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What should i do to make my cholesterol lower? because on lipid test it was 6.7

What should i do to make my cholesterol lower? because on lipid test it was 6.7

May not need to...: While that is high it's important to know the subtypes: HDL, LDL and esp. small dense LDL. Cholesterol does not cause heart disease; the real cause is inflammation. Hypothyroidism can cause high cholesterol. Here are links to useful articles: http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 http://tinyurl.com/p7t9ul8 http://www.drdach.com/Statins_for_Women.html ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Gemfibrozil (Definition)

Gemfibrozil is the generic name for an oral drug used to lower lipid levels. It belongs to a group of drugs known as fibrates. It is most commonly sold as the ...Read more


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Lipid panel CHOL 257 TRIG 174 HDL 65 LDL 157. VLDL 35 ... 20 weeks pregnant .. Is this bad ? How can i lower and what would be my total cholesterol

Lipid panel CHOL 257  TRIG 174  HDL 65  LDL 157. VLDL 35 ... 20 weeks pregnant .. Is this bad ? How can i lower and what would be my total cholesterol

"Bad": Your levels are not too good, particularly with 20 weeks pregnant. Please see your doctor for control of several blood results. The levels will be recovered to some good extent and you should have no concern about a beautiful new baby. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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What is the relationship between lipids, dietary cholesterol and dietary fats?

What is the relationship between lipids, dietary cholesterol and dietary fats?

All related: Lipids are a general term . When we get a lipid profile, we get a total cholesterol, a triglyceride level , a low density level cholesterol and a high desity cholestrerol level. High dietary cholesterol will increase total cholesterol and its sub fractions. Dietary fats will usually be reflected in your triglycerides. ...Read more

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Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Will eating high cholesterol foods the night before a lipids lab test affect my results?

Minimally, if at all: Remember most of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Only about 1/4 of it comes in through your diet, and if you are adequately fasting (at least 8 hours), most of the dietary cholesterol should be out of your system. Also, the total and HDL (good) cholesterols are not affected much by diet, and can be checked without fasting. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a 58 yr old male with a lipid prophile of total cholesterol of 220, HDL 57, LDL 160.?

What to do if I am a 58 yr old male with a lipid prophile of total cholesterol of 220, HDL 57, LDL 160.?

See your doctor: Your total cholesterol and LDL are higher than desired and may need treatment. The treatment can start with life style changes and if that does not work, may be drugs. But all this requires a thorough baseline evaluation and long term care and it would be prudent to establish care with a primary care provider. ...Read more

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My lipid profile shows s.Cholesterol=239, hdl=28, s.Triglycerides=345, ldl=162 and vldl=47. What does this mean?

My lipid profile shows s.Cholesterol=239, hdl=28, s.Triglycerides=345, ldl=162 and vldl=47. What does this mean?

Particle Problems: This lipid panel is common and often hides a greater problem. As tg rises the number of LDL particles rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in a much higher LDL particle number (ldl-p) than measured ldl-c levels. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, or tg values. Ldl-p <1000 is ideal. ...Read more

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I made blood test for lipids & it was 265 as for cholesterol ..What should I do ..Plz help as what to eat as well ..Is it serious.?

I made blood test  for lipids & it was 265 as for cholesterol ..What should I do ..Plz help as what to eat as well ..Is it serious.?

Saludos: Empieza por bajar el consume de comidas saturadas en grasas, asegurate que te prueben la sangre en ayuna. Si se mantiene elevada entonces vas a necesitar medicamento. ...Read more

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Should i worry for my lipid panel test results cholesterol 186 trygglyceride 189 HDL 46 and lowe density lipoprotein calculated is 102?

Should i worry for my lipid panel test results cholesterol  186  trygglyceride 189  HDL 46 and  lowe density lipoprotein calculated  is 102?

No: Unless you're a coronary or cerebrovascular or peripheral vascular patient already, or have 2 major risks (diabetes, high bp, fam history of early coronary disease, tobacco use), the level of LDL you have is well below the danger zone of 160, and definitely in the near optimal zone (100-129) and your HDL is above 40, below which is a danger zone for this protective molecule. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lopid (Definition)

Lopid is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more