Triglycerides & Heart Health

Triglycerides & Heart Health

Triglycerides are basically energy, food. It’s a main component of nutrition, says Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida. He also affirms cholesterol and triglycerides have nothing to do with each other. “They’re both passengers in the particle,” he explains. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: . . Follow us […]

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High Colesterol Risk Factors

High Colesterol Risk Factors

High blood pressure, pre-diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, family history and age are high cholesterol risk factors. “Family history and age are non-modifiable risks that have an incredible impact, because as we get older or we have a bad family history, it becomes even more important to pay attention to the modifiable risks like […]

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The Chemistry of Biology: Lipids

The Chemistry of Biology: Lipids

Lipids are the medical term for basically fats, explains Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Deputy Chief of Cardiology with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. He says relevance of fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) have to do with how they travel in the body, which is not freely in the blood. The doctor explains lipid profile is a series […]

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Risk Factors for High Triglycerides

Risk Factors for High Triglycerides

There are several risk factors for high triglycerides: being overweight or obesity, physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, excess alcohol consumption, diet very high in carbohydrates and genetics. Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Deputy Chief of Cardiology with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, affirms the triglycerides themselves are not necessarily the problem. It’s what causes patient’s triglycerides to go […]

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Heart Health: Types of Cholesterol

Heart Health: Types of Cholesterol

Total cholesterol is a measure that physicians use and it includes all types of cholesterol: LDL, HDL and Triglycerides. Dr. Ian del Conde, Cardiovascular Specialist with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, describes each type and explains why there are “good” and “bad” cholesterol. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: . . Follow us on social […]

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Cholesterol & Lipid Tests: Frequency

Cholesterol & Lipid Tests: Frequency

Physicians recommend children to undergo tests to determine if they have a genetic disorder, says Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Deputy Chief of Cardiology with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. He considers lipid profile could be done every three years if people are healthy. But if someone has any disease, the medical checkup should be more frequently. […]

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Screening for High Cholesterol

Screening for High Cholesterol

The screening for cholesterol is a critical step to identify people with elevated cholesterol, and who may require treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Ian del Conde, Cardiovascular Specialist with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, says food affects triglycerides The specialist also talks about when this screening should start and explains what LDL […]

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High Cholesterol Risk Factors

High Cholesterol Risk Factors

There are several high cholesterol risk factors such as: high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, family history and age. Also, these overall factors are risks for cardiovascular diseases, affirms Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care. Managing all risk factors can prevent any cardiovascular problem, she says.

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Cardiovascular Disease: Lipids

Cardiovascular Disease: Lipids

Lipids are basically fats. Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, explains fatty acids oils are absorbed by people’s body; it uses and packages them in certain ways. Lipids are fatty compounds and they’re not soluble in water. The two main lipids are cholesterol and triglycerides, he describes. Cholesterol is […]

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