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What Kind Of Doctor Treats 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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with high cholesterol. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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/. ...Read more
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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' ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my cholesterol is pretty high. my doc prescribed fenofibrate, but what is a good diet to follow?
23 f and doctor said my good cholesterol was low? How can I raise it and she said it was a predisposition? Bad cholesterol was good.
HDL The Good: Hdl can be raised naturally with two changes in lifestyle. One is a regular moderate (hr of 120 to 130 bpm) exercise program lasting at least 30 minute five times/week. And, changing the ratios of calories in your diet: high protein and low carb. Total protein calories should make up 60% of the total calories you consume. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello Doctor, I'm Aman Raj from India. I'm a studen of MBA.I'm suffering from cholesterol problem. Please guide me. Thanks a lot in advance. (:?
Unclear question: What is the cholesterol problem? A general approach to good health is : Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On pravastin for 230 cholesterol, now my triglycerites are 350, doc prescribed new med for those. Doesnt pravastin help triglycerites too? Now on 2
I weigh 118 pds and cholesterol is 155. I notice on my online med profile that my doc indicates 'Hyperlipidemia' under 'issues.' What does this mean?
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