What is LDH

Susan777
Susan777 Member Posts: 97 Member
Whenever I have my CA125 checked they also check of LDH on my slip. I always forget to ask what it is and have never asked the ONC for results of that. Does anyone know what that test is for?

Thanks in advance for an insight!

Susan :)

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  • kellyh33
    kellyh33 Member Posts: 287
    This is what I found
    Currently, the main use for LDH is as a general indicator of the existence and severity of acute or chronic tissue damage and, sometimes, as a monitor of progressive conditions such as some cancers, kidney disease, and liver disease. It used to be ordered to help diagnose and monitor a heart attack, but the troponin test has largely replaced LDH in this role. LDH isoenzymes may be used in differential diagnosis to help determine which organs are likely to be involved.
  • kellyh33
    kellyh33 Member Posts: 287
    This is what I found
    Currently, the main use for LDH is as a general indicator of the existence and severity of acute or chronic tissue damage and, sometimes, as a monitor of progressive conditions such as some cancers, kidney disease, and liver disease. It used to be ordered to help diagnose and monitor a heart attack, but the troponin test has largely replaced LDH in this role. LDH isoenzymes may be used in differential diagnosis to help determine which organs are likely to be involved.
  • kellyh33
    kellyh33 Member Posts: 287
    This is what I found
    Currently, the main use for LDH is as a general indicator of the existence and severity of acute or chronic tissue damage and, sometimes, as a monitor of progressive conditions such as some cancers, kidney disease, and liver disease. It used to be ordered to help diagnose and monitor a heart attack, but the troponin test has largely replaced LDH in this role. LDH isoenzymes may be used in differential diagnosis to help determine which organs are likely to be involved.
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676
    kellyh33 said:

    This is what I found
    Currently, the main use for LDH is as a general indicator of the existence and severity of acute or chronic tissue damage and, sometimes, as a monitor of progressive conditions such as some cancers, kidney disease, and liver disease. It used to be ordered to help diagnose and monitor a heart attack, but the troponin test has largely replaced LDH in this role. LDH isoenzymes may be used in differential diagnosis to help determine which organs are likely to be involved.

    LDH is to measure inflammation
    If your LDH comes back elevated, it is not good news. The enzyme can give the doctor an idea of cancer activity. When inflammation is down, the cancer is down, too.

    If you haven't yet heard of the anti-inflammatory diet, it's time to learn about it. Sugar promotes inflammation and inflammation promotes cancer. This is not "alternative medicine" this is a scientific fact. I don't know WHY so many oncologists don't address the importance of diet in healing cancer.

    LQ
  • mom2greatkids
    mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528

    LDH is to measure inflammation
    If your LDH comes back elevated, it is not good news. The enzyme can give the doctor an idea of cancer activity. When inflammation is down, the cancer is down, too.

    If you haven't yet heard of the anti-inflammatory diet, it's time to learn about it. Sugar promotes inflammation and inflammation promotes cancer. This is not "alternative medicine" this is a scientific fact. I don't know WHY so many oncologists don't address the importance of diet in healing cancer.

    LQ

    I agree. I asked my dr.
    I agree. I asked my dr. about diet. He said just eat well balanced meals. My surgeon (GYN/ONC) said it wouldn't matter what I ate. I could eat anything I wanted. I don't believe that for a minute. I try to eat only whole wheat as white flour turns into sugar from what I have read. It's hard to eliminate all sugar, but overall I have really tried to do so. Even cereals like Special K have sugar added to them.
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member

    I agree. I asked my dr.
    I agree. I asked my dr. about diet. He said just eat well balanced meals. My surgeon (GYN/ONC) said it wouldn't matter what I ate. I could eat anything I wanted. I don't believe that for a minute. I try to eat only whole wheat as white flour turns into sugar from what I have read. It's hard to eliminate all sugar, but overall I have really tried to do so. Even cereals like Special K have sugar added to them.

    Diet during treatment
    This is completely my opinion. I think if you are having trouble maintaining your weight during chemo and can only eat certain things, then you should eat those things, whether they are inflammatory or not. I admit I ate a lot of things during chemo that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole now. After treatment, however, I believe that diet plays an important role at keeping this disease at bay. Eating things that cause inflammation, that raise blood glucose, that resemble hormones, all contribute to an environment in which cancer thrives.
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676

    I agree. I asked my dr.
    I agree. I asked my dr. about diet. He said just eat well balanced meals. My surgeon (GYN/ONC) said it wouldn't matter what I ate. I could eat anything I wanted. I don't believe that for a minute. I try to eat only whole wheat as white flour turns into sugar from what I have read. It's hard to eliminate all sugar, but overall I have really tried to do so. Even cereals like Special K have sugar added to them.

    Wheat = sugar
    Sorry, mom2gk, but you probably should give up on the wheat altogether. Most anti-inflammatory diets are completely grain-free.

    LQ
  • Susan777
    Susan777 Member Posts: 97 Member

    Wheat = sugar
    Sorry, mom2gk, but you probably should give up on the wheat altogether. Most anti-inflammatory diets are completely grain-free.

    LQ

    whole grains
    With chemo being so "constipating".....i need my grain. I have given up all processed foods and sugars. I do get some sugar from my glass of OJ in the AM.