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What Does Hdl Do In The Body
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
Complicated molecule: Hdl-c is more than a scavenger particle of cholesterol in blood vessels. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, thrombotic characteristics as well. There are families of hdl, not all of which may be beneficial. Plus, HDL may change in the circulation depending on active disease states. It also exchanges triglycerides & bad cholesterol in the circulation for disposal. Treatment benefit unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated: The cholesterol in HDL particles (hdl-c) can increase either because the cholesterol carried per particle goes up, or because the actual number of number of HDL particles (hdl-p) increase. Cholesterol per HDL particle will increase if elevated triglycerides go down, as well as in response to exercise, alcohol, and niacin. Some meds (statins, fibrates, zetia and metformin) increase hdl-p. ...Read more
I went vegan few months back and got a full body blood test. My total cholesterol was 117 and HDL - 39 and LDL- 69. What does this mean?
Xanthomas on eye lids.TC 252, TG 92, HDL 70, LDL 164, CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.6. Good diet & Ex. Can mild elevation cause deposits or inflammation in body?
Xanthomas from lipid: A Xanthoma looks like a yellow bump with well-defined borders that can appear anywhere on the body, and is associated with elevated blood lipids from a variety of causes, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver problems, certain cancers. Xanthelasma are flat yellow irregular growths on the eyelids which are not necessarily from increased lipids. The growths themselves are harmless. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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