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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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I'm taking omerprazole 20mg per day can these tablets cause high cholesterol . At precent. My cholesterol is 7.4 . It as been up and down for year?

I'm taking omerprazole 20mg per day can these tablets cause high cholesterol  . At precent. My  cholesterol  is 7.4 . It as  been up and down for year?

No, but causes other: Omeprazole is not known to raise cholesterol but I do not recommend anyone use it or similar drugs long-term. They can cause serious health problems like life-threatening infections, osteoporosis & nutrient deficiencies. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html & http://www.Healthy-eating-politics.Com/gerd.Html also see my comments re: cholesterol. ...Read more

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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

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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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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more