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Healthy Cholesterol Levels By Age Chart
How much fat/cholesterol can I have a day?I have a bit elevated levels, not much and i eat mostly healthy.But not everything I have contains zero fat
Good Fat is good: It's only bad fat, like transfats, that are bad. Good fat like oilve oil and coconut oil is good for us. The low fat diet is not healthy. About 20% of your lab values for cholesterol come from diet, the rest from our body. Being a fat head can be good. Peace and good health. ...Read more
One risk factor of stroke. cholesterol total is 210.BP
110/75.Inactive for 2 months.Grand0/ had one at 60but wasn't healthy.Am I low risk?Rare?Age 28
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I know LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol, but are there healthy levels that are good for you?
Depends on Particles: Ldl can be estimated by cholesterol (ldl-c) or measured by particle number (apob or NMR ldl-p). However, ldl-c and ldl-p do not equally predict cardiovascular risk. When ldl-c and ldl-p values disagree (due to cholesterol variability per particle) cvd risk tracks with LDL particle number, not ldl-c values. Ideal ldl-p values are <1000 nmol/l for high risk patients and <1300 nmol for everyone else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Unusual over 100: Hdl cholesterol (hdl-c) levels over 100 are vary uncommon. In general, high hdl-c may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out
Need to know more: As triglyceride (tg) levels increase the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) is characteristically high. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is elevated regardless of of ldl-c levels. To better assess your lipoprotein status i recommend checking lipoprotein particle numbers (ldl-p and hdl-p). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I make my cholesterol level come down? It's in the family (no obesity) and I do not exaggerate with fat food. I eat healthy.
High cholesterol: It appears that you have inherited your high chol. You should eat low fat foods but this will not be enough. You will need to take medicine class of drugs called statins. These type cause very little problems. Keeping your chol. Low will add years to your life and certainly less damage to your arteries. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22yrs old and have been prescribed simvastatin. What is the typical cholesterol level woman my age start this prescription and what are side effects?
See below: The issue is best addressed with the doctor who prescribed the medication. See this for information about this drug. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692030.html. ...Read more
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