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A 37-year-old female asked:

hi, i had my screening test done and my cholesterol levels were very high, what can i do to reduce it?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Diet/Meds: A good bit of cholesterol is related to genetics.High total cholesterol does not mean much without looking at HDL,LDL,VLDL Ratios.Exercise ,(decrease poly saturated and Hydrogenated fats) and (increasing mono saturated and polyunsaturated fats).Do those regardless but may also need meds.want HDL as high as possible and LDL/Triglycerides as low as possible.

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How does HDL cholesterol affect your chance of developing heart disease?

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High HDL lowers risk: You want your HDL to be as high as possible. A high HDL lowers the risk for coronary artery disease and other forms of vascular disease. The best way to raise your HDL is regular aerobic exercise, ideally 150 minutes /week, spread over 4-5 days.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the specific screening recommendations for women before menopause?

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A 44-year-old male asked:

If I had a body scan today, when can I restart taking my hormone medicine?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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Depends on hormones : I think that would depend on the type of hormone you are talking about and the scan you had. If you didnt get instructions then check with your doctor first. Did you have a thyroid scan? Was it a bone scan or a density scan?
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A 46-year-old female asked:

I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check with the doc: Many blood pressure medications take longer than a week to have their full effect. Check with your doctor as you may need a higher dose or another medication. Hbp is damaging over the long term most of the time and not over a few days so check with your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have uterine cancer and also diabetic and high cholesterol. What will help me?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not suitable for a : Short answer. Each of the three problems you listed are serious and not suitable for a short answer. Please consult your doctor. You have my sympathy and best wishes.

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