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High Triglycerides and Diabetes

November 10, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I’m a 55-year-old male with diabetes. My blood sugars are okay but my triglycerides are high (340 mg/d.L). Is this a bad thing, and if so, what can I do about it? » Continue Reading

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Getting To Know Your Cholesterol Medications

October 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A number of patients take lipid lowering medications to lower cholesterol, triglycerides*, or both. Prior to starting these medications, one should have maximized medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle modification. Lipid lowering medications can be divided into those that primarily lower LDL-cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) and those that primarily lower triglycerides. The most. common class of drugs used to decrease LDL-cholesterol is the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs are also known as “statins” because drugs in this class end with the suffix-statin, such as pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin. These drugs inhibit the most crucial’step in cholesterol formation. Adverse effects include muscle inflammation and elevation of liver enzymes. Therefore, a patient should regularly monitor his creatine phosphokinase (CPK), SGPT (ALT) and SGOT (AST). » Continue Reading

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Lipid Profile and Diabetes

March 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There exists a correlation between lipid peroxidation with the complication of diabetes mellitus. Good metabolic control of hyperglycemia will prevent in alteration in peroxidation and the lipid metabolism. In lay man’s term, this means that diabetes tends to lower “good” cholesterol levels and raise triglyceride and “bad” cholesterol levels, which results to diabetic dyslipidemia, which can increase a patient at risk for premature coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis or the clogging of the arteries.

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Trig Lipid Profile

March 10, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Trig or TG refers to Triglycerides which is a common component of a lipid profile medical exam to assess the risk of developing heart disease. Trig lipid profile essentially is a measure of the amount of triglycerides in the blood. A Triglyceride is a type of fat normally found in the adipose tissue. Some triglycerides however circulate the blood carried by lipoproteins. Trig is not used nor converted to energy due to sedentary activities are converted immediately to fat, which can get in the way in blood circulation. This is why the amount of triglycerides in the blood is calculated because it basically pertains to amount of potential fat that can get in stored in the blood vessels and tissues that directly results to hypertension and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Aside from the lack of exercise, obesity, cigarette smoking, excessive beer drinking, age and medical conditions such kidney problems and diabetes, adds to the risk of getting high TG reading.

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Chronic Social Stress linked to Obesity

June 1, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

DIETARY MEDICINES might do wonders for the waistline but in reality, all you ever really need is a “chill pill” to stay slim. That’s because chronic stress was found to be linked to obesity in an individual, according to a recently published study.

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Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

January 29, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the limelight on triglycerides.

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Silymarin cures Fatty Liver?

July 1, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: My doctor told me I have a fatty liver. Can I take silymarin to cure this?

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Fatty liver is a very common condition. This condition is present when the liver cells are replaced by fat. In some persons with fatty liver, there is also significant liver injury that can lead to progressive liver disease. Most persons with fatty liver have no symptoms and often, the diagnosis of fatty liver is made either with laboratory testing or ultrasound examination during routine medical check-up.

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