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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Cholesterol Stay In The Blood

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How long does high cholesterol food stay in blood?

How long does high cholesterol food stay in blood?

Cholesterol tends to: Take week to months to change: 1 meal will have no effect. Proper cholesterol is total cholesterol (-) good (HDL) cholesterol of 90, triglycerides = 100, a1c diabetes test close to 5.5 or less. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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How long could blood labs take when checking blood sugar and cholesterol?

How long could blood labs take when checking blood sugar and cholesterol?

Lab: Blood sugar and cholesterol testing can be resulted in the same day as drawn, sometimes in a short time frame depending on the method used. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See answer: A 5 hour fast is as sufficient as a 12 hour fast for cholesterol. In many cases there is little difference between fasting and non-fasting cholesterol. Unless you have a history of coronary heart disease, stroke or a family history of coronary heart disease at an early age( ...Read more

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How long do you have to fast for a blood test checking for things that acutane effects like triglycerides and cholesterol?

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 more

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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?

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?

Variable.: Your on the right track, but there's no specific timeline for your efforts to take effect. The key is to stick with it in the long term. ...Read more

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Not long ago started taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine. I feel off. is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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Besides our genes is there anything that is causing LDL cholesterol to stay in the blood for an extended period of time?

Besides our genes is there anything that is causing LDL cholesterol to stay in the blood for an extended period of time?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can be a cause of high cholesterol and uncontrolled diabetes and Insulin resistance also contribute to high cholesterol although it is more often high triglycerides and low HDL with dm. ...Read more

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How much is the natural cholesterol in the blood?

Not sure I : Understand the question ..Cholesterol is what it is but can be lowered by diet, exercise & weight loss. ...Read more