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.

Questions and answers on "Cholesterol"

HI, Can lower my LDL- cholesterol with cardio exercise ?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you can!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

Regular moderate-intense level of physical exercise helps burns excess fats in the body. This will help in reducing the levels of LDL and overall cholesterol as well as promoting the level of HDL cholesterol. This is normally part of the treatment...

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What's the best way to lower cholesterol and help my liver? I'm on antibiotics for a bad kidney infection but my cholesterol is super high... I'm dieting and losing weight rapidly but it's not really helping.

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Brief Answer:
good health

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for query.

Your cholesterol is high. You need life style modification along with diet.
Go for regular physical activity atleast 30- 45 mins daily.
Drink plenty of fluids at least 4-5 liters per day.
Avoid coffee, tea, dairy products, meat,...

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My Total Cholesterol reading is 234. Do I have to take a cholesterol lowering tablet? If so, what and how much?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you need medications!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Can you please upload the entire report You do ned to take lipid lowering drugs such as simvastatin. However, you cannot get them over the counter. Because you need a doctor's script for this, I will allow your doctor to place the...

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Can oils absorbed through shin affect a cholesterol reading

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Brief Answer:
It can't affect cholesterol readings

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

Normally oil is absorbed only in superficial layers of the skin and doesn't enter the blood stream. So it can't affect cholesterol readings.

Take care

Come back if you have any further...

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can I take ezetimibe 10 mg and Lipitor 40 mg in the same time, I have high cholesterol level and I get two stern in my coronary

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Brief Answer:
It is possible to take them together

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You can take them together if you can't reach the desired cholesterol levels with lifestyle changes and Lipitor. But you should know that taking them together increases the possibility of adverse effects. So I would advise...

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Can you suggest me test which can determine cholesterol level in my body ?

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Hi,

Thanks for your query.

You will have to get a Lipid profile test to know your cholesterol levels.

I hope this answered your query.

With regards,

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What is to be done when the levels of high density lipoprotein good cholesterol and bad cholesterol are low?

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Brief Answer:
Exercise.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

Low HDL cholesterol is due to lack of exercise, but the good thing is, your bad cholesterol is not high. That means your activities are mostly fine. Just add a little bit of playing outdoor games or jogging for 15...

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what are the sympton of cholesterol

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Brief Answer:
Hello dear. It is mostly asymptomatic

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the question. So raised cholesterol is mostly asymptomatic. Sometimes it can manifest in the form of light spots around eyelids. If cholesterol is raised, treatment should be given to prevent...

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RE: Pravastatin lowest dosage. Because I felt I was getting joint pain I am considering reducing dosage to every other day or twice a week as I do need to keep tabs on my cholesterol. I cannot tolerate the other statins. Thank you.

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Brief Answer:
40 mg per day sir.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for query.

Lowest effective dose of pravastatin is 40 mg once in a day.
It won't be effective if used alternative day or once or twice a week.
Statin should be taken once every 24 hours.
Nicotinic acid is a B vitamin that is...

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Just found out that my cholesterol is 366. If my triglycerides are 85 and HDL is 100, what does it mean if my LDL is 249?

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Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Your total cholesterol score is calculated using the following equation: HDL + LDL + 20 percent of your triglyceride level.
Therefore, 366 = 100 + LDL + 17 [or 20% of 85]
LDL = 249

Correctly calculated.

You need to be on...

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Recent questions on  Cholesterol

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I am a 57 year old lady. Last year during a general check up my ECG revealed myocardial ischemia. My cholesterol and triglycerides levels were well within limits. I have been taking cardace 1.25 mg and ecosprin 75mg since then as advised by my physician. This year, that is on 2nd March I again opted for a general check up and found to my dismay that my total cholesterol (278 mg/dl) and triglycerides (189 mg/dl) levels had gone up. I have been now prescribed Lipikind. Also I have been given iron supplement as my Haemoglobin is 10.3 gms%. On the morning of 4th March (1 am to 2 am) I was having racing heart syndrome with heavy palpitation and very high pulse rate. My hands became numb and most part of my body had become cold. I became normal after 45 mts after my husband pressed/massaged my foot and leg. During the period when I had the syndrome I was constantly talking loudly about safety of my family etc. I visited the toilet immediately therafter and was completely relieved for the night. On the forenoon of 6th March around 11 am when I was just relaxing lying down after lunch the symptom of palpitation started. Immediately I pressed each palm with the other and massaged my fingers. The symptom died down after 10 minutes. My search on the Internet only shows that there are many out there having the symptom and have been living with it for even up to 3 years. But I just want to rule out some of the oft mentioned causes such as Thyroid problem, Magnesium deficiency and Mitral valve prolapse. I am told by a relative that a doctor in Mumbai says that this may be due to the new drugs (Lipidkind) I have started taking only some 4 days back and that this symptom will wear off soon. But please advise me.

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My husband had his annual check up at 9:45, came home and 3-4 hours later died of coronary trombosis and hypertensive artherosclerosis cardiovascular disease. He was on medication for high blood pressure and his doctor knew that he also had high cholesterol. His doctor did not perform any stress test and he did not reccomended any angiograms or send him to see a cardiologist. That morning his blood pressure was 140/100 and doctor changed his high blood pressure medication and send him home.Is it possible that EKG did not show anything that morning? Is this a negligence? He was 48.

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Im a 52 y/o female who had gained 25 lbs. last yr. when i moved up north and had to go back on my Asthma meds. I am an R.N. and personal trainer who exercises 6-7 days a week and eats healthy wt 128-133 lbs. @ 5 6. My father was thin and an athlete as well yet his Cholesterol/ Triglycerides were high. He also had insulin dependent diabetes. Almost all family died of Heart Attacks with another cousin with STROKE @ 46. My mother recently lost 55 lbs. and is now off her meds w/exception of Glucophage. My Dr. wants to put me on Statins as my T Chol=262 LDL=167 HDL=76 Trig=93. I realize that im menopausal. What are the benefits of HRT s and/or other options as i am reluctant to add another medication and in fact am off almost all meds except my Singular.

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hello; I m having this weird pain my left hand side below by chest. Is like a electric shock. It started on September and I have been to many doctors. I was refer to a cardiologist and after a bunch of test, everything came out fine. Arteries and everything. Had the colesterol high but with diet and excercise, not only I have lost 25 pounds but my cholesterol and blood pressure is perfect. I go to a Chiropractor that says it might be nerves inside. After a session or two, it goes away and then a week or two comes back. Any advice? Any new

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Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...

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Hi, Can you please check my blood, ecg and usg reports and let me know on which areas should I take care? Also, any suggestions on any specific diet to control the problem areas and medications if any?

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My Mother has gone through the medical health check-up.I need your input over the attached reports.

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