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Dr. Randee Lipman Dr. Lipman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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What type of doctor treats low cholesterol?

What type of doctor treats low cholesterol?

Cholesterol: A good start would be your family doctor. They can recommend treatment or refer you. Usually cardiologist treat cholesterol. There are endocrinologist that also treat it as well as preventive medicine specialist. Generally low cholesterol is not treated unless your HDL is low.

Dr. Alexandre Furman Dr. Furman
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
years in practice
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Hi doctors. I have high cholesterol. Is it safe to eat canned sardines? And is the cholesterol in canned sardines the good kind or the bad kind? Thank

Hi doctors. I have high cholesterol. Is it safe to eat canned sardines? And is the cholesterol in canned sardines the good kind or the bad kind? Thank

Sardines: Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids unsaturated fat eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). it can help increase HDL levels and decrease triglyceride levels 3-ounce serving of sardines provides. 45 grams of EPA and. 74 grams of DHA, ostensibly good quality canned sardines should have same nutritional characteristics

Dr. Allen Seely Dr. Seely
General Practice
27 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What type of doctor can order a LDL cholesterol?

What type of doctor can order a LDL cholesterol?

ANY DOC=LDL order: Any doctor can order an LDL cholesterol (as part of a lipid panel: ldl, hdl, total cholesterol, triglycerides) but usually your primary physician orders the lab and can counsel you on the results. If you are seeing a cardiologist for any reason they will follow your lipid panel closely. The cardiolgists in my town prefer that the primary care doctors order/manage the results. Ldl goals vary.

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I have type 2diabetes, I am 31 yrs old. My recent lab LDL was 135, HDL 75, Ttyglycerides 40, Total cholesterol of 216. I am planning pregnancy, my doctor said I cant be on any medication at present. I have tried to follow diet remedies, My doctor said, m

I have type 2diabetes, I am 31 yrs old. My recent lab LDL was 135, HDL 75, Ttyglycerides 40, Total cholesterol of 216. I am planning pregnancy, my doctor said I cant be on any medication at present. I have tried to follow diet remedies, My doctor said, m

Diet: Since your triglycerides are low, I'm assuming that your diabetes is well controlled by diet but I would like to know what your hgb A1c is. Your total cholesterol/hdl level is healthy but most recommend an ldl close to 70 which would require statin use. For pregnancy, I think you'll be fine on no concentrated sweets, low starch, low Sat'd fat diet and deal with statins in the future and hgbA 1c low.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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My doctor told me my cholesterol is 350, Is that a dangerous level?

My doctor told me my cholesterol is 350, Is that a dangerous level?

Cholesterol: It would be a good idea to talk with your doc about diet, exercise and other steps if needed to lower your lipids

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Doctors, can my cholesterol meds be causing me joont and back pain?

Doctors, can my cholesterol meds be causing me joont and back pain?

Generally No: Cholesterol medications can cause muscle pain, but generally not back and joint pain. I would suggest seeing a spine specialist to see what might be having in your back to cause this.

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik Dr. Kaushik
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College
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What do you suggest if my doctor told me my cholesterol is 350, is that dangerous?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me my cholesterol is 350, is that dangerous?

Maybe: Start consuming healthy food. Have your cholesterol repeated in 2-3 months. For more info, read this short article: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started/

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz Dr. Kohlitz
Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Hi I'm 45 years old man, my doctor said my cholesterol is168and she said its high. How do I read this?

Hi I'm 45 years old man, my doctor said my cholesterol is168and she said its high. How do I read this?

Hyperlipidemia: Well it depends what type of cholesterol he was referring to, although it most likely is your LDL. There are different types of cholesterol and different target levels for every patients. Most patients should have an LDL of less than 160 so you are close! Patients with heart problems and diabetes generally should aim for even lower levels such as 100.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Hello doctor, I would like to ask you doctor about lowering cholesterol naturally? Many thanks doctor

Hello doctor, I would like to ask you doctor about lowering cholesterol naturally? Many thanks doctor

Medical Science: This question asks for information that would fill a whole text book. It is, unfortunately, out of the scope of this simple app. It is a good question and one vital for everyone to know. I would advise you do some online reading on medical sites and if interested get a book from amazon or other dealer close to you.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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My cholesterol is 278 and im taking atorwin 10mg. Is it maintenance or should stop taking it because the doctor prescribed 20 tabs only?

My cholesterol is 278 and im taking atorwin 10mg. Is it maintenance or should stop taking it because the doctor prescribed 20 tabs only?

See doctor: Are you overweight? Did the doctor first advise you to change your diet and get more exercise? Do you have a strong family history of heart disease? The answers to these questions will determine if you need to stay on this drug long term or not. If your dr. Did not first advise lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol, then find one that believes in this approach.

Danielle Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Have doctors found that certain foods lower bad cholesterol?

Have doctors found that certain foods lower bad cholesterol?

Yes: Many foods, including oatmeal, oat bran, fish, nuts, olive oil, spinach and several others have been shown in research to help with lowering cholesterol.

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Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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How does current cholesterol numbers tell Doctors about plaques that are already formed? Do these numbers show future risk?

How does current cholesterol numbers tell Doctors about plaques that are already formed? Do these numbers show future risk?

Not that great.: They only tell risk of atherosclerosis. At most they are associated with about half the risk. The highest versus the lowest risk categories have quite a different level of risk (almost a 10 fold difference). That being said, it is tiny compared to the risk associated with actually knowing you HAVE atherosclerosis (risk is over 10% yearly if you've had a heart attack, under 1% if you have not at 50

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Doctor, what should I do to lower cholesterol on me?

Doctor, what should I do to lower cholesterol on me?

Need more info: How high is your cholesterol? What is the HDL and ldl? Have LDL subparticles been measured. Unless it is really high with a lot of small dense LDL you may not need to lower it. 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/.

Dr. Venkata Chilakapati Dr. Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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Hello doctors, what does high HDL cholesterol indicate?

High HDL: High HDL means low risk. >60 mg/dl is the best level.

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Does any doctor here know if glucomannan really works in reducing cholesterol?

Glucomannan: There is very little strong evidence for any of the claimed effects of this substance. At best some of its claimed effects are 'possible'

Dr. Nathan Ritter Dr. Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
20 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Went to doctor for tests and I had unusually low cholesterol levels. What does this mean?

Went to doctor for tests and I had unusually low cholesterol levels. What does this mean?

Not much: We use LDL and HDL chol #s to understand a person's risk for heart disease. If u have a very low LDL level (bad chol) and very low HDL (good chol) your risk for heart disease will be similar to people with normal levels of LDL and HDL. Chol is only 1 piece of the puzzle for predicting risk. Generally no danger from low chol levels. Check out my website CardioGauge. Com for heart health education.

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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa Dr. Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
14 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy, low-cholesterol or cholesterol free lunches?

Many: Here are some example of cholesterol rich foods: red meat, butter, eggs, cheese, shellfish, shrimps, caviar and fast food in general. Vegetables, beans, salads, chicken, and fish rich in omega three are better alternatives. A diet rich in fiber, oatmeal, healthy oils like extra virgin olive oil, nuts and soybeans can also help lower your cholesterol levels.