HDL and LDL
By: Sarah Ebert
Why do doctors monitor concentrations of LDL and HDL in patients' blood?
One of the reasons doctors monitor the concentration of LDL and HDL is to help avoid heart complications like heart disease. They monitor the LDL level to make sure it doesn't build up and block blood vessels (WebMD).
What other molecules are monitored in a patient's blood?
How are concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk for heart disease and associated disaorders?
What can patients do to change LDL and HDL levels?
Centers for disease control and prevention. (n.d.). Cholesterol. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/what_you_can_do.htm
WebMD. (n.d.). Cholesterol & triglycerdes health center. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/ldl-cholesterol-the-bad-cholesterol