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Cholesterol

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Bear, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    Something to consider, if a statin is recommended, consider low dose statin therapy. There are multiple statins to choose from, so if one has unintended side effects try others until one works for you.
    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/to_statin_or_not_to_statin
    https://medlineplus.gov/cholesterol.html

    Everyone age 20 and older should have his or her cholesterol measured at least once every five years. A blood test called a lipoprotein panel can help show whether you're at risk for coronary heart disease by looking at substances in your blood that carry cholesterol. This blood test is done after a 9-to-12-hour fast (no eating) and gives information about your:

    • Total cholesterol–a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
    • LDL (bad) cholesterol–the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries
    • HDL (good) cholesterol–HDL helps remove cholesterol from your arteries
    • Triglycerides–another form of fat in your blood that can raise your risk for heart disease
    Risk Factors
    Major Risk Factors That Affect Your LDL Goal

    • Cigarette smoking
    • High blood pressure (140/90 mmHg or higher or on blood pressure medication)
    • Low HDL cholesterol (less than 40 mg/dL)
    • Family history of early heart disease (heart disease in father or brother before age 55; heart disease in mother or sister before age 65)
    • Age (men 45 years or older; women 55 years or older)
     
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    wheelsup Well-Known Member

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