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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Board Certified, Cardiology
19 years in practice
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How do you lower your cholesterol ? It's to high for my age...

Dr. Nathan Ritter
Board Certified, Cardiology
19 years in practice
146K people helped
How do you lower your cholesterol ? It's to high for my age...

Eat right: 1) Avoid saturated fat (Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Butter, Cheese, etc). 2) Exercise 45 min a day, 5 times a week 3) Eat high fiber foods (oat bran, wheat bran, whole wheat everything) Check out the mayo clinic website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/cholesterol/art-20045192 Also, visit my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Is having a cholesterol of 219 bad at the age of 18? If it is, how can I stop it?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Elden Rand
Board Certified, Cardiology
16 years in practice
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My cholesterol is 225, does that mean I should have less than the average person?

Dr. Elden Rand
Board Certified, Cardiology
16 years in practice
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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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Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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One risk factor of stroke. cholesterol total is 210.BP 110/75.Inactive for 2 months.Grand0/ had one at 60but wasn't healthy.Am I low risk?Rare?Age 28

Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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One risk factor of stroke. cholesterol total is 210.BP 
110/75.Inactive for 2 months.Grand0/ had one at 60but wasn't healthy.Am I low risk?Rare?Age 28

Low risk: Your age alone makes you low risk. The name of the game is prevention. Normal blood pressure, healthy diet, healthy weight, no tobacco use, regular exercise are all key. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
30M people helped
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Please tell how much cholesterol should the average person allow in their diet a day?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
30M people helped
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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Dragos Luca
Board Certified, Pathology
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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?

Dr. Dragos Luca
Board Certified, Pathology
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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?

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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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Board Certified, Cardiology
50 years in practice
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What are the consequnces of high cholesterol in men?

Dr. Louis Grenzer
Board Certified, Cardiology
50 years in practice
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What are the consequnces of high cholesterol in men?

Increases risk: In men or women, a high cholesterol inceases the risk that you will develop vascular disease such as that which causes a heart attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Have hypertension take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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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