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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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How bad is 215 cholesterol?

Cholesterol: In a patient with no particular risk factors cholesterol 215 is no big deal. In pt. With lots of risk factors it is more meaningful. ...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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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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Will 1 bad night spike my cholesterol levels?

Will 1 bad night spike my cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol: For one diet indiscretion your long term cholesterol level is unlikely to suffer. The acute spike in lipid levels for the several hours related to the indiscretion have a small possibility of triggering ill effects but this isn't easy to quantitate. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are donuts bad for cholesterol?

Please tell me, are donuts bad for cholesterol?

You think?: To reduce cholesterol, high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato, based items, sugars). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Donuts are grain and sugar + unhealthy oils. Low carb foods: flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Read this: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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Help! both my good and bad cholesterols are high, is this bad?

Help! both my good and bad cholesterols are high, is this bad?

Need to know: Actual results. However, you can help your cause by reducing intake of saturated fats, losing weight if you are even slightly overweight, exercise at least 150 minutes/week and if all that does not work consult your doctor to see if medication is needed. ...Read more

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What does cholesterol do? Why is some of it bad and some of it good?

What does cholesterol do? Why is some of it bad and some of it good?

Cholesterol: What you are referring to is high density lipoprotein cholesterol (cholesterol carried on particles called high-density lipoproteins) and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (chol. carried on LDL particles). We think of the first as "good" and the second as "bad" because we think HDL particles act as vacuum cleaners that suck up cholesterol from plaque and LDL particles as the particles depositing ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 22 and my cholesterol was bad someone help ?

What do you suggest if I am 22 and my cholesterol was bad someone help ?

23 cholesterol: The first thing would be to recheck and be sure that the level is reproduceably 'bad'. A Mediterranean diet, regular aerobic exercise, not smoking, attention to diabetes if present and sometimes medications are appropriate in addition to these steps to treat elevated cholesterol. ...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?

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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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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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

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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 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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How can I reduce bad cholesterol?

How can I reduce bad cholesterol?

Reducing LDL : Mediterranean diet, weight loss, exercise, cut out prepared foods, more vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

How can you  lower bad LDL cholesterol?

Always diet and: Exercise is best answer, then statins. Statins have certain toxicities and unpleasantness and dosage can be reduced somewhat with the triglyceride lowering drug vascepa which also lowers LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat bad cholesterol?

What can I do to treat bad cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do take any more than one drink on a given day. If this does not work you may need medication. ...Read more

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