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Cholesterol, a waxy, fat-like substance, is important for you body, but too much in your blood can form plaques that sticks to artery walls and narrow or block your arteries increasing your risk of heart disease. Discuss topics including cholesterol’s link to heart disease, how to maintain a low cholesterol diet, and treatment methods for lowering your cholesterol.

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I am 40 year old male and my hdl is 36 and ldl is 211. I have had some shortness of breath and chest pains is this a bad sign?
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I started taking fish oil supplements about a year and a half ago because I was told that it would help support a healthy heart and I hate fish. My cholesterol and triglycerides were both normal when I added the supplement to my daily re...
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I'm a 46 year old male, 155 lbs. Around 2007 I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. My LDL was 160 and total was 224, so at the advice of my doctor, I started taking simvastatin, 40mg. The first few weeks I paid a...
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I need some help to understand the medication prescribed to my mother due to her high cholesterol (for last 2 years). Patient information: 60 years old, Female, 5 ft height, 81 lb weight. I am giving the complete history below but...
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I take fenofibrate 160mgm along with lovastatin 40mgm daily. Could they be causing muscle pains all over my body? This discussion is related to What are the withdrawal symptoms from stopping Fenofibrate 160 mgm..
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I had blood test in mid 2014 and early 2015 and recently I had another one. My results about the cholestrerol: Total: 5.7 in 2014, 5.0 in 2015, and now 6.0 HDL: 0.9 in 2014, 1.0 in 2015, and now 1.5 LDL: 2.7 in 2014, 2.9 in 2015, an...
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I got my blood results. Cholestrol is 147 HDL is 39 LDL is 76 Triglycerides is 156 I am 59 years old - excercise went down from long distance running regularly to walking 3 or 4 times a week for 45 minuutes due to back ache. W...
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I haven't tested my cholesterol yet but seeing my tummy and weight I can be pretty sure that I have high cholesterol. I daily eat large amount of cheese and products made of myoneese and zero exercise not even walking for half meter I ...
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I recently received biometric results indicating that a couple of markers were well below the normal. Should I be concerned and if so, what are the recommended next steps? My Results are as follows: Creatinine 12.6. Normal range is 27....
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Ok, I'll try not to make this too long.... Back in 2013 I had a missed diagnosis of low Vitamin D. Back then it was 36, recent labs 37.... (30-100) I've recently been diagnosed with Low D and Low B-12. In 2012 my Cholesterol looke...
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I am a man aged 38. I exercise daily and am a regular in endurance sports. Abut 8 years ago I had depression and anxiety issues and on going panic attacks. I am now concerned about my mood - very irritable, get angry easy and prone to im...
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I've tried statins 4 times since my heart attack last May. I was put on Pravastatin in the hospital and immediately started having muscle weakness, joint pain, bladder pain and urgency. This continued until I took myself off of it. Then ...
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Having sinusitis problems after starting Lipitor 40mg. Anyone else have this?
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Researchers examined medical records of over 2 million statin users in England and Wales in order to quantify side effects during the first 5 years of statin use. In that 2010 study that analyzed the medical records of 2 million stat...
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I made this thread to let everyone who is suffering from high cholesterol about this completely natural remedy for lowering the cholesterol. Barley's use as lowering the cholesterol is fully proven and FDA now approves it for natural ...
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2 Cholesterol Fighters You Probably Haven’t Thought Of http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/2-cholesterol-fighters-you-probably-haven%E2%80%99t-thought-of
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I'd it OK to stop taking statins all at once or is that dangeyous?
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I am a 31 year old female. I went to my doctor this past friday and she put me on Crestor 20mg. I started the medication on friday and starting sunday I noticed I was REALLY tired. Didn't think too much about it but my fatigue is gett...
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U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20150210/us-advisers-rethink-cholesterol-risk-from-foods-report?ecd=wnl_chl_021715&ctr=wnl-chl-021715_nsl-ld-stry&mb=1Lh1UPRNbkYyZ%2fZr...
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I got back my blood work results today: Tryglyceride : 107 LDL : 107 HDL : 78 Cholesterol : 199 Why is my cholesterol so high? I'm an East Indian, female and I'm 45. I'm an active person. I walk about 12 miles a week with a pac...
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