Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…level. What’s the takeaway for 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…

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What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

…healthy, whatever its functions, they are not thought to be critical. Dr. Sinatra likes to see levels less than 35 nmol/l, according to the Quest Diagnostics standards he usually sees. Here are the usual parameters, depending on how your lab expresses this level: * Desirable: * Borderline risk: 14 - 30…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…with the symptoms of other diseases—including cardiovascular disease. One of the biggest problems with Lyme disease is that more than 70% of diagnostic tests come back negative, even if someone has Lyme. So, people often go untreated for years, until the Lyme disease symptoms get so bad that they…

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