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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 Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...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 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 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 a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Is it true that a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Not directly.: Although peanut butter itself doesn't directly cause gallstones, a diet high in fat and cholesterol and low in fiber does appear to play a role, among other factors. It would probably be good to cut back on the peanut butter if you are eating it all the time. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol contributes to hypertension?

Indirectly: It is not certain that someone with high cholesterol will have high blood pressure. Lots of people have only one, but a majority of those with hypertension will also have high lipids. This is due to the metabolic syndrome and may be mediated by Insulin resistance due to the western diet. In rare cases, the renal artery becomes narrowed from cholesterol leading directly to secondary hypertension. ...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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Is it possible that high cholestorol can cause dizziness?

Is it possible that high cholestorol can cause dizziness?

cholesterol: If the elevated cholesterol is associated with obstructed carotid or intracranial arteries, dizziness could be associated. ...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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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

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Is it true that king crab legs have high cholesterol?

Is it true that king crab legs have high cholesterol?

Sad but true: King crab is low in saturated fat but high in cholesterol. The butter doesn't help much but is oh so necessary. As with many things, it's best enjoyed in moderation. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause low triglycerides yet high alt?

Is there anything that can cause low triglycerides yet high alt?

Medications?: These 2 tests are not directly related. Tg is a cholesterol test, and is related to intake of starch and sugars (carbs). Alt is a liver function test. It is possible, however, that a medication you may be taking to lower your cholesterol could be raising your alt. ...Read more

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How likely is it that extremely high levels of testerone can lead to heart disease?

How likely is it that extremely high levels of testerone can lead to heart disease?

Controversial : Conflictive evidence about the subject. I will say that if you use synthetic testosterone for muscle mass building with increasing age you may have an increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Other evidence show that older men with natural high testosterone level have lower risk of dying from heart condition. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

A condition in which high amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by cells in your body) are ...Read more