A 26-year-old female asked:
How to cure cholesterol?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
No "cure": Only control. Eat well. Exercise. Be healthy.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Poor quesiton: Cholesterol is a natural part of our body. We need cholesteol for our cell membranes. Too much of a good thing can be bad and that is why we check cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
What is cholesterol?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 49 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 that include the sex hormones and blood pressure hormones. The problem is that some types of cholesterol (e.g., ldl-c) when modified in blood vessels can trigger the atherosclerotic process that can block arteries to organs, that then malfunction.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2017
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