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Doctor insights on: Ideal Cholesterol Levels By Age

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I am trying to gain weight but also have to lower my cholesterol levels. What is the best way to do this. ?

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

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What is the best total serum cholesterol level per deciliter?

What is the best total serum cholesterol level per deciliter?

Different types of: Cholesterol. A total cholesterol of 200 is okay, however, within that it would be good to have your low density lipoprotein cholesterol (ldl) below 130. ...Read more

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What's considered the best way to lower you cholesterol level naturally, and is the over-the-counter cholest-off any good?

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

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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 ?

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
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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 more

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What is the best pill to raise HDL cholesterol level?

What is the best pill to raise HDL cholesterol level?

Niacin or Niaspan (niacin): Do not use the no-flush as it doens't work. Also, do not take Niacin or Niaspan w/o talking to your doctor. Like all medicines, you must be monitored while on niacin/niaspan. ...Read more

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What is the best way to raise my HDL cholesterol level higher?

What is the best way to raise my HDL cholesterol level higher?

Exercise, Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by only 2 ways: exercise and foods rich in omega3 fish oil, or omega3 supplementation. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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?

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

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Hello 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

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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