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How can you know if you need to lower your LDL cholesterol?

How can you know if you need to lower your LDL cholesterol?

Blood test: By doing a blood test to check for cholesterol level, if you have a high cholestrol you should start finding ways to lower it either by life style modification alone or combined with meds and this decision will be made when you discuss the test results with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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Can you tell me if you have high LDL levels of cholesterol. What can you do to reduce it. Please help?

Can you tell me if you have high LDL levels of cholesterol. What can you do to reduce it. Please help?

Life style and meds: Engaging in vigorous exercise, at least 150 minute/week is the best approach. Reduce intake of saturated fats. If you smoke, quit, if you are overweight, lose weight. Do this for at least six months and retest. If that does not work you should see your doctor to see if medication may be needed. See this site for more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hdl-cholesterol/cl00030. ...Read more

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What can you do to lower your hdl?

What can you do to lower your hdl?

Don't!!: You want your HDL to be as high as possible. A high HDL lowers the risk for coronary artery disease and other forms of vascular disease. The best way to raise your HDL is regular aerobic exercise, ideally 150 minutes /week, spread over 4-5 days. ...Read more

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What you can do to lower trigliceridi

What you can do to lower trigliceridi

Diet/Excercise: Depends what your triglyceride level is ? Start with good healthy diet, reduce your carbohydrates (starch, sweets), and exercise..If still is high you will need some medications.A very high triglyceride may be an early warning of diabetes. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Blood test.: To make the diagnosis of low blood sugar a blood glucose test is required. Preferably at the time of any symptoms. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

What would you do to decide if you have low blood sugar?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you get your HDL to go up?

How can you get your HDL to go up?

Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read more

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How often should you get your cholesterol tested?

How often should you get your cholesterol tested?

That entirely: depends upon your levels, any treatment and if you have a familial dyslipidemia syndrome known to cause premature cardiac disease. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How might you lower cholesterol?

How might you lower cholesterol?

Healthy lifestyle: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. Be physically active. See your dr. ...Read more

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What can you do to lower your PSA number?

What can you do to lower your PSA number?

Risk: PSA is not a lab value to be manipulated. Not is a lab value that indicates risk of prostate cancer. in other words, trying to artificially manipulate it doesn't change your risk. ...Read more

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What can you do to lower your cholesterol level in blood?

What can you do to lower your cholesterol level in blood?

Lifestyle changes: First treatment for high cholesterol is diet, exercise and weight loss which really means changes in lifestyle forever, all for the better. If the lipid profile is still abnormal, medicines can be considered, depending on other risk factors like age, family history, hypertension, diabetes, overweight. If a patient has suffered strokes or heart attacks. the decision to start medicines is more imper ...Read more

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What can you do to manage a high cholesterol?

What can you do to manage a high cholesterol?

Pills, diet: Certain medications effectively lower the cholesterol and also have been proven to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Diet and exercise can also help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Can you tell me how high does your blood sugar have to be before you start to get ketones ?

Ketones and BG: Not related very closely and everyone is individual. Can go up in hours if you do not eat anything. It is normal to do this. ...Read more

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How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely ?

How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely ?

Low estrogen: Your periods should help you decide if you have low estrogen or not. If you have periods regularly your estrogen should not be low. For completeness please discuss this with your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you please define lipoprotein and how does it relate to cholesterol?

Can you please define lipoprotein and how does it relate to cholesterol?

Insoluble molecules: Fats (cholesterol is a fat) are insoluble in blood. Think of trying to stir and mix oil and water. But since we need to transport fats in our blood, our bodies "hide" the fats (lipids) inside water soluble proteins. These transport molecules are called "lipoproteins". ...Read more