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A 45-year-old member asked:

How to decrease high cholesterol?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Diet, exercise, meds: Avoid greasy, fatty, buttery, fried foods. No mayo. Exercise regularly & find a reason to sweat daily. Limit salt and sugar in the diet. Control blood sugars, blood pressures, and weight. If all of these lifestyle changes do not take your lipid numbers to goal; then consider starting statin medications. Also, ask your doctor about the new LDL particle number testing (NMR) and not just cholesterol.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What is a high cholesterol?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk.

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