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Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat which is produced in liver.Every cell in the body has cholesterol in its outer layer.It is essential for so many vital functions.It insulate nerve fibres,needed for synthesis if sex hormones,important for metabolism of fat soluble vitamins.But increase in amount is dangerous also.

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Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, Every year thousands of people succumb to heart disease. Standing before you we have the number one suspects, Cholesterol and Saturated Fat. It is the intention of this court to prove, BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT,...
COLESTEROL IS NEVER TOLD TO PRODUCE ANY HEART DISESES IN ANY EXPERIMENTS.
KINDLY CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLY HIGH LEVEL OF LOW DENSITY COLESTEROL HAS SHOWN DEFINITE PATHOLOGY FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASES.

HIGHER DENSITY COLESTEROL DOES NOT SETTEL ON ENDOTHELIUM .

COLESTEROL ARE BUILDING BLOCK...
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Dear Sir, My Cholesterol ratio is very difference. please suggest me medicine. Triglycerides is 738 hdl-direct is 282 TC/HDL IS 8.3 VLDL IS 147.67
Dear Mr XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing in.
I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your mail with diligence.
I have come across high values of triglycerides not uncommon in Indians.
If we review medical literature, high triglycerides (values above 500 mg%) are seen in:

Obesity.
Poorly...
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How to reduce the cholesteral level? Cholesterol total 258 Triglycerides 184H HDL 28L LDL 190 VLDL 36.8 Cholesterol ration 9.21
Brief Answer:
lifestyle changes and medications

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Your lipid profile is abnormal. It needs medical intervention.

If I were your treating doctor, I would suggest you daily exercises, healthy diet for a minimum of 3 months, and review you again.

If after 3 months, your...
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request to prescribe medicine to lower LDL cholesterol
Hi,

Thanks for query,

I can understand your concern about high cholesterol and LDL.

Before any medicines are given for high LDL level, we should analyze complete Lipid profile, dietary history and family history of Cholesterol abnormality or heart disease.
If possible please scan and attach...
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I just found out that I have a problem with apart of my cholesterol and I would like to know what foods do I need to eat to maintain my tricylcerides cholesterol ?
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic

When cholesterol levels are elevated, your diet should be low in fat and high in fiber. Since the fiber helps to absorb the fat and elimates it from the body.Include more of raw vegetables, taking fruits as whole rather than juices will help to increase the fiber in...
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This may be a stupid question but.... If I have high cholesterol, should I not eat pizza? I love pizza, but I don t eat it as much as I used to. Every once in a while I crave it, but I just found out that I have high cholesterol. Does it affect my cholesterol? I only have it maybe once a month. BTW.. I may have high cholesterol because of eating so many eggs, plus it runs in my family.
Hi,Samantha,
Thanks for query,
Nothing to worry,once in a while you can take pizza,
If you are taking 2-3 times in a week it is mot advisable.
If you take pizza,avoid some other fat containing stuff that day.
But mind well, do not forget to send pizza to me !
Ok and bye.
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I just wanted to know about the diet If we have cholesterol level high Doctor, Good morning. I just wanted to know about the diet If we have cholesterol level high than normal what diet we should adopt to I just wanted to know if coconut not the dried one increases cholesterol level.
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic

When cholesterol levels are elevated your diet should be low in fat and high in fiber since the fiber helps to absorb the fat and elimates it from the body.Include more of raw vegetables, taking fruits as whole rather than juices will help to increase the fiber in...
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