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What to do if I have a total cholesterol level of 216, is there a risk?

What to do if I have a total cholesterol level of 216, is there a risk?

Cholesterol: Risk has many components, the cholesterol is just one of them. That number could be associated with a variety of total risk levels depending on many factors. ...Read more

Dr. William Cromwell
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Total Cholesterol (Definition)

Total cholesterol=concentration of all cholesterol/volume blood plasma & carried within the lipoprotein particles; complex protein particles which carry all fat molecules in the water outside cells. The lipoprotein particles have long been classified by ↓ing size/↑ing density: ULDL, VLDL, IDL, LDL, HDL. These protein particles carry triglyceride, phospholipid, cholesterol & ...Read more


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Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Can I have a stroke or should I be worried of having chd at age 27 with atryglceride level of 209 and total cholesterol level of 267? I just found out

Need to know more: As triglyceride (tg) levels increase the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) is characteristically high. When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is elevated regardless of of ldl-c levels. To better assess your lipoprotein status i recommend checking lipoprotein particle numbers (ldl-p and hdl-p). ...Read more

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Is 187 good for total cholesterol or should I try to lower that?

Is 187 good for  total cholesterol or should I try to lower that?

Okay but it needs to: Be looked at in the context of other lipid results. Cholesterol of 187 is normal. What are your hdl, LDL and triglyceride levels? ...Read more

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My total cholesterol levels is high how to reduce it through diet?

My total cholesterol levels is high how to reduce it through diet?

Good start: Low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet. Read up. Don't expect any miracles. It may or may not help. You'll be doing yourself an even bigger favor if you get back into an exercise-focused lifestyle like you enjoyed so much as a teen. Cholesterol is largely genetic and if you need medication, don't hesitate. Get a few opinions, including from an evidence-based holist if one's available. ...Read more

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Can you give me a list of foods to eat that will raise HDL levels without raising total cholesterol?

Exercise: Exercise raises hdl. Reducing saturated fats may help, but no foods increase HDL per se, except alcohol and i would not recommend that. Consult your doctor to see if you need medication that may raise hdl, e.G, niacin. ...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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How aggressively should a high total cholesterol(say 250 and up, be treated iin 85 yr. Old woman, otherwise in good health?

How aggressively should a high total cholesterol(say 250 and up, be treated iin 85 yr. Old woman, otherwise in good health?

Good question: Treating cholesterol aggressively makes the most sense for people with high cardiovascular risk. The question i would ask is: how much would this woman benefit at this point in her life if she has no signs of cardiovascular disease? Statin therapy can be expensive and cause uncomfortable side effects and rarely serious reactions. A healthy diet and aerobic exercise have no down side at any age. ...Read more

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My triglyceride level is 467 while total cholesterol is 112. Have BP 160/120. No problem in workouts. How could i lower the level naturally.

Diet , weight loss: with this level you probably need medication , but try 1- daily exercise 2- olive oil 3- fish oil 4-weighty loss 5-control you blood pressure 6-watch diet and restrict fatty food recheck in in a month the problem with TG once it is more than 500 it can cause pancreatitis, and that can be dangerous ...Read more

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