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What Is An Exogenous Source Of Cholesterol
Thyroid + gall bladd: Healthy gallbladder and liver uses cholesterol to make bile so normalizing then will normalize cholesterol. Cholesterol is formed in liver under influence of thyroid. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones in body if hormones are unbalanced (high estrogen states) stresses thyroid which slows down increasing cholesterol and if gallbladder does not work and thin bile liver backs so cholesterl high. ...Read more
Diet and exercise:
First thing to reduce Cholesterol is avoiding fried food and meals heavy in cholesterol but remember that your liver makes 2/3 of cholesterol. Exercise is very important as it increases the good and lowers bad cholesterol.
If after trying for a while you are not at goal, medications could be added, depending on personal circumstances and other risk factors. ...Read more
Fasting lipids: You should fast for at least 8 hours and then have blood drawn for total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (good) cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol. The results need to be interpreted by a physician who also knows your detailed medical background in terms of whether you have hypertension, diabetes, heart/kidney disease, obesity, as well as smoking and family history. ...Read more
No: The body is regulated to a constant temperature. There's no meaningful way to alter that by more than a few degrees without killing yourself in the process. Now the cholesterol in some ice creams on the other hand... :). ...Read more
Elevated: A cholesterol of 6 in si units (as used in the uk) is mildly elevated (about 230 in mg/dl, as used in the usa). More importantly is the level of LDL and HDL cholesterol, presence or absence of diabetes, smoking status, blood pressure, level of physical fitness, and family history. ...Read more
A basic cholesterol test quantifies the total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and trigylcerides. The hdl-cholesterol is considered the "good" cholesterol. High levels of HDL over may be helpful in preventing the development of coronary (heart) artery disease.
Best of luck! ...Read more
Eat plenty of healthy fat such as butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, flesh foods, vegetables.
Avoid grains, lentils, potatoes, milk products.
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Many ways: You need to eat a healthy diet. More protein fruits and vegetables and less carbs fats and sugars. Then you need to exercise at least 1 hour every day. And finally if all this and still cholesterol is elevated you may be genetically prone to high cholesterol so medication is your next plan ...Read more
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
Depends on Particles: Both labs and risk factors are important in knowing cardiovascular (cvd) risk. More than cholesterol, cvd is related to the number of LDL (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. ...Read more
It depends:: If you at increased risk of coronary artery disease possibly every 5 years or less. If not at risk: perhaps every 10 years. *For risk factors see comments box below. Inflammation in the arteries is a key contributor to developing coronary heart disease. There is little evidence that treating elevated cholesterol with medication is beneficial if you have no history of heart disease. ...Read more
Yes but why 2 weeks?: Replacing saturated (animal) fat with unsaturated (vegetable) fat, plus a plant stanol margarine (like benechol), plus metamucil, plus soy products, plus a statin medication could lower cholesterol by 50-70% in 2 weeks. Important point is that the damage inflicted by cholesterol takes many years, so reducing it needs to be done over many years too. ...Read more