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Is it good to take aspirin if you have high cholesterol?

Is it good to take aspirin if you have high cholesterol?

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

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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Is taking baby aspirin twice a week useful for 42 yr old male with slightly high cholesterol or it's not enough?

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 more

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Can I take green tea while taking low dose aspirin to treat high cholesterol?

Can I take green tea while taking low dose aspirin to treat high cholesterol?

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

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Is it OK to take vicodin and a baby aspirin a day 81mg as a preventative? Does 81mg aspirin help with high cholesterol?

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

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My mom is 72 yrs old, has history of hypertension and high cholesterol. She has been taking baby aspirin, but she's been bruising. Can she stop?

My mom is 72 yrs old, has history of hypertension and high cholesterol. She has been taking baby aspirin, but she's been bruising. Can she stop?

Aspirin: This is really something that should be discussed with her primary care doctor who recommended the baby asa since there might be an appropriate reason to continue this with hypertension and high cholesterol. Bruising is unsightly but not dangerous. ...Read more

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My father has high cholesterol and essential thrombocytosis (myloprolifitive disorder) his hs, CRP elevated at 4.5. Pravastatin & aspirin good treatm?

These sound: Like usual treatment for the conditions you describe. But a lot depends on his actual platelet count and cholesterol profile. Sounds like he has a doctor already, so I would follow the doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?

Can someone with essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. Take omega 3 fish oil and baby aspirin together?

Fish oil + aspirin: Use caution: both Aspirin and fish oils have antiplatelet (anti-clotting) effect and both together may have an additive effect increasing the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Is asprien daily good if I have high cholesterol?

Is asprien daily good if I have high cholesterol?

Primary prevention: You didn't mention your ct heart results. If you have evidence for early cad, then asa may be helpful. Any medication, even asa has risks. Check with your doc about your situation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is a high cholesterol?

What is a high cholesterol?

High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read more

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How to remove high cholesterol?

Rx & diet: U need 2 c ur pcp and talk over the options which include exercise, rx, & diet. Then u need 2 stick 2 the program. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol be reversed?

Lowering cholesterol: High levels of total and LDL cholesterol can be lowered with lifestyle change such as exercise and diet as well as with cholesterol-lowering drugs. ...Read more

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How to decrease high cholesterol?

How to decrease high cholesterol?

VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI. Org, DietDoctor. Com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc! ...Read more

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How to control high cholesterol?

How to control high cholesterol?

Depends: More information is needed about total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. There are drugs that can reduce cholesterol levels. You can also try life style modifications. It would be prudent to see a doctor for treatment specific for you. For good health - 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 or alcohol in any form.
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Can high cholesterol be inherited?

Can high cholesterol be inherited?

Yes: Your liver makes cholesterol and your intestines absorb it from what you eat. If you have a liver that makes tons of cholesterol and/or have intestines that are extremely efficient at absorbing it from your food, you can develop high cholesterol. These are things that you are born with that you can not fundamentally change about your body with today's technology. ...Read more

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Suffering from high cholesterol...

Suffering from high cholesterol...

Reduce carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholesterol is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance.
Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Why do I have such high cholesterol?

Genetics, I bet: Despite all the talk about controlling coronary risk factors through lifestyle, most (but by no means all) of your basic cholesterol picture is determined by your genes. Deal with what you've got. Eat sensibly and exercise. If this isn't enough, accept medication. ...Read more

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What not to eat for high cholesterol?

Saturated fats: Reducing the intake of saturated fats, and reducing caloric intake in general may help. If that does not reduce cholesterol levels to a healthy level, you should consult your doctor for medication/drugs. ...Read more

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Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

High cholesterol: Having high cholesterol results in the formation of plaque on the artery walls. It is natural to have damage to the arteries of the body and there is a usual repair process to correct the damage. With a high concentration of cholesterol, the repair process goes awry. Plaque forms, making the arteries stiff and vulnerable to a cakey buildup = blockage = heart attack, stroke or blocked leg vessel. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

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Aspirin (Definition)

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