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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑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


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What are the different causes of high cholesterol in vegans?

What are the different causes of high cholesterol in vegans?

Same as anyone: It's largely hereditary, there's a component of lack of exercise, and there are plenty of vegan foods that are loaded with the saturated fats that some folks say raise cholesterol. Despite all the rhetoric, the biggest studies have shown no advantage of vegetarians over other folks in longevity or any disease category when you control for the fact that they tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more

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What is a high cholesterol?

What is a high cholesterol?

High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read more

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How to remove high cholesterol?

How to remove high cholesterol?

Rx & diet: U need 2 c ur pcp and talk over the options which include exercise, rx, & diet. Then u need 2 stick 2 the program. ...Read more

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What does high cholesterol mean?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is one of the fatty components found in the blood. When there is an excess amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, it correlates with the formation of atherosclerotic changes in the blood vessels. This predisposes the person to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Other problems also can be seen. As such we try and keep cholesterol low in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol be reversed?

Lowering cholesterol: High levels of total and LDL cholesterol can be lowered with lifestyle change such as exercise and diet as well as with cholesterol-lowering drugs. ...Read more

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How to decrease high cholesterol?

How to decrease high cholesterol?

VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI. Org, DietDoctor. Com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc! ...Read more

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How to control high cholesterol?

How to control high cholesterol?

Depends: More information is needed about total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. There are drugs that can reduce cholesterol levels. You can also try life style modifications. It would be prudent to see a doctor for treatment specific for you. For good health - 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 or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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High cholesterol causes dizzyness?

Answer: No, check your sugar and your blood pressure, what medication are you taking currently? ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol be inherited?

Can high cholesterol be inherited?

Yes: Your liver makes cholesterol and your intestines absorb it from what you eat. If you have a liver that makes tons of cholesterol and/or have intestines that are extremely efficient at absorbing it from your food, you can develop high cholesterol. These are things that you are born with that you can not fundamentally change about your body with today's technology. ...Read more

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Suffering from high cholesterol...

Suffering from high cholesterol...

Reduce carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholesterol is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance.
Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Could high cholesterol be all cured?

High cholesterol: High cholesterol can be treated effectively but not really 'cured'. The effective steps to control it need to be continued for life. ...Read more

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Why do I have such high cholesterol?

Genetics, I bet: Despite all the talk about controlling coronary risk factors through lifestyle, most (but by no means all) of your basic cholesterol picture is determined by your genes. Deal with what you've got. Eat sensibly and exercise. If this isn't enough, accept medication. ...Read more

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What not to eat for high cholesterol?

Saturated fats: Reducing the intake of saturated fats, and reducing caloric intake in general may help. If that does not reduce cholesterol levels to a healthy level, you should consult your doctor for medication/drugs. ...Read more

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What can I do about high cholesterol?

Consult with doctor: Consult with your physician. Do you need meds? Exercise. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol?

What are the causes of high cholesterol?

Lots of reasons: Genetics, a diet high in calories/fat, sedentary lifestyle, underactive thyroid, and diabetes are some. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol?

What are the causes of high cholesterol?

Genetics & Lifestyle: These are the two main causes of high cholesterol. For the average individual only about 10 to 20% of your circulating cholesterol is from dietary sources, the remainder is manufactured by the liver according to your genetic "set point."

foutunately the are a number of options available to control both sources of cholesterol in the body. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have high cholesterol?

How do I know if I have high cholesterol?

A blood test: A simple, standard blood test is the way. ...Read more

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Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

High cholesterol: Having high cholesterol results in the formation of plaque on the artery walls. It is natural to have damage to the arteries of the body and there is a usual repair process to correct the damage. With a high concentration of cholesterol, the repair process goes awry. Plaque forms, making the arteries stiff and vulnerable to a cakey buildup = blockage = heart attack, stroke or blocked leg vessel. ...Read more

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What are high cholesterol levels symptoms?

None, initially: High cholesterol has no symptoms. However, high cholesterol over a long period of time can lead to heart disease, stroke and other problems. You certainly don't want to wait for these things to be your first clue of having a cholesterol problem. Have your cholesterol checked regularly by your physician and follow his or her advise on how to treat this condition. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?

What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?

Usually none: High cholesterol usually does not have much symptoms but chronically high levels can lead to heart vessel plaque build up and cause heart attack or stroke. In some people high cholesterol builds up around the eyes called xanthelasmata and is linked to heart disease. ...Read more

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What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Saturated and trans: Saturated and trans fat increase bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol. Sugar increases triglycerides, which are bad fats in the blood. ...Read more

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Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

Mediterranean: Olive oil helps raise HDL and lower ldl. Cutting back on carbohydrates can help. Eat lots of organic vegetables. ...Read more

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What foods can help lower high cholesterol?

Foods: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have high cholesterol?

Lab test: This is established through a blood test. ...Read more

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High Cholesterol (Definition)

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