Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

161 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Which one is worse to have, high BP or high cholesterol ?

Which one is worse to have, high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
High Blood Pressure. It is known as the "silent killer" because you can have it and not know it and you can die from it because there are no symptoms in most people that they have it. It can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems. Both are bad for you and your arteries can become so clogged from cholesterol (plaque) that very little blood can get through to the heart. Lack of blood in the heart and brain can kill you so bath are very bad for you but you usually know if your cholesterol is too high and it does NOT get high from eating too much sugar as someone suggested, it is from animal fat which causes excess fat in the blood, sugar has nothing to do with cholesterol, it has to do with triglycerides being too high from sugar. People need to get their facts straight. but I would rather have high cholesterol than HBP. But remember, both are treatable with diet and/or medication.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My husband is 52 years old, and very often he feels very sleepy any time of the day...especially whiles driving as his job is most of the time on the road, even at home if he is watching a movie or even lying on a couch with 2 seconds i see him snooring. Nine years ago he had endoplastic done, but so far he has not complained, but now he has diabetic since a year now and has pressure problem and high cholestrol can you please help doctor what could be the cause of this. Need your helath or please advise me which doctor i should visit for a check up. Thank u. Velly

doctor1 MD

Good night. My dad is diabetic, and have as well high blood pressure and high cholesterol profile, with past history of smoking that caused an mild EPOC. Recently, during an screening his fasing blood sugar, chlesterol, LDL, TG, GGTP came back high but as well his CEA, could this last one be a result of his uncontrolled diabetes?

doctor1 MD

HI sir, my father have BP of around 180/120, and also high cholestrol he is taking the following med.. nicardia 20mg, Rantac 150mg, seloken-XL 150mg, tonact 20mg. its almost 2months he started taking medication..but the swelling on his feet hasn t decreased, should he continue the medicine?

Recent questions on  Hypercholesterolemia

doctor1 MD

i have dark nuckles, toes, knees and elbows. having done a bit of research i think its acanthosis. however having looked at the causes of acanthosis i.e obesity, high cholesterol, etc - i dont have any of them. i ve always had darkness around my nuckles, toes, etc. I would like to know if there is a cosmetic procedure which would fix it. Thank you i dont have any medical problems, i m 22.

doctor1 MD

two months ago I did two hydrocolonics in one week. after each colonic there was gel like substances with red squiggly lines coming out and minimal blood on the toilet paper. Ever since that I have been having a problem with food feeling like it gets stuck in the middle of my chest, burping a lot and a pain in my left back shoulder blade that radiates down my arm and up to my ear. It seems like when I eat fruits and vegetables I am fine with things not getting stuck in the middle of my chest but, protein and fats may be what causes the problem. My last cbc blood work showed my WBC count is 3.8 normal range between {4.0-12.0} K/UL my NEUTROPHIL count is 36.0 normal range between {41.0-71.0} % and my LYMOPHOCYTE count is 46.9 normal rainge is {24.0-44.0}%. I have been having these types of numbers for over nine years and my doctor doesn think anything about it. after researching on line I am questioning whether I could have the hpylori infection and a peptic ulcer. I ate some fruit about a year ago that my husband brought home from a market and got a pain so bad on my right lower abdomen that I could barely walk. I went and did a hydrocolonic and was able to get through it. I also have low vitamin d- 32 reference range: 30-100 unit ng/ml I also have high cholesterol 221 {140-200)mg/dl triglycerides 33 {30-150}mg/dl HDL 87{35-65}mg/dl chol/hdl ratio 2.54 {2.00-4.50}ratio VLDL 7 {6-30} mg/dl LDL 127 {70-130}mg/dl I am 46 years old and weigh 118lbs I am 5 2 . I jog and go to the gym at least 4 times a week.. I eat very healthy.. tons of fruits and vegetables and fish and chicken.. not much sugar or breads or pastries... on weekends we do drink beer and eat somewhat off but still not too bad... I am into natural remedies. Do you have any ideas what could be going on?

doctor1 MD

My father-in-law has taken for several years Welchol Tab 625mg - 3, 2x per day to reduce high cholesterol. His new doctor just prescribed a new drug, Lovastatin Tab 20 mg 1 x per day and discontinue Welchol. The doctor said his cholesterol was too high. My question, is this a good move? Statin drugs scare me... and I was not at the appointment when this change was made. He can t hear well and gets confused easily so didn t even realize he was changing meds. My father in law in 87 years old. Any comments?

doctor1 MD

I have been taking Instaflex for three days and since that time have had black stools. Is this common or something to be concerned about? I am 79 years old, weigh 152 pounds, height 5'3". I have coronary heart disease, high cholesterol (under controls with meds) and diverticulosis. I have had a TIA.

doctor1 MD

I have severe headaches on almost a daily basis. An MRI revealed findings: chronic vessel ischemic changes; mild global volume loss and paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells appear pneumatized. Question: Does first two items indicate future...

doctor1 MD

my husband who is 45 recently began having difficulty keeping an erection. He said the feeling is there but he can't and it is very frustrating to him. I have noticed that the odor in his semen has changed. It leaves a fishy odor.

doctor1 MD

My wife is taking xeralto, and has hypertension leyden 5 deficiency, hypercholesterolemia ,high triglycerides, Previous bilat PE, following dvt. Any benefit or contraindication to fish oil tabs? YYYY@YYYY