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My cholesterol level is 206. What diet do I take to keep it low.?

My cholesterol level is 206. What diet do I take to keep it low.?

More veg/fish, less.: If u r young and in general good health, 206 is very mildly elavated and if you have high level of HDL (good cholesterol) say above 60...I would not worry much about it (less than 200 = good). Balanced diet with more fish/veggies, less animal fats/cholesterol, and more aerobic exercise will do the job! an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure..Stay well and healthy.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hcg - is it ok to give to a 10 yr old boy weighs 115* we have tried exercise and diet and the weight just doesn't seem to come off and my son feels that he's never going to lose the weight self esteem is very low. So is it ok to try this product.Pros and

Hcg - is it ok to give to a 10 yr old boy weighs 115* we have tried exercise and diet and the weight just doesn't seem to come off and my son feels that he's never going to lose the weight self esteem is very low. So is it ok to try this product.Pros and

I : I recommend that you not try any products on your son without talking to his pediatrician. His pediatrician needs to determine how appropriate this weight is for his height and age and to determine if there are any health issues which need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of around 140/90 really that bad that i need to take blood pressure pills or can i change my diet and lifestyle to help it go down?

Is a blood pressure of around 140/90 really that bad that i need to take blood pressure pills or can i change my diet and lifestyle to help it go down?

Not bad: but lifestyle is key; no smoking, no excess alcohol[max 12 ounce beer, 1.5 ounce liquor , or 4 ounce wine /day [only one of these wine is best for body] walk 20-30,min.. /day 6 d/wk, keep weight normal,. if diabetic or kidney disease may need bp med. take bp reading , average 20 readings , to know bp really, ideal 120/80 or less ...Read more

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My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

Agree w Dr. Koch: There is an acupuncture protocol that can safely and quickly lower blood pressure. However, for lasting results look to appropriate medications, exercise, healthy weight, healthy nutrition, etc. ...Read more

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I have my vitamin B12 in a low level at 150, is it dangerous and what should I do to increase it.And does the lack of this vitamin slow the metabolisme?

I have my vitamin B12 in a low level at 150, is it dangerous and what should I do to increase it.And does the lack of this vitamin slow the metabolisme?

Low Vit B12.: Low vit B12 (vit B12 deficiency) usually at levels below 200, and reportedly at levels below 400 may lead to permanent neurological damage. It is easily treated with once monthly injections or by over the counter supplementation with the subligunal form being preferred. The quality of the lab testing & other factors may lead to falsely low results. ...Read more

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My cholesterol level is 5.3. What advice can you give to being it down. It's never normally so high.

My cholesterol level is 5.3.  What advice can you give to being it down.   It's never normally so high.

Not too high: Cholesterol of 5.3 is not abnormally high. However you need evaluation of all the lipids. If you wish to reduce your cholesterol first step would be to reduce your intake of saturated fats and lose weight if your bmi is more than 25. Exercise is generally a good idea to improve fitness. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol and for the most part i eat fairly well. My weakness is candy and i eat it daily. Does candy alone raise cholesterol?

I have high cholesterol and for the most part i eat fairly well. My weakness is candy and i eat it daily. Does candy alone raise cholesterol?

Cholesterol: There are five types of cholesterol problems. Since you did not give us any specifics about your cholesterol panel it is very difficult to give you any specific answers. But, remember that cholesterol in general is mostly a genetics caused problem. Lifestyle and diet only affect this in small ways. ...Read more

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If your body has low blood pressure, what does it do to try and correct it?

If your body has low blood pressure, what does it do to try and correct it?

Low blood pressure: the body retains fluid to increase the volume of fluid in the vasculature and contracts the peripheral vessels to do the same thing ...Read more

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What will help adrenal fatigue? My total cortisol is 3.4 mcg/dl and it was advised that it should be in the 10 range. Can't sleep. Help.

What will help adrenal fatigue? My total cortisol is 3.4 mcg/dl and it was advised that it should be in the 10 range. Can't sleep. Help.

Very smart question: The question is a very sophisticated one. Indeed, those of us who are chronically stressed-out / "wired-but-tired" can easily develop adrenal fatigue, accompanied by low dhea & "dysregulated" cortisol production. Adopt a natural whole-foods diet, avoid junk food, reduce grains, add veggies, dhea, 2-5 grams of vit c, vitamin b-complex, fish oil, licorice root extract, kelp, & melatonin for sleep. ...Read more

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If my cholestrol level was 5.81 is it too high and what should i do to make it lower?

If my cholestrol level was 5.81 is it too high and what should i do to make it lower?

A bit unclear: Is this your ratio. If so, monitoring ratio's has fallen out of favor, what would help to better stratify issues if you could provide numbers including total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL levels. In general, exercise, optimizing your body weight and eating a colorful, nonprocessed diet with a staple of fruits and vegetables should help your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Not diabetic. Checked blood in morning. Ranges are 78-90. Is it normal for my blood sugar reading to not raise very much? Sometimes goes down right after a meal. Will it keep going down? Or balance.

Not diabetic. Checked blood in morning. Ranges are 78-90. Is it normal for my blood sugar reading to not raise very much? Sometimes goes down right after a meal. Will it keep going down? Or balance.

Normal: That is normal remember the accuracy of most home blood glucose machines is 20 points plus or minus so a reading of 80 could be 100 or 60 and still be statistically the same. ...Read more

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Hi there, my chelestrol level is very high around 7.1 and blood pressure is 155/100, and doctor gave me some tablets to control chelostral and ask me to do test again in one month time. So what should I else use to reduce chelostral and blood pressure .

Hi there, my chelestrol level is very high around 7.1 and blood pressure is 155/100, and doctor gave me some tablets to control  chelostral and ask me to do test again in one month time. So what should I else use to reduce chelostral and blood pressure .

Less Salt, etc.: Lighten up on salt and alcohol intake to reduce blood pressure. Lighten up on sugar, starch and fat intake for cholesterol. Some people just need meds for both. If you're overweight cut out bread, pasta, potatoes and rice. Increase your water intake. You are young. Invest in your future. Exercise is very important. You will be glad you did all the above, even if you need medication also. ...Read more

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My B12 level is 140 but my blood count is all in normal range do I need supplements or can I increase through diet?

My B12 level is 140 but my blood count is all in normal range do I need supplements or can I increase through diet?

Try supplements : This is low enough to likely cause a variety of problems either currently or in the near future. Unless you're following a vegan diet you're likely getting adequate B12 in your diet so you likely have trouble absorbing it. While you can try more foods rich in b12, i advise taking 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin a day to raise it as soon as possible- see http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 ; http://bit.Ly/1cbhjvn. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can naturally lower my heart rate. I exercise everyday, and eat right, yet it still dangerously high as in 100+.

Is there a way I can naturally lower my heart rate.  I exercise everyday, and eat right, yet it still dangerously high as in 100+.

I suggest seeing PCP: and may be a Cardiologist to ensure there are NO heart issues, if your Heart rate stays in the hundreds. Get it checked. Forget the natural ways of reducing it, till you get it checked. Another possibility is a thyroid problem, which your PCP would be able to Diagnose and deal with. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything over the counter i can take to help lower my blood pressure? I've been eating healthy and exercise but its still kind of high

Is there anything over the counter i can take to help lower my blood pressure? I've been eating healthy and exercise but its still kind of high

Elevated blood: pressure needs to be followed by your doctor. Pre-hypertension can be helped w/a product called Neo 40 which contains beet root juice and more. See www.neogenis.com A licensed health care practitioner can obtain other related products if needed. Peace and good health. Check w/doc first. ...Read more

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My BP is running very low it is like 116/69 in thst range should I continue to take my meds hydrochlorothiazide 25mg and 20 mg of benazepril.

My BP is running very low it is like 116/69 in thst range should I continue to take my meds hydrochlorothiazide 25mg and 20 mg of benazepril.

Yes unless dizzy: Your BP is good cause you are taking your meds. If dizzy when standing, talk to your doc to adjust your meds. Would not stop altogether. Also, need blood test since sometimes kidney numbers change with these meds esp of dizzy. ...Read more

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What types of food is good for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol? I also want to get back to having a flat stomach, but losing the fat is hard.

What types of food is good for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol? I also want to get back to having a flat stomach, but losing the fat is hard.

Special diet: Foods for lowering BP include fruit, nuts, tomato, beans, lentils, avoiding salt, avoiding caffeine, avoiding sugary foods and drinks. Foods for lowering cholesterol are the same - plus eliminate saturated fats and high cholesterol foods. ...Read more

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Morning blood gluc often 105. Lower some days however. Should I be concerned and if so how important is it that I cut out simple carbs from my diet?

Morning blood gluc often 105.  Lower some days however.  Should I be concerned and if so how important is it that I cut out simple carbs from my diet?

Ifg: Assuming fasting, you have impaired fasting glucose (ifg), whereas your glucose is only mildly elevated (with a normal fasting bg being 70-100). Certainly, it's important to watch your diet, as ifg is a precursor to developing type 2 diabetes. Best wishes, stay well. ...Read more

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