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fasting before cholesterol blood test

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Hope this is the only hangover you'll ever have. Good luck with your labs.
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Alcohol: Alcohol use can elevate your triglycerides.

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Allen
30 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, it should not effect the level this morning.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: You're fine
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Blood test: As long as you ate not water deficient fasting improves the result
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Pretty good: LDL's a wee bit higher than we'd like. See what you can do about that. Get back to that fitness-focused lifestyle you loved when you were a teen. I ho ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Diet, exercise: And weight reduction. Avoid red meat and dairy products. If numbers don't improve, strongly consider medication - statin for lipids and even metformin ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Triglycerides: Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol. It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: The risk factors for heart disease and stroke depended on age, cholesterol level (particularly the LDL and hdl), gender, smoking history, and family h ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Test: Many times the cholesterol level has nothing to do with one's body weight. Of course, if you are significantly overweight, the likelihood of having a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Javier de Aguinaga Magana
Specializes in General Practice
Hello: Hi, it is not in the normal range, actually is high. That amount is the equivalent to more than 240mg/dl of cholesterol. A physician check up is need ... Read More
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