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What can I do if my cholesterol score is lower than the ideal range. What can too low cholesterol cause?

What can I do if my cholesterol score is lower than the ideal range. What can too low cholesterol cause?

Depression, stroke &: Quoting dr. Ronald hoffman"very low cholesterol is associated with dementia, depression, moodiness, aggressive behavior, violence & decreased learning ability and intelligence.It's also a risk factor for...Increased mortality from cancer, infections and suicide." men with chol. Below 150 have 4x the risk of cerebral hemorrhage than men with levels >190. See http://www.Ctds.Info/low_cholesterol.Html. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how high and low cholesterol level differ?

Can you please tell me how high and low cholesterol level differ?

Cholesterol: I presume you are referring to high density lipoprotein cholesterol or hdl, which is the molecule that MAP bed cholesterol away from the arteries back to the liver thus called "good" cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein orldl is the "bad" cholesterol that can inflow into the lining of the artery to form atherosclerotic plaque. ...Read more

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Went to doctor for tests and i had unusually low cholesterol levels. What does this mean?

Went to doctor for tests and i had unusually low cholesterol levels. What does this mean?

Not much: We use LDL and HDL chol #s to understand a person's risk for heart disease. If u have a very low LDL level (bad chol) and very low HDL (good chol) your risk for heart disease will be similar to people with normal levels of LDL and HDL. Chol is only 1 piece of the puzzle for predicting risk. Generally no danger from low chol levels. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education. ...Read more

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For about 1- 1/2 week my breasts tissue turned soft and also decreased in size. I previously had low cholesterol and lipid levels. What may it be?

For about 1- 1/2 week my breasts tissue turned soft and also decreased in size. I previously had low cholesterol and lipid levels. What may it be?

Weight loss?: Your breasts are largely composed of fat and so will shrink when you lose weight. They also are normally fuller during the luteal phase ( the 2 weeks before your period starts) in response to progesterone. Caffeine can exaggerate this effect. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How to remove low cholesterol?

LDL: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. Exercise. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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High and low cholesterol numbers?

High and low cholesterol numbers?

See below:: Total cholesterol: <200, LDL <130, better if <100. Should be <70 if at high risk, HDL - for men should be >40, for women >50, triglycerides <150. For details see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis. ...Read more

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