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what should your levels be

A: Thanks Cathy for your question.  Check out our material on Information on cholesterol: The Basics.   This should answer you questions on Good and Bad cholesterol.   Hope this helps and all the best, sue...


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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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what should your cholesterol level be? My doctor tells me mine is alright at 6.3, but a friend has been told to go on a diet at a level of 5.8.

A: This is a very controversial area. cholesterol is a type of fat which is essential for the functioning of the body, but it can cause severe diseases if present in excess amounts. I have heard figures between 4.5 and 7.0 quoted as being the upper limit of normal for cholesterol, but most laboratories use a value of 5.5. Your sex and age is important too. A higher value is accepted in older people and females than in younger males. Doctors are more likely to treat the problem if you are overweight, have high blood pressure or diabetes, or have a family history of heart disease or stroke. cholesterol is divided into high-density and low-density fats. If the amount of high-density fats is high, there is less to be...


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what should your cholesterol level be? My doctor tells me mine is alright at 6.3, but a friend has been told to go on a diet at a level of 5.8.

A: This is a very controversial area. cholesterol is a type of fat which is essential for the functioning of the body, but it can cause severe diseases if present in excess amounts. I have heard figures between 4.5 and 7.0 quoted as being the upper limit of normal for cholesterol, but most laboratories use a value of 5.5. Your sex and age is important too. A higher value is accepted in older people and females than in younger males. Doctors are more likely to treat the problem if you are overweight, have high blood pressure or diabetes, or have a family history of heart disease or stroke. cholesterol is divided into high-density and low-density fats. If the amount of high-density fats is high, there is less to be...


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what should a healthy person`s cholesterol level be?

A: No such cut off. Again total cholesterol alone is useless. If it is high because you have lots of HDL ("good cholesterol"), then you are lucky. Lots of LDL ("bad cholesterol") and well, tough. If you are diabetic or have heart disease or risk factors the cut offs are lower. This is the best reference for this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chd/ . ...


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what should a healthy person''s cholesterol level be?

A: No such cut off. Again total cholesterol alone is useless. If it is high because you have lots of HDL ("good cholesterol"), then you are lucky. Lots of LDL ("bad cholesterol") and well, tough. If you are diabetic or have heart disease or risk factors the cut offs are lower. This is the best reference for this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chd/...


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what's good for lowering glucose and cholesterol levels naturally?

A: SYTRINOL twice daily, is non-toxic and will bring down cholesterol. Polymer extract of cinnamon will bring down sugar levels well. buy at your health store or online. even if something isn''t unhealthy it may raise glucose levels examples are potatoes, corn, fruits, pasta, bread, rice. check labels for carbohydrate content as opposed to just sugars. at 7 years of age high cholesterol is probly more of a metabolic disorder than a dietary problem. if the tests are being done right. is your daughter fasting at the time the blood is drawn for tests? if not the results are innacurate. You should check if the glucose levels are high enough to...


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what are Normal cholesterol levels?

A: The most significant factor in determining your risk of heart and cardiovascular disease is cholesterol. The liver synthesizes cholesterol into a product that can be found in most of the cells of the body. Deposits of plaque from this fatty substance can be found in the walls of the arteries and develop into “hardening of the arteries” or arteriosclerosis. In order to know if you have normal cholesterol levels, you need to have a blood test or blood panel. Elevated cholesterol levels are also recognized in genetic diseases, liver and kidney disease, and hypothyroidism. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and Very...
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How do I check my own cholesterol level?

A: In order to check your own cholesterol level, I suggest you take a good look at Cholestrak Home cholesterol Test Kit for just $25.76. With this test kit you will have on hand information on the level of your cholesterol daily. This product is user friendly and easy to follow instructions. Furthermore, this product has been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Each kit composed of 2 items such as test devices, record charts, lancets, gauze pads, and bandages. According to NCEP guidelines, if you have more 240 or more total cholesterol mg/dl, it is considered high, 200-239 mg/dl borderline high and less than 200 mg/dl is desirable. ''If you are just embarking on a low fat...


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cholesterol level questions

A: cholesterol is necessary in the human body. as a matter of fact, the main area of cholesterol concentration in the human body is the brain (which, BTW is one reason why people should not eat anything but very small quantities of animal brains) High density cholesterol (HDL) is good for you, it''s the Low density cholesterol (LDL) which is bad. LDL is what "sticks" to your arteries, HDL actually helps in "unsticking" this LDL, and keeps your arteries clear. Exercising is a double good thing, as it not only lowers your LDL''s, but increases you HDL. Watching your diet tends to just lower your LDL''s Medication does need to...


 
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