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What Exactly to Do Concerning Statins and Decreasing cholesterol levels

A: Lovastatin adverse reactions along with the adverse reactions of other statin medications are becoming one of the main issues pertaining to prescription cholesterol medications. Statin drugs are prescription medication that are designed to lower cholesterol, a kind of fatty protein that is made by the liver and it is located in the bloodstream. However, because of the dangerous and potentially life-threatening side-effects of these medications, numerous people have grown to be suspicious and have started to stay away from them. These negative effects can be so unsafe that a great many health conscious folks are in search of natural alternatives to lower their own cholesterol without dangerous adverse reactions...


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How to Calculate Total cholesterol Level

A: cholesterol assists the body in repairing cell membranes and building vitamin D. However, high cholesterol has been associated with heart attack and stroke, according to David W. Brooks from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. According to Harvard Health Publications, your total cholesterol levels should stay below 200. Your total cholesterol can be found if you know your high-density lipoprotein level (HDL), low-density lipoprotein level (LDL) and your triglyceride levels....


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Hello there. Is cooking oil derived from coconut give rise to high cholesterol level?

A: This doesn''t answer your question on cholesterol, but I found this at About.com (at the link below): Q. Which oil''s are the best ones to use for cooking? I understand that cooking with oil is not the most healthy alternative, however, sometimes it''s necessary so I need to know which oils are the best ones to use (other then Olive Oil)? Kay A. As you mentioned, olive oil is good for cooking at medium heat, as is sesame oil. Grapeseed oil and walnut oil are good at lower temperatures. For very high heat, butter and coconut oils are better choices because they can withstand the heat. Rice bran oil is another healthy oil that you can use for sauteing. You should be using olive oil. yes, there is scientific research that coconuts contain high amounts of

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Reduce cholesterol level

A: well..exercise is one nice way to reduce cholesterol level in your body. Besides that, a new way - http://www.drugdelivery.ca/forum/ShowPost-9972.aspxhas been found to do the same. A significant study has recently found that Vitamin E compounds can also help immensely in reducing the cholesterol level. Vitamin E in rice bran oil possess greater antioxidant properties than other Vitamin E compounds and hence can decrease the bad cholesterol in human beings. Green Tea, soy products, benecol/take control spreads, minute maid heartwise o.j. garlic, fish oil supplements all help to lower cholesterol. However, the best thing i''ve taken to lower my cholester from 337 to 243 was artichoke...
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Can accutane raise cholesterol levels?

A: Yes, Accutane can cause elevated cholesterol levels (please view under metabolic). http://www.drugs.com/sfx/accutane-side-effects.html Yes accutane raises your cholesterol levels. My derm told me that generally people who are prone to high cholesterol ( runs in your family) are more likely to see a jump in levels. I''m also on accutane and my triglycerides are crazy high, but they do go back down once you stop the medication...


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Should Be Be Concerned About Having A cholesterol Level Over 210 If I Am Over 33 Years Old?

A: There are many factors in determining the cholesterol level of an individual. Check with same sex parent and see if high cholesterol is part of the family make up. The ideal numbers are less than 200 for adults 20 year old and older. What is even more important is the ratio between LDL and HDL. It is desirable for LDL to be less than 130 and HDL equal to or higher than 60. Yes, the normal is around 180. If you are on 33 you have a chance of this rising. Check family history and do something now about this. Yes, the recommended level is 200 or below. Mine was 227 and my doctor was concerned that something could break loose and cause a blockage in the arteries. Yes, of course. The ideal upper limit of total

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Should Be Be Concerned About Having A cholesterol Level Over 210 If I Am Over 33 Years Old?

A: There are many factors in determining the cholesterol level of an individual. Check with same sex parent and see if high cholesterol is part of the family make up. The ideal numbers are less than 200 for adults 20 year old and older. What is even more important is the ratio between LDL and HDL. It is desirable for LDL to be less than 130 and HDL equal to or higher than 60. Yes, the normal is around 180. If you are on 33 you have a chance of this rising. Check family history and do something now about this. Yes, the recommended level is 200 or below. Mine was 227 and my doctor was concerned that something could break loose and cause a blockage in the arteries. Yes, of course. The ideal upper limit of total

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What should the average cholesterol level be for a 19 year old female?

A: It is currently recommended that your total cholesterol level be less than 200mg/dl. Some new guidelines consider cholesterol levels of no more than 180 to be optimal....
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How can I get my cholesterol level checked?

A: Your health care provider can check your cholesterol level by taking a sample of blood. The blood sample will be sent to a lab for testing. The test will show your total cholesterol level....


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I take statins for my cholesterol levels. Why do they make my legs cramp?

A: Statins are a class of medications used to lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. Statins are generally well tolerated; common side effects include headache, muscle aches, tenderness or weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and/or pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and rash. Statin-associated myopathy (muscle disease) is a rare but serious side effect. The most serious form of myopathy is called rhabdomyolysis. It occurs when a protein (myoglobin) is released as muscle fibers break down. Myoglobin can damage the kidneys. Damage to the kidneys from rhabdomyolysis can be so severe that patients may develop kidney failure, which can be fatal. Known risk factors for developing rhabdomyolysis include age (age 65...


 
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