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Need help to lower very high 'bad' cholesterol levels. Any ideas please?

A: Check out the American Heart Association''s low fat, low cholesterol diet. See if there are any other changes you can make. You are exercising regularly, that is great, and should help. If your HDL(good cholesterol) is too low, that can make it harder to bring your bad cholesterol number down. If you''re diabetic, this adds to your problem. It might be worth seeing an endocrinologist about. Finally, if you''re doing everything right, and nothing is making much of a difference, it might be time to start a medication to help. Good luck! Try changing your diet. Dairy products don''t help. Try soya milk. and products. cayenne pepper is good. You can get it in tablet form from a health food store or you can take the...


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cholesterol level?high-control?

A: Decrease your intake of fat from animal origin i.e. meat, eggs, dairy produce. increase consumption of beans, soya based protein. Get plenty of cardiovascular exercise Saturated fat is the main dietary cause of high blood cholesterol. Saturated fat is found mostly in foods from animals such as beef, beef fat, veal, lamb, pork, lard, poultry fat, butter, cream, milk, cheeses and other dairy products. Foods from plants that contain saturated fat include coconut, coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil (often called tropical oils), and Cocoa butter. High cholesterol causes high blood pressure. The best thing for high cholesterol is Losing weight. A plant-based diet in conjunction with a properly conducted fast, most...


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Why does a LDL of 111 and HDL of 53 give me a cholesterol level of 208. Doesn't add up.?

A: good ? Did you get your results in the mail? Mybe it is a misprint. I would ask your doctor. If your cholesterol is 208 that is better than mine ,mine was 240 when my was tested. Oh, also, you need to add in your triglyceride level too 111+ 53+ ?= LDL + HDL+TRIG= TOTAL Like the above said just add LDL to HDL to one fifth the triglycerides to get total cholesterol. But Dr Barry Sears found that there is harmful and harmlesss LDL. So to take the harmless out of the formula you divide HDL by triglycerides. This is better indicater of chances of heart attacks and strokes. If it is around 4 you are doing great. If it is around 1 that is not good. Site below has the best diet for cardiovascular health. Also tells how...


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How to interpret cholesterol level

A: Hi Roneby,   I''m a little confused. The way you wrote your levels (147/87) makes me think this is a blood pressure reading, not cholesterol levels.   Here is an article that will help you understand your lab results:   Making Sense of cholesterol Ratios, Lipid Profiles and Your Heart Disease Risk Scores   If this is a blood pressure reading, here are the four blood pressure categories definedy by The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories. Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher If in this range you have hypertension (high blood...


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Is there any study that correlates cholesterol levels among races?

A: Hi Van (Austin),   No, recommended cholesterol levels do not vary by race.   All the best, Lisa Nelson RD How to Lower cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps...


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My cholesterol level of 218, how can I best lower it without medicine?

A: try avoiding red meat eat fatty fish like salmon and eat oatmeal for breakfast and go easy on eggs. And before you eat chicken take the skin off of it and use extra virgin olive oil to cook with and light margarine and salads w/tomatos and roimane lettuce which is better for you than iceberg lettuce. And use fat free salad dressing. A change in eating habits, weight loss, and exercise can all contribute to lowering you cholesterol. Eating oatmeal, walnuts, almonds, fish high in omega 3, and reducing your fats are a good way to start. Increase your daily exercise if possible. From a mayo website... "Five to 10 grams of soluble Fiber a day decreases LDL cholesterol by about 5 percent. Eating 1.5 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 4.5 grams...


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What are the best foods to reduce cholesterol level of slightly above border line?

A: In addition to a primarily vegetarian diet combined with plenty of exercise, try Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon per day) and Policosanol. It''s brought my cholesterol and triglycerides down more than 60 points. I refuse to go on statins because of the horrible side affects. Fish is also good and also take Niacin. Try Niacin, it has been proven to help. Garlic does nothing, despite some people''s claims. Stay away from shellfish and shrimp--very high in cholesterol. The Niacin can cause symptoms like a hot flash and hives, but it is temporary and infrequent--something about triggering the release of histomin from the tissues, like an allergic reaction. I have only experinced it once, and since I knew what was going on, it didn''t bother me, only...


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cholesterol levels.

A: Patricia, To convert Total cholesterol, LDL and HDL values from mmol/L to mg/dL you multiply the mmol/L value by 38.61. Your value would be 7.2 x 38.61 = 278 mg/dL. To convert Triglycerides from mmol/L to mg/dL you multiply the mmol/L value by 88.5. I hope this helps. Todd...
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How can i lower my cholesterol levels?

A: People don''t think of it, but plain ol'' fiber really helps. It pulls it from your body instead of letting it be taken back to the liver for re use exercise can help. control intake food. Simple home remedy is take one pinch cinnamon powder with warm water at bed time. There are very good ayurvedic capsules such as Rudved/Cardoved/Suved etc. Check in google. Eventually you may need meds, but you should start with a diet loaded with fruit and veggies,( keeping the foods from animals to a minimum )and exercise 1 hour everyday. Low fat, high fiber diet. No red meat, no skin on poultry. One hour a day of exercise that makes you sweat, and gets your heart rate up. I wud suggest trying eating healthy food before getting on cholesterol meds. Once u r on these meds u r on...


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Why do I have low cholesterol levels and very high triglicerydes=800I am a Diabetic type 2

A: Hi!In case of type 2 diabetes, triglyceride levels increases due to decreased function of an enzyme (lipoproteinlipase) caused by raised blood sugar levels(BSL) . If BSL remains high for long time, it will increasetriglyceride in blood. You need to seek your physician?s advice to bring down the levels of triglycerides(esp. if more than 150 mg/dl)....
 
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