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Why Do We Need Cholesterol
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Controversial: Many docs feel anyone with high cholesterol should take steps to lower it, though many advise trying diet, lifestyle changes & supplements first. However, cholesterol is not the main cause of heart disease-inflammation is! half of those who die from heart disease have "normal" chol. While many with high chol. Never get heart disease. Some subtypes of chol. Are much worse than others. See comment:. ...Read more
How are you feeling?: Cholesterol is produced in your body and can be consumed in your diet, however medication is predominantly to combat overproduction in your body. Many people continue to have elevation of cholesterol despite rigorous changes in their diets. For this reason, I would urge you to discuss with your doctor any concerns you have about this medication and learn what level of lipid disorder you have. ...Read more
Cholesterol guidelin: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/atglance.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
What to do if i need to get my cholesterol checked - i know i need to fast but does that include no fluids?
Cholesterol : You can have water but not other fluids. ...Read more
Blood test: By doing a blood test to check for cholesterol level, if you have a high cholestrol you should start finding ways to lower it either by life style modification alone or combined with meds and this decision will be made when you discuss the test results with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get all cholesterol from food so as liver do not need to produce the balance 75% ?
Only your doctor: Can answer your question. It depends on your risk factors for heart disease. There are other ways to reduce your risk, too, like low-saturated-fat diet, exercise, quitting smoking if you smoke, and losing weight if you're overweight. If your LDL is high your doctor may recommend medication as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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