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How Serious Is A Cholesterol Reading Of 245
Healthy diet, great cholesterol reading, EF 50%, workout daily but dypsnea, LV normal size/function, BP 119/63, nuclear -moderate to severe ischemia aterior/apical. Is it plaque if not, what??
SI units: Most labs in the USA don't use SI units. In mg/dl, your cholesterol is:251-266. That raw number is of no value. You must break it down into LDL ("bad"), HDL ("good") and triglycerides to interpret it. Moreover, the cholesterol treatment is based on your overall risk status. Treatment would depend on whether you smoke, have HTN, diabetes, known atherosclerosis and your other med conditions. ...Read more
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My girlfriend is 40 years old and has a cholesterol reading of 240. How can she lower her cholesterol without drugs? Many thanks.
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What is her hdl, and triglycerides? Does she smoke? Is she diabetic? One way to reduce cholesterol is to reduce intake of saturated fats, lose weight, and increase physical activity. For more information see the site below.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178. ...Read more
What is a good cholesterol reading is 200 good 330 to high 150 to low and be honest are statin drugs really any good for cholesterol tha?
Risk factors: The optimum cholesterol level depends on your risk factors for cardiovascular disease. If you do not have risk factors, 200 may be okay, provided your HDL levels is normal or better yet, high. Statins do help, but it would be prudent to consult a doctor about your risk factors before entertaining any effort to change your cholesterol. ...Read more
I'm taking crestor (rosuvastatin) and my cholesterol readings are way below normal. My ratio is 2.1. I only take 10 mg daily. Is this okay?
Yes, as long as.....: Yes, low cholesterol levels due to Crestor (rosuvastatin) is perfectly fine, and actually preferable, as long as there are no side effects and no issues with the liver (due to the crestor (rosuvastatin).). ...Read more
Should I be concerned about having an LDL cholesterol level of 25? I've been reading about the connection between that and other conditions and risks?
Please see your: Doc. Cholesterol is needed for many bodily functions. If it is too low that is not good and we are very focused on lowering cholesterol these days. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does eating large eggs (4 a day) cause high cholesterol? I been reading mixed research, some say yes and some say no. I need to know for sure?
Total cholesterol 178, trig 118, hdl is 40. Does the hdl need to be raised even though other readings are good? And what would cause that to be low?
Last HDL cholesterol reading was 41 with all other ranges being normal. My doctor didn't say anything about it. Should I worry?
What happens if you have high cholesterol numbers like 200/60 how could you also have perfect blood pressure and a perfect glucose reading?
Different causes: High cholesterol, high blood pressure and high glucose have deadly combined effects on the body however represent different mechanisms of disease. While we see patients who have all three, a person could certainly have just one of these. A very high cholesterol could be "familial" or inherited and in any case it alone can cause serious medical complications. Be sure to follow up with your doc. ...Read more
I have peripheral artery disease. Is my cholesterol readings high? 4.49 LDL 2.59 HDL 1.29 if I'm reading them correctly here.
Which is which?: There are many unit conversion calculators available online. Your results are presumably in mmol/l but I can't tell whether your LDL is 4.49 or 2.59. Using http://www. Onlineconversion. Com/cholesterol. Htm, 4.49 = 174mg/dl which is high for pad while 2.59 = 100mg/dl which is good. With pad or other coronary artery disease equivalents, we aim for goal LDL <100mg/dl w/optional goal <70mg/dl. ...Read more
I have a high cholesterol reading. I am fit in that I exercise 4 times a week. In december my brother had a heart attack. Do I need a statin.?
Yes: Most likely, unless there are reasons that you are unable to take a statin. These medications have been demonstrated to lower the risk for heart attacks. An elevated cholesterol and a family history of coronary heart disease suggest you would benefit from a statin. Keep up the exercise! Follow a proper diet. ...Read more
I take generic vivarin (caffeine) 3x a day for migraine prevention. Just had a cholesterol reading of 241. Caffeine the cause? I'm a running, vegetarian...Help!
No: Caffeine is not the cause for your high cholesterol. Often when diet or lifestyle is not the cause for your high cholesterol it is your genetics. Many people still have the propensity to have high cholesterol levels that your own body makes even with a healthy diet ; lifestyle. You should speak with your doctor to see what you may need to do or take for your high cholesterol. ...Read more