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High Cholesterol Symptoms
None, initially: High cholesterol has no symptoms. However, high cholesterol over a long period of time can lead to heart disease, stroke and other problems. You certainly don't want to wait for these things to be your first clue of having a cholesterol problem. Have your cholesterol checked regularly by your physician and follow his or her advise on how to treat this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None till advanced: High cholesterol has virtually no signs or symptoms until it is long-standing and advanced. Your first sign of it may be your first heart attack. If you have high cholesterol i recommend an acid-free diet: no sodas, sugars, alcohol or excessive carbohydrates. And of course cut down on high cholesterol foods. Exercise and drink at least 8 glasses of filtered water daily www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood pressure was fine this morning. Would anyone who has high cholesterol know if their symptoms are in the danger zone?
I want to know the symptoms of having a high cholesterol and what is the best medicine for this. Thank you?
No symptoms--Niacin: There may be no symptoms. However, the safest, cheapest, most effective treatment for high cholesterol is niacin--vitamin b3. Niacin will lower total cholesterol, ldl, and triglycerides, and raise hdl. Only adverse effect is harmless (and transient--about 20 minuutes) flushing and itching, to which you will become accustomed with continued use. Dose required is 1, 500-2, 000 mg per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and Genetic: Causes of high cholesterol are diet in high saturated fats and genetic we inherited from our parents there mau be no symptoms in most people and it is diagnosed by glood test.Rarely you see discoloured growths in the skin called xantholasma or bumps in tendons in the hands and feet. ...Read more
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