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How does smoking affect cholesterol levels?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How does smoking affect cholesterol levels?

Smoking: Susceptibility to respiratory tract infection, precursor to other habits, bad smell, compromising immune system, all but a few of the many negative effects of nicotine. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect testosterone levels?

How does alcohol affect testosterone levels?

Alcohol lowers T: Check out http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-4/282-287.htm for more indepth info on how alcohol consumption lowers testosterone production. That's not to say that you can't have a drink every now & then. But just as w/Goldilocks, excess alcohol consumption isn't good for you. ...Read more

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How does caffine affect triglycerides?

How does caffine affect triglycerides?

tough question!: My belief is that the effect caffeine has on triglycerides is very small. However, based on this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/2333832 - my interpretation is that caffeine causes some increase in triglyceride level. Does anyone disagree? ...Read more

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Does smoking affect your colestrol levels?

Does smoking affect your colestrol levels?

Yes: Here's a link that tells you all about how smoking affects your heart and blood vessels: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/smo/. ...Read more

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Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

The other way: Alcohol acutely will lower blood sugars by inhibiting glucose release from your liver and increasing inulin. ...Read more

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Does high cholesterol affect pregnancy?

Does high cholesterol affect pregnancy?

No: Cholesterol and triglycerides normally rises significantly during pregnancy, benefitting mother and fetus. Even mothers with high cholesterol are advised to stop their cholesterol medication during pregnancy. High cholesterol can be a risk only if it has already caused heart disease. In such cases, the severity of the heart disease determines the impact on pregnancy, not the cholesterol itself. ...Read more

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Does niacian affect cholesterol?

Does niacian affect cholesterol?

Yes, but...: Niacin lowers triglycerides and mildly raises HDL (good) cholesterol and, theoretically, that should lower the risk of heart disease. However, the recent nih sponsored aim high study showed no improved outcomes when extended release Niacin was added to a statin drug. See: http://www.Aimhigh-heart.Com/ diet is good, but statins are the mainstay of therapy and nothing has been shown to be better. ...Read more

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How should chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

How should chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

Lowers it: Alcohol abusers are unlikely to eat a lot of greaseburgers, and the ruined liver eventually cannot make much cholesterol. Please forgive me -- if a person wants to ruin his/her life, make others miserable, and die young and miserable with a "very healthy" serum cholesterol, then heavy drinking is the way. ...Read more

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Does Accutane affect cholesterol?

Does Accutane affect cholesterol?

Sometimes: Patients who are on Accutane may notice an increase in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels during their Accutane treatment. It is more common in those with a personal or family history. Fortunately, this usually resolves when one finishes the Accutane course. Simple things like dietary changes (high fiber diet, low fat) and reducing the Accutane dose is effective in lowering the levels. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect body's metabolism or calcium level?

How does alcohol affect body's metabolism or calcium level?

Only in excess: Many studies have shown that a woman who drinks one alcoholic beverage a day or a man who has 2 drinks will live longer than those who drink more or less alcohol. Higher intakes can effect metabolism including calcium especially if there is a poor nutritional intake. ...Read more

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How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

How does alcohol consumption affect gout?

Makes it worse: Alcohol increases the level of uric acid, which is the chemical responsible for gout in predisposed individuals. In some people, gout only occurs when they are drinking. The byproducts of alcohol are excreted preferentially to the byproducts of uric acid, raising their levels, in some people raising them markedly. People with gout should not use alcohol, or drink very sparingly. ...Read more

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Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

No, but: Drinking alcohol will affect blood sugars. For those with diabetes, a transient high blood sugar (because alcohol is sugar) may be followed by low blood sugar later. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol increase your cholesterol?

Does drinking alcohol increase your cholesterol?

No, not generally: If you are on fenofibrate, it means your triglycerides are high, and alcohol can raise these free fats very high and is dangerous for you. You are also on medication for bipolar disorder, and alcohol is dangerous for that as well, worsening the disorder and also interfering with the medications you are taking. Talk to your doctor about it. Low dose alcohol (1 drink/day) can raise good cholesterol. ...Read more

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Does calcitriol affect cholesterol readings?

Does calcitriol affect cholesterol readings?

Not directly.: Calcitriol may interact with certain drugs which are used to treat elevated cholesterol...Each drug needs to be evaluated individually. ...Read more

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How do high homocysteine levels affect circulation?

How do high homocysteine levels affect circulation?

Risk factor: High homocysteine levels are a risk factor for vascular disease. However, a high level in and of itself does not mean you have circulation problems. ...Read more

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How could chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

How could chronic alcohol abuse affect cholesterol levels?

May lower LDL: Especially when one is dying of liver failure, it's harder to make 'bad cholesterol'. This is little comfort. I'd rather die ten times from ten heart attacks than subject myself and those I love to life-destroying alcohol abuse. ...Read more