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Is high cholesterol considered a form of heart or vessel disease?

Is high cholesterol considered a form of heart or vessel disease?

Vessel problem: Cholesterol lines up on your artery wall builiding up slowly over time. Hard cholesterol forms plaques and eventually if it gets to be too much, the vessel narrows and you have a stroke or heart attack. Soft plaque can break off and clog off a narrowing causing the same problems. Eating well, exercising, medications and supplements can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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Is is dangerous to exercise with artery disease and high lipids?

Is is dangerous to exercise with artery disease and high lipids?

Yes, Work on Issues: Plaque ruptures shedding debris & inducing clots are what drive cardiovascular events; why the problem does not show well on angiograms; much less stress tests (really blind to problem). Exercise increases pulse pressure; artery stretching & relaxing with each heart beat, thus ?ing frequency of plaque ruptures. Yet most don't do enough damage to produce obvious symptoms. ? my answers on ds drivers. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

Yes: Cardiovascular disease in general means build up of cholesterol particles inside of the blood vessels supplying the heart (called coronary arteries). ...Read more

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What is hardening of the arteries? High cholesterol or bp? Which arteries?

What is hardening of the arteries? High cholesterol or bp? Which arteries?

Hello: Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) refers to disease of the arteries leading to thickening of the artery wall and erosions of the inner lining of the arteries. Arteries are hoses that carry blood (source of fuel and oxygen) from the heart to various organs (brain, kidney, arm leg, liver). Disease leads to obstruction and reduced blood flow. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Yes: High cholesterol (especially LDL - "bad cholesterol") is one of the risk factors for both stroke and heart disease. Others include high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes. High cholesterol can be corrected by healthy diet or medication. ...Read more

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What are the typical causes of artery blockage requiring a stent with a patient has low cholesterol?

What are the typical causes of artery blockage requiring a stent with a patient has low cholesterol?

Blockages: Even people with low cholesterol can form blockages, so that may be a cause. Also elevated triglycerides can cause blockages and are different from cholesterol. Smoking can cause blockages. There are also some types of vasculitis that can cause blockages due to inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a fatal heart attack with a c reactive protein level of 87?

What is the risk of a fatal heart attack with a c reactive protein level of 87?

Thats really high..: Low, intermediate, and high risk CRP values were defined as 3 mg/l. A value above 10 mg/l should be repeated after an interval of at least two weeks and you should be evaluated for infection or inflammation. Plz talk to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more

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Is a high cholesterol level proof of arterial blockages?

Is a high cholesterol level proof of arterial blockages?

Cholesterol: high level increases the risk for having atherosclotic plaque but doesn't prove it is there ...Read more

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If LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol is there a healthy level?

If LDL cholesterol is known as the "bad" artery clogging cholesterol is there a healthy level?

Less than 100 : Ldl that is less than 100 is considered optimal. If you have heart disease then your doctor may recommend that it be less than 70. ...Read more

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Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

No: It's a risk factor for heart disease, but, untreated, it leads to hypertensive heart disease which, by definition, is a heart disease. ...Read more

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The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

No way;can only trap: large clots traveling from leg & pelvis veins from proceeding to right heart & lungs. Heart attacks & strokes result from clots in arteries leaving left heart, including supplying heart muscle itself. Most are without symptoms, due to plaque rupture or clots from left atria (rarely ventricle), occur without warning. Setup is atherosclerosis, LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ?, Large-HDL-P not ?, etc ...Read more

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What is characteristic of a diet to oppose heart disease?

What is characteristic of a diet to oppose heart disease?

diet: Such a diet is low in animal fats and daily products, heavy on fruits, grains and vegetables. Either vegetarian, vegan or mediterranean diets are generally considered 'good' with regard to heart disease. ...Read more

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Slight bruit over the left femoral artery may be indicative of atherosclerosis. Why this is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease?

Slight bruit over the left femoral artery may be indicative of atherosclerosis. Why this is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease?

May not be.: Bruits, noise, over a blood vessel, has several causes. A common one is plaque build up and narrowing that produces turbulent flow and noise. The presence of plaque anywhere is a sign of atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is related to coronary plaque buildup. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any of the high blood pressure medications?

Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any  of the high blood pressure medications?

BP med: Kidney disease is not induced by BP medication, unless an allergic reaction evolved. This is very rare. Lisinopril is a terrific BP lowering med; it preserves kidney tissue from hypertensive damage; lisinopril and other ACEI can result in a reduction in kidney function that is transient and is due to arterial disease in the kidney arteries; thus cautions accompany ACEI Rx and Docs must check lab ...Read more

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How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

Insulin resistance: Metabolic syndrome is very preventable. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn. ...Read more

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I have minimal coronary heart disease in one vessel or two. What is my risk for a heart attack and how high is it ?

I have minimal coronary heart disease in one vessel or two.  What is my risk for a heart attack and how high is it ?

Depends on more: factors than just a diagnoses of "minimal CA. " to calculate your risk of a heart attack, you should see a cardiologist at least once every 2 years since your young. But if you exercise regularly (45 mins 5 days a week) watch your calories, normalize your weight for your height and eat a healthy diet you will decrease your chances SIGNIFICANTLY no matter what your risk is at this time. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more