Hi my son just went to prison for a year, and the say he has high cholesterol and put him on a drug call pravastatin. He also found out over a year ago he has Hepatitus, the on gotten thru sharing needles. He told me he is refusing to take the high cholesterol med, because it can cause liver problems, and since he has hep can that make his liver worse quicker??
Hi and welcome to HCM. i dont think that pravastatin can cause significant liver damage and it should be used if there is indication. High cholesterol will cause mor eliver damage than this drug. he should regulate his liver enzymes levels and follow hepatic diet,avoid alcohol,drugs and fatty...
I recently had blood work done - the results came back with high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and low on vitamin D. I really don't want to go on drugs to control these issues, I would rather do it naturally. can you give advice of a diet plan that may help?
Hello thanx for using hcm
You have to take a low fat, low carbohydrate diet.
Avoid all sources of saturated and trans fat like ghee, butter ,lard, cream, full fat cheese, fried foods, processed foods, bakery products, full fat dairy products and egg yolks .
hello, my four year old daughter has had about two maybe three UTI and now they said there was blood in her urine.this is her second time that they have found blood in the urine but the first time they made me retest and it came back fine and normal. now about 2 months later they found blood in her urine again. what could that mean and could it be related to high cholesterol in anyway, which they also just told me she had?
hi, most common cause of blood in urine is urinary tract infection, kindly do urine routine microscopy and urine culture test. And ultrasound k u b should be done to rule out renal Stones. In Renal stones also there can be blood in urine. The child should be investigated for diseases like...
dear doctor yesterday i undergone blood test. the result indicates that i have 113 sgpt and 288 high cholesterol, im 34 years old and im obese for my weight thats what my doctor said... can you give me some advice how to lower my sgpt in 2 weeks for I will repeat the test for it..thanks
Hello thank you for posting your query in HMC. elevated levels of SGPT indicates abnormal liver functions. it can be due to fatty liver, cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, drug induced toxicity,obesity. in your case high cholesterol levels and elevated enzymes are mainly due to obesity. losing weight is...
hi - i just had my blood work done and I have a cholesterol level of 241 // HDL 69- I excercise and eat healthy but this level seems to me in the very unhealthy zone - could I have a genetical predisposition given my dad and granddad both had high cholesterol??
Hello thanx for using hcm,
you should take low fat diet , avoid all the saturated and trans fat sources which makes your cholesterol worst.
.Its mostly genetical too any parent having impaired cholesterol metabolism is inherited and it causes increase in cholesterol level it will be better to...
i have high cholesterol and i need ways to lower it.
tips and ways please :)
High cholesterol is not good for your health.it causes narrowing the blood vessels in your body and in some vital organs like heart,kidney,brain etc.you need to lower it.avoid high fat content foods,take regular meals,avoid smoking and take only moderate alcohol if you are talking,.regular...
i have tubal blockage or the past three yrs now,i have hormonal imbalance and also i have high cholesterol in body.pls help me bcos am trying for a baby.am 31yrs old,my weight is 73kg and 5fits.i have a 7yrs old daughter and i don't have any medical past history.
HI Well come to HCM Possibility of conception is very less still you can depends upon other tube if this is not bilateral blockage, still surgical intervention some time give good result in block tube and for that you need to get expert OBG opinion, hope this information helps, take care, good...
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?
Iâ??m 43, 5â??8â?? and 220lbs. I donâ??t smoke, have a family history and need to improve diet and exercise. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol â?? both being controlled by medication. I felt some lower right side chest discomfort at the beginning of May 2010. This lasted for about 1 month. Long story short is that through a series of different doctor consultations I now have had one visit with a cardiologist to review a nuclear stress test recently performed. After explaining my situation the doctor told me that the sensation on my lower right side was due to an abnormal imagining on the right side of my heart. Iâ??m not 100% convinced that what Iâ??m feeling is truly heart related due to the location being the lower right side of my chest (about where my last rib meets my upper stomach). Iâ??ve had an EKG, ultrasound for gall bladder, x-rays and blood tests. None have indicated any problem. The stress test according to the cardiologist is an indication of my symptoms. My concern after some research is that angioplasty/stents may not be the best choice at this time. How do I decide what to do? I have increased my exercise significantly, improved my diet, lost over 10 lbs in the last couple weeks and continue with medication. Thanks for your advice.
For the past 4 days, my blood pressure has been running anywhere from 130/95 to 120/102. My blood pressure is usually normal (typically 120/78 or so). I have high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease & am 51. What I don t understand is the numbers being close together. My last reading was 119/102.
I'm a 47-year old female, 5'6, 200 lbs (way over weight, I know!), type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypothyroidism, tachycardia, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and hiatel hernia. Endoscopy and colonoscopy in 2008, normal other than hiatel hernia. Told to repeat in 10-years. As far back as I can remember, I have never had regular B/Ms. For the past month, I have been in severe pain in the URQ region. I have had x-rays, US, Hida-Scan, and CT. Dx, is constipation in right colon (area of pain). This past weekend, my dr put me on a liquid diet and typical colon cleanse for f/u x-ray. I am still having serve pain and have not had a B/M in 5 days. Dr said to take Dulcolax every other day until I have B/M every day and to take Miralax every day. F/u in 2 week, said may have to repeat colonoscopy if pain is still there. Does it sound like my doctor is doing everything necessary to determine source of pain? I am miserable! Please help!
Hello, I am a 64 year old healthy male. For more then 25 years I have been taking statins for high cholesterol , lipitor and others however now I am using repatha injection once a month to keep my cholesterol low. Now over the course of these...