September 23, 2017

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Hyper-what? Why Does My Doc Keep Hounding Me about My Blood Pressure?

Hyper-what?  Why does my doc keep hounding me about my blood pressure? Let’s take the confusion out of high blood pressure by pretending your cardiovascular system is nothing but a system of the following three parts: Pump Pipes Filter The Pump: If any pump is required to push against higher pressures long enough, it is [More]

Reducing Your Exposure to Radiation

Sixteen slices, sixty-four slices, what does all of that mean and does it increase the amount of radiation I am exposed to during a CT scan?  That’s a question I hear all of the time when it comes to the different types of CT scanners that are available at different medical facilities and what is [More]

HDL, LDL, VLDL, triglycerides…what’s it all mean?

Ever wonder about the alphabet soup called the cholesterol panel?  Here is the basic analogy I give my patients, and it covers 90% or more of their issues.  The more complex cases we will leave for another day. The LDL is your “bad cholesterol”, but we’re just going to call it the “garbage”.  It clogs [More]