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What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

What do extremely high levels of HDL in the blood of obese individuals mean?

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 more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Hdl (Definition)

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


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Why would someone have normal levels of homocysteine in their blood, but high levels of homocysteine in their urine?

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

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What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

What are the causes of extremely high levels of proteins in urine?

Diabetes, high BP: Can also be caused by immune kidney disease like glomerulonephritis, kidney infections, medications or toxins. Best evaluated by nephrologist, unless you have diabetes or high blood pressure which is being actively treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

There are none: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low creatinine is never a problem. It's common for a petite lady to be low. ...Read more

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What are the remedies of high creatine level in blood and what is the effect of low creatine level in blood... Is it dangerous or not?

What are the remedies of high creatine level in blood and what is the effect of low creatine level in blood... Is it dangerous or not?

Depends on cause: High creatinine is usually due to kidney failure, acute or chronic and treatment depends on the cause and severity of failure. Low creatinine is not dangerous unless it is due severe muscle disease. See these sites for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kidney-failure/ds00280 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001503/. ...Read more

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What are the consequnces of high cholesterol in men?

What are the consequnces of high cholesterol in men?

Increases risk: In men or women, a high cholesterol inceases the risk that you will develop vascular disease such as that which causes a heart attack. ...Read more

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I have a history of diabetes and high blood pressure, what does this mean that my glucose and cholesterol levels are both 107 h?

I have a history of diabetes and high blood pressure, what does this mean that my glucose and cholesterol levels are both 107 h?

Depends: if 107 is your fasing sugar, it could be better. If 107 is your sugar 1-2hours after eating, you are doing well Re cholester. Is this your total cholesterol? Your LDL cholesterol? If it is your total, you are doing well If it is your LDL it should be below 100. ...Read more

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What do very high levels of cd3+ and cd8+ in blood mean (in the 2300 range)?

What do very high levels of cd3+ and cd8+ in blood mean (in the 2300 range)?

It depends: Cd markers tell us what subsets of lymphocytes we have in our blood. Cd3 is found on the surface of all t cells. T cells are involved in directing other immune cells and in killing other cells. Cd8 cells are a subset of cd3 cells, and are commonly called cytotoxic t cells. They can go up in a viral infection, leukemia, etc. You need to know your other subsets, and if any other markers are abnormal. ...Read more

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What is the most serious risk in extremely high glucose in blood?

What is the most serious risk in extremely high glucose in blood?

Dehydration, coma: Extremely high sugars will lead to dehydration as one is urinating excessively. Very high sugars also cause the system to become more concentrated (hyperosmolar) and this leads to confusion, sleepiness, and ultimately coma. ...Read more

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What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

Hypoglycemia symptom: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness, seizure. ...Read more

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What are the consequences high sgpt and GGT levels in the blood?

What are the consequences high sgpt and GGT levels in the blood?

A warning: This can be due to anything from drinking too much, not exercising enough, or being allergic to iboprofen all the way to chronic viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, or autoimmune hepatitis. Try to figure out the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes a high number/percentage of MID cells in CBC when the overall WBC is in the normal range? ESR is also high (50mm/hr) and slight anaemia.

What causes a high number/percentage of MID cells in CBC when the overall WBC is in the normal range? ESR is also high (50mm/hr) and slight anaemia.

Increase in monocyte: Monocytes are increased frequently after a viral infection or after some bone marrow insult--again usually viral, but can be associated with exposures or other type of illness. The elevated sed rate represents some sort of inflammatory response to something--the slight anemia requires more information. Please visit with your physician to understand what is going on with you medically. ...Read more

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What are considered high titres of rnp in the blood?

What are considered high titres of rnp in the blood?

Caution: Though lupus and mixed connective tissue disease are two conditions in which a person may have a positive rnp antibody, you cannot make a reverse assumption. In other words, a positive rnp does not diagnose a particular disease. I often consult on patients that have a positive ana, a positive rnp, etc. With no disease whatsoever. With rnp, high or low positive is dependent on the testing lab. ...Read more

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What are the causes and implications of extremely low levels of triglycerides?

What are the causes and implications of extremely low levels of triglycerides?

Healthy: I'm not aware of any disease process that results from triglycerides that are too low. We consider low tg to be exceedingly healthy. If yours are low, congratulations! ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?

What health risks are associated with a very high concentration of high density lipoproteins in the bloodstream?

HDL: Our Protector: High density lipoproteins are the molecules in the cholesterol machinations that clean up the arteries, help avoid arterial damage and protect one from significant cardiovascular risk. The higher this number the better protection one can have. ...Read more

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I'm a female in my mid 20s, what are symptoms of high estrogen levels? Are high levels bad?

I'm a female in my mid 20s, what are symptoms of high estrogen levels? Are high levels bad?

It varies: Very high estrogen levels may be a sign of ovarian or adrenal tumor. In general estrogen levels vary with the menstrual cycle. Too much estrogen may cause symptoms such as breast tenderness, weight gain, bloating, water retention, irregular uterine bleeding, headaches/migraines, abnormality of the uterus (hyperplasia) which can lead cancer. Some literature suggests anxiety and depression, etc ...Read more

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What are the results of smoking salvia with high blood pressure?

What are the results of smoking salvia with high blood pressure?

It may lower it: there are reports that Salvia divinorum may actually lower elevated blood pressure, but this is by no means certain and involved only case reports of a small number of patients. Smoking cigarettes, however, will ELEVATE blood pressure further. The best initial way to deal with elevated blood pressure, if mild or moderate, is weight loss, reduction of salt in diet, exercise and stress reduction. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more