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Why Would Cholesterol Go Up Suddenly
Genes, aging & foods: Cholesterol goes up the older we get & from inherited genes from our parents. Cholesterol also goes up because of eating fatty & oily foods, certain dairy products, fats from meats, poultry & some seafood. The liver makes cholesterol out of above foods. Remember to look at the good cholesterol HDL (protects) and the bad cholesterol LDL (causes blockages). ...Read more
I've been here so many bad things about cholesterol going on now why ain't they doing anything about it?
Yes they are: Well they are doing something about it, including the patient education, cholesterol lowering drugs, and other means of control. ...Read more
My ttsh levels have been high for almost one year. Cholesterol levels keep going up as well could they be connected?
Cholesterol: A single high fat meal can cause transient increases in blood cholesterol levels. ...Read more
There are: Universally accepted ranged for cholesterol.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a way to find out why did my cholesterol level go down even though I did not exercise or diet?
Cholesterol: Cholesterol level is not a constant. It varies with body physiologic state. ...Read more
If you eat two or three slices of cheese for a week. Will your cholesterol go up right away or in a week?
Not immediately: Your triglycerides might go up immediately with heavy cheese intake, but the LDL cholesterol (this is the cholesterol most affected by saturated fat intake) would go up more slowly. You would need to eat more cheese than just two slices a day for a week to see a difference there. ...Read more
I rarely go over 300 mg of cholesterol but today ihad a big lunch. Went way over. Will this ruin everything I've been doing missed my workout too?
Misinformed?: Eating cholesterol does not raise your body's cholesterol. This was a myth we all grew up with but has repeatedly been debunked. Cholesterol becomes fats and proteins in the stomach. Your genetics and the liver direct his much cholesterol you make. The food that influences this for the worst are sugars and excess carbohydrates. ...Read more
Holesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your liver and other cells in your body make about 75 percent of blood cholesterol. The other 25 percent comes from the foods you eat. Cholesterol is only found in animal products.
A cholesterol screening measures your level of HDL and ldl. Hdl is the "good" cholesterol which helps keep the LDL (bad) cholesterol from getting lodged into your artery walls. A healthy level of HDL may also protect against heart attack and stroke, while low levels of HDL (less than 40 mg/dl for men and less than 50 mg/dl for women) have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease.
If you need to increase your HDL to your reach your goals, studies show that regular physical activity can help your body produce more hdls. Reducing trans fats and eating a balanced, nutritious diet is another way to increase hdl. If these measures are not enough to increase your HDL to goal, your healthcare practitioner may prescribe a medication specifically to increase your hdls.
Ldl cholesterol is the "bad" cholesterol. When too much of it circulates in the blood, it can clog arteries, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Ldl cholesterol is produced naturally by the body, but many people inherit genes from their mother, father or even grandparents that cause them to make too much. Eating saturated fat, trans fats and dietary cholesterol also increases how much you have. If high blood cholesterol runs in your family, lifestyle modifications may not be enough to help lower your LDL blood cholesterol. Everyone is different, so work with your doctor to find a treatment plan that's best for you.
Most importantly, having a good doest and exercise will lead to having higher hdl's. ...Read more
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ≤700 nmol/l, HDL ≥45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your age, other risk factors, and severity of cholesterol elevation. The first step is healthy life style: fruits and vegetables and daily exercise avoiding animal fats in particular and large amount of any fat in general. Get to and maintain ideal body weight if possible. If that fails and your risks are high, medication may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is borderline high but whether it is of concern depends on the types of cholesterol (hdl, LDL & LDL particle subtypes) and other risk factors. The main cause of cardiovascular disease is not cholesterol but inflammation. See http://www. Sott. Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease
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Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about reducing your cholesterol:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more
Depends: Overall the number is borderline high but may not necessarily need to be treated. It depends on the breakdown, i.e. Ldl, HDL and non-hdl levels. It also depends on your risk factors, e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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