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Can Excessive Use Of Prednisone Cause Elevated Cholesterol Levels
Hx: Diab, htn, cholesterol. Hives x 4 wks
, only controlled by high dose prednisone. Can a dental infection cause hives? Stoped all meds x 1 week ago
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
I used to have elevated cholesterol but now have great levels. Never took meds for it but have lost weight unintentionally. What causes this?
Good ; Wrong Issue: Chol.: a fat molecule made by every animal cell, building block of each cell membrane, fundamental to survival of every animal cell ; movement, promoted as surrogate maker for lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) for ?$. When more body fat, more fats being transported ; lipoproteins (often also chol estimations) worse. With ?ed body fat, lipoproteins better. ...Read more
I have moderately elevated cholesterol levels, and am prescribe statin drugs. Which control it nicely, but cause erectile dysfunction. Alternatives?
Different dose or me: Compliance with medication is affected when problems arise, especially ed. Try switching to a different statin, lower the dose & combine with another cholesterol medication. Consider a stress test b/c ED and coronary artery blockage are connected. Decrease your animal fat including dairy and eat more plants. Add coq10 200mg to help with statin side effects and fish oil to help with triglyceride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking 25 mg of chlorithalidone along with rampril for HPB ...should I be concerned with elevated cholesterol ...levels have always been good ...
I have elevated cholesterol levels, is it safe to take pills with phytosterols/phytostanils on a daily basis, and do they really work?
i have been on my period for 2 days. physical says high cholesterol. i say elevated cholesterol because of period.dr trying put me on meds. 235 level?
235?: At age 45, unless you have established heart disease or diabetes, there has been no study to show treating a cholesterol in the range of 235 with drugs is necessary or beneficial and no guideline (American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Heart Association) advises it. ...Read more
What are the causes of atrial fibrillation and can it be transient. I am a 60 yr old male with treated hypertension and elevated cholesterol.?
We don't really know: Af can be due to normal wear and tear as occurs in HTN and the aging process. Aging causes insertion of non-conducting tissue (scar) between normal heart cells which is bad. All old people get this but not all old people get af. Why? We know that nests of cells fire crazily at times triggering af. These nests are frequently located in pulmonary veins. But why, and what triggers them? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i'm anemic and have slightly elevated cholesterol levels due to hypothyroidism, what are my chances of a heart attack/stroke even though i'm 20?
Life Style: You do not have big problem, as high cholesterol and anemia due to hypothyroidism will get better as thyroid problem is corrected if you watch your weight, eat properly, do not smoke, if get high BP get treated, keep your cholesterol level and sugar in noral range. Than you reduce the chance of heart attac and stroke considerably that's my advice. ...Read more
How can I control my cholesterol level other than exercise and take drugs if I have hypercholesterolemia?
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