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My cholesterol is 250 is that bad?

My cholesterol is 250 is that bad?

Maybe: The level of your cholesterol has to be taken in context with many other factors. What is your family history of male or female early coronary artery disease. Do you smoke, do you have diabetes or hypertension or other cardiovascular disease? What is the level of your LDL and HDL cholesterol? Do you drink too much? Are you overweight? There are many factor to take into consideration to say. ...Read more

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Triglycerides on blood test were a bit high 250 range, ratio good/bad cholesterol 5.1, suggest how to lower Tri 's lower bad and raise the good?..

Triglycerides on blood test were a bit high 250 range, ratio good/bad cholesterol 5.1, suggest how to lower Tri 's lower bad and raise the good?..

See below: Exercise 30 minutes daily. If you smoke, stop. If you're overweight, diet. Avoid excess alcohol ( 2 drinks a day is the max). Substitute olive oil for butter and all other forms of oil. Eat nuts. Eat fish. Avoid processed foods. Try to follow a plant based diet. ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Avoid too much.: Cholesterol is not 'bad', all our cells contain and require cholesterol to keep membranes healthy in our bodies. It's over-consumption of cholesterol which gets us into trouble. The extra cholesterol lodges in arteries, eventually causing narrowing which can lead to blood clots (heart attacks, strokes). ...Read more

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How long does it take to get cholesterol results? Its been 3 days ago? And how do u know if its good or bad?

How long does it take to get cholesterol results? Its been 3 days ago? And how do u know if its good or bad?

Hours: Once the blood is in the lab, the lab has the results in an hour or two. The delay is in the reporting, sending it to your doc's office, getting it in front of your doc to review, getting his comments to his assistant or nurse, then the possible delay in contacting you. No harm in calling to ask about the results. Sometimes things do fall through the cracks. ...Read more

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Is having a cholesterol of 219 bad at the age of 18? If it is, how can I stop it?

Depends: 219 is only a piece of the story. You must know the hdl. Some 18 year olds have a chol of 219 of which nearly half is the good (HDL) variety. (very low risk!) so get the rest of the data before deciding. If you need to help him/her lower their cholesterol, check out: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/tab=indepth - and see the "life style" section in particular. ...Read more

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Is a cholesterol total of 215 too bad?

Is a cholesterol total of 215 too bad?

No.: The significance of cholesterol depends on the presence or absence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking and family history. In addition the presence of high or low HDL (good cholesterol) is important. A mildly elevated cholesterol by itself is not as big an issue as many people believe. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods and other factors are good and bad for lowering cholesterol?

Please suggest what foods and other factors are good and bad for lowering cholesterol?

High Cholesterol: Most of cholesterol is genetically determined. Chose your parents wisely :-) saturated fats tend to increase cholesterol levels. High protein diet, lowering carbs, aerobic exercise and controlling weight may help reduce cholesterol to some extent. Depending upon circumstances and level of elevation, cholesterol medicine it to be considered. Let your doctor advise you! ...Read more

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I've been here so many bad things about cholesterol going on now why ain't they doing anything about it?

I've been here so many bad things about cholesterol going on now why ain't they doing anything about it?

Yes they are: Well they are doing something about it, including the patient education, cholesterol lowering drugs, and other means of control. ...Read more

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How high can cholesterol be, before it starts to get dangerous? Mine is about 7. (the bad cholestetol)

7 is too high: If your total cholesterol is 7, it is too high and you should be treated. If it is your LDL that is 7 then it is way too high and you should be treated right away. Please consult your doctor for advice regarding diet, exercise and medication. ...Read more