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How Serious Is A Cholesterol Reading Of 245
Variable: One never treats a number per se; but rather symptoms if any. A BP of 82/56 is certainly on the low side especially for a 44 year old male. However if you are of slight build that may be normal for you. If you are not lightheaded and well hydrated, basically asymptomatic with that number, no need to worry. If you are light headed, then you ought to seek medical attention. ...Read more
Depends: If you do not have other health issues, a total cholesterol of 91 per se, is not dangerous. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My total cholesterol is 132. I've read a few articles that too low a total cholesterol (<160) is linked to health problems like increased risk of hemorrhage, depression, and even dementia. Any truth?
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
Depends on other: Factors. A total cholesterol of 198 is not dangerous in itself. But any lab value needs to be interpreted in the total clinical context. What is your hdl, lipids, ldl, what is the family history of cardiovascular disease? Please note that half the heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol. It is still important to exercise, control your weight and maintain a healthy diet. See md. ...Read more
Does taking statins; in a healthy individual; significantly reduce the probability of a future heart attack or is it a scam? I follow a low carb diet.
Depends: The risk factors for heart disease and stroke depended on age, cholesterol level (particularly the LDL and hdl), gender, smoking history, and family history. Without knowing your other history, it's hard to say if your risk is high or not. Generally, I do recommend young heallthy adults to keep total cholesterol below 200 and LDL below 160. ...Read more
Is it unlikely for a 26 year old man to be at high risk of heart attack? Such as high LDL, triyglicerides, etc. And how is this tested for?
Blood test: If you have a family history of heart attack or stroke, there is a small chance you might be at risk even though you are young. I would recommend getting a blood test for your cholesterol profile as well as a blood sugar test to be sure that you did not have diabetes. This would be especially important if you have any symptoms. These would be important also for prevention. All the best to you. ...Read more
How accurate is the predictive value of the chol/hdl ratio? Mine is 2.5. Does that mean I have a low risk of having a coronary event?
Maybe: Researchers aren't sure why, but it seems that regularly fasting — severely restricting food and drink for one to two days a week — can potentially improve your heart health. It's difficult to tell what effect fasting has on your heart health because many people who routinely fast often do so for religious reasons. These people generally tend to not smoke or drink alcohol, which also can reduce heart disease risk. However, at least one study has indicated that people who follow a fasting diet may have better heart health than people who don't. This may be because people who routinely fast show self-control over how many calories they eat and drink, and this behavior may translate into weight control and better eating choices when they aren't fasting. Periodic fasting and better heart health may also be linked to the way your body metabolizes cholesterol and sugar. Regular fasting can decrease your low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol. It's also thought that fasting may improve the way your body metabolizes sugar. This can reduce your risk of gaining weight and developing diabetes, which are both risk factors for heart disease. More study is needed to determine whether occasional fasting can reduce your risk of heart disease. If you're considering periodic fasting, talk to your doctor about the pros and cons. Keep in mind that following a heart-healthy diet and exercising regularly also can improve your heart health. ...Read more
What does a tsh level 13 mean is it really high, little high ? And what are the future health risks for such a number
Overall cholesterol is good. Triglycerides are close to 300 (296) what does this mean for diabetes control? What causes this to rise, it was fine
Elevated tri's: A couple of things cause triglycerides to rise like having eaten a fatty meal prior to testing, suboptimally controlled diabetes, hypothyroidism, excessive alcohol intake and too much protein in your urine(so called nephrotic syndrome). For you it sounds like suboptimally controlled diabetes may be the culprit. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have two heart attacks in one day? How is this possible? Keep in mind the patient is type a diabetic and over weight. Age 65-70
Is it bad to go on a low sugar diet for Anorexic recovery? My current BMI is 17.7 which is an increase from 15 point something.
BNP: Bnp=brain natriuretic peptide , is a neuro hormone produced by heart ventricles. It is diagnostic ; prognostic marker. Your 319 means you have mild heart failure;can get worse. Bnp<100 means no heart failure;100-300;above CHF present and not COPD as cause of wheezing ; breathlessness. 301to600=mild; 601to900=moderate; >901=severe chf. Please avoid alcohol. Bnp is also for treatment of chf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?
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