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What does someone's cholesterol level mean?

What does someone's cholesterol level mean?

Risk factor: Elevated cholesterol is one of several modifiable risk factors for arteriosclerosis (others: smoking, blood pressure, activity). Some levels of cholesterol are associated with low risk, others, high - thus it's measured with a simple blood test. ...Read more

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What exactly does your cholesterol level mean?

What exactly does your cholesterol level mean?

Cholesterol level: Your total cholesterol measures the amount of cholesterol or fat in your blood. This gives your doctors an idea of your risk for heart attacks, or stroke or vascular disease. Usually the total cholesterol is broken down into different types of fat--triglycerides, high density lipoproteins and low density lipoproteins. The amount of these provides even more information about your risk. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my good cholesterol level to come up?

Can you suggest a means to get my good cholesterol level to come up?

2 options: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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What does a tsh level of 11.760 and a cholesterol level of 210 mean in ateenager?

What does a tsh level of 11.760 and a cholesterol level of 210 mean in ateenager?

Too high: It could mean hyperthyroidism and the cholesterol could be elevated due to that. The teenager needs a full evaluation by the pediatrician because depending on the family history and clinical findings this is serious and needs to be treated ...Read more

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I have been taking care of cholesterol level with use of diet. It has to move along with a lets say 6.9 cholesterol level?

I have been taking care of cholesterol level with use of diet. It has to move along with a lets say 6.9 cholesterol level?

Don't understand: im sorry, I've looked at this question several times but have never figured out what you are asking. Would you please restate in another way? Thanks ...Read more

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I'm 92 kg , 6'2" tall have cholesterol level of 300+. What exercises would be good?

I'm 92 kg , 6'2" tall have cholesterol level of 300+. What exercises would be good?

Low impact : Start with low impact exercise such as swimming, biking, elliptical use. Walking is ok. Add weight lifting/resistance using proper body mechanics. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol level 6.8 alarming?

Total cholesterol level 6.8 alarming?

6.8 mmol/L ??: Total Cholesterol : <5.2 mmol/l) = ok. 5.2-6.2 mmol/l - borderline high. > 6.3 mmol/l) = not good. The following is a great reference / article from Mayo Clinic to help you better understand your level. REF: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cholesterol-test/details/results/rsc-20169555 ...Read more

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What is my cholesterol level?

What is my cholesterol level?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a sterol that is contained in human cell membranes. If cholesterol levels in the blood are too high it can cause risk for strokes, heart attack or peripheral vascular disease. Your cholesterol level can be determined with a simple blood test. ...Read more

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What is a normal cholesterol level?

What is a normal cholesterol level?

See below: Target cholesterol levels
Triglycerides (bad cholesterol): less than 100 mg/dl
HDL (good cholesterol): more than 60 mg/dl

For ways to reduce cholesterol, read: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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What is a normal cholesterol level ?

Under 200: a normal cholesterol level for your age is under 200mg/dl. 200-239 is borderline and 240 or higher is considered high ...Read more

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What is a normal cholesterol level ?

What is a normal cholesterol level ?

Nee to look at more: Than just cholesterol.
See this site for more info.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/labtests/lipid.aspx. ...Read more

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How do I control my cholesterol level?

How do I control my cholesterol level?

Low fat diet: Low fat , low cholesterol diet and regular exercise. ...Read more

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My cholesterol level is 5.3 is it ok?

My cholesterol level is 5.3  is it ok?

Likely ok: Your cholesterol level is just above the normal limit. You need to test all of your lipids, including HDL and triglycerides for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the recommended cholesterol level?

What's the recommended cholesterol level?

Depends: Total cholesterol is recommended to be less than 200. The more important bad cholesterol, ldl, recommended level is based on your personal risk factors. ...Read more

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Can butter incease the cholesterol level?

Can butter incease the cholesterol level?

Not triglycerides: Grass fed butter will not increase your bad cholesterol (triglycerides).

For more on fats, read: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/27/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ ...Read more

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How can you reduce the cholesterol level?

How can you reduce the cholesterol level?

Physical activity: Remain physically active. 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. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe cholesterol level?

Anyone know what is a safe cholesterol level?

See below: Target cholesterol levels
Triglycerides (bad cholesterol): less than 100 mg/dl
HDL (good cholesterol): more than 60 mg/dl

For ways to reduce cholesterol, read: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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Best food for decrease the cholesterol level?

Fiber: One of the best dietary means of decreasing cholesterol is to increase the use of fiber in the diet. 25-35 grams of fiber should be taken in. ...Read more

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Is a cholesterol level of 236 considered high?

Yes: You may or not need meds to lower the cholesterol. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a 130 cholesterol level?

Probably OK: Hi. The total cholesterol number is of VERY limited utility. Better to know your whole profile (includes triglycerides, HDL, and LDL). However, with a total cholesterol of 130, it would be unlikely for you to have a bad profile. ...Read more

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Do dates n garlic helps in lowering the cholesterol level?

Do dates n garlic helps in lowering the cholesterol level?

Probably not: Some small studies have failed to demonstrate a reliable cholesterol lowering effect w supplement garlic (marketed to achieve this). Remember supplements are licensed by the fda as "food". They have to demonstrate as safe to ingest, but they are not held up to the pharmaceutical standard of proving that by work. Anecdotal testimonials are used to promote, but they are at least safe to try. ...Read more

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My cholesterol level is 206. What diet do I take to keep it low.?

My cholesterol level is 206. What diet do I take to keep it low.?

More veg/fish, less.: If u r young and in general good health, 206 is very mildly elavated and if you have high level of HDL (good cholesterol) say above 60...I would not worry much about it (less than 200 = good). Balanced diet with more fish/veggies, less animal fats/cholesterol, and more aerobic exercise will do the job!
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure..Stay well and healthy..
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Have you successfully lowered their cholesterol level through diet?

Have you successfully lowered their cholesterol level through diet?

Absolutely.: A low fat diet, rich in fruits and vegetables can be effective. The american heart association website can be helpful. ...Read more

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What happens if somebody has a cholesterol level of 8.2, is this bad?

What happens if somebody has a cholesterol level of 8.2, is this bad?

8.2=316: 8.2 mmol/l = 316 mg/dl. This is high. However, we don't know if it's bad without breaking it down to the "good" (HDL) and "bad (LDL) fractions. For instance, if you have an HDL of 100 (2.59), it may not be bad. Moreover, cholesterol is only one risk factor. To understand your risk in context, one must review the big picture: smoking status, diabetes?,HTN?, Family history? ...Read more

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Can you please tell me foods to avoid to bring your cholesterol level down?

Can you please tell me foods to avoid to bring your cholesterol level down?

Many: Here are some example of cholesterol rich foods: red meat, butter, eggs, cheese, shellfish, shrimps, caviar and fast food in general. Vegetables, beans, salads, chicken, and fish rich in omega three are better alternatives. A diet rich in fiber , oatmeal, healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil, nuts and soybeans can also help lower your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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I'm 44 years old and my cholesterol level is the 178. Is this a good reading?

Depends on types: As a total that sounds fine, but we really need to know the HDL,LDL and trglycerides to be sure. If your HDL > 45, LDL ...Read more

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What should the average cholesterol level be for a person to be considered healthy?

Cholesterol Varies: You are asking a very broad question that misses the point. The risks come from a combination of things. The total cholesterol count is nearly irrelevant in the bigger picture. But, the general well known cutoff for normal for this one part of the cholesterol panel is 200 mg/dl or lower. ...Read more