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Highest Cholesterol Levels Recorded
Fasting lipids: You should fast for at least 8 hours and then have blood drawn for total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (good) cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol. The results need to be interpreted by a physician who also knows your detailed medical background in terms of whether you have hypertension, diabetes, heart/kidney disease, obesity, as well as smoking and family history. ...Read more
Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives. ...Read more
There is no cholesterol in jaggery. However, you do need to control your intake of sugar.
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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Many ways: When you say "both cholesterol levels", there's actually 3 main ones. Aerobic type exercise and a healthy diet, low in calories, low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables and lean protein will lower your bad LDL and bad triglycerides and raise your good hdl. Medication can also have good effects on these cholesterol components also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So often I am asked the opposite question - lowering cholesterol levels.
If your total cholesterol is low, it probably reflects poor nutrition overall - increase your intact of healthy prtein and fats. If a specific component of cholesterol is low, such as the HDL ("good"), it can be increased with better diet, more activity, and moderate consumption of alcohol. ...Read more
Big picture: This is a mix of nutritional supplements and red rice yeast which may or may not contain lovastatin, identical to what you'd get from the pharmacy and in fact the source. If your serum cholesterol is high, and diet and exercise have not gotten it in line, you need to address your overall cardiovascular health, which may include some scientific medicine. Don't bet your life on a botanical. ...Read more
Then what?: Cholesterol testing has been standardized internationally to ensure accurate results. It is not just cholesterol that needs to be tested, generally is better to fast for at least 9 hours and be tested for total cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides and calculated LDL. The results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and it would be better to see a doctor and get tested at an accredited lab. ...Read more
See below: Cholestero is not a steay level it depends on activity, diet and probably other things incluidng hereditary-so if you eat a steak and potatoe with butter thenext morning your cholestero will be elevated whereas if you fast for 24 hours and exercise at the same time your cholesterol will drop. ...Read more
Lipids: Mediterranean diet and exercise at least half an hour a day, don't smoke; if it doesn't get to target, your doctor may want to start a statin drug. ...Read more
Saturated fats: Intake of cholesterol does not necessarily determine blood cholesterol levels. Blood cholesterol levels depend on intake of cholesterol, saturated fats and endogenous synthesis. Generally it is not a good idea to eat more cholesterol than is present in one egg, i.e. About 250 mg. ...Read more
Balance: The level of cholesterol in our blood is determined by the balance between how much our body makes and how much it is metabolized or broken down. The source is from our diet and what the liver makes. The left over, after the body uses what cholesterol it needs is taken back to the liver through receptors and eliminated as bile or recycled back to make cholesterol again ...Read more
Cholesterol: To measure cholesterol you need a blood test. ...Read more
Overall fitness: Dr. Fowler has given you good advice. In addition, cholesterol problems are likely to respond even better to an exercise-focused lifestyle. A wonderful gift that you could give your husband would be to undertake regular exercise that you both enjoy together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer