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High Cholesterol Problems And Being Overweight
↑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 Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
Triglycerides tested high despite exercise, healthy diet. I'm also not overweight. How do I lower triglycerides?
High triglycerides: How high? Over 1,000? 500 300 or what? First time Dxed? What other lipid numbers do you have ? What other meds if any are u on? Does it run on your family? My recommendation is to first retest in few weeks after no alcohol if you drink. Then get the DASH diet book and try it for 2 weeks and recheck. If not normal then may need to consider meds. I am Lic in NV and can do telemedicine 4 u. ...Read more
Healthy, low carbs: At age 44, shifting to healthy eating is the key. If you reduce salt, reduce carbohydrates, concentrate on good foods such as fruits, vegetables, helathy proteins you will feel better and lose weight. Doesn't happen overnight. Monitor the BP and see what it does and that may require treatment as a separate issue. ...Read more
Are hypertension and high cholesterol really hereditary? If both parents have both why do I have low cholesterol and HBP and sister high cholesterol?
Part heredity and: part life style. There are multiple reasons for the distribution of cholesterol and BP. Parental genes received by the two siblings are not identical. chromosomal recombination in game production may affect distribution to offspring. Penetrance of gens is variable. Life style can modify hereditary traits. ...Read more
I have pre hypertension, overweight, high cholesterol at 27. What is the liklihood of cardiac problems..
Not now: But if you want to avoid problems in the future, you better start serious lifestyle changes, particularly when it comes to diet and exercise. You will not be able to be in better shape or to loose weight until you take this seriously and start a consistent exercise program. THIS IS THE TIME TO START!!!!(assuming your doctor has cleared you to do it) You can do it (and need to) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Almonds are rich in the "right" kind of fat (mono unsaturated fats, such as are in olive oil), and also are a source of vitamin e, magnesium, postassium, and fiber. Studies suggest that replacing other fats in your diet with almonds will lead to a reduction in your LDL cholesterol. As always, your primary care physician is a great source of information on how to manage high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overweight?: This sounds like metabolic syndrome, which is often associated with overweight and Insulin resistance. This has genetic components which can make even small weight gain cause hypertension, low hdl, high triglycerides and/or high glucose. Conversely, even small weight loss can cause substantial improvements in all the above. Not sure what you mean by alp, but fatty liver can happen. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes to a point: However, atkins and others have shown that if you minimize carbohydrate intake, that may be more important than limiting fats. ...Read more
Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?
What to do if I have high blood pressure high LDL cholesterol diabetes high HDL cholesterol which one?
Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?
How high?: Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im borderline pcos causes by insulin resistance. I've been eating very unhealthy and developing problems. Will eating healthy reverse all this?
Eat healthy: Eating healthy will help with the insulin resistance. Eating a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods also helps insulin resistance. This includes fresh vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. While it may not reverse the insulin resistance, it may minimize its effects. ...Read more
How could you manage pulmonary hypertension, fatty liver, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure?
One common theme: Your physician can manage your medication, but all four of these will benefit at least some from aerobic conditioning, as much as possible. Especially, unexplained pulmonary hypertension at your age requires a diligent search for a cause and if it's truly primary, try to get into a medication study. Stay proactive. If you are taking any supplements with pulmonary hypertnesion, let your Dr. know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroid and lipids, if tryglcerides are high what problems can this cause along with having hypothyroid?
High HDL Cholesterol: There is some data linking very high HDL cholesterol to increased cardiovascular risk. Some feel that it is not the level of HDL that matters but rather it's "functionality" or how well it is working that makes the difference. One could have very high levels of non-functioning HDL , or low levels of highly functioning hdl. Right now we have no commercially available tests to determine this however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 33 and unmarried also over weight with high cholesterol levels. I am facing a erection problem, help?
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