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What does HDL do in the body?

What does HDL do in the body?

Takes away cholester: It carries cholesterol away from the cells to be processed and removed from circulation, if cholesterol is garbage, then HDL represents the garbage trucks. ...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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What does arteriosclerosis do in the body?

What does arteriosclerosis do in the body?

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 more

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Whoat exactly is cholesterol? What does it do in the body?

Whoat exactly is cholesterol? What does it do in the body?

Makes blockage: It's the material that composes most of the blockages that cause heart attacks. There are other components too but cholesterol is the main one. ...Read more

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What does decorin do in the body?

What does decorin do in the body?

Decorin: is a protein involved in connective tissue(collagen) formation and other related regulatory processes. ...Read more

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What does dchiroinositol do in the body?

What does dchiroinositol do in the body?

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

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What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

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

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What does bradycardia do in the body?

What does bradycardia do in the body?

Slow Heart Rate: Bradycardia is a slow heart rate. This can have effects on some people when this slow heart rate means that their body does not receive enough oxygen rich blood. For other people, bradycardia does not cause symptoms or complications. ...Read more

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What does the pancreas do in the human body?

What does the pancreas do in the human body?

Enzymes and hormones: Pancreas makes Insulin and glucagon - two hormones that control sugar balance and are major players in diabetes. Also makes lipase, trypsinogen and amylase which are enzymes responsible for the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What does the body do with the piperacillin?

What does the body do with the piperacillin?

Excrete it: Piperacillin is excreted from the body in the urine by the kidneys and in the bile by the liver. With normal kidney function 1/2 of the drug is excreted every hour. ...Read more

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What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

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

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What's the use of measuring my body fat percentage? Why does it matter?

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

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What do mechanoreceptors do in the body?

What do mechanoreceptors do in the body?

Mechoreceptors: They perceive change in size and send signal to brain that something is touching your or where you feet are etc. Good wikipedia question. ...Read more

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What does vitamin a do in the body?

What does vitamin a do in the body?

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

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What do carbohydrates do in the body?

What do carbohydrates do in the body?

Energy: the breakdown of carbohydrates to simple sugars like glucose provides energy for the body to run. The body's metabolism runs on glucose. ...Read more

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What does smoking do to the body across time?

What does smoking do to the body across time?

LOTS: Smoking is harmful to every system in the body. From damaging lung tissue to building up placques in blood vessels to loss of skin elasticity can all be attributed to smoking! ...Read more

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Why does the body need lipoproteins?

Why does the body need lipoproteins?

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 more

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What should I do when your body is producing the bad cholesterol?

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 more

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What does sodium do to the human body?

What does sodium do to the human body?

It's uses are many. : Everything from contributing to fluid balance to conducting electric impulses along nerves and muscles. ...Read more