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Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

Does eating before a blood test raise cholesterol levels?

Triglycerides: Yes, it can affect your total cholesterol. It's because eating prior to blood draw can increase the level of your triglycerides which in turn can affect the calculation of your total cholesterol, which uses a formula that includes triglycerides. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mum just had a blood test and her cholesterol level was 8.3. Is that dangerously high?

What can I do if my mum just had a blood test and her cholesterol level was 8.3. Is that dangerously high?

Your number is wrong: You data is incorrect. The normal cholesterol is up to about 200 mg/dl. Resubmit your question with the correct value. ...Read more

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Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.

Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.

See a doctor: High creatinine levels can be a sign of damaged kidneys. That needs more evaluation. You need to see a doctor for that. Low vitamin D is common and it would be a good idea to take a supplement. Learn more here - https://www.vitamindcouncil.org. There is a lot of controversy about cholesterol. As long as your HDL is 50 or higher and your triglycerides are less than 100 don't need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you were dehydrated at the time of a blood test, that your cholesterol levels may show up as higher than they actually are?

Is it true that if you were dehydrated at the time of a blood test, that your cholesterol levels may show up as higher than they actually are?

Not significant.: This has been debated for some time. It appears that ones fluid status does not significantly affect ones cholesterol level. What does affect blood lipid levels is the number of hours since ones last meal prior to having the blood drawn...The longer the fast, the lower the cholesterol and especially the triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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I just had my blood test and it shows SGPT-hi 46.80, LDL-hi 161 and CHOLESTEROL-hi 244,im very worried now with the result. Are these dangerous level?

I just had my blood test and it shows SGPT-hi 46.80, LDL-hi 161 and CHOLESTEROL-hi 244,im very worried now with the result. Are these dangerous level?

Not dangerous but: require attention. SGPT is just above the upper limit of normal. LDL and Cholesterol are both higher than desirable. If you are even a little bit overweight, it would help to lose weight. Reduce your intake of saturated fats. Start exercising 30 minutes/day on 5 days/week. If that does not help, you should consult your doctor to see if medication is needed. ...Read more

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Triglycerides on blood test were a bit high 250 range, ratio good/bad cholesterol 5.1, suggest how to lower Tri 's lower bad and raise the good?..

Triglycerides on blood test were a bit high 250 range, ratio good/bad cholesterol 5.1, suggest how to lower Tri 's lower bad and raise the good?..

See below: Exercise 30 minutes daily. If you smoke, stop. If you're overweight, diet. Avoid excess alcohol ( 2 drinks a day is the max). Substitute olive oil for butter and all other forms of oil. Eat nuts. Eat fish. Avoid processed foods. Try to follow a plant based diet. ...Read more

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I have had 3 drinks this evening. In a 3 hour span. But not norm for me. I do have a blood test for cholesterol level in the am ? Is this a problem ?

Lipid Testing: Fasting for 8 hours provides more accurate results, if you are able to fast. You should perform the test per your doctors directions. Keep in mind 1 drink/day for women and 2/day for men is the guideline. I will likely not affect your cholesterol labs in the morning, however. ...Read more

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A blood test tells me my cholesterol level. Any similar thing to know how strong my immune system is, approximately speaking?

A blood test tells me my cholesterol level. Any similar thing to know how strong my immune system is, approximately speaking?

It's complicated...: Your overall health and lack of frequent infections is the easiest gauge of the strength of your immune system. Usually this system is nearly perfect--it has to "win" every "battle" it fights, and does. It bats 100%. If you are having too many infections, yes, we can do tests to find out about your immune system, but they are numerous, involved, expensive and rudimentary vs what we will have soon. ...Read more

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