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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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-incom. Rt. Bundle branch block -cholesterol (total), serum by enzymatic method 208 -biochemistry lipid profile : LDL cholesterol, serum 133 ?

-incom. Rt. Bundle branch block 
-cholesterol (total), serum by enzymatic method 208
-biochemistry lipid profile : LDL cholesterol, serum 133

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Unlikely 2B related: Total and LDL cholesterol look ok, unless you have heart disease or multiple risk factors for heart disease, then LDL goal is <100. Inocmplete rbbb can be normal. Sometimes is just actually a "r s r-prime" pattern in certain electrocardiogram leads- many times a normal finding seen in healthy young military recruits. Incomplete rbbb can progress to a complete right bundle block. ...Read more

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My b.P reads 90/150, i got a lipid profile done which shows triglyceride as 267 mg/dl and total cholesterol as 277 mg/dl. Should i start medication.

My b.P reads 90/150, i got a lipid profile done which shows triglyceride as 267 mg/dl and total cholesterol as 277 mg/dl. Should i start medication.

Diet/lifestyle first: I advise trying diet & lifestyle changes first. BP is a bit high but if you take it 10 times a day you'll get 10 different readings- get home cuff & follow over time. Exercise, meditation, healthy diet & herbs can lower bp. High tg shows need to reduce sugars/starches in diet. Need to know hdl, LDL and LDL subparticles to make recommendations re: cholesterol but diet/herbs can lower. See comment:. ...Read more

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How long after accutane should I have lipids and liver tested? I just want to check on them to be safe, as my cholesterol is 195. Now on last month.

How long after accutane should I have lipids and liver tested? I just want to check on them to be safe, as my cholesterol is 195. Now on last month.

Accutane: hello~ the 3 main worries w accutane: pregnancy (NOT while you take it) . TRANSAMINITIS -liver enzymes go up, and depression and suicidal ideation. You must be followed by an MD. Get liver enzymes monthly while on and for 3 months after. If enzymes at baseline after 3 mo off stop tests thanks ...Read more

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For cholesterol blood tests, what are the differences in lipid panels?

For cholesterol blood tests, what are the differences in lipid panels?

CMS panel: Centers of medicare and medicaid services has panel for lipid profile. The test should be done on fasting blood sample and the entities measured are total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. Ldl and vldl are calculated. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003491.htm. ...Read more

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What are things I should eat or avoid because of high cholesterol and lipids?

What are things I should eat or avoid because of high cholesterol and lipids?

Heart healthy: Persons with high cholesterol should follow a diet that is low in fat, and cholesterol. A healthy diet would include fruits, vegetables, low fat meats such as chicken, fish and turkey. You would want to avoid a lot of red meat. You should consider grilling, broiling, or baking your food instead of deep frying. Reading food labels is important as well, some foods will surprise you. ...Read more

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What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent?

What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent?

See below: The total cholesterol is made up of 3 parts; triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol. The exact formula is total cholesterol equals HDL + LDL + (triglycerides / 5). ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my lipid profile shows cholesterol=156, hdl=42.8, trigly=191, ldl-c=76 and vldl-c=38. What?

No need for concern: Your lipid profile is fine. To help your cause, have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more

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For about 1- 1/2 week my breasts tissue turned soft and also decreased in size. I previously had low cholesterol and lipid levels. What may it be?

For about 1- 1/2 week my breasts tissue turned soft and also decreased in size. I previously had low cholesterol and lipid levels. What may it be?

Weight loss?: Your breasts are largely composed of fat and so will shrink when you lose weight. They also are normally fuller during the luteal phase ( the 2 weeks before your period starts) in response to progesterone. Caffeine can exaggerate this effect. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lopid (Definition)

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Lipid (Definition)

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