What makes HDL good

If you have had your cholesterol checked, you received a report indicating your total cholesterol, HDL (sometimes referred to as “good” cholesterol), LDL (sometimes referred to as “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides.

I wanted to discuss what makes HDL good and why it is important to keep the HDL above 50mg/dl of blood.

HDL (high density lipoprotein) removes cholesterol (a component of plaque) from arterial walls. HDL also protects LDL (low density lipoprotein) against oxidation and protects the endothelium (inner wall of the artery) from inflammation- one of the primary factors that cause atherosclerosis.

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Acupuncture Atlanta is committed to providing quality care and helping you stay healthy in this environment defined by a new normal. Acupuncture at its core is a preventative modality and our practitioners are here to work with you and design a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.

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·      We are providing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers for all guests to use in several areas.

·      Each treatment room has a HEPA filter with a built-in UV-C air sanitizer (also used in hospital settings.)

·      Practitioners will wear protective masks and/or gloves.

·      Use of disposable paper sheets or change out sheets in between each patient.

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