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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.

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 more

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Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

No: That is an elevated level. This is often due to genetics. Diet and exercise may help and it should be checked again in the near future. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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 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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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 more

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Anyone know what is a healthy cholesterol level for a 16 year old girl who weighs about 110?

Anyone know what is a healthy cholesterol level for a 16 year old girl who weighs about 110?

The best..: ..Is a total cholesterol less than 120. In general, the higher your HDL (good cholesterol) and the lower your LDL (bad cholesterol) the better. Up to 160-180 is still alright, but the LDL needs to stay less than 100. Over 200 is high. ...Read more

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What's a healthy cholesterol for a 45 year old woman?

What's a healthy cholesterol for a 45 year old woman?

Cholesterol: If you have no risk factors LDL under 130 under 100 better. Hdl over 50. Triglicerides under 150. ...Read more

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