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Doctor insights on: What Are The Functional Groups In Cholesterol

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What is cholesterol?

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol control: Holesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your liver and other cells in your body make about 75 percent of blood cholesterol. The other 25 percent comes from the foods you eat. Cholesterol is only found in animal products.

A cholesterol screening measures your level of HDL and ldl. Hdl is the "good" cholesterol which helps keep the LDL (bad) cholesterol from getting lodged into your artery walls. A healthy level of HDL may also protect against heart attack and stroke, while low levels of HDL (less than 40 mg/dl for men and less than 50 mg/dl for women) have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease.

If you need to increase your HDL to your reach your goals, studies show that regular physical activity can help your body produce more hdls. Reducing trans fats and eating a balanced, nutritious diet is another way to increase hdl. If these measures are not enough to increase your HDL to goal, your healthcare practitioner may prescribe a medication specifically to increase your hdls.

Ldl cholesterol is the "bad" cholesterol. When too much of it circulates in the blood, it can clog arteries, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Ldl cholesterol is produced naturally by the body, but many people inherit genes from their mother, father or even grandparents that cause them to make too much. Eating saturated fat, trans fats and dietary cholesterol also increases how much you have. If high blood cholesterol runs in your family, lifestyle modifications may not be enough to help lower your LDL blood cholesterol. Everyone is different, so work with your doctor to find a treatment plan that's best for you.
Most importantly, having a good doest and exercise will lead to having higher hdl's. ...Read more

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How to cure cholesterol?

How to cure cholesterol?

No "cure": Only control. Eat well. Exercise. Be healthy. ...Read more

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Is a 5.3 cholesterol ok?

Is a 5.3 cholesterol ok?

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 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading. ...Read more

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How to control cholesterol?

How to control cholesterol?

Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily exercise avoiding animal fats in particular and large amount of any fat in general. Get to and maintain ideal body weight if possible. If that fails and your risks are high, medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is cholesterol high at 6.2?

Is cholesterol high at 6.2?

Borderline but...: This is borderline high but whether it is of concern depends on the types of cholesterol (hdl, LDL & LDL particle subtypes) and other risk factors. The main cause of cardiovascular disease is not cholesterol but inflammation. See http://www. Sott. Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease
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How control my cholesterol?

How control my cholesterol?

Read below: Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about reducing your cholesterol:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more

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How bad is 215 cholesterol?

Cholesterol: In a patient with no particular risk factors cholesterol 215 is no big deal. In pt. With lots of risk factors it is more meaningful. ...Read more

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Cholesterol is 200 it is ok?

Cholesterol is 200 it is ok?

Depends: Overall the number is borderline high but may not necessarily need to be treated. It depends on the breakdown, i.e. Ldl, HDL and non-hdl levels. It also depends on your risk factors, e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and family history. ...Read more

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How to get cholesterol lower?

How to get cholesterol lower?

Diet and excercise: Weigth loss, alcohol in moderation if not effective and depending on risk factors medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol important?

Why is cholesterol important?

Cholesterol: Read this:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/Cholesterol_UCM_001089_SubHomePage. Jsp

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How to lower your cholesterol?

How to lower your cholesterol?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. Do cardio exercise on most days of the week. ...Read more

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Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Why is cholesterol bad for you?

Avoid too much.: Cholesterol is not 'bad', all our cells contain and require cholesterol to keep membranes healthy in our bodies. It's over-consumption of cholesterol which gets us into trouble. The extra cholesterol lodges in arteries, eventually causing narrowing which can lead to blood clots (heart attacks, strokes). ...Read more

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What could help my cholesterol?

What could help my cholesterol?

Several things: Eating a low fat diet can help some, along with regular cardiovascular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. However, much of your cholesterol comes from your genetic makeup so do not get discouraged if these changes do not have as big an impact as you would want. ...Read more

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Is cholesterol of 402 possible?

Yes: Familial hyperlipoprotienemias unfortuately are capable of much higher cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 180 that good?

My cholesterol is 180 that good?

Likely: Your good cholesterol HDL should be >60 mg/dl and bad cholesterol triglycerides (TG) <100 mg/dl. Do not need to worry about total cholesterol of 180.

If HDL is low and TG is high, then take action and switch to a healthy diet to normalize them.

For more info, read this short article: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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What are good cholesterol levels?

What are good cholesterol levels?

LDl50TRI: Ldl less than 100
hdl more than 50
triglycerides less than 150. ...Read more

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What causes cholesterol to go up?

What causes cholesterol to go up?

Genes, aging & foods: Cholesterol goes up the older we get & from inherited genes from our parents. Cholesterol also goes up because of eating fatty & oily foods, certain dairy products, fats from meats, poultry & some seafood. The liver makes cholesterol out of above foods. Remember to look at the good cholesterol HDL (protects) and the bad cholesterol LDL (causes blockages). ...Read more

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What will lower your cholesterol?

What will lower your cholesterol?

Exercise: Weight loss, avoid saturated fats and trans fats, more fiber. Medication if your doctor recommends. ...Read more

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My cholesterol is 250 is that bad?

My cholesterol is 250 is that bad?

Maybe: The level of your cholesterol has to be taken in context with many other factors. What is your family history of male or female early coronary artery disease. Do you smoke, do you have diabetes or hypertension or other cardiovascular disease? What is the level of your LDL and HDL cholesterol? Do you drink too much? Are you overweight? There are many factor to take into consideration to say. ...Read more

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Can I cholesterol be very serious?

Can I cholesterol be very serious?

Yes: High cholesterol increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, among other things. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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How do you manage your cholesterol?

How do you manage your cholesterol?

Thyroid + gall bladd: Healthy gallbladder and liver uses cholesterol to make bile so normalizing then will normalize cholesterol. Cholesterol is formed in liver under influence of thyroid. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones in body if hormones are unbalanced (high estrogen states) stresses thyroid which slows down increasing cholesterol and if gallbladder does not work and thin bile liver backs so cholesterl high. ...Read more

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How can you raise good cholesterol?

Multiple factors cou: Don't smoke, lose weight (if overweight), healthier fat found in olive, peanut and canola oils — tend to improve hdl's anti-inflammatory abilities. Nuts, fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are other good choices for improving your LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio. Alcohol only in moderation. Meds if needed- niacin, statins, fibrates. Walnuts, oatmeal, oats. Omega-3 fatty. ...Read more

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What amount cholesterol is too much?

What amount cholesterol is too much?

Depends. . .: Current recommendation is to start taking a statin if your LDL (bad) cholesterol is greater than 190mg/dL even if you don't have heart disease. This isn't w/o controversy as guidelines were re-written last November. There are many other variables to consider. Check out http://clincalc. Com/Cardiology/ASCVD/PooledCohort. Aspx & http://cvdrisk. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/. Then discuss your results w/your familydoc ...Read more

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What can I do to low my cholesterol?

What can I do to low my cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and adequate amounts of protein. Exercise 150 minutes per week by running, walking quickly, cycling, swimming or aerobics. Stop smoking if you smoke. Achieve a healthy weight for your height. If these do not lower your cholesterol to acceptable ranges, consult your physician for the possibility of cholesterol lowering medications. ...Read more

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How can you reduce your cholesterol?

How can you reduce your cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: First thing to reduce Cholesterol is avoiding fried food and meals heavy in cholesterol but remember that your liver makes 2/3 of cholesterol. Exercise is very important as it increases the good and lowers bad cholesterol.
If after trying for a while you are not at goal, medications could be added, depending on personal circumstances and other risk factors. ...Read more

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How can you test cholesterol levels?

How can you test cholesterol levels?

Fasting lipids: You should fast for at least 8 hours and then have blood drawn for total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (good) cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol. The results need to be interpreted by a physician who also knows your detailed medical background in terms of whether you have hypertension, diabetes, heart/kidney disease, obesity, as well as smoking and family history. ...Read more

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2.76mmol/l cholesterol is it normal?

2.76mmol/l cholesterol is it normal?

Probably fine: Hi. Total cholesterol is not a very useful number; knowing HDL, LDL, and triglycerides (or true VLDL) is more meaningful. However, your total cholesterol is nice and low, so it's VERY unlikely you'd have a bad lipid/lipoprotein profile even if we did see your LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Good luck! ...Read more