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What Causes False High Triglyceride Readings
are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
Many causes: Triglycerides ( fat) can by elevated by many causes. Diet, including both fat and sugar intake can do this. Medications, other diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease can also cause high tg's. Alcohol, estrogen, are common causes and finally less common, but often more severe are genetic or inherited disorders of triglyceride metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Considerations: Ldl can be elevated for a variety of reasons. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is metabolized by the liver, so it could conceivably cause a high transaminase reading; this would be pretty rare. However, if you already have fatty liver disease, it is more likely secondary to that. If there is a concern, though, stop the Atarax (hydroxyzine) and recheck. ...Read more
Can't answer: Labs mean nothing apart from the history and physical exam. How high? How low? Reference ranges are set so that at least 5% of healthy folks fall outside. You need a good relationship with a competent physician who communicates, and you need to stop trying to match yourself with things you read on the internet. We can handle specific questions but can substitute for your personal physician. ...Read more
Different things: Glucose high mean high blood sugar depend on if it was fasting or not or how high it could mean you might be diabetic bun and creatinine are the kidney blood test if they are abnormal either you are dehydrated or you could be having kidney problem the combination of all together if you are diabetic and you are having kidney problem could be a red flag for something serious check with your doctor. ...Read more
Overweight?: This sounds like metabolic syndrome, which is often associated with overweight and Insulin resistance. This has genetic components which can make even small weight gain cause hypertension, low hdl, high triglycerides and/or high glucose. Conversely, even small weight loss can cause substantial improvements in all the above. Not sure what you mean by alp, but fatty liver can happen. Good luck! ...Read more
BUN and creatinine: If you have high BUN and creatinine levels, you may be dehydrated or you may have chronic kidney disease. Ask the physician who ordered the blood test for an opinion as to the cause of the high levels in the blood. The physician knows the patient best and can give a more meaningful answer to your question. Good luck. ...Read more
None, initially: High cholesterol has no symptoms. However, high cholesterol over a long period of time can lead to heart disease, stroke and other problems. You certainly don't want to wait for these things to be your first clue of having a cholesterol problem. Have your cholesterol checked regularly by your physician and follow his or her advise on how to treat this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol high, LDL high, HDL high, ALT high, AST high could the cause be my TSH being high from Hashimoto's?
Definitely: Hypothyroidism will cause all of these metabolic problems. It commonly causes HyperCholesterolemia, and will cause your liver enzymes to elevate because of fat accumulating in the liver cells, called NASH (Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis). NASH rarely actually leads to hepatic problems/failure- only has that potential if the metabolic impairment isn't fixed. The high LDL Cholesterol can hurt badly! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glucosuria: Glucosuria - glucose in the urine. If blood glucose is normal & kidneys are functioning appropriately the urine usually contains no glucose. An uncommon and unconcerning inherited condition called renal glucosuria spills glucose into urinr. A new group of medications mimics this inherited condition. Fanconi's syndrome also has glucosuria, many different things can cause this syndrome. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more
Insulin resistance.: High blood sugar will cause Insulin levels to rise, but i suspect you are referring to Insulin resistance. This is a phenomena in which your muscle cells have reduced sensitivity to insulin. This results in higher blood levels of Insulin for any given level of blood sugar as compared to those without Insulin resistance. ...Read more
Blood test shows serum cholesterol is 5.2 mmol/L.High risk patients:optimal cholesterol below 4.0.LDL cholesterol below 2.0.is this normal or high ?
What amylase level is too high for female? What can be problems if also high BUN/Creatinine ratio, high anion gap, and high direct bilirubin?
Why do you ask?: Amylase kay be very high without being a problem because of a harmless variant called macroamylasemia. The ratio is useful only to explain other abnormals is obvious disease. Same is basically true if the gap. If you feel well, slightly high direct bilirubin may be meds or a minir metabolic glitch. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
Repeat / start worup: High sgot/liver enyzme levels are quite common but do need a workup. Causes range from having gotten drunk a few days previous to taking iboprofen to lack of physical fitness to life-threatening, treatable illnesses like viral or autoimmune hepatitis / hemochromatosis / wilson's / drug allergy. Your physician knows the right way to proceed for you. ...Read more
Lipid Abnormalities: Bad is not a common word we use in medicine. This scenario is a very common type of cholesterol problem. The biggest issues with these numbers are that your lifestyle numbers--the numbers you can change--are all out of whack and putting you in danger. Eating right, exercising correctly and limiting your sugars will lower the triglycerides and raise the hdl. This is vital for you at your age. ...Read more
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