Cholesterol Tests You Need To Have

When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

You Need to Find a Heart Doctor? * If you have a family history of heart attacks or sudden death before age 60 you should definitely see a cardiologist. You want to discuss your family history and request screenings for the following risk factors that tend to run in families: low HDL cholesterol, high…

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Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

you have metabolic syndrome can be tricky. Most signs of metabolic syndrome are “silent,” including abnormalities in insulin, blood pressure, and cholesterol. But there is one telltale sign which too many people ignore at their own peril. Use a Tape Measure to Do This Simple Metabolic Syndrome Test

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…you? To determine if you have elevated Lp(a) cholesterol levels, ask your physician to order a test from Quest Diagnostics, the VAP test (www.thevaptest.com) or the LPP test from Spectracell (www.spectracell.com/lpp/). Unlike the generally useless standard lipid tests, these new-generation tests monitor…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

cholesterol and don’t check for fraction patterns, I recommend asking your doctor to prescribe the VAP test or the lipoprotein particle test. Both cholesterol tests are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. What Do the Cholesterol Tests Tell You? If the cholesterol tests reveal that you have

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…What Your Cholesterol Numbers Mean The problem is that your “good” HDL cholesterol can be high, and your bad “LDL” cholesterol low—but both are harming your heart. The reason is that it’s not enough to know your cholesterol numbers, you also need to dig down and test the cholesterol subtypes…

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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…visit determined that you don’t have good cholesterol levels, don’t panic. But do ask for additional cholesterol testing. Only then will you know what’s really going on and whether or not cholesterol is, for you, a serious heart risk factor. Two New Cholesterol Blood Tests * The first is called…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…heart risk factors can be used to more accurately determine your overall risk and to identify problems in need of intervention. Just be sure to tell your doctor that you want them tested before you have your blood drawn, because he or she may need to order additional tests. Not all of them are part of…

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

Some of you may remember my blog on four medical tests that could do more harm than good. I want to follow up by giving you four medical procedures you should get—many of which have surprising benefits for your health. 4 Medical Procedures Dr. Sinatra Suggests No. 1 Medical Test: Getting your blood…

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The Top 5 Heart Health Risk Factors You Want to Watch in 2016

…that you could have high Lp(a). Yet, it can be a risk factor even without a positive family history—so everyone needs to be tested. If your Lp(a) level is elevated, here’s how to lower it. Although there are other risk factors for the heart—such as small particle oxidized LDL cholesterol, high…

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“Too Much Margarine Could Kill You”—Quite Literally

…impact that trans fats can have on your health. This is something I’ve been saying for years, that for heart-healthy eating you want to skip the trans fats. But what really grabbed my attention were the statistics showing just how big of an impact trans fatty acids can have on your health. In a British…

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