Doctor insights on:
Wife is young, thin used to be extremely athletic but is now debilitated fatigue and pain. What do high myeloperoxidase, lp-pla2, and 8-OHdG signify?
Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?
No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more
Not necessary: Type ab is the rarest blood type. It is the only "universal recipient" meaning those with type ab can accept type o, type a, type b and type ab without reactions. The only people who type ab's can donate to are their fellow type ab's, but if you are type ab you can accept anyone's blood! ...Read more
Genetics: You're talking about blood group antigens; sugars on the outside of the red blood cells unique to those with certain blood types. Those who have sugars "A" and "B" should not develop antibodies to these sugars, or else such antibodies would "attack" their own red blood cells (triggering lysis). ...Read more
Just get fit: This is a pricey porch-type lounge chair that also allows you to do sit-ups in it, making you into a human sandwich. It looks like silly fun but should be no better and no worse than other fitness activities -- and you can get a much better total-body workout in a real gym, track or playing-field -- and you might even make a few friends. ...Read more
Not really: Peptic ulcer disease usually manifests with hunger like pain. The condition often cause by Helicobacter pylori infection. While strain abdominal muscles can't produce look like pain, the pain is more of a dull, achy pain, reproduced with position, not hunger like pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core strengthening: Strengthening the core muscles can help chronic low back pain. This includes conditioning of the abdominal muscles and the low back muscles as well as the chest and lower extremities in a balanced fashion. Avoid impact exercises (such as long distance running) and try low-impact alternatives such as the elliptical machine or stationary bicycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer