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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely ?
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
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