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How Long Does Cholesterol Stay In The Blood
The person drawing blood for a bio screen asked how long I had been fasting prior to the screen. I informed her that it had been roughly 5 hours. Upon receiving my result, the report referenced a 12 hour fast. My cholesterol came back high. Worry?
How long do you have to fast for a blood test checking for things that acutane effects like triglycerides and cholesterol?
Fast for 12 hours: Accutane is used to treat acne which is severe and unresponsive to conventional therapies. While it is quite effective, Accutane has numerous side effects. It has been shown to cause transient increases in cholesterol and triglyceride levels which in turn increases one's risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. It is important to check these levels regularly following a 12 hour fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i only eat healthy everyday & not work out but take walks 3 times a week, how long will it take to get my cholesterol lowered on blood work?
Not long ago started taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine. I feel off. is this normal?
Could be.: Medications can cause various effects, some of which are only temporary. If the symptoms is bothersome, please do go back to the prescribing doctor and have him/her reevaluate. You could try a different medicine to see if things improve. Often they do. ...Read more
Most recent blood test in 11/2011 showed pre-diabetes & hi triglycerides; had hi cholesterol in past. I hav very long periods; dr prescribed cryselle to regulate, but isn't that bad w/ my conditions?
Not bad, but: Ocp's will make your periods regular, but doesn't do anything for the Insulin resistance that is causing your pcos and predisposing you to diabetes, and the other abnormalities. Ask about metformin, which will treat your Insulin resistance, blood sugar, help w/weight and may regularize periods plus even fertility. Also work on diet, exercise, weight loss. ...Read more
Besides our genes is there anything that is causing LDL cholesterol to stay in the blood for an extended period of time?
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