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Cholesterol Levels For 60 Year Old Woman
Should a 75 year old woman with high blood pressure have brain surgery if the MRI shows a 13 mm aneurism? 75 year old woman, blood pressure and cholesterol levels high, had a stroke in her 40's and recovered fully. Mri shows 13 mm aneurism, but doctor sa
I am 50 years old female, weight 118 lb , hight 5.2, my cholesterol levels LDL is 470 and my triglycerides levels 615. What do you advise to me.
Diet and meds: You may have a genetic component to your high lipids, you will need medications, you can start with 4000 mg of omega-3 fish oil a day, avoid cholesterol rich foods, eat foods that help lower your cholesterol level (fiber, oatmeal, soy beans, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, and fish rich in omega-3), make sure you cut simple carbohydrates (sugar, high fructose corn syrup) and get tested for diabetes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi im 27 year old and im suffering with high cholesterol level.My question is it safe to use L-glutamine in my daily routine ?
Why?: Glutamine is a normal component of your diet and somebody's trying to sell you something you don't need for anything. Eat some protein instead. If you cholesterol is extremely high, your life's in danger and you can be treated effectively with real medicine. If it's just a bit high, it's lifestyle changes first, real medications if this fails. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am a 55 year old male with a cholesterol level of 3.37 LDL and 1.33 HDL and a triglyceride of 1.42 is this acceptable?
Not really.: The LDL is more of an issue than the hdl. Borderline high LDL levels are greater than 3.3, which corresponds to an increased risk for developing symptomatic cardiovascular disease events. So try to lower cholesterol total via diet, exercise, and medications. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
A 50 year old female's carotid ultrasound reported mild plaque. Her cholesterol etc. are good. Previously, she had high homocysteine level. Is any treatment needed at this time?
Carotid stenosis: We don't worry until "severe" description of the plaques, occluded 95%. At this point the risk increases for plaque to break off and cause a stroke. There is no indication to treat the "mild" condition. Be sure to control any hypertension, keep your cholesterol at goal, and take a 81mg Aspirin everyday after age 50 if you physician recommends it based on your risk factors. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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