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Non Examples Of Lipids
Cholesterol, TG Test: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles such as tg rich vldl and cholesterol rich LDL and hdl. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. ...Read more
Lipids include triglycerides and cholesterol. Triglycerides are tiny droplets of fat in the bloodstream. They are formed from fat absorbed from intestines. It is how your body moves fat from your intestines to other parts of body for storage.
Cholesterol is vital to life, and is used to make cell membranes (the casing of cells) and hormones like testosterone and others.
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The cell membrane:
Is made of lipids. The membrane is like a plastic bag that holds the cell contents inside. Without lipids, there would be no flexible cells, and as a result no humans or any other animals for that matter.
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MRI of LDL/check-up.: This profile is a special test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR to observe the amount and type (s) of your LDL particles in your body, along with vldl and hdl. With this, your doctor can make more accurate treatment decisions. Since about 50% of heart attacks occur in those with good readings, and the risk goes up with issues like diabetes, and high blood pressure, it is wise to do it. ...Read more
Predicts events.: Lipid profile tells you about risk for future heart / blood vessel disease. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes and lipids are modifiable risk factors. Non modifiable risk factors are male sex, getting older and having family history of early heart disease. At your age there is virtually no contribution of lipids to mortality within the next 20 years unless numbers very high or many risk factors. ...Read more
Routine blood test: It is better to have a high HDL and a low LDL. HDL is the good and LDL is the bad cholesterol. Doctors want a patient's total cholesterol divided by HDL to be less than 3.0. Avoiding animal fats should lower one's LDL. One's triglycerides (TG) should not be high either. Avoiding sugar and avoiding simple carbohydrates should lower one's TG. ...Read more
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Anti cardiolipin: You might be asking about anti-cardiolipin antyibodies. Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aca) are antibodies often directed against cardiolipin and found in several diseases, including syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, livedoid vasculitis, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, behçet's syndrome, idiopathic spontaneous abortion and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle). ...Read more
Unclear: Your question is incomplete/unclear. We don't prescribe lipids. ...Read more
At least 6: Depending on their density, size and the Apo proteins they carry, they are the chylomicrons, Very low density and intermediate density lipoprotein, low density and high density lipoproteins, and triglycerides. The cholesterol rich lipids carry the building blocks to make hormones, or repair tissues while triglycerides supply the fuel for body metabolism. The HDL class takes excess chol for disposal. ...Read more
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
Tests: Can't advise you if you don't have the results. Call your Doc and ask for them ...Read more
8 hours is typical: Some doctors recommend nothing but water for 12 hours, and suggest that you should avoid fatty meals for 24-48 hours prior. Some doctors no longer require fasting at all. It could be argued that fasting doesn't represent the amount of lipid that is typically present in the blood, so it is less useful to look at fasting measures. Others think the post meal measurements are misleading. 8 hrs is fine ...Read more