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What happens if you have high cholesterol numbers like 200/60 how could you also have perfect blood pressure and a perfect glucose reading?

What happens if you have high cholesterol numbers like 200/60 how could you also have perfect blood pressure and a perfect glucose reading?

Different causes: High cholesterol, high blood pressure and high glucose have deadly combined effects on the body however represent different mechanisms of disease. While we see patients who have all three, a person could certainly have just one of these. A very high cholesterol could be "familial" or inherited and in any case it alone can cause serious medical complications. Be sure to follow up with your doc. ...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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Went on 1200/day cal diet 4 high cholesterol, numbers good now,can't afford 2 lose more weight,how many calories now to maintain & keep good numbers?

Went on 1200/day cal diet 4 high cholesterol, numbers good now,can't afford 2 lose more weight,how many calories now to maintain & keep good numbers?

Need more info: What is your height and weight? What are your lipid levels, not just cholesterol? Exercise is good for raising good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered your cholesterol tests.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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High and low cholesterol numbers?

High and low cholesterol numbers?

See below:: Total cholesterol: <200, LDL <130, better if <100. Should be <70 if at high risk, HDL - for men should be >40, for women >50, triglycerides <150. For details see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Blood work high numbers for cholesterol and triglycerides. What should I do?

Blood work high numbers for cholesterol and triglycerides. What should I do?

Diet and exercise: Change your diet: < 30% fats, mostly unsaturated fats, < 300 mg cholesterol daily, little rafinated sugars, lose > 7% of body weight if bmi > 27, exercise 45-60 min per day 5-7 days per week. ...Read more

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I'm a teenage girl with high cholesterol of 230, how can I reduce the numbers?

I'm a teenage girl with high cholesterol of 230, how can I reduce the numbers?

Exercise and diet: Exercising at least 30 minutes a day and eating less dairy and red meat and more vegetables fruits whole grains and fish can help some too. Consider a fish oil supplement. Any excess weight that she has could be reduced may help. Know that high cholesterol is sometimes genetic and doing everything right may not be enough. Work with her doctor to best decide. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol and pre diabetic, want to diet but not sure how many carbs are recommended per day to get numbers normal, please advise.

I have high cholesterol and pre diabetic, want to diet but not sure how many carbs are recommended per day to get numbers normal, please advise.

Listen to your body: Instead of counting carbs, avoid all refined carbs like alcohol, sugar, and flours. Eat a slow carb like quinoa, buckwheat grouts, or amaranth, together with low glycemic vegetables, beans, and fish. Relax, destress. Move for 10 minutes after each of 6 equal small meals. To accomplish such a life style change read kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct. ...Read more

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I used to have high cholesterol in my 20's and early 30's. Now its really good. I don't take cholesterol meds. How does this happen?

I used to have high cholesterol in my 20's and early 30's. Now its really good. I don't take cholesterol meds. How does this happen?

Lifestyle: You are probably eating better, healthier and exercising more. Exercise will improve HDL (good) cholesterol and lower the bad one (ldl). Diet will improve ldl. Lowering amount of alcohol intake will improve triglycerides. Weight, thyroid disease and diabetes are other factors that will also change lipid values. ...Read more

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S.Ldl cholesterol direct - 140 is it high cholesterol? Should i take any medicines?

S.Ldl cholesterol direct - 140 is it high cholesterol? Should i take any medicines?

ProbYes ; WrongIssue: Ldl: protein particles which transport 3, 000-6, 000 fat molecules in water outside cells. Cholesterol: a part of every animal cell membrane, allows animal cells to be flexible ; move, made by every animal cell. Promoted for ?$ to estimate but ldl-c varies widely, not measured from blood but guessed (t-chol - hdl-c -1/5 trig). Get NMR lipoproteins, go hflc foods ; ?Meds to avoid cvds complications. ...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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What does high cholesterol mean?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is one of the fatty components found in the blood. When there is an excess amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, it correlates with the formation of atherosclerotic changes in the blood vessels. This predisposes the person to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Other problems also can be seen. As such we try and keep cholesterol low in the bloodstream. ...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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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 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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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Could high cholesterol be all cured?

High cholesterol : High cholesterol can be treated effectively but not really 'cured'. The effective steps to control it need to be continued for life. ...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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more