Top
10
Doctor insights on: Low Iron High Cholesterol

Share
1

1
Can high cholesterol alone cause low kidney functions?

Can high cholesterol alone cause low kidney functions?

Not likely.: It is not likely to diminish kidney function by itself, but it might eventually lead to atherosclerosis which could ultimately stop blood flow if really bad and make the kidney(s) ischemic reslting in loss of function. This may not be common as atherosclerosis that bad would affect the heart and other organs first. Things like hypertension and diabetes are likely to affect the kidneys sooner. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. James Krick
8 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What are the dangers of low BMI and high cholesterol?

What are the dangers of low BMI and high cholesterol?

LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 ┬Ámol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more

3

3
Is it possible to have a low body fat percentage and still have high cholesterol?

Is it possible to have a low body fat percentage and still have high cholesterol?

absolutely: A poor diet and unfortunate genetics could lead to high serum cholesterol in a thin patient. Talk to your doctor about good eating habits and medical management. Good luck. ...Read more

4

4
What are the risk of high cholesterol and low HDL and how it be fixed?

What are the risk of high cholesterol and low HDL and how it be fixed?

LDL Not Cholesterol: Artery disease: typically beings ~age 7; yet asymptomatic for decades. Ldl particles entering artery walls is the primary driver; HDL helps ? ds. Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been correct issue but promoted because (as 1 fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was/is cheaper to measure & if very ? (esp. Fasting) correlates with ? LDL particles. See NMR particle test many tx. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
I have high cholesterol but am perfectly fit / athletic / eat paleo. I'm assuming it's my genes. What's the best way to keep my cholesterol low?

I have high cholesterol but am perfectly fit / athletic / eat paleo.  I'm assuming it's my genes. What's the best way to keep my cholesterol low?

Genes: Unfortunately our genetic make up affects us both in positive and negative ways. I am sure your genes are a contributing factor but make sure you keep track of what you are eating. Sometimes those "good" foods are actually not so good! ...Read more

7

7
I have low vitamin d and high cholesterol issue?

I have low vitamin d and high cholesterol issue?

Not linked: I don't think these two issues are linked for u. Get active outside to treat your vit d. If that doesnt work u can take an supplement, say 800 u per day. Hi chol treatment depends on the breakdown of LDL and hdl. If LDL is high, (for you, > 160), might consider medication, but first, eat less sat fat, exercise. Check out our risk prediction tool. http://www.ucvamedtools.com/prevent/terms.html. ...Read more

8

8
Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Endocrine effects: Thyroid hormone helps us with metabolism. If your thyroid hormone is low, your body is unable to manage the lipids appropriately and this leads to high cholesterol of the 'bad types' (triglycerides, low density lipids and very low density lipids) and lowering the good cholesterol (high density lipid). Our bodies need to be firing on all cylinders! ...Read more

9

9
60 with htn, low glucose, high cholesterol. What is best diet?

60 with htn, low glucose, high cholesterol. What is best diet?

Back to basics: High fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. Avoid packaged foods, avoid eating out, eat fresh food that you prepare from scratch most of the time. You can do it. ...Read more

10

10
Does eating high cholesterol low fat food like crab elevate good or bad blood cholesterol?

Does eating high cholesterol low fat food like crab elevate good or bad blood cholesterol?

Carbs increase ldl: The latest info in that too many refined sugars and animal fat can increase LDL to help decrease cholesterol be plant based (9cups of veggies/fruits/day), good grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and lean protein such as poultry & fish are better. Limit dairy as well since that is an animal fat. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Maureen Mays
1,022 doctors shared insights

Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more