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Ideal Cholesterol Levels By Age
I am trying to gain weight but also have to lower my cholesterol levels. What is the best way to do this. ?
You need to gain: Healthy weight, as in lean muscle. The key for this is making sure you are eating healthy calories including lean proteins and healthy fats, while avoiding processed foods or simple sugars(sugars). Try to incorporate some form of resistance exercise too. Remember you can gain lean muscle and lose body fat(good from your cholesterol), but it takes time and effort. ...Read more
What's considered the best way to lower you cholesterol level naturally, and is the over-the-counter cholest-off any good?
Low fat diet: Low fat/ low chol diet may lower cholesterol but about 80% of the body's chol is made not ingested. Red rice yeast is natural, statin like and lowers cholesterol but since it is a "dietary supplement" it is not well controlled. Cholest-off is made from plant stanols and sterols and are unlikely to have dramatic cholesterol lowering effects. ...Read more
Age 16, T cholesterol 370mgh/dl , HDL 1.16, LDL 7.36, T Chol/ HDL ratio 7.91, sugar level normal.. Is this very high
Something isn't: adding up. Perhaps typo...your ID info says age 76, not 16. Total cholesterol is given in mg/dl (370 IS high), but other values in mmol/l. However LDL of 7.36 mmol/l (284 mg/dl) is QUITE high, too. Unfortunately your 1.16 mmol/l (44 mg/dl) HDL isn't very far into the protective range. Ratio is high. Notes say you have had heart stent so cholesterol needs to be much lower;need meds. Review with Doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out
Need to know more: As triglyceride (tg) levels increase the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) is characteristically high. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is elevated regardless of of ldl-c levels. To better assess your lipoprotein status i recommend checking lipoprotein particle numbers (ldl-p and hdl-p). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22yrs old and have been prescribed simvastatin. What is the typical cholesterol level woman my age start this prescription and what are side effects?
See below: The issue is best addressed with the doctor who prescribed the medication. See this for information about this drug. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a692030.html. ...Read more
Sir I am suffering from hypercholestrolmia my cholesterol level is 390+ my age is 23 yrs, my weight is 50 kgs, my height is 5.6'. If I use any medicine to reduce my cholesterol level I get weight loss and weakness. Kindly help me and suggest me some
Elevate cholestrol: That is high follow up with a cardiologist statins should help as well as other medications(Zetia, Niacin, fibrates. You may need more than 1 medication and a diet as well. oatmeal, fish oil can help but you need to follow with a cardiologist as medication may l be the mainstay http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbc/treatment ...Read more
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