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Doctor insights on: Does Arimidex Raise Cholesterol Levels

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Is slightly raised cholesterol is of concern?

Out of context: For a 22 year old? No one in American medicine even recommends cholesterol testing for someone in their 20s. Second, cholesterol is a panel, not one test. Your question does not reference the panel. Thus interpretation is impossible. ...Read more

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Why is my cholesterol raised to 5.6 even though im taking meds to control it?

Why is my cholesterol raised to 5.6 even though im taking meds to control it?

Meds Not in Charge: Cholesterol: a fat molecule made by every animal cell, part of each cell membrane, allows movement. The real target is lipoproteins. Most meds are single molecules selected to influence body function. Principle controls remain within our mind?brain?body + food choices. LFHC foods drive LDL particle concentrations ?; Large-HDL particle concentrations ?. Thus check NMR lipoproteins, go HFLC. ...Read more

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I have raised cholesterol numbers and statin drugs vs. supplements as cholestacare?

I have raised cholesterol numbers and statin drugs vs. supplements as cholestacare?

Total risk: It's not wise to treat lab abnormalities in a vacuum. If your total cardiac risk exceeds 7.5% ten year risk, or if you have established vascular disease, a statin is advised (2013 Adult Treatment Panel guidelines, American Heart Assoc) since they've been shown repeatedly to lower risk while supplements and non-statin meds are either ineffective or minimally so. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a male age 31 nd was told after recent bloodwork that I have high estrogen level, I have arimidex (anastrozole) nd was wondering how to go about getting rid of the excess estrogen nd if I take the arimidex (anastrozole) nd it works to get the lev

Not clear why: The important question is why your doctor ordered an estrogen level which is not an easy test to interpret, especially if a "total estrogen" level was ordered rather than an "estradiol". If the reason was for gynecomastia, there might be a reason to try Arimidex (anastrozole) to lower E levels and try to shrink the amount of breast tissue but effectiveness of that drug for gynecomastia is quite variable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take arimidex (anastrozole) to boost testosterone levels?

Is it safe to take arimidex (anastrozole) to boost testosterone levels?

Won't "boost": Arimidex (anastrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor, it blocks the production of estrogen. So, it won't boost testosterone (t), but can prevent existing t from being converted to estrogen. ...Read more

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