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Doctor insights on: Relationship Between High Blood Cholesterol Levels And Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Relation between rosuvastatin and blood sugar level.

See details: Statins can occaional cause blood sugars to rise. It is not all that common but your sugars should be monitored along with other tests while you are on a statin. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between insulin levels and high cholesterol?

What is the relationship between insulin levels and high cholesterol?

No direct relation: People with early type 2 diabetes have high Insulin and later may have high cholesterol. Generally these two chemicals are independent of each other. ...Read more

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Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?

Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?

No: Vascular diseases are multifactorial. However, not controlling your medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Can make you more prone to developing vascular problems, and clearly if you already have coronary or peripheral vascular disease, not managing these issues will lead to more rapid progression of the disease process. ...Read more

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Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Indirectly: High salt intake, in some people, is associated with development of high blood pressure, hypertension. High blood pressure is an important factor in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between blood cholesterol, dietary cholesterol and animal fats?

What is the relationship between blood cholesterol, dietary cholesterol and animal fats?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a type of fat that is necessary for a number of functions, it is part of cell membranes, sexual hormones and other necessary substances. It is present in the blood which transports it to various parts of the body, and it is also present in animals. Humans get into trouble by consuming too much cholesterol from animal fats or producing too much cholesterol from dietary fats. ...Read more

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How are levels of HDL and LDL linked to heart disease?

How are levels of HDL and LDL linked to heart disease?

Lipids: In general HDL helps keep fatty deposits from forming in blood vessels and LDL helps form fatty deposits in blood vessels. Blocked heart blood vessels by fatty deposits and their evolution cause heart disease. ...Read more

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I have read that high cholesterol isn't correlated with heart disease and that triglyceride levels and blood pressure are better indicators. True?

I have read that high cholesterol isn't correlated with heart disease and that triglyceride levels and blood pressure are better indicators. True?

False: All of the parameters of the lipid profile are significant. We look to have your total cholesterol under 180. The ldl-cholesterol should at least be below 100 and even lower if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Triglycerides should be below 150. The HDL fraction of cholesterol is beneficial to have at least over 39. ...Read more

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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

Why is low blood sugar levels such  health risk in diabetes?

High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...Read more

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Any connection between diabetes and triglyceride levels?

Any connection between diabetes and triglyceride levels?

Many: In diabetes since you cannot metabolize( burn) glucose for energy you try to get it from fat (by way of triglycerides) and protein. Diabetes type 2 is also associated with the metabolic syndrome (high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol). ...Read more

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Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Not really: Someone is trying to sell you something. Liver's loaded with iron, but also cholesterol (way high) and is probably fried. The old story about onions preventing heart disease is simply made up. ...Read more

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Connection between high calcium and antcardiolipin and high c-reactive protein?

Connection between high calcium and antcardiolipin and high c-reactive protein?

Maybe: Depending on which antibody for anticardiolipin and which lab that value may fall into the indeterminate range and not really be an issue. The c- reactive protein can be elevated with acute infection or chronic inflammation. The elevated calcium deserves repeat testing with some additional labs to evaluate the parathyroid glands. You need the help of your medical provider to sort out the relevance. ...Read more

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Are high blood pressure and kidney disease related?

Are high blood pressure and kidney disease related?

Yes: Untreated high blood pressure may cause kidney disease and vice versa some kidney diseases could cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between statins high clolesterol and rhabdomyolysis?

What is the relationship between statins high clolesterol and rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis: Statins can rarely cause rhabdomyolysis. Patients with this condition has aching muscles. It occurs when muscle is damaged to such an extent that cells themselves are damaged and die in large numbers. When they die, they release toxic substances including a substance called 'creatinine kinase' or 'creatinine phosphokinase. If you have muscle pain while taking statins, see your doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol 257 with an LDL of 170 and HDL 65...perfect blood pressure and perfect blood sugar, on no meds,how much risk for heart disease?

Total cholesterol 257 with an LDL of 170 and HDL 65...perfect blood pressure and perfect blood sugar, on no meds,how much risk for heart disease?

Cholesterol : Based on my ASCVD calculator, you have approximately a 2% risk of heart disease over the next 10 years. Lifetime risk is about 39%. Improve your odds with an appropriate diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Are high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and diabetes all related?

Are high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and diabetes all related?

Yes but not directly: All three are tied to dietary changes and can be reversed with improved weight loss and increased exercise. Diet and exercise might still not be enough and medications might be needed. You should talk with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could lowering the blood cholesterol levels reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Can you tell me how could lowering the blood cholesterol levels reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Stabilize plaque: Elevated cholesterol is associated with an increased risk go plaque formation in the arteries or atherosclerosis. Lowering the cholesterol may stabilize plaque or reduce risk of additional plaque formation. ...Read more

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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the ...Read more