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Foods That Raise Good Cholesterol
Total cholesterol 178, trig 118, hdl is 40. Does the hdl need to be raised even though other readings are good? And what would cause that to be low?
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
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
What are the effects of raised triglycerides in my case they are raised to 350 and cholesterol is 210 ?
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
Raised cholesterol (6.73nmol) LDL (3.6nmol) and triglycerides (3.41nmol), can hydrocortisone 20mg tablets and clobetasol be contributing to increase?
Good fats: Cholesterol is comes from fat and sugar so making better choices can help. Fruits, veggies and whole grains such as quinoa, steel cut oats, millet are great. Good fats such as avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil are omega 9 & good for health. Eat more plants, less processed food, & fish, followed by poultry, wild game, seafood, and if needed lean beef. Avoid sugar since it can increase cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High Cholesterol: Most of cholesterol is genetically determined. Chose your parents wisely :-) saturated fats tend to increase cholesterol levels. High protein diet, lowering carbs, aerobic exercise and controlling weight may help reduce cholesterol to some extent. Depending upon circumstances and level of elevation, cholesterol medicine it to be considered. Let your doctor advise you! ...Read more
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