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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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/ ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more