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Does pregnancy raise cholesterol levels?

Does pregnancy raise cholesterol levels?

Yes: Cholesterol levels are often higher during pregnancy especially in the first trimester. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Good day. Does pregnancy bring cholesterol levels up and how long after delivery can I check my cholesterol?

Good day. Does pregnancy bring cholesterol levels up and how long after delivery  can I check my cholesterol?

Lipoproteins, not ..: cholesterol (which is made by every animal&human cell on planet/part of all animal cell membranes/allows cells to change shape/animals to move). Lipoproteins (proteins which transport ALL fats), known since before 1950, are the key issue for arterial disease. Chol. promoted by NIH.gov starting 1972 for ?$ way of estimating LDL but usually works poorly/very misleading. Optimize NMR lipoproteins. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy increase cholesterol?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy typically causes an increase in the cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Hi answer a question about cholesterol in pregnancy and I know you guys reply back I just can't see what you guys said about that.

Hi answer a question about cholesterol in pregnancy and I know you guys reply back I just can't see what you guys said about that.

Cholesterol: Cholesterol levels in pregnancy are not a true picture of heart disease as these can be falsely elevated. I would wait and do a fasting lipid profile once you have delivered and are no longer breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Does high cholesterol affect pregnancy?

Does high cholesterol affect pregnancy?

No: Cholesterol and triglycerides normally rises significantly during pregnancy, benefitting mother and fetus. Even mothers with high cholesterol are advised to stop their cholesterol medication during pregnancy. High cholesterol can be a risk only if it has already caused heart disease. In such cases, the severity of the heart disease determines the impact on pregnancy, not the cholesterol itself. ...Read more

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I have type 2diabetes, i am 31 yrs old. My recent lab LDL was 135, HDL 75, Ttyglycerides 40, Total cholesterol of 216. I am planning pregnancy, my doctor said i cant be on any medication at present. I have tried to follow diet remedies, My doctor said, m

I have type 2diabetes, i am 31 yrs old. My recent lab LDL was 135, HDL 75, Ttyglycerides 40, Total cholesterol of 216. I am planning pregnancy,  my doctor said i cant be on any medication at present. I have tried to follow diet remedies, My doctor said, m

Diet: Since your triglycerides are low, I'm assuming that your diabetes is well controlled by diet but I would like to know what your hgb A1c is. Your total cholesterol/hdl level is healthy but most recommend an ldl close to 70 which would require statin use. For pregnancy,I think you'll be fine on no concentrated sweets,low starch, low Sat'd fat diet and deal with statins in the future and hgbA 1c low. ...Read more

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What is a normal sugar level for pregnancy?

What is a normal sugar level for pregnancy?

What really matters: What you really want to ask is: how well does my body while pregnant break down carbohydrates (sugar)? This is routinely tested during 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy, when women drink a defined amount of glucose (e.g., 50 grams) and then have their glucose level taken an hour later. If at that time glucose levels exceed 140 mg/dl (140 mg%), more testing is needed; below that you are in good shape. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal cholesterol level in a blood sample?

Anyone know what is a normal cholesterol level in a blood sample?

It depends: Depending on risk factors, your dr. May want to be aggressive with lipid control here are desirable levels for healthy people. Total cholesterol less 200, LDL < 100, HDL > 40 for men and greater than 50 for women, and triglycerides less than 150. ...Read more

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How do you treat high triglyceride level but normal cholesterol level?

How do you treat  high triglyceride level but normal cholesterol level?

Diet and meds: Triglycerides can be treated with lifestyle changes including, a low fat diet, regular exercise, and weight loss. Depending on the level medication or over-the-counter supplements may be necessary. Otc meds such as omega 3 fish oil and Niacin can be helpful if lifestyle changes fail. Medications that target triglycerides are available as well. ...Read more

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What is the average normal for ldl, HDL and vldl cholesterol level. Iam 48 yrs old

What is the average normal for ldl, HDL and vldl cholesterol level. Iam 48 yrs old

Cholesterol: Hdl levels >60mg/dl are good, 36-59 acceptable and 190 is very high. The vldl normally ranges between 5 - 40 mg/dl. But to understand this you must have triglyceride levels, total cholesterol and a full detailed medical history and exam. ...Read more