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Could alcohol increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Could alcohol increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Generally no: If any thing moderate intake of alcohol increases good cholesterol (hdl), however, it depends on what your other eating habits are and your life style may lead to increase in LDL with or without alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can alcohol that has cleansing usage neutralize the small LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, etc contained in the urine i.E. Accidentally peed on the skin?

Can you clarify?: Maybe there is a misunderstanding. If your venipuncture site was contaminated with urine, it will not affect your labs. Urine does not ordinarily contain a significant amount of small ldl, cholesterol or triglycerides. If you think you have damaged yourself by getting urine on your skin, you should not be concerned. You may want to talk with a professional about these ; your listed concerns. ...Read more

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How to manage high LDL cholesterol?

Long discussion: Please refer to this information and discuss your particular case with a physician in detail.
https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/materials_for_patients.htm ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 25 and my LDL is 186 and cholesterol is 263?

What to do if I'm 25 and my LDL is 186 and cholesterol is 263?

Lifestyle, meds: Make sincere lifestyle / diet changes, and discuss medication options with your doctor. You may not suffer the negative effects of this level ldl for years, but if / when you do - it could be devastating. Do not pretend that you are Superman - it will catch up with you, and it won't be pretty. Best Wishes ! ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase LDL cholestrol ?

Actually: Has been shown to lower LDL and raise hdl, but use caution...If a little is good, more is not necessarily better. ...Read more

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How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

Diet, medications: Statins (prescription medications) are the most potent way to lower cholesterol quickly. Certain dietary changes can also lower cholesterol: 1.) high fiber diet 2.) low saturated and trans fat diets 3.) high monounsaturated fats (nuts, avacodo, olive oils, etc) 4.) plant sterols/stanols. ...Read more

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How to reduce LDL cholesterol & ALT (sgpt)?

How to reduce LDL cholesterol & ALT (sgpt)?

That is complex: Statins are cholesterol lowering medicines which are effective in reducing ldl( bad cholesterol). In some patients, these drugs can cause liver toxicity which shows up as elevation of alt/sgpt. In such situation there are two choices, reduce dose of statin or by switching to a different statin may be worth a trial. Cholesterol can be lowered by exercise/weight reduction, diet control(no fats in. ...Read more

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Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

Which is the healthy cholesterol: LDL or hdl?

HDL: Hdl is commonly referred to as the "good" cholesterol and LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. ...Read more

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Which type of cholesterol is good, HDL or ldl?

HDL: Hdl is the good cholesterol and higher is better, aim toward more than 45 the best will be around 70. ...Read more

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What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

Blood LDL Level: LDL is "low density lipoprotein", a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. Increased LDL is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lowering LDL can reduce this risk. LDL levels are estimated by cholesterol (LDL-C). Because the cholesterol carried in LDL particles is highly variable many doctors prefer to use LDL particle number (LDL-P) to manage LDL related risk ...Read more

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Cholesterol total 251, HDL 48, LDL 188.. Thoughts?

Cholesterol total 251, HDL 48, LDL 188.. Thoughts?

High lipid panel: Looks like your cholesterol and LDL is high. Normal cholesterol should be under 200, LDL under 100. If you are a diabetic it should be even lower. Your HDL is good- it should be above 40 for males. You may want to focus on a low cholesterol diet and discuss other treatment options with you doctor. ...Read more

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What LDL cholesterol level is consider risk factor?

What LDL cholesterol level is consider risk factor?

Particle Question: Ldl is a lipoprotein that can be measured by cholesterol (ldl-c) or particle number (ldl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL is highly variable, ldl-c often disagrees with ldl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Ldl goals vary depending on risk. If your doctor feels you are high risk ldl-p goal is less than 1000 nmol/l. ...Read more

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Dose alcohol raise ldl levels if was drinking daily?

Dose alcohol raise ldl levels if was drinking daily?

May be: Drinking daily is hazardous to one's health in many ways. It may not raise LDL but that does not mean that the person is not poisoning himself. ...Read more

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What LDL cholesterol level is considered a risk factor?

What LDL cholesterol level is considered a risk factor?

LDL cholesterol : Overall, it depends on your risk factors and other illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure. If you have no or minimal risk factors and you don't smoke your LDL should be 130 or less, however if you have had a heart attack or stoke then should you should try to get your LDL to 70 or less. ...Read more

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Could you have a LDL (bad) cholesterol that is too low?

Could you have a LDL (bad) cholesterol that is too low?

Not really: Very low LDL cholesterol levels (less than 40) can occur genetically (hypobetalipoproteinemia), in which case such low values are present from birth, or in response to medical therapies. In both settings individuals have normal development, sexual function, and show no specific adverse effects. Low levels are sometimes noted due to severe illness (cancer, etc), but that is a different issue. ...Read more

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Should i take statins if my LDL cholesterol is 145 mg dl?

Should i take statins if my LDL cholesterol is 145 mg dl?

Depends: That would depend on your risk factors such as additional diagnosis like diabetes, heart attack, family history, smoking history, and whether or not you have high blood pressure. The desired level of LDL cholesterol depends on your individual situation. ...Read more