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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.
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Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Is there a way to find out why did my cholesterol level go down even though I did not exercise or diet?
Cholesterol: Cholesterol level is not a constant. It varies with body physiologic state. ...Read more
I have been taking care of cholesterol level with use of diet. It has to move along with a lets say 6.9 cholesterol level?
Don't understand: I'm sorry, I've looked at this question several times but have never figured out what you are asking. Would you please restate in another way? Thanks ...Read more
Basic biology: The vast majority of your cholesterol is made in your body, rather than coming in from what you eat. People like to criticize other people's food choices, but diet is only a tiny portion of vascular health. I'd rather see you exercising and eating what's comfortable and sensible for you, and adding a statin if you need it. ...Read more
Be active physically: Stay physically active. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I was just given test results with an overall cholesterol level of 248. I want to know where I can find the best information about diet for lowering that number. High cholesterol?
Best information.: You’d get your best information about lowering your cholesterol by consulting with a registered dietitian. An RD can tailor a meal plan to your specific preferences and lifestyle in mind to provide you the best chance of success. ...Read more
My cholesterol level was 6.7 before 3 month s, after exercise and diet now it is 5.3, HDL 0.9, LDL 3.7, tg 1.56, vldl 0.6, should I start tablets?
May be: Please talk with your doctor and discuss about your risk factors and the need for meds or not. ...Read more
Lab results came back, only problem is cholesterol level was 220 LDL was 170. Trying to find diet remedy to lower LDL any suggestions would be helpfu?
Cholesterol: I presume you are referring to high density lipoprotein cholesterol or hdl, which is the molecule that MAP bed cholesterol away from the arteries back to the liver thus called "good" cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein orldl is the "bad" cholesterol that can inflow into the lining of the artery to form atherosclerotic plaque. ...Read more
Not necessary: No one knows how low is too low. There are no known diseases caused by low cholesterol. Count your blessings. ...Read more
My cholesterol level is high. Ldl :241 am taking rosuvas 10mg. Is that okay r can I take 20mg tablet?
How can I control my cholesterol level other than exercise and take drugs if I have hypercholesterolemia?
I have xanthomas and I am using simvastatin since one month. My cholesterol level is 198 and I am 28 years old. How long I should take this medicine??
Xantomas: Xanthomas are a marker o familial hyperlipidemia. this places you at significant risk for future cardiovascular events and based on your LDL cholesterol number you should be on long standing statin therapy. Unfortunately statin use is contraindicated in women of childbearing age and considered unsafe for use during pregnancy. if you are considering more children you need alternate therapy ...Read more
Should I still take cholestoff and red yeast rice to reduce cholesterol level when just taking in liquids?
? clear liquids: If your liquids are clear liquids, there's no need to take cholesterol lowering medicine, but if your liquids include milk or cream based soups, you do. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a sterol that is contained in human cell membranes. If cholesterol levels in the blood are too high it can cause risk for strokes, heart attack or peripheral vascular disease. Your cholesterol level can be determined with a simple blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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