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Dr. Marvin Ott
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High Cholesterol (Overview)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way down & accuracy up.


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How long does high cholesterol food stay in blood?

How long does high cholesterol food stay in blood?

Cholesterol tends to: Take week to months to change: 1 meal will have no effect. Proper cholesterol is total cholesterol (-) good (HDL) cholesterol of 90, triglycerides = 100, a1c diabetes test close to 5.5 or less. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
8 doctors shared insights

High Cholesterol (Overview)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way down & accuracy up.


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Is high cholesterol a symptom or a condition?

Is high cholesterol a symptom or a condition?

Condition: A symptom is something that you feel, such as pain, fatigue or anxiety. One can not tell if one has high cholesterol without a test (though high cholesterol may contribute to developing conditions that result in symptoms), so it is a condition. However, high cholesterol may not be as big a problem as most docs believe. See http://www.Spacedoc.Com/cholesterol_articles and my comment for more info. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

High cholesterol; what you need to avoid is this; too many sugars! ...See more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
Once
Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
Once
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What are the effects and symptoms of high cholesterol levels?

What are the effects and symptoms of high cholesterol levels?

Atherosclerosis and: Asympotmatic. High cholesterol, by itself, does not produce any symptoms. It is a risk factor for atherosclerosis of blood vessels that can cause many diseases, e.g., heart attack, stroke, gangrene, kidney failure etc. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

What factors contribute to my high cholesterol? More than 70 different things need to be considered. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How can I believe my diagnosis of high cholesterol? I eat a healthier diet than anybody I know!

How can I believe my diagnosis of high cholesterol?  I eat a healthier diet than anybody I know!

Genes: Much of pop and government claims about diet in general and its effects on cholesterol are at best overstatements. A great number of factors contribute both to overall atherosclerosis risk and to cholesterol level, and the one that you can do nothing about is your genes. I trust you're already a fitness guy as well; it's perhaps time to repeat the labs and/or talk about medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain , tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack ?

Help! newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain , tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack ?

Or acute ischemia: You need to see a cardiologist to sort this out assp. A session of multifunction cardiogram may help! it is the most accurate diagnostic tool to detect ischemia in women. (please see the link) http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. Best luck! ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more