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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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Dr. James Underberg
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Hdl Cholesterol (Definition)

Lipoprotein particles carry fat molecules: cholesterol, phospholipids ; triglycerides around the body in the water outside cells, including the blood. These particles vary in types of protein on the outer surface, ↓density ; ↑size (5 groups) according to the number of fat molecules carried. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is the amount of cholesterol ...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 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 high ALT score?

What does it mean to have high ALT score?

Inflammation: Alt is an enzyme produced by the liver. When it is elevated it signifies liver inflammation which can come from multiple causes, the aasld-american association of the study of liver disease considers a normal alt to 19 or less in a woman and 30 or less in a male. Alt numbers higher than this again means there is liver inflammation. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

Suspect PE: A high level may indicate you have had a pe tho not necesarily acute. Sising levels mean you have one now. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high CRP and phosphate?

What does it mean to have a high CRP and phosphate?

CRP: CRP is just a marker of inflammation from any source and thus non-specific. As for phosphate level, do you have a calcium and serum protein level as well? It often implicate something related to your bones. Soda pops have high phosphate content but I have not heard of excessive consumption of soda leading to high serum phosphate level. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Hypertension: Hi blood pressure is an elevation of the resistance of the blood vessels throughout the body. If the resistance increases, your heart and other organs have to work harder and thereby begin to negatively affect them over time if left untreated. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Raises Risk: Htn is a silent killer which raises your risk of heart, brain and kidney disease especially when combined with smoking, diabetes and high ldl. Htn is defined as an average BP > 140/90 as measure in the office. Goals of treatment depend on your other issues but 130/80 is a good number. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

What exactly does it mean when you have high hemoglobin levels in your blood?

It requires consulta: A consultation with a hematologist may be useful if you have high hemoglobin. There is a rare medical condition called polycythemia vera but it also has some changes in white cell counts. It requires a specialist to confirm the diagnosis as hemoglobin can be high due to several different reasons. These can be sorted out by visiting a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high esr?

What does it mean to have a high esr?

Inflammation if goin: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a very old test that roughly measures the amount of inflammatory proteins in the blood. These proteins can be due to a rheumatic disease, inflammatory disease or infectious disease. Most important is the context in which it occurs and why the test was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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Why is high cholesterol bad for you? What does it do?

Why is high cholesterol bad for you? What does it do?

Cholesterol: Elevated cholesterol over time can contribute to the development of atherosclerotic disease and narrowing of the bodies blood vessels. This contributes to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. That's why we try and control that risk. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my triglyceride level is low?

What does it mean if my triglyceride level is low?

Not abnormal: No adverse implications unless a marker for extreme weight loss by diet or illness. Check with your doctor, but congratulations! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemiglobin and high platelet?

Anemia: If someone have low hemoglobin called anemia, and as a result high platelet count called thrombocytosis, usual cause is iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a stress or reactive thrombocytosis which will get better with iron replacement. Get your iron studies and ferritin checked. Thanks. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low platelets?

What does it mean to have  low platelets?

Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

Misunderstanding: Perhaps your physician has told you that the liver enzymes are elevated. You'll be asked to have them repeated when you're not taking your usual meds or alcohol (if applicable), and if they're still up, you'll be worked up for serious illness (hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, a few others). They may just be up because you need more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high liver markers?

What does it mean if you have high liver markers?

What markers?: The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy. Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin measure the biliary tree, Albumin and coagulation panel measures liver synthetic function, alpha-feto protein is a cancer marker of the liver. Viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, familial liver diseases have their own specific tests. ...Read more

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What does HDL do to ldl?

What does HDL do to ldl?

Pacman: Did you ever play pacman? Hdl is the LDL eating pacman. It helps decrease the total circulating LDL molecules and deliver them to the liver for storage and or disposal. You can not form plaques without inflammation of blood vessel walls and ldl(among other things). So the lower the circulating LDL levels are, the longer it takes to develop blocked arteries. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high willebrand factor?

What does it mean to have a high willebrand factor?

Bleeding disorder: If you mean von willbrand's factor, it is a test for a bleeding factor tendency. The person is likely seeing a hematologist for a bleeding workup. ...Read more

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