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What Does It Mean To Have High Hdl Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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