Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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 heart…

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered high cholesterol condition Hi SC - Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association: Total cholesterol…


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Tara Aschenbrenner, RN, Health Guide, answered Should I be concerned about persistent,… Hi Chau2013:   I also wanted to be sure to stress the urgency in…


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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.…


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MonicaRD, Health Pro, answered What is Total Cholesterol? Total cholesterol is a sum of the HDL, LDL and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein).  It does…


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