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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
Deposits cholesterol: Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol deposits called plaque form in the wall of your arteries. If the plaque gets big enough it can block flow of blood causing injury to the tissue that was supplied by the artery. That is how heart attacks, strokes, leg ulcers, etc occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamin B complex: Inositol helps synthesize phospholipids - which are essential to the digestion, absorption and transportation of fats in the body. Sufficient amounts of inositol are vital for good health - mental and physical. It is found in foods such as beans, brewer's yeast, fruits, grains, meats, nuts, raisins and milk. Good question! ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Liver Functions : The liver has many functions. Primarily, it filters the blood, detoxifying chemicals and drugs. It also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions. In addition, it makes bile, which is secreted back into the digestive tract, which helps with digestion and other functions. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Health: It can give you an idea of if your proportion of fat to muscle is healthy or not. In the military, if you don't meet weight standards - you are tape measured to estimate body fat. When body fat is too high - you can be separated from the military service. ...Read more
Vitamin A Role: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Vitamin A maintains health of Retina in our eyes and helps vision in dim light. It may slow declining retinal function in people with Retinitis Pigmentosa.. It helps in growth and health of skin and mucous membranes. It promotes normal development of teeth and bones It plays a role in healthy immune system. Indeed it plays vital role in our body. ...Read more
EnableTransportation: of all fats around the body in the water outside cells. Like all life, we use fats to: control/organize water (cell membranes), as raw materials for building other needed molecules, for storing & burning to release energy. Water molecules are charged & reject non-charged fat molecules. Thus liver&intestinal cells secrete proteins which are water soluble & self organize to transport fat molecules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat low sat fat diet: Do the best you can with eating low saturated fat diet, and exercising. Modest alcohol intake can decrease the LDL (bad cholesterol), one to two beers per day, for example. If the LDL remains very elevated, and you have other risks for getting heart disease, a statin medication might be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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