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Lopid Cholesterol Lipid Lowering Agent
Assuming that erection problems are from high lipid numbers, could it be Completely reversed by lowering the cholesterol,excercising and diet?age:28
Cholesterol and ED: Lipid metabolism is an extremely important component of the overall picture of function and maintenance of erections. Erectile dysfunction can be one of the earliest symptoms seen and can help facilitate the diagnosis of a lipid disorder. As with all medications, you should consult your primary care clinician before embarking on a lipid lowering regimen.Uncertain how much function will be restored ...Read more
I have been using lopid (gemfibrozil) and my cholesterol values have gotten worse. Any specific reason?
Depends: Lopid is an old medication used for treating high triglycerides, not ldl. So if your cholesterol is worse, you need to know what deteriorated: LDL or triglycerides. Be plant based, eat lean protein such as poultry and fish (no skin, grilled, baked, broiled or boiled), and decrease your carbs since they worsen both LDL and triglycerides. Add 2-4 grams of fish oil daily. You may need a new med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood work shows lipid/cholesterol 223 (tri.107/hdl59/nonhdl164/ldl143.Sed23. Crp high sensitivity 24. Atorvastatin 40mg as treatment.Ok or concerns?
Should I fast before a cholesterol/lipid test? My nonfast cholesterol was recently high, but 6 months ago a fasting was square in the normal range?
Fasting is best: Hi. All the normal ranges for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, non-HDL, etc are based on fasting values. Normative values for post-challenge (i.e., non-fasting) lipids are not established. Actually, cholesterol changes very little with eating, whereas triglycerides may show a dramatic response depending on what is eaten. But yeah, do it fasting for the best info. ...Read more
How do we know a persons cholesterol level is high without doing a lipid profile test? Any symptoms signs?
Heart healthy: Persons with high cholesterol should follow a diet that is low in fat, and cholesterol. A healthy diet would include fruits, vegetables, low fat meats such as chicken, fish and turkey. You would want to avoid a lot of red meat. You should consider grilling, broiling, or baking your food instead of deep frying. Reading food labels is important as well, some foods will surprise you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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