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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
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...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 more
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
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?
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 more
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?
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
Not if broiled,,: Chicken and turkey are not bad for cholesterol, especially if they are broiled and roasted respectively. This is likely to remove most of the fat under the skin and keep the meat lean. It also helps not to have fried chicken or heavy gravy with your turkey so that you don't add unnecessary fat and salt to the meal. Best of luck. ...Read more
My brother in law is 58 with a history of elevated cholesterol. Today his speech is slurred and cannot maintain balance. I suspect blockage?
Stroke: Among other conditions, a stroke will have to be ruled out. Time becomes critical and I suggest immediate evaluation in a stroke designated facility. ...Read more
How can I control my cholesterol level other than exercise and take drugs if I have hypercholesterolemia?
I had slightly elevated cholesterol for last 10 years Age 35 Total 200~240. Is there any test to access the damage I have done so far to arteries.?
High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more
Frequent urination with small amounts of urine passed. Waking multiple times a night to use the restroom. Limited intake of fluids. History of elevated cholesterol.
I had slightly elevated cholesterol, Doc didn't seem worried, But I'm still worried about heart attacks, how likely is that I could have one? Or stroke
Time to address: You are not at immediate risk, do the following to help yourself. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not drink. ...Read more
Afraid of having heart attack. Have slightly elevated cholesterol and anemia. I've been eating as well as I can. What are my chances of having one?
Well, you are: 20, your risk of heart attack is greater with age. Cholesterol is a risk factor that can be modified, so speak to your doctor if it is a concern. ...Read more
Bp normal, slightly elevated cholesterol and anemic. Dr just said to diet and exercise and it'll beok. But I'm afraid of having a heart attack. Advice?
Why are you afraid: To have a heart attack as a 20 year old female? My advice: to trust your doctors advice on this one. ...Read more
If I have slight cases of anemia and elevated cholesterol due to hypothyroidism. Would treating the thyroid problem also treat the anemia/cholesterol?
Does fluid on kidney, reactive hypoglycemia, elevated cholesterol and blood pressure and egfr of more than 60 mean I have mild kidney disease?
If im anemic and have elevated cholesterol due to under treated hypothyroidism, what are my chance of having a heart attack or stroke?
Whoa: You're almost a grown woman. If you are anemic, it needs to be treated -- the cause needs to be identified first. If you are hypothyroid, your life is going to go bad unless this is managed, and the cause needs to be found as well. If your cholesterol is up, this needs to be managed as well. Don't ask "why is my risk? " but say "putting myself willfully in danger is foolish.". ...Read more
I've had a pain behind my shoulder blade and a tingly numb pain going down my arm. I know I have a pinched nerve, and elevated cholesterol. Heart attack?
I’m a 20yr old female with left side chest discomfort/tingly feeling on/off for months. Also w/ left arm/shoulder discomfort. ER didn’t find anything 3 months ago, it’s back. 1yr ago had elevated cholesterol. Could this be heart related/worrisome?
I have heart failure with ejection fraction 25% and on cyclosporin with elevated cholesterol and 3 vessel cad. Is it safe for me to take statin?
Why does prednisone cause excessive urination and sugar craving and excess tiredness? I get this every time I take it. Anyway to curb sx?
Can Prednisone cause hormonal changes? Could blood tests show false hormone results, such as Progesterone/Estrogen levels, due to having taken Pred?
2. not likely.
But need the rest of the story.
Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Esr 80 crp 8 over 3 months after AKI, which reversed on prednisone. ANCA levels elevated at 3.8. doctor suspects vasculitis/wageners. Do I need biopsy?
If offered: Wegener's is fatal if missed, usually manageable if diagnosed, and quite common. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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