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Is it true that marijuana can cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that marijuana can cause high cholesterol?

Maybe indirectly: Smoking marijuana can lead to food cravings in some people. Getting "the munchies" (food cravings) from the marijuana itself or from peer pressure (listening to other smokers who talk about their munchies) can lead to eating more chips, fries, pizza, ice cream, etc..., which can lead to increased LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol that builds plaques to from blockages in arteries). ...Read more

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 it true that tegretol cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that tegretol cause high cholesterol?

No: I can find no referrence to tegretol causing high cholesterol. It can cause elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Is it true that alcohol can cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that alcohol can cause high cholesterol?

No: Alcohol in low doses (1 drink per day) can raise the good cholesterol (hdl), and sometimes social drinkers will have high total cholesterol because their good cholesterol is high. If the bad cholesterol (ldl) is ok (under 120 is recommended), there is no problem. Alcohol can and does raise free fat levels in blood (triglycerides) and this is not healthy for the heart or the rest of us. ...Read more

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Is it true that perimenopause can cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that perimenopause can cause high cholesterol?

Yes: The lack of estrogen with menopause causes a number of metabolic changes. These include an elevated total cholesterol, a higher LDL (the bad cholesterol), and a lower HDL (the good cholesterol). Glucose metabolism and Insulin resistance can also change in unfavorable ways. A healthy life style with regular exercise and weight management are the best ways to manage these changes. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol the only cause of heart attack?

Is it true that high cholesterol the only cause of heart attack?

No: Atherosclerosis is multifactorial.
Family history, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, smoking, obesity, bad habits, bad drug history, and more can lead to heart attacks. ...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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Is it true that high cholesterol causes coronary heart disease. Where is it?

Is it true that high cholesterol causes coronary heart disease. Where is it?

Yes: Cholesterol is a substance present in various forms in your blood, as various amounts of salt might be present in water. High cholesterol increases the risk of atherosclerosis, with narrowing of and possible sudden clotting of the coronary and other arteries. Other factor also contribute. Our greater average longevity today is due largely to control of cholesterol and other risk factors. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

Your parents!: The main reason for elevated lipids/cholesterol levels are genetic. That is why a family history of premature cardiac disease is so important. If you do have this history, you should have you cholesterol levels checked. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and symptoms of high cholesterol?

Diet and Genetic: Causes of high cholesterol are diet in high saturated fats and genetic we inherited from our parents
there mau be no symptoms in most people and it is diagnosed by glood test. Rarely you see discoloured growths in the skin called xantholasma or bumps in tendons in the hands and feet. ...Read more

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What causes high cholesterol, what are its risks, and what can I do to lower the risks?

Triglycerides: Are more important than cholesterol. Although cholesterol is involved in atheroma (arterial disease) it is not the cause. Triglycerides are associated with sugar ingestion. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Can alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Sometimes: Actually, low doses of alcohol (1-2 drinks/day in men, 1 drink/day in women), and especially if the drink is red wine, actually raises the good cholesterol. If the good cholesterol (HDL) goes way up, that can raise total cholesterol, but if the bad cholesterol (ldl) remains less than 180 or so, the overall effect on health is positive. Exercise and health eating is a better way raise hdl. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol a problem if it's the HDL that's high?

Generally no: The total cholesterol number is meaningless. The HDL and LDL are what's important. If your total cholesterol is high because your HDL is high (hdl is part of the total), then that's very good - especially if your LDL is reasonable. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause tendinitis? Thanks!

Can high cholesterol cause tendinitis? Thanks!

Yes: Very high cholesterol levels are associated with cholesterol deposits in tendons with tendonitis resulting. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol related to blood pressure?

Is it true that high cholesterol related to blood pressure?

Not as such: Not directly, but both are notable common risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and can be common similar risk factors in many people. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol (230 total) cause small vessel disease?

Can high cholesterol (230 total) cause small vessel disease?

Small vessel disease: Risk factors for small vessel disease include: tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, unhealthy diet
inactive lifestyle, diabetes, being female, an estrogen deficiency (in women), polycystic ovarian syndrome
increasing age, older than 45 in men and older than 55 in women. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove fat from the heart caused high cholesterol?

CAD: I am assuming you are talking about atheromatous plague formation at the coronary arteries. If the occlusion becomes symptomatic like unstable angina percutaneous vs open heart techniques can be use to open up the artery. If stable angina without a critical/severe stenosis an option will be medications like blood thinners (plavix (clopidogrel) an/or aspirin) and statins drugs (like lipitor). Of lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Last week, I found out I have high cholesterol and am pregnant. Two years ago my cholesterol was normal. Could pregnancy cause the high cholesterol?

Last week, I found out I have high cholesterol and am pregnant. Two years ago my cholesterol was normal. Could pregnancy cause the high cholesterol?

Cholesterol/pregnant: Cholesterol does not generally become elevated "because of" pregnancy, but may be reflective of an increased dietary intake of certain foods because of increased consumption during pregnancy. Watch your butter, red meat and high cholesterol foods. ...Read more

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I have slightly high cholesterol female 51 yrs old. I regularly exercise eat fairly healthy. Simvastatins caused aches pains & welchor no good please ad?

I have slightly high cholesterol female 51 yrs old. I regularly exercise eat fairly healthy. Simvastatins caused aches pains & welchor no good please ad?

Eat less animal fat: For slightly high cholesterol, you can change your diet by decreasing your carbs and dairy intake since that seems to be a bigger source of animal fat for women than eating beef/pork and can change your ldl. Also, adding exercise, fiber through more plants, red yeast rice found in canada since they still have the statin like part, and cholestoff found at drug stores. Also use coq10 before statin. ...Read more

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What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Saturated and trans: Saturated and trans fat increase bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol. Sugar increases triglycerides, which are bad fats in the blood. ...Read more

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Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

What are the causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

↑↑ Sugar/Carb Foods: Avoid all high sugar/carb foods. Replace with ↑ natural (not processed) fats foods, moderate protein & non-processed very complex carbs, e.g. Broccoli, cauliflower, raw carrots, etc. Avoid potatoes, grains ground into flour, most fruits, etc. Get "nmr particle test" (not cholesterol) for correct issues. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths", fatchance. Html, etc. ...Read more

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Is it true that spinach has high cholesterol?

Is it true that spinach has high cholesterol?

No: Cholesterol is produced by and comes from animals. There are a few plants that have a similar compound to cholesterol, but it is used to treat high cholesterol, as it competes with cholesterol for absorption in the bowel. Spinach (and other dark green leafy vegetables) is high in lutein, which can lower cholesterol levels. The plant nicknamed cholesterol spinach may have higher levels of lutein. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

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