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Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl , HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal.. Is this very high ?

Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl , HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal.. Is this very high
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Something isn't: adding up. Perhaps typo...your ID info says age 76, not 16. Total cholesterol is given in mg/dl (370 IS high), but other values in mmol/l. However LDL of 7.36 mmol/l (284 mg/dl) is QUITE high, too. Unfortunately your 1.16 mmol/l (44 mg/dl) HDL isn't very far into the protective range. Ratio is high. Notes say you have had heart stent so cholesterol needs to be much lower;need meds. Review with Doc ...Read more

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Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Need to know more: As triglyceride (tg) levels increase the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) is characteristically high. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is elevated regardless of of ldl-c levels. To better assess your lipoprotein status i recommend checking lipoprotein particle numbers (ldl-p and hdl-p). ...Read more

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I'm 22yrs old and have been prescribed simvastatin. What is the typical cholesterol level woman my age start this prescription and what are side effects?

I'm 22yrs old and have been prescribed simvastatin. What is the typical cholesterol level woman my age start this prescription and what are side effects?

See below: The issue is best addressed with the doctor who prescribed the medication. See this for information about this drug. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692030.html. ...Read more

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Hello Sir I am suffering from hypercholestrolmia my cholesterol level is 390+ my age is 23 yrs, my weight is 50 kgs, my height is 5.6'. If I use any medicine to reduce my cholesterol level I get weight loss and weakness. Kindly help me and suggest me some

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Sir I am suffering from hypercholestrolmia my cholesterol level is 390+ my age is 23 yrs, my weight is 50 kgs, my height is 5.6'. If I use any medicine to reduce my cholesterol level I get weight loss and weakness. Kindly help me and suggest me some

Elevate cholestrol: That is high follow up with a cardiologist statins should help as well as other medications(Zetia, Niacin, fibrates. You may need more than 1 medication and a diet as well. oatmeal, fish oil can help but you need to follow with a cardiologist as medication may l be the mainstay http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbc/treatment ...Read more

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How can you test cholesterol levels?

How can you test cholesterol levels?

Fasting lipids: You should fast for at least 8 hours and then have blood drawn for total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (good) cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol. The results need to be interpreted by a physician who also knows your detailed medical background in terms of whether you have hypertension, diabetes, heart/kidney disease, obesity, as well as smoking and family history. ...Read more

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What to do for high level cholesterol?

What to do for high level cholesterol?

Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives. ...Read more

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Will 1 bad night spike my cholesterol levels?

Will 1 bad night spike my cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol: For one diet indiscretion your long term cholesterol level is unlikely to suffer. The acute spike in lipid levels for the several hours related to the indiscretion have a small possibility of triggering ill effects but this isn't easy to quantitate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are my cholesterol levels good?

Cholesterol: Sorry, can't tell you if your levels are ok without knowing what they are and more information about you. Your question doesn't provide any information. ...Read more

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Please inform about cholesterol levels in jaggery?

Please inform about cholesterol levels in jaggery?

None: There is no cholesterol in jaggery. However, you do need to control your intake of sugar. 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can a person try to lower both cholesterol levels?

How can a person try to lower both cholesterol levels?

Many ways: When you say "both cholesterol levels", there's actually 3 main ones. Aerobic type exercise and a healthy diet, low in calories, low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables and lean protein will lower your bad LDL and bad triglycerides and raise your good hdl. Medication can also have good effects on these cholesterol components also. ...Read more

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Please advise how to safely raise my cholesterol levels?

Please advise how to safely raise my cholesterol levels?

Eat better...: So often I am asked the opposite question - lowering cholesterol levels. If your total cholesterol is low, it probably reflects poor nutrition overall - increase your intact of healthy prtein and fats. If a specific component of cholesterol is low, such as the HDL ("good"), it can be increased with better diet, more activity, and moderate consumption of alcohol. ...Read more

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How effective is Rychol for lowering cholesterol levels?

How effective is Rychol for lowering cholesterol levels?

Big picture: This is a mix of nutritional supplements and red rice yeast which may or may not contain lovastatin, identical to what you'd get from the pharmacy and in fact the source. If your serum cholesterol is high, and diet and exercise have not gotten it in line, you need to address your overall cardiovascular health, which may include some scientific medicine. Don't bet your life on a botanical. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to test your cholesterol levels at home?

Is there anyway to test your cholesterol levels at home?

Then what?: Cholesterol testing has been standardized internationally to ensure accurate results. It is not just cholesterol that needs to be tested, generally is better to fast for at least 9 hours and be tested for total cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides and calculated LDL. The results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and it would be better to see a doctor and get tested at an accredited lab. ...Read more

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Is it possible to raise your cholesterol levels in a day?

Is it possible to raise your cholesterol levels in a day?

See below: Cholestero is not a steay level it depends on activity, diet and probably other things incluidng hereditary-so if you eat a steak and potatoe with butter thenext morning your cholestero will be elevated whereas if you fast for 24 hours and exercise at the same time your cholesterol will drop. ...Read more

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What to do to get my cholesterol values to normal levels?

What to do to get my cholesterol values to normal levels?

Lipids: Mediterranean diet and exercise at least half an hour a day, don't smoke; if it doesn't get to target, your doctor may want to start a statin drug. ...Read more

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How much cholesterol in a day can I eat if high good level?

How much cholesterol in a day can I eat if high good level?

Saturated fats: Intake of cholesterol does not necessarily determine blood cholesterol levels. Blood cholesterol levels depend on intake of cholesterol, saturated fats and endogenous synthesis. Generally it is not a good idea to eat more cholesterol than is present in one egg, i.e. About 250 mg. ...Read more