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Waist To Hip Ratio And Disease Risk
It's unclear: Fat has recently been found to be a major source of hormones and inflammatory cytokines. These hormones may have an increased influence on the heart and other organs when the fat that produces them is distributed within the abdomen as what is called visceral adiposity. The waist/hip ratio measures the visceral adiposity associated with heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure/cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can immunodeficiency of IgG subclass 1 and 4 cause pcos and by proxy underdevelopment of the breasts/high waist to hip ratio?
Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe.these levels bad and what should I lower themto?
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, get six to nine hours of sleep nightly, keep your weight in check, don't sweat the small stuff, don't smoke or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do runners with bilateral hip dysplasia have greater muscle hypertrophy down the legs from needing to stabilize body more?
Not necessarily: When any muscle is strengthened, or with increase use -- muscle hypertrophy does occur. But regarding your specific question, there is no clear correlation out there in the literature. Leg muscles (i'm assuming you are referring to either calf muscles vs. The anterior or lateral muscle compartments) are stabilizers of the hip joint. ...Read more
Tc: 211 (>200) but hdl: 34(<40) only. Please suggest diet to increase HDL but lower total cholesterol for the ratio to be lower than 4. Thnx?
Ways to raise HDL: I don't think a cholesterol of 211 is dangerous unless your LDL particles are small & dense (which requires further testing to determine) but it is wise to raise your hdl. See http://heartdisease.About.Com/cs/cholesterol/a/raisehdl.Htm , http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease , and http://www.Spacedoc.Com/stephen_sinatra_1. ...Read more
I had a test with total Cholesterol of 3.8, hdl 0.2 and ldl 3.2. I need assistance on how to improve the hdl and lower the ldl.
Exercise: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your total cholesterol and LDL are not a cause for concern. If you reported your hdl correctly at 0.2, that is lower than desired. Consult your doctor to start exercising and reduce intake of saturated fats. ...Read more
Should i consider getting lpa tested if lipid panel is normal (total 94, LDL 34, HDL 47) even with strong family history of heart disease and stroke?
Lp(a) lipoprotein: Is a marker for increase cardiovascular risk and can be lowered with agents such niacin. However, no outcome studies have showed efficacy in lowering cardiovascular events by lowering lp(a). Attempt lowering risk you can managed like smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical inactivity, diet, alcohol consumption, psychosocial stressors. Good luck. Also i will recommend a stress test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an ESR of 34 and joint pains with burning skin, high triglyceride, high cholesterol. After -ve testing, 14 months of possible HIV exposure related?
ESR, lipids and HIV: Patients with HIV may have elevations of esr, but ESR is just a marker of inflammation. Many different types of inflammation can elevate the esr. Hiv itself does not elevate cholesterol or triglycerides, but protease inhibitors, medications used to treat HIV can elevate them. Please see your doctor for a complete examination. If there is a risk of HIV exposure, please get tested. ...Read more
I have cobalt chromium poisoning from mom hips ions in blood muscle tissue fat severe side affects what type of doc do I go to after hips are out and ?
Internal med: Internal med doctor will be able to help... ...Read more
What causes a higher 30mmgh difference between arm and ankle blood pressure? That would be approx 1.333 ratio for me. Ankle = higher.
Vessel issues: An ankle brachial index of greater than 1.3 is abnormal and suggests that either your blood vessels are hard(calcified) and noncompressible(squishy) or that the testing was suboptimally completed, as in the values may not be what they seem. For a 30 year old woman, significant calcification would be uncommon, so I might question those results. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is muscular exercising to strengthen arms and legs in someone with one kidney, creatinine 1.49 & eGFR 42 harmful because it may increase creat.level?
No: It's good for you. In fact, if you're working out and feeling okay at age 68 with a creatinine of 1.49, I seriously doubt you have anything wrong with your kidneys beyond a bit of age-related wear-and-tear, or any reason to be concerned. When I was lifting daily as a young doctor, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. Hit the gym and treasure the time there. ...Read more
If my total cholest is 284 with HDL 100.9 and LDL 177 , trig 79, ratio 2.81. What is more important the levels or the ratio? What the ratio means?
Individual Values: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is low cvd risk is elevated. Ratios report an LDL number divided by hdl. However, cvd risk can vary by 40% a the same ratio value. This is because you can get the same ratio with different LDL or HDL values (e.g., 2000/50 or 1000/25 give the same ratio). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Rf include: 1. Hypertension: control salt intake, exercise, and meds if needed. 2. Smoking: strong risk factor, avoid at all costs. 3. Diabetes: weight loss and diet, meds if needed. 4. Hyperlipidemia: diet and meds if needed. 5. Family history: this one cannot be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
45" is official answ: A new vital sign when the cdc finally recognized overwt and the epidemic of obesity as a stand alone medical condition of high risk for future chronic dz is now waist measurement. For men, waist size>45"&women 40" puts you at risk for chronic dz.Excess fat causes an inflammatory state.Chronic inflammation=chronic disease.See a physician specializing in aggressive, safe lifestyle changes for health. ...Read more
To what degree does type 1 diabetes increase the risk of chd and other cardiovascular health issues?
PREVENTION: Diet and exercise. Watch your diet. Vegetarian being ideal, abstain from tobacco and alcohol. Get your vitamins from the grocery store in the form of fresh fruits, grains and vegetables. Stay away from the fatty foods and artificial sweetners, probably stay from artificial period. Try for at least 20 minutes of exercise out in the fresh air and sunshine if possible. ...Read more
60 yr male with untreated bursitis left shoulder 3mos. Does delaying treatment run any risk other than the pain associated with the condition?
What level of Obesity or BMI level do you usually see patients with known heart artery stenosis blockages ?
What should I do to reduce risk of DVT or pe during very long flights? I have multiple risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, and venous insu
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