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High Cholesterol And Aspirin
Apples ; Oranges: Aspirin promoted for ?$ to inhibit platelets ; ?clots; which can narrow/block arteries after plaque rupture; but also ?es bleeding, esp small intestine+stomach. Cholesterol made by every cell, promoted for ?$ as way to guess at LDL particle concentrations driving atherosclerosis in artery walls; but does not correlate well with actual ldl. Neither reflect actual plaque quantity or plaque rupture. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Is taking baby aspirin twice a week useful for 42 yr old male with slightly high cholesterol or it's not enough?
Discuss with doctor: Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & see doctor: The two are not likely to have adverse interaction. However, depending on how high your cholesterol is and what other risk factors may be there, you may need more than green tea. Please consult your doctor, . ...Read more
I have high cholesterol and blood pressure and am using, concor2.5, aspirin, lopid600, rosuvatin10mg, is it ok to fast for 12 to 13 hrs without water.
Probably OK: Very little more risk than the average joe for problems. ...Read more
Is it OK to take vicodin and a baby aspirin a day 81mg as a preventative? Does 81mg aspirin help with high cholesterol?
Not vicodin: Vicodin is hydrocodone and is a dangerous opiate painkiller. Lawfully you cannot even have it without a physician's close supervision, and if you use it casually, you'll end up enslaved to its subtle addictive powers. Aspirin is worthless as a means of managing cholesterol though in some people it counters atherosclerosis by other mechanisms. Your physician is your guide. ...Read more
Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?
I am 34 years old, 365 pds, i take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?
Probably 50: Because of your age, your risk is still on the low side, so instead of starting aspirin, you should do your best to lose weight. I know I am not offering groundbreaking news to you, but often we discount the most important thing that we can do and look for the esoteric. A 34 year old non-diabetic, does not need to be on aspirin, you need to lose weight, no matter what length you'd have to go to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CAD: I am assuming you are talking about atheromatous plague formation at the coronary arteries. If the occlusion becomes symptomatic like unstable angina percutaneous vs open heart techniques can be use to open up the artery. If stable angina without a critical/severe stenosis an option will be medications like blood thinners(plavix an/or aspirin) and statins drugs(like lipitor). Of lifestyle changes. ...Read more
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