Hawaiian Gardens, California
A 19-year-old female asked:
How do you lower your cholesterol ? it's to high for my age...
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Treat: You should make an appointment with a physician to review your medical and family history to see if you would benefit from treatment. Sometimes it's familial and despite your best efforts, medical treatment is needed. Other times, proper nutrition, exercise, and weight management is all that is needed. Either way you should be seen.
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Preventive Medicine 41 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 tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ≤700 nmol/l, HDL ≥45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading.
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Cardiology 24 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
My cholesterol is too high.. please suggest ways to lower it?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
D&E: Diet and exercise. If that's inadequate, discuss whether a statin would be indicated with your health provider.
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Last updated Nov 6, 2015
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