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3 days ago
Oh, wow, no wonder you are so aware of and keep tabs on various medical conditions. Thank for the warning about the thryroid. If my wife’s resting heart rate goes any higher, I’ll make sure that she gets her thyroid function checked out.
2 weeks ago
Perhaps my use of the term “baseline” threw you off. Sorry about that. I actually meant something quite simple. I meant that level below which it will not go. And that level is different for different people.
No, my wife feels perfectly fine.
And I meant RESTING heart rate. That is, your heart rate after you’ve been sitting down doing nothing for ten minutes. I don’t understand how your rate can be anywhere from 60 to 90 under the same conditions. Wow! For measurements to be meaningful, they must be measured under the same conditions each time. You mean your resting heart rate can be 60 one day and 90 the next? Under similar conditons?
3 weeks ago
I wouldn’t exactly call it malfunction. It’s just that some people’s level is set higher than others’, just like your metabolic rate or your resting heart rate is different from someone else’s. For example, my resting heart rate is around 60, whereas my wife’s is 90 (yes, 90!).
As for medical fact, I don’t know if I read it somewhere, all I know is that you cannot bring your cholesterol level below a certain level no matter how hard you exercise and even if you also eliminate all dietary cholesterol and simple sugars. Without artificial intervention through statins, that is. Now, that’s a good thing, because you need at least some cholesterol to survive.
OK, so let’s put the triglycerides to rest. We both agree that sugar intake affects their level.
On cholesterol, I don’t disagree with you, either. But I think you misunderstand my point.. In your example in your second paragraph, if that person’s liver reduced its own output of cholesterol due to cholesterol in the diet (this is known as a “feedback loop”, by the way), then 180 was not really the baseline, was it? The true baseline for this person’s liver was really more like 150, or even 120. By “baseline”, I mean the level below which it can go no lower (without the use of artificial means, such as statins).
In the example in your 3rd paragraph, most likely these 2 people did not have identical baselines of 180 to begin with, but let’s assume they are. I acknowledge that this CAN happen, but now you’re talking about the breakdown and utilitzation of cholesterol, not its production.
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