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20 Oct 2006

Soft fat in blood
my doctor said there is soft fat in my blood, what does this mean and what can i do to correct it
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Alwyn,

I have no idea what your doctor meant, as this is not a recognized medical term or condition. I suggest that you ask him to give you the scientifically correct name of the condition, so that I can explain it to you.

However, in general terms, I can only suggest what he MAY have been thinking of. It is possible that he meant you have a raised cholesterol level, or that you blood triglyceride level was raised. I’m sure you know what cholesterol is, so I shall not explain that further.

Triglycerides are the fats circulating in the blood, especially after a fatty meal. Normally, the fats we eat are broken down, and then transported in the blood to the liver, where they are metabolised. It is expected, thus, that there will be a temporary rise in triglycerides whilst this is happening. However, a few hours after a meal, the liver should have cleared these fats out of the blood. If blood levels remain raised hours after a meal, then there is a problem, and the necessary treatment must be started.

Alwyn, I’m sorry that I can’t be of more help to you at this stage, but I simply do not know what your doctor meant.. Please ask your doctor to give you specific information, and a copy of the pathologists report on what tests were done, and what the values were. If you can give me this detail, I’ll be able to explain and advise you.

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