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Doctor insights on: What Is A Normal Reading Of Cholesterol For A 45 Year Old

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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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My girlfriend is 40 years old and has a cholesterol reading of 240. How can she lower her cholesterol without drugs? Many thanks.

My girlfriend is 40 years old and has a cholesterol reading of 240. How can she lower her cholesterol without drugs? Many thanks.

Need more info: What is her hdl, and triglycerides? Does she smoke? Is she diabetic? One way to reduce cholesterol is to reduce intake of saturated fats, lose weight, and increase physical activity. For more information see the site below. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

No: That is an elevated level. This is often due to genetics. Diet and exercise may help and it should be checked again in the near future. ...Read more

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How long take go from high cholesterol of 8.2 level to normal level? I am 32 year old women ..I stop smoking and replaced for e-cig ..can I die?

How long take go from high cholesterol of 8.2 level to normal level? I am  32 year old women ..I stop smoking and replaced for e-cig ..can I die?

Vegetables: Cholesterol numbers are usually less than 140 being very good, so it is extremely unlikely your cholesterol is "8.2." That being said, cholesterol in the diet is only found in animal products (meat, eggs, dairy). So if you eliminate animal products from your diet (vegan diet), the effect on cholesterol can be quite dramatic, often without the need for medications. ...Read more

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Ldl: 103, hdl: 55. 28 year old female, with normal blood pressure. Total cholesterol: 172. Normal values?

Ldl: 103, hdl: 55. 28 year old female, with normal blood pressure. Total cholesterol: 172. Normal values?

Yes: Good numbers for a pre-menopausal lady. Continue a heart healthy lifestyle in order to stave off development of heart disease.....a Mediteranean diet and exercise for 30-40 mins daily or atleast 4X/week. ...Read more

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Im a f/m 30 year old non smoker of 3 yrs. normal ecgs, blood work & good cholesterol. what are my exact chances od suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Im a f/m 30 year old non smoker of 3 yrs. normal ecgs, blood work & good cholesterol. what are my exact chances od suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

No one can tell: but you have much less chances than others who have risk factors like obesity, smoking, heart disease, uncontrolled diabetes, etc... There are several factors in the equation, your only bailout is to lead a healthy life style. As for life expectancy, there are websites with calculators the give you an estimate, but no guarantee, best wishes ...Read more