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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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Edith, Community Member, commented on Treating Lipoprotein(a) Hi Dr. Davis,   Any insight on such an extreme level for Lp(a) (=425)? (Also have…

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