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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...


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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,...


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what does a cholesterol level of 5.5 mean?

A: "The amount of cholesterol present in the blood can range from 3.6 to 7.8 mmol/litre. A level above 6 mmol/litre is regarded as high, and is a risk factor for arterial disease. Government advice recommends a target cholesterol level of under 5, but on average men in England have a level of 5.5, and women a level of 5.6" you have an average cholesterol level but ideally it could be lower!! Its high....normal should be under 2. elevated triglycerides means you have lots of not unhealth food too. Unless its inherited, my advice is control

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How do you lower your cholesterol level?

A: I saw a show on T.V, the other week, and they did an experiment, to lower choleserol. This isn''t a joke, either. They tested a weight lifter, who ate 18 eggs, a day, and his choleterol was as low as. They gave a guy with high cholesterol 4 eggs a day, for 2 weeks, and his levels dropped by 30%. Apparently, the cholesterol, in eggs, is the good kind, and will lower your levels. your doctor can give you pills to lower it or drastically change your diet. a lot more vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. You can change your diet and if you are overweight and lose weight it might help you a lot. Some...


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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 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...
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what do your cholesterol numbers mean?

A: Everyone age 20 and older should have their cholesterol measured at least once every 5 years. It is best to have a blood test called a ''lipoprotein profile'' to find out your cholesterol numbers. This blood test is done after a 9- to 12-hour fast and gives information about your: -Total cholesterol -LDL (bad) cholesterol – the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries -HDL (good) cholesterol – helps keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries -Triglycerides– another form of fat in your blood...
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what Are Healthy cholesterol levels?

A: your total cholesterol should be below 200 mg/dL. LDL levels should be below 100-129 mg/dL. HDL goes the opposite, higher the better, it should be 60 mg/dL and above. And finally your triglycerides should be below 150 mg/dL. There are some gender/age specific levels and you should check with your doctor. A total cholesterol level of under 200 mg/dL is considered desirable. A level between 200 mg/dL and 239 mg/dL is considered to be borderline...


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what should your LDL cholesterol be less than? mG/DL?

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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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