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How to Lower high cholesterol levels

A: What Is cholesterol? cholesterol can be defined as follows: - cholesterol is a fat-like and waxy substance, produced by the liver. - It has its place and function in the human body and system and too much of it puts your health at risk. - cholesterol forms part of every cell within the body. - When the cholesterol level is appropriate, all is well - It plays a life-giving role in many functions of the body. - When cholesterol is at a good level, you are healthy and in top shape - It works to build and repair cells - It produces hormones such as estrogen and testosterone - Produces bile acids which are proven to aid in the digestion of...


Anyone know if 254 is a high cholesterol level for a 20-something woman weighing 100 lbs?

A: Hello yes as said 254 is a high cholesterol reading. Did the Dr have you do diet changes to help control this first? I seen someone mentioned to take an Aspirin daily do not do this unless your DR said it is OK. Also don''t take any meds from a health food store or anywhere to help control this unless you do talk to your DR first. Even with you weight being that low high cholesterol can run in your family so even though maybe alot more people who are over weight have a bigger chance of having high cholesterol those of us that are at a low weight can also have it. So please take your doctors or nurses advice and watch your foods on what you...


Do you believe that eating food containing cholesterol can lead to high cholesterol levels in your body?

A: high bad cholesterol buildup has been linked to high consumption of bad fats, saturated fats and trans fat, not to high bad cholesterol consumption. I suggest that you cut down on bad fats intake when you love high bad cholesterol food and that you exercise a few times everyday. I personally love high cholesterol food, I need cholesterol, good and bad alike, for vitamin D and testosterone production. To feel safe, I just avoid trans fat totally and cut down on saturated fat, and I exercise a few times everyday. ...


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


Advice and information about treatment of high cholesterol level

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You would like to know how you can reduce cholesterol levels in your blood. cholesterol is a type of fat acids in the human body. The other type is the three glyceride fraction. The origin of the cholesterol in human blood is from meat(especially pork meat), eggs, animal fat, etc. Individuals who consume fast food, pork meat or any kind of fat meat, eggs, mayonnaise and creams and meals prepared with animal fat instead of vegetable oil, are at risk of having higher cholesterol levels. In individuals who experience diabetes, the lipid status may be changed due...


Could you please give me remedies for quickly reducing my high cholesterol levels?

A: The first thing to know is that there are no magical and quick ways to cut back on cholesterol. You will have to make some serious and major changes in the way you live and eat if you wish to cut back on cholesterol. Keep in mind that high cholesterol can be a hereditary problem, but nearly over 50 per cent of the problem lies with you alone. To begin with, you will have to start exercising. This will make the biggest difference. Exercise is the best and surest way to cut down on high cholesterol. Make it a rule to exercise at least thrice a week, and more if you can manage it. This will help you and you will see noticeable results in as...

Hypothyroid condition with high cholesterol levels - no medication so far

A: Hi Sonam123, welcome to the forum. Clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism includes, weight gain in spite ofdecreased appetite, constipation, lethargy, intolerance to cold that is you can?t bear cold , decreasedfrequency of menstruation, increased hair fall, dry skin, impaired concentration & memory, decreased pulserate, decreased reflexes in the joints, etc,Thyroid hormones are necessary for maintaining metobolism of everycell in the body, as there levels decreased, all the above mentioned symptoms appear due to decreasedmetobolism. Decreased swallowing may be due to enlarged thyroid in the neck causing obstruction in the neck.There may be sometimes hoarse voice, due to laryngeal nerve compression in the neck. laboratory investigationincludes measuring


I am suffering form high cholesterol level, is there any possibility for getting heart related disease?

A: Lowering your high cholesterol can help you prevent a heart attack or stroke. If your cholesterol is too high, you are at greater risk of developing coronary artery disease. You need to cut back on saturated fats, which are found in meats, eggs, butter, whole milk, and whole milk products. Exercise has been shown to boost HDL. Eat oat bran it can lower cholesterol, eat more fruits and veggies. You should eat 40 grams of fiber a day try oatmeal cereal or add fiber to your diet. I wish you well. yes Yes, people with high cholesterol are more prone to get heart diseases and heart attacks. You need to change your...


What is considered a high cholesterol level?

A: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL, or ''bad'' cholesterol) can form plaque in your arteries, leading to high blood pressure and even a heart attack. Doctors consider LDL cholesterol levels as borderline high when they reach between 200 and 239 mg per deciliter (dL) of blood, and they deem anything over 240 mg/dL excessively high, which doubles your chances of heart attack.Source:American Heart Association: cholesterol levels...


Can cardiac problems occur without high cholesterol level?

A: Yes, high cholesterol represents only 1 of several important risk factors including smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and of course, how we deal with stress, the hardest risk factor to quantify. Having any of these factors increases our risk for heart disease even when cholesterol levels are ''normal''....

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