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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1.      Am a 39 yr man who was diagnosed with DVT (left lower limb) following a 10 hr flight in Dec 09. Subsequently, hyper eosinophilia (45-48%) detected in end Dec 09. For DVT, I was on Claxin and thereafter on Warfarin/Sofarin (7.5 mg OD). DVT was detected in ATV, PTV, SFV and Popletial. As on Nov 10 CDFI report, DVT has largely recannalised. 2.     For hyper eosinophilia, I was given a month’s course of Prednisolone. With that course the eosinophil count was down to 5%. However, on stopping it, it went back to 46%. I was also given a course of Veenat (100mg OD x 30 days, Imatimb( or is it Hematin), to rule out F1P1L1 PDGFRA- β (since test is not available). There was no response. As long as am on steroid eosinophil counts are at 5-10 %. On stopping Prednisolone, it goes back to 45-50 %. Course of Hetrazan also given prior Prednisolone-no response. 3.     Jan –Mar 11.     Am presently on low dose steroid (Prednisolone 10 mg OD) and 1000 mg OD Hydroxy urea. Continue to be asymptomatic. 4.      Till now sickle cell, cryoglobulin, Hb electrophorosis, CD 55, 59, F1P1L1 PDGFRA -α tests done. All tests negative. BCR/ABL Assy is 0%. D dimer level 1.39. Homocystine level in Jun 10 was 18.6. Protein S levels -9%, Protein C- 120%, AT III- 59%. Protein S and ATIII are low- am told that these low levels are cause for DVT. In Feb 10 cholesterol 280, triglycerides 140, HDL 49, LDL 207 VADL cholesterol 26. After a short (2 week) on Atorvastatin 20 mg HS. These levels were WNL. In Nov 10 cholesterol 250, triglycerides 140, HDL 42, LDL 139 VADL cholesterol 28. All WNL. PFT, echo, USG abdomen and X ray chest – normal. Presently on Prednisolone 10mg od and warfarin 5 mg od for dvt and 1000 mg hydroxy urea. 5.     In Mar 10, Bone marrow aspriration showed erythryopoesis is normablastic, mycloid series shows increase in eosinophils and eosinophil myclocytes around 10% of ANC. Megakaryocytes adequately represented. Opinion is prominence of eosinophils, no increase in blasts. BM biopsy also indicates eosinophilia. Endoscopy biopsy not done due being on Warfarin.

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After using the machine I wake up in the morning with sneezing and watery eyes I feel as if I have a cold. This feeling last all day. I have been using the machine for about a week. I have skipped a day here or there and those days I have felt fine. I am 48 years old and weigh 240lbs. I was diagnosed with sever sleep apnea. I have high cholesterol and triglycerides.

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I am a Latino woman age 59. pernicous anemia dx about 20 years ago. used to do shots now I do sublingual 2000 mcg. My level is 1500. high total cholesterol. but HDL are high so MD does not worry. daily alcohol consumption (1) drink. MCV always high. albumin a tad low. chronic asthma..lots of maintenance meds. Mom died of CLL at age 59. I have no other symptoms. BMI 26.

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yes, Dr i am suffering from my ankle heel pain n my big toe problem looking for right treatments, also check my blood i got high cholesterol, its very pain my leg n hand, what should i do..and i have still cholesterol medicine just like to know i can take that medicine or not. any suggest,

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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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