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How do you lower your cholesterol ? It's to high for my age...

How do you lower your cholesterol ? It's to high for my age...

Treat: You should make an appointment with a physician to review your medical and family history to see if you would benefit from treatment. Sometimes it's familial and despite your best efforts, medical treatment is needed. Other times, proper nutrition, exercise, and weight management is all that is needed. Either way you should be seen. ...Read more

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Is having a cholesterol of 219 bad at the age of 18? If it is, how can I stop it?

Is having a cholesterol of 219 bad at the age of 18? If it is, how can I stop it?

Depends: 219 is only a piece of the story. You must know the hdl. Some 18 year olds have a chol of 219 of which nearly half is the good (HDL) variety. (very low risk!) so get the rest of the data before deciding. If you need to help him/her lower their cholesterol, check out: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/tab=indepth - and see the "life style" section in particular. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 225, does that mean I should have less than the average person?

My cholesterol is 225, does that mean I should have less than the average person?

Depends: While this number for total cholesterol is slightly high, more importantly is the breakdown as to how high your LDL and HDL are. You may have an unusually high HDL which is typically more protective, but may result in a higher total cholesterol number. The goal range for cholesterol depends on your underlying medical conditions, and is primarily based on LDL levels. ...Read more

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What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

Cholesterol Varies: You are asking a very broad question that misses the point. The risks come from a combination of things. The total cholesterol count is nearly irrelevant in the bigger picture. But, the general well known cutoff for normal for this one part of the cholesterol panel is 200 mg/dl or lower. ...Read more

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Please tell how much cholesterol should the average person allow in their diet a day?

Please tell how much cholesterol should the average person allow in their diet a day?

Lipids: 300mg a day would be a good limit but i wouldn't drive myself crazy over it, i recommend trying to cut fat consumption back as much as you can tolerate, if not enough to reach goal, we can add meds. ...Read more

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Noticed in mar '13 (age 42) my serm cholesterol was 266mg/dl. Now in feb'14 its 250mg/dl. I'm not on any medication. What exercise can reduce it?

Noticed in mar '13 (age 42) my serm cholesterol was 266mg/dl. Now in feb'14 its 250mg/dl. I'm not on any medication. What exercise can reduce it?

Total cholesterol: Is not as meaningful as ldl, or bad, cholesterol, and vldl, or second bad, cholesterol and hdl, or good, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels too. You need to follow all of these numbers, not just total cholesterol. Ask your doctor for specific advice. Also, your heartburn could be angina, so you really need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Aside from the obvious blood test, how would one possibly know if cholesterol is higher than normal, assuming one's about 120 pound, or average weight?

Aside from the obvious blood test, how would one possibly know if cholesterol is higher than normal, assuming one's about 120 pound, or average weight?

Test: Many times the cholesterol level has nothing to do with one's body weight. Of course, if you are significantly overweight, the likelihood of having a higher cholesterol level is increased but many people with normal weight can have abnormal cholesterol levels, either in absolute value or in terms of an abnormal ratio of its components. Therefore only a blood test can provide accurate information. ...Read more

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Have hypertension take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Have hypertension  take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Lifestyle changes: Exercise more, eat low sodium diet, lose weight don't smoke and visit your physician on regular bases. These changes may reduce your blood pressure. ...Read more

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