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what is your cholesterol level supposed to be

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Do a blood test: May be your doctor has it on file check with your physician . If not done in past please do a test.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a sterol that is contained in human cell membranes. If cholesterol levels in the blood are too high it can cause risk for strokes, hear ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
About 200 mg/dL: Cholesterol level is only one of the issues in determining risk of heat disease. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/he ... Read More
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Target cholesterol levels Triglycerides (bad cholesterol): less than 100 mg/dl HDL (good cholesterol): more than 60 mg/dl For ways to reduce choleste ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lower abd pain+: Causes of lower abdominal pain include but are not limited to: appendicitis, bladder infection or inflammation, inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, ulcer ... Read More
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Under 200: a normal cholesterol level for your age is under 200mg/dl. 200-239 is borderline and 240 or higher is considered high
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nee to look at more: Than just cholesterol. See this site for more info. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/labtests/lipid.aspx.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely ok: Your cholesterol level is just above the normal limit. You need to test all of your lipids, including HDL and triglycerides for proper evaluation.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cholesterol control: Diet and exercise are important. A prescription of statins from your doctor can also help.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Total cholesterol is recommended to be less than 200. The more important bad cholesterol, ldl, recommended level is based on your personal risk factor ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: Butter will increase the cholesterol level.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Physical activity: Remain physically active. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Risk factor: Elevated cholesterol is one of several modifiable risk factors for arteriosclerosis (others: smoking, blood pressure, activity). Some levels of choles ... Read More

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