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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Friday, March 25, 2022

alzheimers news-can these labs predict you will get it


after i read this article about this research paper i went back and looked at my original lipid levels when i was middle age
my hdl cholesterol or good cholesterol was low around 20
my triglycerides were real high around the 500+ range
if this paper is correct
my doctor could have looked at these numbers and said
you know you probably will get alzheimers disease one day
would he have been correct

who was my doctor at that time
it was me

later in life i turned over my medical care to another doctor which was the right thing to do

we know that
having a normal ldl or bad cholesterol 
having a normal blood pressure
having a normal blood glucose
having a normal bmi or normal body weight
all can help slow down or prevent one from getting alzheimers disease as well as heart disease and stroke

now add
having a normal hdl cholesterol
having a normal triglyceride
having a normal blood glucose
in your middle ages
as they may help slow down or prevent alzheimers disease
these can also predict if you might get the disease

take a moment if you are middle aged
look at your hdl cholesterol and triglycerides and your blood glucose
if its not normal
then you are at risk for getting alzheimers disease as you age

nows the time to do something about it
while you are at it make sure your ldl cholesterol blood pressure and your weight are all normal

normal hdl is greater than 40
normal triglyceride is less than 150

the researchers used information from the framingham study which follows folks over their lifetime

in summary
when i was 40
the doctors could have looked at my labs
hdl cholesterol and triglycerides and told me that i was going to have alzheimers disease

take a look at your numbers
if they are bad
do what it takes to fix those numbers
you dont want this awful disease

the organicgreen doctor

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