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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?

Why do you ask?: Unlike meth or unsafe loving, a donut can't ruin your life. The "pop" wisdom is that donuts are fried and contain saturated fat which may raise bad cholesterol a bit ; increase coronary risk all other things being equal, and they are not equal. After 40 years in medicine, my best advice to a donut-lover is to enjoy your donuts, and spend quality time doing your favorite fitness stuff. Cheers. ...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