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Avatar n tn Cholesterol has been identified as a major risk factor in the development of heart disease. Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
Avatar n tn If the triglycerides are too high the LDL calculation is not valid. Triglyceride is another type of cholesterol whose significance is not well established. Very high levels (>1000) can lead to pancreatitis and other health problems. Cholesterol should be measured after an 8 hour fast. Sometimes ratios of "bad" cholesterol to "good" cholesterol are calculated with a desired ratio of less than 3 to 4.
Avatar n tnPancreatitis - also known as inflammation of the pancreas, can cause amylase and lipase levels to be increased up to 3 times normal. Both values should be increased, in order to carry the diagnosis of pancreatitis. •Lipase may be increased in tumors of the pancreas, or stomach certain stomach conditions. These conditions are usually painful. •Gall bladder infection - Inflammation of the gall bladder (cholecystitis), may cause increased lipase levels (hyperlipasemia).
Avatar n tn How can someone have a normal LDL but still have a high triglyceride level? I thought those two went together (e.g. LDL = 112, HDL = 37, triglycerides = 171).
Avatar f tn Hi, these constant high numbers are not normal and your husband has very high risk of severe complications and damage to his body. Target 'normal' numbers even for a diabetic are < 140 (with a range of about 80 - 140). Your doctor is doing him a grave disservice by not managing him properly. If he cannot get his numbers down with diet, exercise and his current meds he may need to be on insulin or a different medicine.
469720 tn?1388149949 For patients with heart disease, LDL above 100 mg/dL is too high. In addition, an HDL level less than 35 mg/dL is considered low and increases the risk of heart disease. The main goal of cholesterol treatment is to lower LDL in people without heart disease. If the LDL level is in the "high" category and fewer than two other risk factors for heart disease are present, the goal is an LDL level lower than 160 mg/dL.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am afraid I do not have an actual number to give you regarding your chances of devloping pancreatitis before your triglycerides come down to normal. That TG level is very, very high and you are definitely at an increased risk. In addition to taking the prescribed medication, you should be on a low fat diet and meet with a nutritionist.
Avatar n tn If the triglycerides are too high the LDL calculation is not valid. Triglyceride is another type of cholesterol whose significance is not well established. Very high levels (>1000) can lead to pancreatitis and other health problems. Cholesterol should be measured after an 8 hour fast. Sometimes ratios of "bad" cholesterol to "good" cholesterol are calculated with a desired ratio of less than 3 to 4.
Avatar n tn Patient and physician just need to be vigilant for these potential side effects. When the triglyceride level approaches 1000, the risk of pancreatitis definitely increases. There are good medicines to lower the triglyceride level. You may want to see a specialist in lipid disorders to see if your triglyceride level should be treated. I would advise against stopping the protease inhibitors without consulting with your doctor.
Avatar n tn If the triglycerides are too high the LDL calculation is not valid. Triglyceride is another type of cholesterol whose significance is not well established. Very high levels (>1000) can lead to pancreatitis and other health problems. Cholesterol should be measured after an 8 hour fast. Guidelines have been established as to the treatment of high cholesterol. It has been recommended that everyone over that age of 25 has their total cholesterol and HDL measured.
Avatar n tn At the height of my pancreatitis my amylase was 4500. That gives you an idea of how high those levels can get...I don't know what a MD would tell you but as far as why some people do and some people don't get pancreatitis from drinking it is probably the same as why some people get lung cancer from smoking and other people don't. But...90% of people who get pancreatitis get it due to alcohol, and that says a lot.
Avatar n tn Could you tell me about the benefits and side effects, and also about the best and worst foods for him? Dear Ken, The risk of acute pancreatitis secondary to hypertriglyceridemia (elevated triglyceride levels) usually occurs only after serum levels are greater than 1000 mg/dl. Triglycerides in VLDL (endogenous triglycerides) are increased by excess calories, especially the proportion of calories from refined carbohydrates and by alcohol.
Avatar n tn The danger of persistently high triglyceride levels is that it can cause pancreatitis. I would obtain amylase and lipase levels to ensure this isn't the cause. Pancreatitis can certainly lead to some of your abdominal symptoms. Regarding the inflammation in the sigmoid colon, you can consider a biopsy to have a more definitive diagnosis. These options can be discussed with your personal physician or a second opinion. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar n tn I have had great success in decreasing my TG levels. It is my understanding that high TG can put you at risk for pancreatitis -- which can be a very serious (it can be fatal) condition. The symptoms of pancreatitis are abdominal pain (often mistaken for appendicitis), fever + vomiting. If you have further right upper quandrant pain, you should be careful.
238668 tn?1232735930 Cholesterol has been identified as a major risk factor in the development of heart disease. Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
Avatar n tn Cholesterol has been identified as a major risk factor in the development of heart disease. Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
Avatar n tn Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
238668 tn?1232735930 Cholesterol has been identified as a major risk factor in the development of heart disease. Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
Avatar n tn Lopid is usually prescribed for those of us who have absolutely no luck whatsoever in lowering their triglycerides. Very high tri's can lead to pancreatitis (think that's how it's spelled). Could you provide the site that says it's "part of a statin"? I know it's a medication that has been around a l-o-n-g time and I'm comfortable with that as I've been used as a lab rat too many times with the "new and improved" medications for varying problems.
Avatar n tn High triglygerides Q-4-5-00. A.
Avatar n tn Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
Avatar n tn Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
Avatar n tn Guideline for the treatment of cholesterol depend upon the risk factors that the person has. Risk factors are a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, male >45 yrs or female >55 yrs, diabetes (counts as two risk factors), smoking and obesity. Someone at low risk should have a goal LDL cholesterol less than 130 and should be on a special diet if LDL is greater than 160 and on medication if it is greater than 190.
7599415 tn?1392453444 I am not a doctor. I googled "high triglycerides interferon" and found this: "Elevated triglyceride levels have been observed in patients treated with interferons, including interferon alfa-2a. Triglyceride levels should be monitored during treatment and should be managed appropriately. Hypertriglyceridemia may result in pancreatitis. Interferon alfa-2a should be discontinued in patients with persistently elevated triglycerides (e.g.
Avatar m tn Huh so maybe this is why we all start out with good cholesterol but after treating successfully it oftentimes goes sky high? The receptor involved is affected? "ezetimibe was able to inhibit infection by all six types of HCV" So wow this is sort of like the beginning of a vaccine in a way isn't it? THAT would be so so so huge...imagine people not getting HCV in the first place and never needing to even worry about IFN or anything again? That's a nice dream!
Avatar f tn high levels of triglycerides – a type of blood fat – or low levels of good cholesterol (known as high-density lipoprotein or HDL) Resistance to insulin, a hormone that helps to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood ...experiences a bacterial infection, hormonal abnormalities, or an accumulation of excess iron in the liver, the liver can change from simple fatty degeneration to an inflamed state.
Avatar n tn His cholesterol should be treated aggressively. Elevated triglyceride levels can cause pancreatitis and should be treated for this reason. The heart cath would have checked all the major heart arteries. Regarding the difficulty with erections, your husband should mention this to the doctor. There are many new, effective treatments. Buspar is a drug for anxiety; it is not a medicine for the heart. The MVP is not a current problem unless the valve is leaking significantly.
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Avatar m tn the comment on cancer. High DNA is correlated to higher risk for liver cancer. That would be my primary concern. All meds are tested to see if it causes cancer, so far (to my knowledge) no antivirals are cautioned for any cancer risk. Re: the genotyping, yes it won't change treatment but the information can't hurt. Especially all it involves is a drawing a tube or 2 of blood. It's not like a needle jab into your liver (biopsy). You have DNA for gentoyping now.