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How Bad Is 182 Cholesterol
Total cholesterol is 211. Good cholesterol 85. Bad cholesterol 111. What can I do to get my bad cholesterol down?
Might do you harm!: With a HDL of 85 i see no benefit to lowering your ldl. Low cholesterol can be as hazardous as high cholesterol. The role of cholesterol in heart disease is overestimated. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/. ...Read more
My total cholesterol is 91 mg/dl (hdl 42, LDL 37, tri 61) is it too low and if so how can I raise it healthfully?
Yes, dangerously low: Many docs believe cholesterol is just a bad thing that clogs arteries. Actually it is an essential component of every cell membrane & the building block for testosterone, cortisol & all steroid hormones. Low cholesterol is much more dangerous than high cholesterol, associated with increased risk of cancer, stroke, depression etc. Low cholesterol is usually a sign of liver problems. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high can cholesterol be, before it starts to get dangerous? Mine is about 7. (the bad cholestetol)
Cannabis: Not really sure if this is a serious question. Cannabis is an herb and thus a carbohydrate. It is not high in calories and would have minimal, if any, effect on your liver or the processes involved in regulating cholesterol. But, cannabis does stimulate appetite and you then would be responsible for the extra calories from other foods if you eat more. ...Read more
Only your doctor: Can answer your question. It depends on your risk factors for heart disease. There are other ways to reduce your risk, too, like low-saturated-fat diet, exercise, quitting smoking if you smoke, and losing weight if you're overweight. If your LDL is high your doctor may recommend medication as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My total cholesterol is 4.2, triglycerides is 1.39, HDL is .90, LDL is 3.19 coronary risk is 5.24. What can you tell me?
3 recommendations: Different if you have stablished cad; s/p heart attack or no history of cad. If u have CAD LDL should be less than 2.59mmol/lt and less than 1.81 if a very high risk of coronary event. If no CAD and just high cholesterol the data is more controversial. If you have high chol and two more risk factor i will treat to lower your total chol:hdl to less than 5.5. If no risk factors see your physician. ...Read more
Cholesterol?: Here is a Mayo Clinic article on self- management of high cholesterol: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/manage/ptc-20181978. I think you might be the person who wrote in earlier with health anxiety about cholesterol levels. I encourage you to ask you physician's advice about how often your level should be drawn. ...Read more
Total cholesterol is 230, LDL 140, HDL 62, vldl 28, trigs 142. How long after eating healthy and exercising will it take to lower cholesterol?
About 2 to 3 weeks: Also exercises with the nutritional treatment help you quickly recovering. ...Read more
Raise HDL: Unfortunately it is difficult to raise HDL (good cholesterol) on your own. More regular exercise and a glass of red wine daily has been shown to help but ultimately with a level of 27 you might need medications to help improve level. Talk to your primary doctor about options moving forward. ...Read more
Reduce carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholesterol is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle, meds: Make sincere lifestyle / diet changes, and discuss medication options with your doctor. You may not suffer the negative effects of this level ldl for years, but if / when you do - it could be devastating. Do not pretend that you are Superman - it will catch up with you, and it won't be pretty. Best Wishes ! ...Read more
Diet, medications: Statins (prescription medications) are the most potent way to lower cholesterol quickly. Certain dietary changes can also lower cholesterol: 1.) high fiber diet 2.) low saturated and trans fat diets 3.) high monounsaturated fats (nuts, avacodo, olive oils, etc) 4.) plant sterols/stanols. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My cholesterol is 203. Trig 59, HDL 49, LDL 142.2 how bad is my result? Which food should I avoid and which food should I eat?
Not bad, more veg.,,: Your results are not too bad as your total is only slightly elevated. However your LDL is definitely high and it would be wise to try to lower it. Probably the best way is by diet. Stay away from fatty foods like fatty meats and cakes and eat more lean meats and vegetables and fruit to increase fiber which can clear out extra fats and help lower ldh and total chol.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid too much.: Cholesterol is not 'bad', all our cells contain and require cholesterol to keep membranes healthy in our bodies. It's over-consumption of cholesterol which gets us into trouble. The extra cholesterol lodges in arteries, eventually causing narrowing which can lead to blood clots (heart attacks, strokes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: The level of your cholesterol has to be taken in context with many other factors. What is your family history of male or female early coronary artery disease. Do you smoke, do you have diabetes or hypertension or other cardiovascular disease? What is the level of your LDL and HDL cholesterol? Do you drink too much? Are you overweight? There are many factor to take into consideration to say. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No.: The significance of cholesterol depends on the presence or absence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking and family history. In addition the presence of high or low HDL (good cholesterol) is important. A mildly elevated cholesterol by itself is not as big an issue as many people believe. ...Read more
You think?: To reduce cholesterol, high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato, based items, sugars). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Donuts are grain and sugar + unhealthy oils. Low carb foods: flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Read this: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol: What you are referring to is high density lipoprotein cholesterol (cholesterol carried on particles called high-density lipoproteins) and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (chol. carried on LDL particles). We think of the first as "good" and the second as "bad" because we think HDL particles act as vacuum cleaners that suck up cholesterol from plaque and LDL particles as the particles depositing ...Read more
23 cholesterol: The first thing would be to recheck and be sure that the level is reproduceably 'bad'. A Mediterranean diet, regular aerobic exercise, not smoking, attention to diabetes if present and sometimes medications are appropriate in addition to these steps to treat elevated cholesterol. ...Read more
Depends: 219 is only a piece of the story. You must know the hdl. Some 18 year olds have a chol of 219 of which nearly half is the good (HDL) variety. (very low risk!) so get the rest of the data before deciding. If you need to help him/her lower their cholesterol, check out: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/tab=indepth - and see the "life style" section in particular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many eggs: It will raise your cholesterol. That's too many eggs. ...Read more
High Cholesterol: Most of cholesterol is genetically determined. Chose your parents wisely :-) saturated fats tend to increase cholesterol levels. High protein diet, lowering carbs, aerobic exercise and controlling weight may help reduce cholesterol to some extent. Depending upon circumstances and level of elevation, cholesterol medicine it to be considered. Let your doctor advise you! ...Read more
I've been here so many bad things about cholesterol going on now why ain't they doing anything about it?
How long does it take to get cholesterol results? Its been 3 days ago? And how do u know if its good or bad?
Hours: Once the blood is in the lab, the lab has the results in an hour or two. The delay is in the reporting, sending it to your doc's office, getting it in front of your doc to review, getting his comments to his assistant or nurse, then the possible delay in contacting you. No harm in calling to ask about the results. Sometimes things do fall through the cracks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest of the story: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (ldl-c) is considered the "bad cholesterol". The purpose of ldl-c is to infer the number of cholesterol containing LDL particles (ldl-p) in the blood. Because cholesterol in LDL particles is highly variable LDL cholesterol (ldl-c) levels often underestimate ldl-p levels. When ldl-c and ldl-p disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and exercise: 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 in any form and do take any more than one drink on a given day. If this does not work you may need medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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