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Too many lipids, what to do?

Too many lipids, what to do?

Diet and exercise: Statins are recommended for elevated cholesterol but if you can reduce the statin dosage with less toxic omega 3 in fish oil either dietary supplement or prescription vascepa.

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Dr. James Krick
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more


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What is a fasting lipids test?

What is a fasting lipids test?

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.

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Lipid levels high. What to do?

Talk to your: Doctor about the next steps. There are various types and levels of severity of lipid disorders. You may need dietary/lifestyle modifications, medications, or both. Or you can re-submit with more specific info.

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Question about my lipid profile?

Question about my lipid profile?

Nonspecific: Need the details of your lipid profile, and ideally, in addition, other details of your health history, as cannot determine the impact of a lipid profile out of context of an individual's health status.

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What are the functions of lipids?

Several: 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. Check out CardioGauge. Com

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Please explain the role of lipids?

High levels: Epidemioloigcally, elevated lipid levels are associated with the development of arteriosclerosis which is the underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes.

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Why are lipids important in a diet?

Cell membrane: ...integrity. Cells need some lipids as building blocks for cell membrane stnthesis

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How do lipids keep our cells healthy?

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. Hope this helps. Visit CardioGauge. Com for heart health education.

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What is a lipid nmr? When is it needed?

What is a lipid nmr? When is it needed?

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.

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What is the significance of lipid profile?

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.

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Why is consuming too many lipids bad for you?

Why is consuming too many lipids bad for you?

Yes: Too much lipid/fat consumption can lead to obesity due to high calorie content of fat. It can also lead to high blood lipid, heart and vascular disease.

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Can you measure your lipid levels? If so how?

Can you measure your lipid levels? If so how?

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.

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What are lipids? What do they do in the body?

Fats: Lipids are fats, and they do lots of things in the body: they serve as energy storage, make up the lining of our cells, and serve as signaling molecules in the body.

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What is the primary form of lipid in the diet?

What is the primary form of lipid in the diet?

Variable: Could be highly variable and depends on your diet. Fat regardless of its form is mostly broken down to its more basic forms for absorption.

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How to figure out my lipid profile test results?

Test results: Have a meaningful conversation with a competent medical primary practitioner