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Triglycerides are 230. HDL is 33. urine shows trace protein.

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triglycerides are 230. HDL is 33. urine shows trace protein. been order and abdomen ultrasound to check liver. What are they looking for?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
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Age: 42; Male
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On Diovan and Vytorin
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


Your triglycerides are very high (should be less than 150) and HDL is too low (higher levels are better). A high triglyceride and low HDL (Good cholesterol) denotes risk for heart disease and artery diseases. Read this resource;

Trace of the proteins can be due to various diseases of kidney including diabetes and needs to be further investigated by various other blood tests like blood sugar profile and ultrasound of the kidneys etc.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Are they doing an ultrasound on abdomen to look for signs of diabetes?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


Ultrasound of the abdomen is done to see anatomical changes in the kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, bladder and prostate, mainly. Usually these changes are not seen for changes related to diabetes. except in the advanced cases. The ultrasound can be done for various reasons; namely screening, according to your clinical manifestations, and other reasons.

It is pleasure assisting you.

Dr. Arun

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