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What alcohol can you drink when you have high cholesterol?

What alcohol can you drink when you have high cholesterol?

Most kinds: Again, how much drinking are we talking about? Alcohol is high calorie, and heavy drinking increases weight in many people, which in turn increases bad cholesterol. Beer has lots of carbs, and some liqueurs (like kahlua) have cholesterol and fat. 1-2 drinks per day may not be harmful and may even raise our good cholesterol, but higher doses elevate blood pressure, bad for general health as well. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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I am taking rosuvas for high cholesterol. Can I drink alcohol occasionally while taking this medicine.

I am taking rosuvas for high cholesterol. Can I drink alcohol occasionally while taking this medicine.

Yes: Small amounts of alcohol (6-12 oz of wine daily for example) have been shown to be helpful and can raise HDL (good cholesterol). The French have known about this for ages ("the French Paradox"). ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Can alcohol cause high cholesterol?

Sometimes: Actually, low doses of alcohol (1-2 drinks/day in men, 1 drink/day in women), and especially if the drink is red wine, actually raises the good cholesterol. If the good cholesterol (HDL) goes way up, that can raise total cholesterol, but if the bad cholesterol (ldl) remains less than 180 or so, the overall effect on health is positive. Exercise and health eating is a better way raise hdl. ...Read more

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Is it true that alcohol can cause high cholesterol?

No: Alcohol in low doses (1 drink per day) can raise the good cholesterol (hdl), and sometimes social drinkers will have high total cholesterol because their good cholesterol is high. If the bad cholesterol (ldl) is ok (under 120 is recommended), there is no problem. Alcohol can and does raise free fat levels in blood (triglycerides) and this is not healthy for the heart or the rest of us. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high cholesterol please can you tell me what should I eat & drink?

What to do if I have high cholesterol please can you tell me what should I eat & drink?

Exercise and diet: 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 in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. If this does not help you may need medication. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol, can I drink beer?

Yes: Bottoms up!
(excess beer will raise your triglycerides but everything in modeation!). Would you consider wine? ...Read more

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Should I avoid drinking alcohol if I have high cholesterol and borderline blood sugar?

Should I avoid drinking alcohol if I have high cholesterol and borderline blood sugar?

Limit Amount: Depending on the amount consumed alcohol can increase blood sugar and worsen lipid / lipoprotein problems. If possible, abstain from alcohol for several weeks and recheck you laboratory tests. Alternatively, cut your intake by half and check laboratory tests. This approach will indicate the degree to which alcohol is impacting these values. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol, but am also a recovering alcoholic. Is there anything that does the job as well as red wine without the alcohol?

Yes: Red wine contains interesting molecules, but anyone who tells you this is the best way to lower cholesterol is joking with you. One of the key "red wine" papers was a fraud. Your physician has almost certainly recommended diet, exercise, and perhaps a statin (use only if the others fail and get a 2nd opinion). Very glad you are recovering -- this move will be a greater plus than anything else. ...Read more

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I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

I am a Caucasian 60-yr-old woman with high cholesterol, taking turmeric, consuming no cholesterol foods, no alcohol or drugs but have yellow eyes, why?

See a doctor: Yellow appearance of the eyes is not normal and may indicate jaundice- a sign of excess accumulation of bile pigment. This could signal serious disease and should prompt a visit to a health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can I prevent clogging of artheries by taking Omega 3? No smoking/alcohol/ high cholesterol/BP/blood sugar BUT family history of coronary desease.

Can I prevent clogging of artheries by taking Omega 3? No smoking/alcohol/ high cholesterol/BP/blood sugar BUT family history of coronary desease.

Atherosclerosis: No evidence to support omega 3 os able to do so. UR however right to be concerned so please consult a medical professional for risk assessment and management ...Read more

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Is cholesterol level 6 high? I'm 17 stone non smoker and don't drink alcohol I'm 30

Is cholesterol level 6 high? I'm 17 stone non smoker and don't drink alcohol I'm 30

High Cholesterol: I understand your concern.
See Physician for Diagnosis of cholesterol level of 6mmol/L; risk factors- family history of heart disease, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes mellitus; ways to bring it toless than 5.2 mmol/L.
Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals and Vitamins starting at 1500 Cal/day
Exercise-walk, hike, swim.
See a Psychiatrist for anxiety. ...Read more

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Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

Which drinks to avoid with high cholesterol?

High fat: Avoid drinks with high fat content such as dairy, like milk or shakes. Would also avoid extremely sweet drinks which can raise your triglycerides, a form of bad cholesterol. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have two drinks a day while taking medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Is it ok to have two drinks a day while taking medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Depends!: First, it depends upon your gender (men can have up to 2 drinks/d while women should only have 1 drink/d). Second, it depends upon how large are your drinks! Standard or vegas size? Third, it depends upon which medications you're taking. In general, alcohol can be consumed in moderation w/most medications but you'll need to address your specific regimen w/your family physician (and pharmacist). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nyquil if you have high cholesterol?

Is it safe to take nyquil if you have high cholesterol?

Yes you can: Yes you can and there is no contraindication for that. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatment options are there if you have high cholesterol?

Lifestyle, meds: Depending on the severity of your cholesterol elevation, lifestyle modifications are usually recommended first. This includes regular exercise, weight loss, and eating a heart healthy diet. For more severe elevations, medications, such as statins, will likely be recommended as well. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided when you have high cholesterol and high lipid count?

Please suggest what foods should be avoided when you have high cholesterol and high lipid count?

Balanced diet: Weight loss (if overweight) will often lower cholesterol by up to 20% and triglycerides by up to 50%. Avoiding saturated fat (includes any fat from animals including chicken/cheese/pizza) will reduce cholesterol. Cutting back on carbohydrates in sugar, flour, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes will reduce triglycerides. Fruit, veggies, fish, nuts, soy, unsaturated fats are all fine. ...Read more

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What shouldn't you eat if you have high cholesterol?

What shouldn't you eat if you have high cholesterol?

Carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholestero is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance.
Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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What should you not eat if you have high cholesterol?

Saturated fat + more: If you have high cholesterol, you can lower it partially by avoiding certain types of foods. Saturated fat, cholesterol, high-calorie foods, and alcohol can all increase certain types of cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can happen when you have high cholesterol?

Please tell me what can happen when you have high cholesterol?

Atherosclerosis: High cholesterol in long term will develop coronary steno sis/pad/carotid steno sis of the arteries and vessel steno sis
all the more reason to get it under controll see a doctor get the cholesterol in goal that will reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can you eat if you have high cholesterol?

Please suggest what foods can you eat if you have high cholesterol?

Not recommended.: Avoid grains, lentils, potatoes, milk products. Eat plenty of healthy fat such as butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, flesh foods, vegetables.

For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started/

https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/12/02/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ ...Read more

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Is it good to take aspirin if you have high cholesterol?

Is it good to take aspirin if you have high cholesterol?

Apples ; Oranges: Aspirin promoted for ↓$ to inhibit platelets ; ↓clots; which can narrow/block arteries after plaque rupture; but also ↑es bleeding, esp small intestine+stomach. Cholesterol made by every cell, promoted for ↓$ as way to guess at LDL particle concentrations driving atherosclerosis in artery walls; but does not correlate well with actual ldl. Neither reflect actual plaque quantity or plaque rupture. ...Read more

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Does having blocked arteries mean you have high cholesterol?

Does having blocked arteries mean you have high cholesterol?

May be: Cholesterol; is one part
others are htn/ dm/family history
smoking including 2nd hand and third hand smoking. ...Read more

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Is there a higher risk of gallstones when you have high cholesterol?

Is there a higher risk of gallstones when you have high cholesterol?

Theoretically: It could although cholesterol stones are possible with normal levels of blood cholesterol. Keep the Lipitor (atorvastatin) going and exercise. Gall stones are the least of problems you can run in with unchecked / high blood cholesterol levels! ...Read more

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If you have high cholesterol does it mean you have to take cholesterol medication daily?

It depends.: If you are otherwise healthy, high cholesterol can be controlled with lifestyle changes alone, such as weight loss and exercise. However, if you have other diseases in addition to high cholesterol, such as diabetes or coronary artery disease, your doctor may recommend starting medication. Each patient is different, and should discuss their options with their doctor. ...Read more

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Is a good high fiber diet helpful is you have high cholesterol?

Is a good high fiber diet helpful is you have high cholesterol?

Absolutely: A high fiber diet can be helpful both alone and in combination with certain medications. Fiber helps to prevent the dietary absorption of cholesterol and also improves glucose metabolism which in turn increases the size of your cholesterol particles (a good thing). Your best bet is soluble fiber to maximize these benefits. ...Read more

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What happens if you have high cholesterol numbers like 200/60 how could you also have perfect blood pressure and a perfect glucose reading?

What happens if you have high cholesterol numbers like 200/60 how could you also have perfect blood pressure and a perfect glucose reading?

Different causes: High cholesterol, high blood pressure and high glucose have deadly combined effects on the body however represent different mechanisms of disease. While we see patients who have all three, a person could certainly have just one of these. A very high cholesterol could be "familial" or inherited and in any case it alone can cause serious medical complications. Be sure to follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for the heart if you have high cholesterol and low blood sugar?

Yes: It'll mostly be the cholesterol that's doing it. High sugars can cause damage to the heart arteries too, but I'm unaware of low sugar doing the same. That said, most people with documented low sugars are diabetics taking meds for the condition, and such patients almost invariably have a degree of heart artery involvement from their condition. ...Read more

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What does high cholesterol mean?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is one of the fatty components found in the blood. When there is an excess amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, it correlates with the formation of atherosclerotic changes in the blood vessels. This predisposes the person to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Other problems also can be seen. As such we try and keep cholesterol low in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have high cholesterol?

How do I know if I have high cholesterol?

A blood test: A simple, standard blood test is the way. ...Read more

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What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Saturated and trans: Saturated and trans fat increase bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol. Sugar increases triglycerides, which are bad fats in the blood. ...Read more

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Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

Mediterranean: Olive oil helps raise HDL and lower ldl. Cutting back on carbohydrates can help. Eat lots of organic vegetables. ...Read more

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Is high cholesterol a symptom or a condition?

Is high cholesterol a symptom or a condition?

Condition: A symptom is something that you feel, such as pain, fatigue or anxiety. One can not tell if one has high cholesterol without a test (though high cholesterol may contribute to developing conditions that result in symptoms), so it is a condition. However, high cholesterol may not be as big a problem as most docs believe. See http://www. Spacedoc. Com/cholesterol_articles and my comment for more info. ...Read more

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How can I turn this around - high cholesterol?

How can I turn this around - high cholesterol?

Diet & exercise: The answer is complex: multiple avenues should be pursued. 1) Weight management, get your body mass index in the 20-25 range. 2) Proper diet, with low fat diet, max dietary fat less then 30% of calories ingested, and saturated fats, less then 7% of calories and avoid trans fats, 3) exercise. Burn in the range of 1000 calories a week. Other things too but do those as a start, meds available too ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat high cholesterol?

What is the best way to treat high cholesterol?

No one answer: It needs, weight loss, exercise, reduction in fat and carbohydrate intake, and often medication, statin, is needed to bring cholesterol to normal levels. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more