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What Can Patients Do To Change The Levels Of Ldl Hdl In Their Blood
HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more
Animal fat: Animal fat and dairy products.Get a more detailed answer ›
With time: High levels of LDL and low levels HDL may form an atheromatous plague at your coronary arteries creating a stenosis and an ischemic heart disease with high risk for a heart attack. Depending on family history and other risk factors you chances can get very high. Lifestyle changes early and possibly treating increase chol may prevent the disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Can the experts please talk about the normal levels accepted of hdl, LDL and triglycerides in blood?
Normal Lipids: There is a lot of variation in lipid levels, and what is considered normal depends on age and presence or absence of diabetes and heart disease. These are what would be considered normal lipids for a middle aged person without diabetes and heart disease: hdl > 40 (male) or > 50 (female) ldl. ...Read more
Several Options: Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking. Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels. ...Read more
65-105: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes.Org for info. ...Read more
Good cholesterol: Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins. These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you let me know how many strokes/heart attacks happen in people with normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels?
Stroke MI: Great question! myocardial infarction in individuals with no cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, or obesity is very rare but can happen. Stroke on the other hand is not uncommonly associated with blood cloths caused by certain heart rhythm abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would someone have normal levels of homocysteine in their blood, but high levels of homocysteine in their urine?
Homocystinuria is a: Disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. Both parents pass on a mutation of either the mthfr gene on the short arm of chromosome (chr.) 1 or the cbs gene on the long arm of chr. 21, causing deficiency in the respective enzymes for which they code. A metabolic geneticist, hematologist or cardiologist can help your doctor with diagnosis.Some specific forms of hcu respond to specific treatment. ...Read more
REDUCE CARBS/OMEGA 3: Reduce crbs especially simple carbs like sucrose, fructose and glucose, alcohol and consume oily fish like salmon high in omega 3 to bring HDL up fish high in omega three like salmon, sardines, herring, tuna, oatmealfoods containing Niacin like chicken, nuts and dairy products.And alcohol in moderation will increase yourhdl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have idiopathic pulmonary hypertension with normal blood oxygen levels? Does the level of oxygen in your blood correlate to the degree of PH?
Blood Serotonin: Blood serotonin may differ from the amount available in the brain, because of the blood-brain barrier. Blood or serum serotonin (not CSF serotonin) can be measured to look for carcinoid syndrome, where a tumor secretes the neurochemical, serotonin. These tumors are rare, and most are in the GI tract. Symptoms include diarrhea, flushing, intermittent belly pain, and low blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me why cholesterol accumulates in the blood of individuals with the disease familial hypercholesteremia ?
Lack of enzymes: They don't metabolize it properly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why don't doctors test a patient's pH levels or tell patients about dietary changes (that affect ph) that can reduce the recurrence of bv?
Many doctors do: U shouldn't stereotype, I have my pts taking acidolphilus or probiotics daily to try to prevent bact and yeast infections, the more hot and humid it is the more chance for infection, and many cases of BV are not adequately treated because all the different types of bact, ( there are at least 6) are not adequately diagnosed by some labs and cultures. ...Read more
What are the different causes of high LDL and high triglyceride and how to improve them respectively?
Carbs & Body Fat 1st: Keep in mind: LDL are complex particles with thousands of fat molecules (cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, etc) per particle, ldl-c only estimated & often very misleading. Get NMR particle test for accurate LDL & HDL particle measurements. Carbs/sugar ??ed after ancel keys drove bogus theory about sat fat. Study: big fat lies, science for smart people, nusi.Org, dietdoctor, fatheadmovie. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the purpose of rosuvas tablets in cancer+dvt+pe?Are they meant to be given to reduce inflammation of body or triglyrides & chalesterol levels.
Rosuvastatitin: The best study done on Rosuvastatin conclusions was, in this trial of apparently healthy persons without hyperlipidemia but with elevated high-sensitivity c-reactive protein levels, Rosuvastatin significantly reduced the in- cidence of major cardiovascular events. (clinicaltrials.Gov number, nct00239681. ...Read more
High cholesterol level and as a female, what exercise will help my lower this number to the normal range?
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