What is LDL and HDl
LDL is Low-Density lipoprotein, LDL carries cholesterol, to different tissues in the body. LDL has more lipids than protein, larger than HDL.
HDL- High- Density Lipoprotein, HDL, takes all your extra cholesterol floating around, in your blood stream back to the liver. HDL has a low number of lipids and a high number of protein. (American Heart Association)
Why do doctors monitor the concentrations of LDL and HDL in patients blood?
What are other molecules in a patients blood are monitored along with LDL and HDL?
Other molecules that are monitored include:
Triglycerides- a type of fat
RBC- red blood cells
WBC- white blood cells
What can paitient do to lower HDL and LDL levels in their blood?
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