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High Cholesterol Numbers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
High cholesterol level and as a female, what exercise will help my lower this number to the normal range?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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