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Doctor insights on: Decaffeinated Tea Ldl Cholesterol

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Decaffeinated tea a diuretic?

Maybe: Depends on the tea, of course, but most decaffeinated products do retain a very small dose of caffeine (usually. ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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May I drink decaffinated tea before my cholesterol test tomorrow?

May I drink decaffinated tea before my cholesterol test tomorrow?

Wouldn't: Fasting is fasting, unfortunately. Water would be fine, but that's it. Some herbal teas may have ingredients that could affect your results. ...Read more

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How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

Always diet and: Exercise is best answer, then statins. Statins have certain toxicities and unpleasantness and dosage can be reduced somewhat with the triglyceride lowering drug vascepa which also lowers LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods that will lower LDL cholesterol? |

Plant sterols/stanol: Ldl cholesterol can be lowered by consuming foods enriched with plant sterol/stannol esters (eg. Margarines benecol or promise activ). One study showed up to14% drop in LDL over 3 months. ...Read more

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How can you know if you need to lower your LDL cholesterol?

How can you know if you need to lower your LDL cholesterol?

Blood test: By doing a blood test to check for cholesterol level, if you have a high cholestrol you should start finding ways to lower it either by life style modification alone or combined with meds and this decision will be made when you discuss the test results with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of cholesterol is good, HDL or ldl?

HDL: Hdl is the good cholesterol and higher is better, aim toward more than 45 the best will be around 70. ...Read more

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Could you have a LDL (bad) cholesterol that is too low?

Could you have a LDL (bad) cholesterol that is too low?

Not really: Very low LDL cholesterol levels (less than 40) can occur genetically (hypobetalipoproteinemia), in which case such low values are present from birth, or in response to medical therapies. In both settings individuals have normal development, sexual function, and show no specific adverse effects. Low levels are sometimes noted due to severe illness (cancer, etc), but that is a different issue. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 265, HDL 171, LDL 86. Can HDL get too high?

My cholesterol is 265, HDL 171, LDL 86. Can HDL get too high?

HIGH HDL=Good!: If you Hdl is high, that is good, and can decrease your overall risk for heart disease. Our LDL as noted is stable at 86, but now there is new data to suggest you should get a risk calculation based on some other factors. See your dr. For a good eval and discussion as to whether you need any medications, etc. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

Should I be concerned with my cholesterol levels? Total: 213, HDL: 100, LDL: 102

HDL is great!: Your elevated total cholesterol is in part a reflection of your very high HDL, which is the heart-protective subtype of cholesterol. So these are actually very good numbers, and you should have no cause for concern. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my cholesterol is 189, HDL 38, ldl3.6, direct LDL 136 am I to close to the danger?

Should I be concerned if my cholesterol is 189, HDL 38, ldl3.6, direct LDL 136 am I to close to the danger?

No, but could do: Better. Ideally LDL should be below 130 and HDL should be above 40.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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high total cholesterol and ldl?

What to do if I have high total cholesterol and ldl?

Lifestyle: Late last fall, American Heart Association & American College of Cardiology published 4 guidelines on treating & preventing heart disease. The one involving cholesterol got biggest press & continues to stir controversy. However, goal isn't so much to lower cholesterol as it is to treat & prevent heart disease. So focus on therapeutic lifestyle modifications eg regular exercise & good nutrition. ...Read more

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My creatinine is. 8 and my NON-HDL CHOLESTERO isL 140 while my LDL Cholesterol is 121. concerning? Thank you

My creatinine is. 8 and my NON-HDL CHOLESTERO isL 140 while my LDL Cholesterol is 121. concerning? Thank you

LDL: Hi, Creat of 0.8 is normal for your age although it's nice to know ur GFR.
To evaluate your Cholesterol one needs to know about your family history, also history of any illness that you might have including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and also history of smoking and your race, if you don't have any of these illnesses and not smoking then your LDL is good for your age. ...Read more

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What are chances of a mi with (cholesterol 175) -- (trigliprides 36)-- (-hdl 59)-- (a1c 6.3%). Ldl/hdl ratio 1.84 just curious?

What are chances of a mi with (cholesterol 175) -- (trigliprides 36)-- (-hdl 59)-- (a1c 6.3%). Ldl/hdl ratio 1.84 just curious?

Perfect cholesterol: These are perfect....Waning low risk numbers for a cholesterol panel. It would appear that you have little to no risk from cholesterol plaques. ...Read more

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What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

What are LDL & HDL cholesterol?

Lipoproteins.: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are types of cholesterol. Ldl is so-called "bad cholesterol" because it increases the risk of heart disease by causing hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis. Hdl is considered "good cholesterol" since it removes cholesterol from the walls of arteries. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a LDL cholesterol?

What type of doctor can order a LDL cholesterol?

ANY DOC=LDL order: Any doctor can order an LDL cholesterol (as part of a lipid panel: ldl, hdl, total cholesterol, triglycerides) but usually your primary physician orders the lab and can counsel you on the results. If you are seeing a cardiologist for any reason they will follow your lipid panel closely. The cardiolgists in my town prefer that the primary care doctors order/manage the results. Ldl goals vary. ...Read more

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How can saturated fats increase LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic.

http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more