Doctor insights on:
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
↑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
Alcohol?: If u want a good answer, none. Eat fruit, vegetable and exersize. ...Read more
I am taking rosuvas for high cholesterol. Can I drink alcohol occasionally while taking this medicine.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Back of the Eye: Yes. Absolutely. This is very common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes you can: Yes you can and there is no contraindication for that. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Cholesterol; is one part
others are htn/ dm/family history
smoking including 2nd hand and third hand smoking. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Talk to a doctor online
- What alcohol can i drink if i have high triglycerides?
- Can you drink alcohol when taking antioxidants?
- Can you drink alcohol when taking lortzone?
- Can you drink alcohol if you have a stomach ulcer?
- Can you drink alcohol if you have pernicious anemia?
- Can you drink alcohol if you have anemia?
- If you have diverticulitis can you drink alcohol
- What to expect when you stop drinking alcohol?
- Can you drink alcohol when taking lorzone?