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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Have been on pravastatin for two weeks and have had diarrehea almost every night,and vomiting last with loose bowels. I am not feeling right with this medicine. Please tell me if I should discontinue and what other med might be better for high cholesterol. Thank you.

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I was diagnosed with primary hypertension at age 25. My average reading at diagnosis was 145/110, with peak reading at 185/120. In the past few years, my blood pressure readings have averaged out to slightly above normal with medications, averaging 125/95. However, yesterday I had a higher reading of 150/105 and earlier tonight my blood pressure spiked to 140/115 but has now dropped back down to 135/90. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 25 with a fasting blood sugar of 185. Now my blood sugar is in close to normal levels and is treated with Metformin and diet. My A1C is also in normal ranges. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol at age 26. At diagnosis, my total cholesterol was 310. Now it is down to 210 with medication and diet. At diagnois, my LDL cholesterol was 220 and has now dropped to 135 with medications. At diagnosis my HDL cholesterol was 90 and has now risen to 75 with my total cholesterol level being 210 at my last appointment with my cardiologist which was two weeks ago. I have been obese for most of my life and have been unable to lose much weight even with diet and exercise. At my heaviest, I weighed 285 pounds and am now down to 245 pounds which is about 110 pounds overweight.; Relevant drugs:I take Metformin, Benicar, and Vytorin. ) on Sat 10, Jul 2010 09:57pm : Last night, I felt naseous and had waves of slight pain and pressure in my chest. I also felt pain in my jawline and left elbow area, which came and went in waves. I was sweating more than usual and was dizzy, but felt better with rest. Today I went about my normal routine, but felt dizzy when I went on my evening walk and now my left arm is numb. With my history, should I go to the ER just be sure this isn t cardiac related?

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I am 31 years old, having BP 140/83 , and total cholestrol 6.98 mmol/l,Atherogenic index 4.25,LDL cholestrol 4.68 mmol/l,Alanine transferase 76.1 U/L.My problem is sometimes i am getting a feeling of fainting / feeing of imbalance and till now i havent start any medications yet .My father died at very early stage because of heart attack( 1 st attack). So whether i have to take medications for BP or cholestrol or both? What can be the reasong for feeling of imbalance?? Thanks, mathew

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I am a 48 year old woman who is taking 5 mg Zyprexa(olanzapine), 50 mg nozanan, 5 mg zopiclone, 300 mg effexor time release, as well as blood pressure pills and cholesterol pills. I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar . Is it safe for me to take Champix? My psychiatrist is hesitant.

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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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