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What is a high cholesterol?

What is a high cholesterol?

High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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How to remove high cholesterol?

How to remove high cholesterol?

Rx & diet: U need 2 c ur pcp and talk over the options which include exercise, rx, & diet. Then u need 2 stick 2 the program. ...Read more

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How to decrease high cholesterol?

How to decrease high cholesterol?

VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI.org, DietDoctor.com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc! ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol be reversed?

Lowering cholesterol: High levels of total and LDL cholesterol can be lowered with lifestyle change such as exercise and diet as well as with cholesterol-lowering drugs. ...Read more

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How to control high cholesterol?

How to control high cholesterol?

Depends: More information is needed about total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. There are drugs that can reduce cholesterol levels. You can also try life style modifications. It would be prudent to see a doctor for treatment specific for you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol be inherited?

Can high cholesterol be inherited?

Yes: Your liver makes cholesterol and your intestines absorb it from what you eat. If you have a liver that makes tons of cholesterol and/or have intestines that are extremely efficient at absorbing it from your food, you can develop high cholesterol. These are things that you are born with that you can not fundamentally change about your body with today's technology. ...Read more

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Suffering from high cholesterol...

Suffering from high cholesterol...

LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 ┬Ámol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more

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Why do I have such high cholesterol?

Genetics, I bet: Despite all the talk about controlling coronary risk factors through lifestyle, most (but by no means all) of your basic cholesterol picture is determined by your genes. Deal with what you've got. Eat sensibly and exercise. If this isn't enough, accept medication. ...Read more

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What not to eat for high cholesterol?

Saturated fats: Reducing the intake of saturated fats, and reducing caloric intake in general may help. If that does not reduce cholesterol levels to a healthy level, you should consult your doctor for medication/drugs. ...Read more

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Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

High cholesterol: Having high cholesterol results in the formation of plaque on the artery walls. It is natural to have damage to the arteries of the body and there is a usual repair process to correct the damage. With a high concentration of cholesterol, the repair process goes awry. Plaque forms, making the arteries stiff and vulnerable to a cakey buildup = blockage = heart attack, stroke or blocked leg vessel. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more