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Factors Causing False High Cholesterol Test
Can having high cholesterol cause chest pains? And on a cholesterol blood test, which is the bad cholesterol the HDL or LDL and triglycerides?
Sometimes: Chest pain can be caused by coronary vasospasm decreasing the blood flow to the heart. High choleserol and LDL can cause atherosclerosis which can make this worse and subsequently stop the flow of blood to the heart causing pain or cardiac arrest. Hdl is considered cardioprotective. ...Read more
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more
Hi dr I am having ed.. But i went for my blood tests.. No diabetes, no bp, normal testosterone level..But very high cholesterol.. Ldl 227... Cause?
I sometimes have pain in my chest and back my EKG is normal BP 120/90 but my blood test reveal high cholesterol LDL and trigli.. My causes my pain..
Coronary artery dis: Get the high lipids treated. Ask your doctor to measure hscrp in your blood, and also get your doctor to check a coronary calcification score. This will determine if the pain is probably cardiac in nature. Further tests might include a ct angiogram of the heart. Cj glueck md. ...Read more
Sometimes: Actually, low doses of alcohol (1-2 drinks/day in men, 1 drink/day in women), and especially if the drink is red wine, actually raises the good cholesterol. If the good cholesterol (HDL) goes way up, that can raise total cholesterol, but if the bad cholesterol (ldl) remains less than 180 or so, the overall effect on health is positive. Exercise and health eating is a better way raise hdl. ...Read more
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No: Alcohol in low doses (1 drink per day) can raise the good cholesterol (hdl), and sometimes social drinkers will have high total cholesterol because their good cholesterol is high. If the bad cholesterol (ldl) is ok (under 120 is recommended), there is no problem. Alcohol can and does raise free fat levels in blood (triglycerides) and this is not healthy for the heart or the rest of us. ...Read more
Not likely.: It is not likely to diminish kidney function by itself, but it might eventually lead to atherosclerosis which could ultimately stop blood flow if really bad and make the kidney(s) ischemic reslting in loss of function. This may not be common as atherosclerosis that bad would affect the heart and other organs first. Things like hypertension and diabetes are likely to affect the kidneys sooner. ...Read more
Yes: The lack of estrogen with menopause causes a number of metabolic changes. These include an elevated total cholesterol, a higher LDL (the bad cholesterol), and a lower HDL (the good cholesterol). Glucose metabolism and Insulin resistance can also change in unfavorable ways. A healthy life style with regular exercise and weight management are the best ways to manage these changes. ...Read more
Stress affects you:
We are learning more and more about the harmful effects of stress. Chronic stress increases adrenaline release which raises blood pressure and can also raise cholesterol and make you more more prone to developing diabetes.
There are many relaxation or stress management techniques such as meditation which can be helpful. ...Read more
Does eating large eggs (4 a day) cause high cholesterol? i been reading mixed research, some say yes and some say no. i need to know for sure?
I'm taking omerprazole 20mg per day can these tablets cause high cholesterol . At precent. My cholesterol is 7.4 . It as been up and down for year?
No, but causes other:
Omeprazole is not known to raise cholesterol but I do not recommend anyone use it or similar drugs long-term. They can cause serious health problems like life-threatening infections, osteoporosis & nutrient deficiencies. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html & http://www.Healthy-eating-politics.Com/gerd.Html
also see my comments re: cholesterol. ...Read more
Maybe indirectly: Smoking marijuana can lead to food cravings in some people. Getting "the munchies" (food cravings) from the marijuana itself or from peer pressure (listening to other smokers who talk about their munchies) can lead to eating more chips, fries, pizza, ice cream, etc..., which can lead to increased LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol that builds plaques to from blockages in arteries). ...Read more
No: Doubfull.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not by themselves: Look for another cause. Total cholesterol is only one of several different coronary risk factors, and decisions about its workup and management must be made in light of your entire clinical picture. I hope you are able to become a mother if that is your wish, and I am glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more
Yes: if you eat too much of it. Sparing use is the rule of thumb for butter, oil and margarine. ...Read more
Endocrine effects: Thyroid hormone helps us with metabolism. If your thyroid hormone is low, your body is unable to manage the lipids appropriately and this leads to high cholesterol of the 'bad types' (triglycerides, low density lipids and very low density lipids) and lowering the good cholesterol (high density lipid). Our bodies need to be firing on all cylinders! ...Read more
Genetics & Lifestyle:
These are the two main causes of high cholesterol. For the average individual only about 10 to 20% of your circulating cholesterol is from dietary sources, the remainder is manufactured by the liver according to your genetic "set point."
foutunately the are a number of options available to control both sources of cholesterol in the body. ...Read more
Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives. ...Read more
Depends: For many it is genetic - you get it from your parents. Eating poorly can also cause a bad lipid panel: high amounts of sugar, saturated fat, processed foods and smoking can all have a negative impact on lipids. Some, however, eat and exercise perfectly and still have a horrid lipid panel - that's where medicines can help! ...Read more
CarbohydratesObesity: are primary drivers of unhealthy lipoprotein patterns, the correct issue, not cholesterol. Study my answers to: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/862161, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/706713, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1126862 http://goo.gl/ZZ41rv, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ http://goo.gl/LG8tKl & many others on HealthTap. ...Read more
Same as anyone: It's largely hereditary, there's a component of lack of exercise, and there are plenty of vegan foods that are loaded with the saturated fats that some folks say raise cholesterol. Despite all the rhetoric, the biggest studies have shown no advantage of vegetarians over other folks in longevity or any disease category when you control for the fact that they tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more
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