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Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?

Bad Cholesterol: People who have poor lipid profiles despite having a good diet and regular exercise may have a family history of abnormal cholesterol. These patients tend to have a profound improvement with medication intervention. ...Read more

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45 YO male 5'8" 197lbs occasional cigar smoker, no inhalation Total cholesterol 255 LDL 177 HDL 36 Tri 209 BP 118/78 Cause for concern? Meds needed?

45 YO male
5'8" 197lbs
occasional cigar smoker, no inhalation
Total cholesterol 255
LDL 177
HDL 36
Tri 209
BP 118/78
Cause for concern? Meds needed?

I'd manage it: Cholesterol's mostly genetic & you may need Rx. Many physicians would start a statin, but if you haven't given some really robust exercise a fair try, think about that first. You remember how much fun you had as a super-fit teen. Could you try getting back to the lifestyle? If that's not possible or doesn't work, then talk with your physician seriously about meds. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are the WBC results 15.6, 14.4, 11.4, 13.5, 12.7, 16.7, 14.4 13.3, 12.4, 15.3, 13.9, 14.4 & 17.8 slightly, moderately or highly elevated in general?

Are the WBC results 15.6, 14.4, 11.4, 13.5, 12.7, 16.7, 14.4 13.3, 12.4, 15.3, 13.9, 14.4 & 17.8 slightly, moderately or highly elevated in general?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group. Good health to you. It is reassuring that the results do not consistently keep rising. ...Read more

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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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I'm 36 years old, healthy, smoker, doing a lot of sport activity. My ldl is 173.9, total cholesterol 261.4, hdl 68 and tg 98. Am I at high risk?

I'm 36 years old, healthy, smoker, doing a lot of sport activity. My ldl is 173.9, total cholesterol 261.4, hdl 68 and tg 98. Am I at high risk?

Yes: Your LDL and cholestrol are higher than desired. While HDL and trig are good, smoking and high LDL put you at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. First thing you should do is quit smoking. Depending on your family history and rest of health issues, your doctor may put you on a statin. It would be prudent to see your doctor about it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What type of specific meal plan can increase calorie intake to 2000 for college student. I'm 5"11 and weigh 125 with high metabolism. I'm very slim. ?

What type of specific meal plan can increase calorie intake to 2000 for college student. I'm 5"11 and weigh 125 with high metabolism. I'm very slim. ?

Slim: Yes you are slim and yes, you need to put on weight. Of the various options available to you I would start by having an appointment made with a hospital (or university) based dietitian. You won't bulge overnight but I am confident you will gain weight. ...Read more

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Hi DR. BMI19.9, uric acid 474, creatinine 118, LDL 2.7 What next action plan ? as found a benign gallbladder polyps size in 9mm ? thanks !

Hi DR. BMI19.9, uric acid 474, creatinine 118,  LDL 2.7 What next action plan ? as found a benign gallbladder polyps size in 9mm ? thanks !

REFERENCE RANGES?: I will need the reference ranges for your labs to make better recommendations, please set up virtual consult ...Read more

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I've started a plant based low fat diet, but it prohibits all fats, even natural fats. Are fats needed? Is a lack of fats bad for my health?

I've started a plant based low fat diet, but it prohibits all fats, even natural fats. Are fats needed? Is a lack of fats bad for my health?

Fats are essential: Good fats are critical for health. Your brain operates on fat, not glucose like the rest of the body. Naturally occurring vegetarian fats such as nuts, avocados, seeds, olive oil are great and if only eating a vegetarian diet, you will need more. Plant based diets are great if done well which means eating real vegetables, some fruit, lots of nuts and seeds, and minimizing the carbs to 3/day ...Read more

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Sgpt is 41.2 u/l cholesterol 4.23 mmol/l tri 1.10 HDL .081 LDL 2.92. Doctor says I have fatty liver. What to do?

Sgpt  is 41.2 u/l cholesterol 4.23 mmol/l tri 1.10 HDL .081 LDL 2.92. Doctor says I have fatty liver. What to do?

Fitness focus: Different people will offer you different bits of advice, there are meds and so forth, but one of the keys to health -- unless your physician strongly disagrees -- will be to find an aerobic exercise that you like and pursue it aggressively. Livers, like muscles, need to be exercised. Best wishes for a new and happier direction for your life. ...Read more

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Can taking the supplement TAURINE in a 3 gram dose raise testosterone levels in men ?

Can taking the supplement TAURINE in a 3 gram dose raise testosterone levels in men

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Taurine: Please go to a nearby library and read the several articles about Taurine. Some folks will like this others won't. Read a lot and decide please! ...Read more

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What is a more effective method to losing weight, exercise or dieting?

What is a more effective method to losing weight, exercise or dieting?

You need both: to lose weight effectively. Limit your calories, eat protein and fiber, and exercise at least thirty minutes a day. If you can lower your caloric intake to less than 1000 good calories a day and exercise for one hour a day, you will lose weight fast. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read more

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Are weight loss pills actually effective?

Are weight loss pills actually effective?

Three FDA approved: fat blockers (xenical), amphetamine, and serotonin drugs. And in all, when you stop them, the weight comes back because they do not change behavior. eat less, exercise more. the psychological barriers to that closely fit with all other compulsive behaviors. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details (in a highly tongue in cheek way) the science and practical ways to change. ...Read more

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My serum triglycerides is 210 serum cholesterol 212 HDL 52.5 LDL 124 vldl 42 n non HDL 160 please guide me dat in which areas i m at risk n reasons?

See below: Borderline lipids. Need to know your age and other medical problems like exisent heart disease or diabetes to determine your risk with those lipid levels. ...Read more

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How effective, and how safe; green coffee beans extract (taking in a form of a pill supplement) in decreasing body fat?

How effective, and how safe; green coffee beans extract (taking in a form of a pill supplement)  in decreasing body fat?

Fraudulent Diets: Zero effective. This product is one in a very long line of products designed to take money from the 'hopeful'. It will in no way lead to any real or lasting weight loss. Please save your money. ...Read more

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Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Extra protein: Hi khaledabdo, that daily dose of extra protein should not be an issue at your age unless you have some type of kidney disease. Be sure to drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids as well. Doc ripley. ...Read more