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I Have High Choledterol What Should I Do
Cholesterol: Diet low carbs and lots of vegetables and of course excercise is first line treatment the meds for high cholesterol are given based on your activity level and risk factors most physician are going to give you a trial of diet and exertion for up to 6 months with close check ups to evaluate your cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borderline but...: This is borderline high but whether it is of concern depends on the types of cholesterol (hdl, LDL & LDL particle subtypes) and other risk factors. The main cause of cardiovascular disease is not cholesterol but inflammation. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://bit.Ly/19ufoos & http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives. ...Read more
Probably OK: Usually we suggest that the cholesterol level should be 200 or less, however there is more to it than just one number. There are good and bad cholesterol particles (hdl and ldl) and well as other aspects of the cholesterol readings. It also depends on whether you have other medical problems such as diabetes or heart disease. A reading of 203 is problem ok, but i would check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis: A cholesterol-rich diet, and according to some a diet rich in saturated fats, is a minor risk factor toward atherosclerosis (heart attack, sudden death, stroke). It's nothing compared to heredity, smoking, lack of exercise, hypertension or diabetes. If you're staying fit and taking meds to manage health problems, I would not tolerate anyone criticizing your food choices. Life's to be enjoyed. ...Read more
Www.loseit.com: This website allows you to check the calorie, cholesterol and saturated fat in foods that you eat. One important point is that the cholesterol continent of food has very little impact on blood bad cholesterol. In fact reducing the amount of cholesterol in diet may decrease good cholesterol by more! saturated fat and excess calories are more important, which the loseit website helps with too. ...Read more
Saturated fats: Intake of cholesterol does not necessarily determine blood cholesterol levels. Blood cholesterol levels depend on intake of cholesterol, saturated fats and endogenous synthesis. Generally it is not a good idea to eat more cholesterol than is present in one egg, i.e. About 250 mg. ...Read more
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