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What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important because the increase the risk of developing vascular disease over time. They are especially important in patients with other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking and family history of premature heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Hyperlipidemia (Definition)

Also known as "high cholesterol," this condition occurs when there are extra fats, also known as lipids, in the blood. These extra fats can increase your risk of heart disease, ...Read more


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What does having elephantiasis mean?

What does having elephantiasis mean?

Lymph obstruction: Elephantiasis refers to massive swelling of a limb due to blockage of tiny channels in the soft tissues called lymphactics. These channels usually help circulate white blood cells throughout the body and help filter certain waste products. Parasites and certain developmental diseases can cause elephantiasis. Lymphatic swelling caused by tumors or operations is usually called lymphedema. ...Read more

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What exactly does having borderline thyroid problems mean?

What exactly does having borderline thyroid problems mean?

No such thing: You either have a problem or you don't. Most likely "borderline" means you really have it. It's like borderline pregnancy or borderline dead. There are strict criteria for everything. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have low HDL cholesterol?

What does it mean if I have low HDL cholesterol?

Heart disease risk.: Hdl (high density lipoprotein) protects the body by removing excess cholesterol from the walls of arteries. A high HDL (>60 mg/dl) can protect the body from heart disease. A low HDL (<30 mg/dl), on the other hand, is a risk factor for developing heart disease. A patient with low HDL can exercise, lose weight, or take medication to raise it. ...Read more

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What does having blood poisoning mean?

What does having  blood poisoning mean?

Lay term: Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

Means: It is lower than the normal adult range. It could indicate a low carb diet, intense exercise, use of medications that lower your triglycerides or poor nutritional status ...Read more

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What does having a high lipase mean?

What does having a high lipase mean?

Pancreatitis: High serum levels of lipase, at about three times the upper limit of normal, is usually associated with pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, i would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have arteriosclerosis of extremities?

What does it mean when you have arteriosclerosis of extremities?

PAD: Peripheral arterial disease is caused by cholesterol build up that narrows the arteries carrying oxygen and blood flow to the legs. Most patients have no symptoms and are diagnosed with an abi, measuring blood pressure in the legs. Treatment is lowering cholesterol, exercise, not smoking, and controlling blood pressure. ...Read more

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What exactly does having a 10.5% BMI mean?

What exactly does having a 10.5% BMI mean?

Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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What does having corns mean?

What does having corns mean?

Painful bumbs: Corns are painful bumps on the feet, usually at pressure points, or in between toes ("soft corns"). They are often caused by tight shoes or excessive walking or running. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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What does having bronchiolitis mean?

What does having bronchiolitis mean?

Lower resp Infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs. It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swelling in those small airways, extra fluid production, and therefore making it hard for your baby to breath sometimes. It usually start with some mild cough and congestion that progressively worsens and can lead to fast breathing. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have too low cholesterol?

What exactly does it mean to have too low cholesterol?

Very Little: Once upon a time, we thought that having too little cholesterol could interfere with the formation of hormones like testosterone and estrogen, or alter the membranes surrounding cells. None of that has really borne out, and for heart attack patients we routinely target an LDL of 50-70. Odds are pretty good that you're just lucky and have a good diet and good genes. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have mild hypertension?

What does it mean to have mild hypertension?

See attached graphic: As your BP increases, the degree is categorized as stage 1, 2, 3. Long term the higher your pressure remains the more multi-system organ damage you cause. The graph is from american society of hypertension. Once you decide to treat your hypertension then you need to have the mindset that your goal is a normal blood pressure regardless of how many medications it takes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

Good: Hdl is the good cholesterol and having a high level of it will stand against the effects of the bad cholesterol called ldl, so having a high HDL can help in eleminating risk factors for having a stroke or a heart attack in the near future. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

What does it mean if I have amenorrhea?

No periods: If you had periods, and now you don't, you could be pregnant, or you could have a hormone abnormality from the pituitary, or hypothyroidism. Women who exercise excessively sometimes stop having periods, or women with anorexia nervosa who get too thin. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when you have high lym (4.4) and high wbc?

Please explain what does it mean when you have high lym (4.4) and high wbc?

See below...: Many times that indicates an infection or other inflammatory state but other explanations are possible including more serious diseases, therefore you should discuss these results with your doctor. ...Read more