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What Are Normal Cholesterol Levels
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Cholesterol : To measure cholesterol you need a blood test. ...Read more
Why is daily physical activity important for wellness even in people with normal cholesterol levels?
Exercise is like a : magic pill. In fact it's better than any pill. Some benefits: improves mood, improves coordination and balance, helps to prevent dementia, reduced risk of stroke, heart attack, reduced risk of breast and colon cancers, improves lipid profile, helps prevent or treat type II Diabetes, helps prevent or improve CHF, improves cardiopulmonary reserve, reduces inflammation, I could go on... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two months back i had normal cholesterol levels. LDL was 60. Today when i checked LDL is 210. How is this possible? Can it be a miscalculation?
Fasting vs. not: LDL is very sensitive not only to fasting while the sample is taking, but how long the fasting 6 hours, vs. 8 hours, vs. 12 hours could make a difference in the level. second it is so sensitive the kind of meal you had before the test could affect the level. if you want to compare apple to apple. eat similar meal. fast for 12 hours every time, and do it at the same labs. ...Read more
I was told the normal cholesterol level is 100-187. I'm at 183. Should i be worried since i'm so young and it's already at the high end of normal?
Cholesterol Level: Checking your cholesterol is important at your age so you can identify a potential issue that can contribute to your future risk of heart attacks and stroke. I would stress a low cholesterol diet as the initial therapy for any patient your age. Lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight control, and stopping smoking can have a profound effect on your future risk of strokes and heart attacks. ...Read more
So how long will it take to start feeling normal after stop taking the cholesterol medicine and will my Q 10 levels are just on their own or do I have to take another form of medication?
Statin adversity: Interestingly, the original application for statin approval in the US included Co Q 10 as a combined med ! FDA would not approve because Co Q10 is a nutrient. Still, all statins reduce muscle Co Q10, not just in skeletal muscles but in myocardium as well. Stopping the statin is important when its adversity mounts but taking hi quality Co Q10 is truly beneficial too. Dietary meat helps a bit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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