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Are high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and diabetes all related?

Are high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and diabetes all related?

Yes but not directly: All three are tied to dietary changes and can be reversed with improved weight loss and increased exercise. Diet and exercise might still not be enough and medications might be needed. You should talk with your family doctor. ...Read more

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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 Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more


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Triglycerides tested high despite exercise, healthy diet. I'm also not overweight. How do I lower triglycerides?

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

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Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Not really: Someone is trying to sell you something. Liver's loaded with iron, but also cholesterol (way high) and is probably fried. The old story about onions preventing heart disease is simply made up. ...Read more

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I'm overweight with high blood pressure and cholesterol, what foods should I eat?

I'm overweight with high blood pressure and cholesterol, what foods should I eat?

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

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Are hypertension and high cholesterol really hereditary? If both parents have both why do I have low cholesterol and HBP and sister high cholesterol?

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

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I have pre hypertension, overweight, high cholesterol at 27. What is the liklihood of cardiac problems..

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 more

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Are almonds bad for people with high cholesterol because of their high fat content?

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Are almonds bad for people with high cholesterol because of their high fat content?

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 more

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What are reasons for high blood glucose with high cholesterol, triglceride and alp?

What are reasons for high blood glucose with high cholesterol, triglceride and alp?

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

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Can eating foods with high cholesterol not effect your bloods cholesterol level?

Can eating foods with high cholesterol not effect your bloods cholesterol level?

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

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Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Not usually: Overactive thyroid is not a usual cause of high triglycerides. You may try reducing your intake of carbohydrates and consult your doctor for the need to take medication, depending on the level of fasting triglycerides. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure high LDL cholesterol diabetes high HDL cholesterol which one?

What to do if I have high blood pressure high LDL cholesterol diabetes high HDL cholesterol which one?

Of those you: Mentioned high HDL cholesterol is actually considered beneficial, the others should be treated with diet and exercise and prescription medications if necessary. ...Read more

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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 more

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Im borderline pcos causes by insulin resistance. I've been eating very unhealthy and developing problems. Will eating healthy reverse all this?

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

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How could you manage pulmonary hypertension, fatty liver, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure?

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 more

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Hypothyroid and lipids, if tryglcerides are high what problems can this cause along with having hypothyroid?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Hypothyroid and lipids, if tryglcerides are high  what problems can this cause along with having hypothyroid?

High lipids: Can lead to development of atherosclerosis if left inadequately treated. Talk to your physician about appropriate treatment of lipids & thyroid. ...Read more

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Can you have too high HDL cholesterol levels and get some illness?

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 more

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I am 33 and unmarried also over weight with high cholesterol levels. I am facing a erection problem, help?

I am 33 and unmarried also over weight with high cholesterol levels. I am facing a erection problem, help?

Erectile dusfunction: Weight needs to be addressed in a constructive & supervised way with diet & exercise. Both will partly help high cholesterol. Urologist can help with erection problem which may include medication such as viagra (sildenafil) or cialis. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

A condition in which high amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by cells in your body) are ...Read more


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more