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Testing for High Cholesterol

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High blood cholesterol is diagnosed by checking levels of cholesterol in your blood. It is best to have a blood test called a lipoprotein profile to measure your cholesterol levels. You will need to not eat or drink anything (fast) for 9 to 12 hours before taking the test.

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Lipoprotein(a), or lp(a), is the number one most aggressive cause for heart disease and coronary plaque known.   Lp(a) can account for heart attacks in men in their 40s, women in their 50s. Whenever you hear about families in which heart attacks occur in people in their 40s and 50s, always think Lp(a) until proven otherwise. It can cause…

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered i have cholestrol lvl 112 and my alt… Hi Ahmer,   The ALT test is generally used to detect liver injury.…

05/25/11

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro, answered Sys. hi 158 low 109; dias. hi 101, low… Hi CJ, Here are the recommendations of the American Heart…

05/16/10

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Dr. Kirk Laman: Wholehearted Cardiologist, Health Pro, answered my HDL cholesterol is 143, LDL is 79,… Hi Elly:  I would have you check these numbers again.  Its…

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro, answered My HDL is very high - 76, but my LDL is… Unfortunately no, it does not cancel out the elevated LDL.  There…

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