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Cholesterol over 500

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 50 years experience
Normal body fat: Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty chemical with bad press. It is a normal component of your cell membranes and a critical building block of many hormones ... Read More
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Cholesterol control: Holesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your liver and other cells in your body make about 75 percent of blood cholesterol. The other 2... Read More
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
A type of fat: Cholesterol is a large molecule that is made in the liver, packaged and sent out to the rest of the body in the blood. The "packages" are called ldl'... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without te... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Borderline but...: This is borderline high but whether it is of concern depends on the types of cholesterol (hdl, LDL & LDL particle subtypes) and other risk factors. Th... Read More
Dr. Ew Baldwin
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes, but . . .: 6.2 mmol/l (or 240 mg/dl) is usually considered high. But when you and your physician decide what to do about high cholesterol, it's important to co... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Reached: Borderline high by 1.Normal is below 200, so 199 would be the starting normal.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
CV: Heart attack and stroke among others.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Diet: Eat good fats in avacados, raw nuts, cut back on bad fats in beef, whole dairy, fried foods, fast foods. Boos your good cholesterol by exercise
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Familial hyperlipoprotienemias unfortuately are capable of much higher cholesterol levels.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
57 years experience
Yes: Usually under 200 is good.
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Dr. Walid Harb
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Genes, aging & foods: Cholesterol goes up the older we get & from inherited genes from our parents. Cholesterol also goes up because of eating fatty & oily foods, certain d... Read More
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