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Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
High: Cholesterol.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No.: It can be treated with dietary modification and medications.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet, exercise, meds: Proper diet (low in saturated and trans fats, high in fiber), regular exercise (cardiovascular preferably), weight loss (if overweight) are good place ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypercholestrolemia: A lipd profile will do.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: By title & definition yes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Generally none : Except in extreme cases when you can get an inflammed pancreas or liver, or skin fat globules, there are usually no symptoms until you have a stroke o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Balu Mani
Dr. Balu Mani answered
37 years experience Radiology
May be: Hypertension run in families. I am not sure, if there is a known genetic correlation to call it as hereditary. When genetic science improves, we may c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Lipid Deposits: Familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is a genetic disorder causing decreased clearance of LDL from blood. Most patients get a defective gene from on par ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
It can be: Yes, atherosclerosis, cholesterol and many other factors can be hereditary - there is a genetic factor - but that is not the end of the story. Smokin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
High: It's high cholesterol that runs in the family. It'susually due to a missing enzyme and the cholesterols can be very high but it's variable depending o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Underberg
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and No: Vldl (very low density cholesterol) is made in the liver, and contains both triglycerides (tg's) and cholesterol ( more tg's than cholesterol). Ldl is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Low triglycerides.: That result is low (normal being below 150), but that's also quite good. It's more heart-protective that the triglycerides and LDL are low and the HD ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Lipid testing: A simple blood test will help your doctor determine whether you have a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for your body to maintain normal level ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Type 2 diabetes, the more common adult onset type, has a 90% concordance within families, which means that 90% of a diabetic's close family members (k ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
High: In the USA we use mg/dl. Your TC is 266, LDL 174, HDL 50, and TG 203. Your numbers are high. If your calculated 10 year risk of heart disease based on ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Two separate : Entities. Ventricular hypertrophy and hypercholesterolemia are usually not related. Hyper-cholestrolemia causes heart disease and ventricular hypertr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: 1. Are you overweight? 2. Is your hip to waist ratio above .9 for woman and 1 for man? 3. Do you get out of breath quickly with any exercise? 4. Do ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
CV: Heart attack and stroke among others.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: If this is your "native" LDL (your LDL without taking any treatment) this is considered lucky.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
40 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Ldl liver receptors normally grab onto the cholesterol in the blood stream, dump the cholesterol into the bile and thus lower the blood cholesterol ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Normal : These are normal values. Lower, of course, is always better. If you have known heart disease, these values are not low enough for secondary prevention ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
High HDL: Is a good thing, that is the good cholesterol. Usually when people have high cholesterol, it is the ldl's that unfortunately are high.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Yes. Hdl-c is good. Ldl-c is bad cholesterol. Triglycerides are little fats in the blood, which are also bad.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
May never find "why": I'm going to assume that this is fasting sample. A lot of this is hereditary. There's not a consensus about what to do with high triglycerides when ot ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Although what you eat affects your cholesterol, the tendency to a high cholesterol is inherited. Certain types result in extremely high cholesterol le ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Goodman
53 years experience Cardiology
Yes: See a board certified lipidologist.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Talk to your doc!: Your cholesterol & triglycerides are too high. Proper nutrition could help fix this. Your HDL is too low. Physical activity would raise this. Your TSH ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Bhavsar
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, maybe: It depends on the type of cholesterol that is elevated and how high the elevation is. Usually diet and exercise have a significant effect on choleste ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: There are a bunch of non pharmicological treatment including diet and exercise . Red yeast rice is also helpful to lower LDL . Medications include sta ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
You don't: Diet is most often not successful. I cannot emphasize enough the long term value of statins in preventing coronary heart disease. You are playing with ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Diet or weight: A diet high in saturated or trans fat often contributes to high cholesterol and shifting from saturated and trans fats like butter, lard and solid mar ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Screen lipid panel: Hi Familial hypercholesterolemia is a defect in the LDL receptor gene. You have 2 copies of the gene: 1 from your mom & 1 from your dad. If you h ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Prevention: You can't prevent the inheritance of hypercholesterolemia because it is genaticicallty determined but your children can be treated with statins to co ... Read More

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