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Any one had the PLAC test (Lp-PLA2) vascular inflammation.

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by maryb, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Just got my results back from this test. Its a blood test for a vascular-specific inflammatory marker Lp-PLA2 (it tests the level of this enzyme within your blood)
    I know I have massive problems with inflammation, anyone any views or advice on how to bring it down?

    Risk for possible cardiovascular health problems
    Low <151
    Medium 152 - 194
    High > 195

    Mine 262.3

    So very high...not good.
     
  2. out2lunch

    out2lunch Senior Member

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    My value was 152 last year, and 148 in 2009.

    While I have lots of problems with inflammation as you do, and heart symptoms from autonomic nervous system dysfunction, I do not have cardiovascular disease as determined by a knowledgable cardiologist who utilized extensive blood tests and a stress ECHO on a treadmill to reach that diagnosis.

    You really need to see a doctor about this result, preferably a cardiologist or a functional medicine doc who understands heart disease. Not to sound alarmist, but this result is worrisome. :eek:
     
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  3. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Thanks @out2lunch I think I will have to see someone. I was thinking a vascular specialist to get some testing done. I don't know about a cardiologist, they mainly want to prescribe statins, with all my spine, hips, knee problems don't want to go there:(
     
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Why should a person with spine problems stay away from statins?
     
  5. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Statins can affect joints. 3 of my close aquaintanances all had/have severe problems after taking statins. Some people don't have any problems, you need to know about the possible side effects before taking these.
     
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  6. Charlotte

    Charlotte

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    Citicoline is a nutritional supplement that inhibits PLA2 and may
    suppress cerebral inflammation and improve cognitive function.
    Citicoline (CDP-choline) could be very beneficial for inflammation.
    Best wishes.
     

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