've not mentioned what your kidney function is. A serum creatinine is necessary. Are you overweight? This is assoc with htn. Do you have family members with htn? When your BP is elevated, what are you doing? BP should be measured at complete rest for 15 minutes. Do you have symptoms when your BP is high? Is it hot there? - that alone could do it. ...Read more
Unclear: Your question is incomplete/unclear. We don't prescribe lipids. ...Read more
Small intestine: Lipids are digested in the small intestine and absorbed with the assistance of bile which acts as an emulsifier, pancreas secretes lipase to breakdown some lipids and the small intestinal lining have enzymes at the "brush border" and certain shorter length fats can be absorbed directly in the intestines. Fats are then repackaged in the liver after digestion. ...Read more
No more than 10 ml: About one ml of serum is needed for the test and 4-5 ml will usually suffice. ...Read more
Lipoprotein Estimate: A lipid profile measures blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg) carried inside lipoprotein particles (vldl, ldl, hdl). Tg is used to estimate vldl, while ldl-c and hdl-c estimate LDL and HDL particle levels. Current nih and national lipid association (nla) recommendations are that all children between 9 and 11 years of age should have screening lipid testing performed. ...Read more
Lipid checks.: Depends on your levels, really. A statin will generally require up to six weeks to make an impact on your numbers (and on your liver function indices). So the first check after initiation of the statin should be at six weeks. After that, would check every six weeks to six months depending on your levels. The impact on the liver tends to be an early effect. ...Read more
Fats vs Lipoproteins: The lipid panel=measurements of cholesterol, triglycerides & Apo-A (of HDL particles) to estimate cholesterol within both High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) & Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) particles in water outside cells. It does not measure actual LDL or HDL particle concentrations, the key issue driving arterial disease: heart attack, stroke & peripheral arterial disease. See: http://goo. Gl/NmdIfm ...Read more
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
See below: Total fat, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and cholesterol. ...Read more
Better to fast: Nothing but water after midnight.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Worth a try.: If your cholesterol numbers have been within acceptable ranges, it couldn't hurt to try to reduce the dose of a statin. Assuming, of course, that you have changed things otherwise to keep the numbers down, such as maintaining an exercise routine, changing your diet or losing weight. But it's always better to get by with less medication when possible. ...Read more
Good enough: But then you will need a doctor to interpret it based on your risk profile. ...Read more
May not need to...:
While that is high it's important to know the subtypes: HDL, LDL and esp. Small dense LDL.
Cholesterol does not cause heart disease; the real cause is inflammation.
Hypothyroidism can cause high cholesterol.
Here are links to useful articles:
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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