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Pathophysiology Of Dyslipidemia
I NEED A PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PT WHO HAD CVA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. PT HAD HAS HISTORY OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, DYSLIPIDEMIA AND TIA?
Hmmm..: Pretty cool question. You are either a bushy tailed medical student or an ambulance chasing JD who graduated with an MD but got smart and started a legal practice instead! HA! Impossible to say from the given data without you saying first WHAT type of stroke it was...Gotcha! HA! The risk factors are mostly in favor of small vessel ischemic except the TIA which tilts toward embolic. Your turn--- ...Read more
Dyslipidemia results from abnormal levels of lipoprotein particles that transport cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Depending on the exact lipoproteins involved individuals may have high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or combination of these findings. There are more than 70 different causes of dyslipidemia. See your doctor if your ...Read more
Need more info.: Your question needs to specify the type of dyslipidemia. There are many types and causes that may spare family members. ...Read more
Leads to plaque: Dyslipidemia where specifically, a high cholesterol or triglyceride level in your blood can cause plaque to form in your blood vessels. This plaque results in blockage and slows the blood flow to your heart. This decreased blood flow can cause less oxygen to get to your heart which then causes chest pain or angina. The pain is pronounced during high activity when the heart demands more oxygen. ...Read more
Dyslipidemia: Dyslipidemia (usually very high cholesterol levels) does not cause pain until you have your heart attack (chest pain) or blockage of an artery in a limb (peripheral vascular disease). Another kind of dyslipidemia involves very high triglycerides (> 1000 mg/dl); this can cause acute pancreatitis, a very painful inflammation of the pancreas causing severe abdominal pain radiating to the back. ...Read more
Dys vs hyper: Dys means abnormal. Hyper means 'too much'. ...Read more
That Depends: On the part of the lipid profile that you are trying to treat. Are you wanting to know new statins? Fibrates? Statin/niacin combos? Statin/zetia combos, new omega-3 products. Most recent (and potent) statin was crestor, (rosuvastatin) new omega-3, epa only fish oil: vascepa, newer fibrates: antara, trilipix... I also like doing advanced cardiac genetics and expanded lipid profiles! ...Read more
Yes it can: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain and dyslipedemia. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
Cholesterol profile: Dyslipidemia refers to abnormal cholesterol profile: cholesterol measurement often contains total, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad), and triglyceride (bad if too high) etc...Each of these should be in certain range and when some of them not, such as low hdl, the ratio is abnormal and so it is called dyslipidemia. Ask your doc about your profile/what it means for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Lipoprotein Problems: Dyslipidemia results from abnormal levels of lipoprotein particles that transport cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Depending on the exact lipoproteins involved individuals may have high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or combination of these findings. There are more than 70 different causes of dyslipidemia. See your doctor if your lipid levels are abnormal. ...Read more
Statins: The mainstay of therapy for those who need drug treatment is a statin (sold in the USA under the brand names: Crestor, Lipitor, (atorvastatin) Zocor, Pravachol, Leschol, and Mevacor). Normalization of weight, control of diabetes, a balanced, low animal fat or vegetarian diet, avoidance of smoking, and regular exercise will all improve dyslipidemia as well. ...Read more
Find a doctor.: There are multiple types of and causes for dyslipidemia, a word simply meaning abnormal levels of lipids (fats) in the blood. Some causes are genetic, e.g. Familial hypercholesterolemia; some causes are dietary, e.g. Eating too much fat; and some causes are genetically and environmentally complex, e.g. Diabetes mellitus. My best advice is to seek expert medical attention. ...Read more
Primary care MD: Is just fine for initial evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the most safe drug classes combinations for patient with: dyslipidemia and hypertension (I am a pharmacist)?
Separate problems: I'm not aware of any anti-hypertensive that also lowers lipids (or vice versa). If indicated (doubtful if you're 22), a statin is the only class that has valid outcome data for lipids. For htn, starting with a diuretic like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) makes the most sense. Adding an ace or arb (as combination therapy), if needed, would be my next step. ...Read more
I have dyslipidemia, triglycerides shoots more than 650 and LDL more than 280, I have hypertension too, am 30yrs male, how to lower by foods?
Hyperlipidemia: I would recommend a mediterranean diet and seeing a doctor for medication also if you have additional risk factors for atherosclerotic disease. Your numbers are so high that I'm sceptical that diet alone would get your lipids into a good range. ...Read more
My Son, 16, dyslipidemia, taking 10 mg Lipitor. Bilirubin went up. Stopped Lipitor for a while. Can I give fish oil n flax/Chia seeds meanwhile?
Supplements: I would discuss with his cardiologistGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm 27 yrs old Saudi female patient. Known case of : hypothyroidism hashimoto, polycystic ovaries, dyslipidemia. I have pale stool!!
Gallbladder: Acholic (Pale) stools can be a sign of gallbladder disease. Stool is colored brown by the excretion of bilirubin from the liver, through the bile duct. If a stone or other process is blocking the common bile duct you can have very pale stools. Usually you would have some belly pain with this too. Your dyslipidemia puts you at a higher risk of gallstones, please see your physician to evaluate this. ...Read more
High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is one of the fatty components found in the blood. When there is an excess amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, it correlates with the formation of atherosclerotic changes in the blood vessels. This predisposes the person to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Other problems also can be seen. As such we try and keep cholesterol low in the bloodstream. ...Read more
VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI. Org, DietDoctor. Com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc! ...Read more
More information is needed about total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. There are drugs that can reduce cholesterol levels. You can also try life style modifications. It would be prudent to see a doctor for treatment specific for you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
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