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If I eat mostly saturated fat for month (bacon, cream), on a very low carb diet w/ lots of veggies, what should happen to me ? testing blood & weight

If I eat mostly saturated fat for month (bacon, cream), on a very low carb diet w/ lots of veggies, what should happen to me ? testing blood & weight

Diet changes: This sounds like the very popular Adkins diet. If you maintain this diet and seriously curb carbohydrates, you will likely see a notable weight loss. From a blood testing perspective, I would anticipate an elevation in your total cholesterol and LDL levels which can elevate your cardiac risk long term. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Saturated Fat (Definition)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques ...Read more


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What type of fat is good for your heart and your blood vessels?

What type of fat is good for your heart and your blood vessels?

The ideal diet: = gvb = grains/veg/beans (+ fruit nuts, and seeds) at the 90 + % level. This is what fits with our anatomy and physiology. But of the fats, nuts/seeds are some better with small organic extra virgin oiive & sesame oils or krill oil (likely better than distilled fish oil). I say take supplements only 4-5 days/week so that the body does not become adapted to them & they become ineffective. www.thepm. ...Read more

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Could trans fat buildup in the blood vessels and brain ever dissolve/breakdown?

Could trans fat buildup in the blood vessels and brain ever dissolve/breakdown?

Fat in vessels: fat in vessel walls may be reversible before inflammatory changes and scarification take place, once the wall is damaged, reversibility is not likely to be major ...Read more

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My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good. Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good.  Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

Not necessarily but: Saturated fats can affect cholesterol levels, but about half of those who die from cardiovascular disease have "normal" lipid levels. Saturated fats may cause arterial damage independent of effects on lipid levels, but the degree to which saturated fats increase risk of heart disease is controversial. See https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/saturated_fat_and_cardiovascular_disease_controversy & comment:. ...Read more

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What do broken blood vessels look like?

What do broken blood vessels look like?

Black and blue.: If a vein is damaged from trauma, usually you will see discoloration of the skin either immediately after the injury or several days later. This occurs from blood escaping from the vein and leaking into the skin. Initially this may be dark (black and blue) and over several days as the body absorbs the blood, the color changes to yellow and then resolves. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroids make the blood vessels harder?

Do corticosteroids make the blood vessels harder?

See below: Anabolic steroid used in excess can cause hardening of the arteries and lead to big problems later with circulation and potential clogging in the coronary arteries leading to heart attacks. As for regular, non-anabolic steroids like that used to reduce inflammation, these have a lot of long term affects if used for prolonged periods but hardening of the arteries I do not believe is involved. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see blood vessels inside your cheek?

Is it normal to see blood vessels inside your cheek?

Blood vessels : The inside of your cheek is a mucous membrane and it is possible to see small blood vessel's which are very superficial.The inner cheek is almost like a transparently window into the underlying soft tissues. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

What does it mean if the blood vessels in my head are inflamed?

Vasculitis: The cause of most forms of vasculitis ( inflammation of blood vessels) is unknown. However we know the immune system plays a role. The immune system is meant to protect the body, but when it becomes "overactive" due to some unknown trigger it can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. This causes narrowing of the blood vessel, decreased blood supply which can cause damage to surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have permanent visible blood vessels in the sclera?

Is it normal to have permanent visible blood vessels in the sclera?

Yes: Everyone's sclera has blood vessels in it. When the eye is inflamed these vessels dilate and become more noticeable. ...Read more

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How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

How can I removed broken blood vessels on my face? And what causes them?

Not broken: Enlarged capillaries may appear as red lines on the face. Sometimes blue. Mostly the cheeks and nose. Related to pale skin, sun damage, pregnancy, hormones, rosacea, age. Easily treated by dermatologist by laser or electrodessication. Are you taking ORAL isotretinoin? See your DR and review your meds. Your symptoms need evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more