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What Is A Good Cholesterol Level For Women
Range 30-150: Actual normal iron level is between 30-150, or 50-170, depending on the lab, for an average healthy woman. Men tend to have higher average because they don't incur the monthly menstrual loss (i know it is not fair :-)). This is typically not measured unless you are anemic. Usually hemoglobin is measured and normal is 12.1-15.1 for females, tad-bit higher for the guys. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiber diet: Fiber in your diet makes more stool, the stool is made with color from bile which contains cholesterol from the liver. When the bile is excreted to digest your food, fiber, and fat, it moves along with the stool and is excreted in larger content in a big bulky high fiber stool. And thus- lowering your blood cholesterol levels. ...Read more
What really matters: What you really want to ask is: how well does my body while pregnant break down carbohydrates (sugar)? This is routinely tested during 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy, when women drink a defined amount of glucose (e.g., 50 grams) and then have their glucose level taken an hour later. If at that time glucose levels exceed 140 mg/dl (140 mg%), more testing is needed; below that you are in good shape. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cholesterol is a little high and I read that taking Cholesterol is good.. Is this supplement good for you? And is it all natural?
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is having a daily multivitamin necessary for a 42 year old male with normal health but borderline high cholesterol or is there a specific supplement?
Protein supplements: Either whey or soy with the isoflavones removed. ...Read more
It depends: As with any medication (surgery, too), choosing the best option depends upon cost (can you afford it), route of administration (are you willing to give yourself a shot, get an iv, apply cream daily, undergo surgery, etc), risk tolerance (are the potential side effects worth the desired outcome). For women, the only testosterone products are oral (which i don't recommend). Don't use products 4 men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: The majority of americans are deficient in magnesium. Low magnesium can cause or aggravate muscle spasms, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual cramps, migraine headaches, pms, high blood pressure, fatigue, palpitations, constipation, asthma, osteoporosis etc. The best magnesium supplements are magnesium taurate, glycinate, citrate and aspartate. See http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more
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