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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.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I eat pretty good but my cholesterol is next to high HDL 75 LDL 148 what can I eat to help bring it down. I am not over weight?
If my blood sugar is low what do I eat to get it up and if its high what do I eat to get it down? I eat 6 small balanced meals/ snacks daily.
Cholesterol : To measure cholesterol you need a blood test. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thyroid level is low. What is the best thing i can do to get my energy level back. I do have depression as well.?
See your doctor!: Low thyroid levels can cause symptoms similar to depression - low energy, weight gain, apathy. Your primary care provider can check your thyroid and recommend further treatment. Depression can also be present with low thyroid levels but typically you would want to get the thyroid levels back to normal as it may also treat the depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor said the med propanolol can lower your sodium i want to know how you know when your level is low and if low is it anything to worry about ?
Several approaches: Your serum creatinine is elevated for your age. You need to find out why. You should see a nephrologist to see if there are reversible reasons for this or other diseases present that are causing this degree of kidney dysfunction. The kidney dr. Will recommend the best dietary regimen for you. If not, ask for a recommendation for a nutritionist with experience in kidney disease. ...Read more
My sgpt is 128 and sgot is 84, i don't drink alcohol regularly. How am i suppose to lower down the level and what should my diet be?
My HDL LDL and total cholesterol is really high every time i go have blood work done. I am supposed to be taking meds. Is that safe not to?
Depends: The decision to take medications for high cholesterol depends on the levels of total and each subtype of cholesterol, as well as risks of the patient. If your doctor has recommended to start meds, you should follow your doctor's advice. High cholesterol if untreated can lead to heart and vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: How low is low? Are you symptomatic? Do you feel dizzy? Do you feel light headed when you stand up? Are you on any medications? If you have the above, see your doctor for evaluation. The treatment depends on the cause of the low blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High creatinine: You may not be able to lower your creatinine level of 1.5, as it depends on what caused it to be that high. You need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine (u) collection for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood will be collected when the u is returned to the lab. You need a renal ultrasound done to see if you have any obstruction in your urinary outflow tract. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I take magnesium threonate if my blood pressure is 90/60? I don't want to lower my bp but want to take magnesium for my overall health
Below: This is a question you should be asking your DR who has your full medical history. Unable to give correct and acute answer in this format. ...Read more
I have high cholesterol. My LDL level is 4.84 and i'm starting my meds. My HDL is fantastic though. I want to get pregnant. What can I do?
OffMeds ForTimeBeing: Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Ldl particles are the primary driver of ds. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, not best test, ldl-c calculated, not measured & often misleading but cheaper. ?? sugar/carb best option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood test shows high level of lipids 265 .. What should I do? What food should I eat and what to avoid.Shall i take medicine....?Help plzzzz
Vegetables are your: Friends. And not smothered in butter and salt. Lean meats no larger than a deck of cards or your palm. Fresh fruit is also good. Minimize yellow cheeses in favor of white cheeses . Eggs are ok but egg whites are better. This is a lifestyle so don't go to extremes by totally eliminating foods but rather each meal should be balanced and is a new opportunity to make better choices. ...Read more
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