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Doctor insights on: A Good Cholesterol Level

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Can you suggest a means to get my good cholesterol level to come up?

Can you suggest a means to get my good cholesterol level to come up?

2 options: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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What are ways to raise HDL or good cholesterol levels?

What are ways to raise HDL or good cholesterol levels?

Several Options: Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking. Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to raise HDL or "good cholesterol" levels?

Please describe ways to raise HDL or "good cholesterol" levels?

Exercise: Establish a regular aerobic exercise routine and stick to it. Fish oil and the antioxidants in red wine or grape juice may also help. ...Read more

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What are good cholesterol levels?

What are good cholesterol levels?

LDl50TRI: Ldl less than 100 hdl more than 50 triglycerides less than 150. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine over counter, and prescription that can raise good cholesterol level?

What kind of medicine over counter, and prescription that can raise good cholesterol level?

Good question: Statin drugs can raise good cholesterol, but lowering your LDL cholesterol with medication is more important. Raising your HDL with medication does not offer the same benefit. The best approach to raising it is exercise. Even 20 minutes of walking a day will increase your HDL, and benefit your heart, blood pressure and general health. ...Read more

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It you are a little overweight but have good cholesterol levels, can you still get blocked arteries?

It you are a little overweight but have good cholesterol levels, can you still get blocked arteries?

Yes: This really depends on how many risk factors , for example people with high blood pressure and smoke should keep there bad cholesterol or LDL at a very low level below normal <70 to prevent coronary artery disease .. Overweight by itself is a minor risk factor for atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Mustard oil: There is no good scientific evidence that mustard oil has ANY beneficial effects. There are toxic effects in high dose to the heart. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are my cholesterol levels good?

Cholesterol: Sorry, can't tell you if your levels are ok without knowing what they are and more information about you. Your question doesn't provide any information. ...Read more

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Is this cholesterol level good or bad: HDL 1.00 mmol/l LDL 2.6 mmol/l triglyceride 0.8 mmol/l?

Is this cholesterol level good or bad: HDL 1.00 mmol/l LDL 2.6 mmol/l triglyceride 0.8 mmol/l?

Conversion: In the usa, we don't tend to use system internationale units so i converted yours: HDL 39, LDL 100, tg: 70 - milligrams per deciliter. Your HDL is a tad low (high is better); your LDL and tg are normal and in the desirable range. Exercise and olive oil can raise your hdl. If you smoke, quitting will also raise your hdl. Primarily, HDL reflects your genetic inheritance. ...Read more

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Red yeast vitamin good for bringing down cholesterol level?

Red yeast vitamin good for bringing down cholesterol level?

Cholesterol: This otc supplement is touted as "good for cholesterol", whatever that means. Unfortunately as a dietary supplement they can make claims that are not regulated by the fda. With the newer guidelines for management of elevated cholesterol you should discuss with your primary care physician. ...Read more