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3/8/13 1:14 P

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Moxie that is really emoticon , with that HDL/triglyceride ratio I agree that you may not have to worry about the particle test.
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Now you'll have to ask your doc if he is going to tell more of his patients to try low-carb. emoticon

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3/8/13 9:29 A

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Triglycerides 41
Pretty amazing for LC. According to the government I should be having a heart attack and dying, right?

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3/6/13 10:04 P

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Just my opinion,,but if those were my numbers....I wouldnt worry about the particle test!

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3/6/13 6:59 P

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What you did get looks really good. Most doctors don't know about the particle test and need to educate themselves about it.
See if you can find Triglycerides. If not I would ask why they didn't do those as they are very basic. It should be with the lipid panel. What did the doctor have to say?
The other stuff is all relevant for different things, look for values that are outside the normal range (which should be given on the right side of the page for each line) and ask your doctor about them. If there is no info an internet search of all those terms will explain. Just type in basic bloodwork and the name. emoticon

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Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 3/6/2013 (19:01)
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3/6/13 6:01 P

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So got the report today
Total 153
LDL 63
HDL 82

Don't see particles on here. Also wondering if there is something else I should be looking at?
CMP and CBC etc
There is all kinds of stuff like Sodium, Potassium, BUN.......

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2/23/13 12:43 P

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Unofortunately the particle size test is so uncommon that most doctors have not even heard about it. You will have to ask for it and have your doctor figure out which lab can do this. Maybe do a search online. Without the particle test the HDL/Triglyceride ration is the best indicator of heart disease, still much more reliable than just HDL and LDL.
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2/23/13 7:18 A

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Does anyone know if they do the particle size as as standard procedure?
I haven't called back to the office yet. It may be too late.

Perhaps the equation business spoken of in the article was the reason they couldn't get it right?

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2/22/13 6:57 P

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A nice little summation on About.com:

lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarb101
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Half of what we know is wrong. The purpose of science is to discover which half.


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2/22/13 2:48 P

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After being on lipitor 40 mg for 3 months my LDL went from 200 to 72..with my history and families they want it under 70.....but my HDL went from 52 to 48.....I did have the particle test done too and a calcium heart scan.....so....because of those results and my particle test I decided to go on zetia too,,,,,he did say if I lost weight and exercised, diet changes,,,maybe be able to get off of it,,,,,(my particle test was 1400,,,,a normal persons without meds would be 1000....another reason I decided to do the meds till I make the changes I need,,,,(I hope I didnt get these letters mixed up!)

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2/22/13 1:13 P

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I agree, particle size test is important and the only thing that really matters as far as LDL.
What were your triglycerides?
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2/22/13 10:45 A

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Not personally, but you may want to request that she order the VAP cholesterol test, which measures LDL directly and also indicates measurements of different LDL particle sizes.

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2/22/13 10:16 A

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Just got back from my physical. I'm still awaiting blood work results but my finger stick cholesterol came back difficult to interpret so she's doing the blood work version too.

From what it looks like HDL came back 100 and total came back 150. She said the LDL was so low it was hard to interpret.

Anyone had this issue before?

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