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What does HDL do to ldl?

What does HDL do to ldl?

Pacman: Did you ever play pacman? Hdl is the LDL eating pacman. It helps decrease the total circulating LDL molecules and deliver them to the liver for storage and or disposal. You can not form plaques without inflammation of blood vessel walls and ldl(among other things). So the lower the circulating LDL levels are, the longer it takes to develop blocked arteries. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Hdl (Definition)

HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

What does it mean to have high HDL cholesterol?

Good: Hdl is the good cholesterol and having a high level of it will stand against the effects of the bad cholesterol called ldl, so having a high HDL can help in eleminating risk factors for having a stroke or a heart attack in the near future. ...Read more

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What does cholesterol do to your body?

What does cholesterol do to your body?

Depends: Cholesterol is a normal part of cell walls and is chemically related to normal hormones and other parts of the body. Too much cholesterol in the blood can build up in blood vessel walls, causing narrowing and reduced blood flow. ...Read more

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What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

What does your LDL (bad cholesterol) number mean?

Blood LDL Level: LDL is "low density lipoprotein", a particle that carries cholesterol in the blood. Increased LDL is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and premature death. Lowering LDL can reduce this risk. LDL levels are estimated by cholesterol (LDL-C). Because the cholesterol carried in LDL particles is highly variable many doctors prefer to use LDL particle number (LDL-P) to manage LDL related risk ...Read more

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My LDL cholesterol is 151 mg/dl does it poses any risk . What can I do to rdduce my cholesterol levels?

My LDL cholesterol is 151 mg/dl does it poses any risk . What can I do to rdduce my cholesterol levels?

Eventually: With no risk factors we recommend under 130 although less than 160 has been acceptable. The problem is when you develop risk such as hypertension, the effect of deposition of cholesterol is already there. So better to reduce it to less than 100 by diet, less fatty and fried food or look for mediterranean diet and variation of it. Exercise with rapid or power walking or swimming is good. ...Read more

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What do HDL and LDL stand for?

What do HDL and LDL stand for?

Cholesterol types: High density lipoprotein ( hdl) is also refered to as " good cholesterol" represents the cholesterol being carried away from the cells ( in the garbege trucks) , therefore the higher the better. Low density lipoprotein (ldl) or "bad cholsterol" is in the delivery trucks, therefore the less the better. ...Read more

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How do I lower LDL cholesterol?

How do I lower  LDL cholesterol?

Lower LDL: Ldl, your bad cholesterol is affected by genetics and diet. You can improve your diet by becoming more plant based since animal fat can increase LDL as well as sugar!. So try to get 5-7 veggies/fruits per day, eat lean protein only with no skin (grilled, baked or broiled), decrease dairy since that is also animal fat, and stop all processed and refined sugar. It can increase your LDL by 25%. ...Read more

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How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

How can you  lower bad LDL cholesterol?

Always diet and: Exercise is best answer, then statins. Statins have certain toxicities and unpleasantness and dosage can be reduced somewhat with the triglyceride lowering drug vascepa which also lowers LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high total cholesterol and ldl?

What to do if I have high total cholesterol and ldl?

Lifestyle: Late last fall, American Heart Association & American College of Cardiology published 4 guidelines on treating & preventing heart disease. The one involving cholesterol got biggest press & continues to stir controversy. However, goal isn't so much to lower cholesterol as it is to treat & prevent heart disease. So focus on therapeutic lifestyle modifications eg regular exercise & good nutrition. ...Read more

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Total cholesterol is 211. Good cholesterol 85. Bad cholesterol 111. What can I do to get my bad cholesterol down?

Total cholesterol  is 211.  Good cholesterol 85. Bad cholesterol  111.   What can I do to get my bad cholesterol  down?

Might do you harm!: With a HDL of 85 i see no benefit to lowering your ldl. Low cholesterol can be as hazardous as high cholesterol. The role of cholesterol in heart disease is overestimated. See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease & http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/. ...Read more

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Can you please define lipoprotein and how does it relate to cholesterol?

Can you please define lipoprotein and how does it relate to cholesterol?

Insoluble molecules: Fats (cholesterol is a fat) are insoluble in blood. Think of trying to stir and mix oil and water. But since we need to transport fats in our blood, our bodies "hide" the fats (lipids) inside water soluble proteins. These transport molecules are called "lipoproteins". ...Read more

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What does niacin do to your body?

What does niacin do to your body?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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How can you raise HDL cholesterol?

How can you raise HDL cholesterol?

Lifestyle and meds: You can raise HDL cholesterol naturally with exercise, weight loss, and dietary changes such as eating less saturated fat. Consuming healthy fats such as those in nuts and fish may help. Otc supplements such as omega 3 and Niacin have been shown to increase hdl. Medications such as fibrates and statins have also been shown to increase HDL to varying degrees. ...Read more

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Do you add HDL and LDL to get total ratio?

Cholesterol: There are different ratios- if you are asking about total cholesterol- that is HDL + LDL + 1/5 of your triglycerides. ...Read more

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How do you naturally increase the HDL or good cholesterol?

How do you naturally increase the HDL or good cholesterol?

Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine. ...Read more

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Hdl and Ldl normal total cholesterol normal but triglycerides 258 I'm 23 what can I do to get them down?

Hdl and Ldl normal total cholesterol normal but triglycerides 258 I'm 23 what can I do to get them down?

Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine why the triglyceride (TG) is elevated at age 23. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect TG levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read more

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What to do for high level cholesterol?

What to do for high level cholesterol?

Diet and Statin: Things you can do include a weight reducing diet (if obese), avoiding animal fats, try take control or benechol margarines, and use metamucil. Most people will also need a statin drug like simvastatin, Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Crestor to get their LDL (bad) cholesterol to goal. These reduce cholesterol by 40-60% and are proven to reduce heart attacks and strokes by up to 50%, and save lives. ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more