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

doctor1 MD


Thanks for your query.

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

I hope this answered your query.


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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...

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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...

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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...

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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Your total cholesterol score is calculated using the following equation:...

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