Heart disease risk cholesterol

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Avatar f tn Docto says i have an elevate risk of heart disease...something about CPL at 110 and my cholesterol is off the charts.
Avatar m tn Slash Heart Disease Risk by 81 Percent For millions or people, statin drugs are the number one doctor-prescribed defense against heart disease. In fact, so many people take them that we spent $12.5 billion on Lipitor in 2006 alone. But brand new research reveals that they may seriously damage your health. That’s because statins significantly increase your risk of diabetes.
Avatar m tn These included triglycerides, total cholesterol, ratio of total cholesterol to good cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is bad cholesterol. The authors concluded that spirulina had a “powerful” effect on lowering blood lipids, especially on triglycerides.
535822 tn?1443976780 Researchers in France during the 1990s decided to observe the effect different diets have on heart disease. Two groups of high-risk men participated. All had survived heart attacks. Everyone had high cholesterol and stressful lifestyles. They also smoked and did not exercise. One group was asked to eat the American Heart Association diet which is low in fat and cholesterol. The second group ate a Mediterranean diet, rich in fish, omega-3 fatty acids, vegetables, and olive oil.
Avatar m tn An elevated Lp(a) cholesterol level in the bloodstream increases the stickiness of blood, and contributes dramatically to the formation of clots and the chance of a heart attack or stroke. The European Atherosclerosis Society now urges doctors to check Lp(a) in patients at moderate to high risk of cardiovascular disease. The society says bringing a patient’s elevated Lp(a) cholesterol level under 50 mg/dL should be a treatment priority.
Avatar m tn Multivitamin-Mineral Use Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality among Women in the United States. http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2015/01/07/jn.114.204743.
Avatar f tn t any family history of heart disease. My age does not indicate towards heart problems. I am so worried abt my health and future. Somebody plz help me. If i am at risk of heart attack or CAD. What should i do. Plz reply.
469720 tn?1388146349 What Is High Blood Cholesterol? Cholesterol levels are determined through chemical analysis of a blood sample taken from a finger ***** or from a vein in the arm. Home cholesterol kits, first approved in 1993, test only for total cholesterol levels but are as accurate as tests done in a doctor's office, says Steven Gutman, M.D., director of FDA's division of clinical laboratory devices.
Avatar n tn Physical Signs of Heart Disease Swelling of Your Feet and Lower Legs Retention of fluid in the feet and legs is known as peripheral edema. Edema may appear as "sock marks" at the end of the day. Mild peripheral edema is common. Your doctor may check for this sign by pressing a finger against your ankle or shin bone to see if a depression is left behind. This is called "pitting edema.
3246889 tn?1349974415 In people with heart disease, CRP is usually elevated and has been found to be as predictive as cholesterol in people with a moderate risk of heart disease (defined as a 10 to 20 percent risk of having a heart attack in 10 years). CRP is secreted by cholesterol plaques in the arteries. (Plaques are cholesterol-filled substances that line the blood vessels leading to the heart, which can build up and block blood flow to the heart.
214065 tn?1251288877 Total Cholesterol: A high cholesterol in the blood is a major risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease. Cholesterol in itself is not all bad, in fact, our bodies need a certain amount of this substance to function properly. However, when the level gets too high, vascular disease can result. A total cholesterol of less than 200, and an LDL Cholesterol of 100 or less is considered optimal by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Avatar n tn The accuracy of this test still has room for improvement, as it can vary depending on the time of day and other factors, but it is a much better indication of heart disease risk than a cholesterol test (which is practically useless for determining heart disease risk). Another more important test than cholesterol levels for heart disease risk is a test for serum homocysteine levels. The next time your doctor wants you to get blood cholesterol tests, request CRP and homocysteine tests instead.
Avatar m tn Of all the cholesterol numbers, doctors generally are most concerned about LDL (or bad) cholesterol. Target LDL is different for different people. The higher your risk of heart disease the lower the target LDL. People with 0-1 risk factors for heart disease should aim for an LDL of less than 160, people with 2 risks less than 130, and people with 3 or more risk factors or a history of heart disease less than 100.
Avatar m tn Deli meats, too, can contain high levels of fat. In addition to being linked to an increased risk of heart disease, eating large amounts of fatty red meat increases your overall calorie intake, possibly leading to excess weight and obesity.
Avatar n tn I have responded well to these meds, my total cholesterol is 105, my ldl is 35, hdl is 50, triglycerides 100. My family has a history of heart disease, and my question is, with my numbers where they are on these meds, are my risks for heart disease now in line with those who have normal numbers and no family history? Also, is it possible for one's cholesterol to be too low?
Avatar n tn To answer the second part first there is no risk to the fetus to have a elevated cholesterol and it will in no way determine his/her cholesterol or risk of heart disease. As for you the progression of heart blockages is very slow taking many years. Nine or so months off the medication will not increase the progression of any plaque buildup significantly. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.
469720 tn?1388146349 Diabetes Hypertension High Cholesterol Smoking Additionally a family history of premature cardiovascular disease in the absence of these risk factors increases ones risk significantly. The process is sometimes referred to as the silent killer because it lies quiet as it evolves until one experiences stroke, heart attack or "poor circulation" The PAD Coalition has a mission of improving the public's awareness of this process see www.beatpad.org.
Avatar m tn There are parameters that indicates if you are reducing your risk of another HA (like cholesterol), and others that can be used to detect failures in kidneys and liver due to medication and others to check that you are not loosing critical mineral for your heart to work (Sodium and Potassium). Those are about the minimum assuming that you have not suffered major damage in your heart.
Avatar n tn Early studies established high cholesterol as a risk factor for developing heart disease. Lowering cholesterol for secondary prevention, that is preventing second heart attacks in persons who already had had one, was next demonstrated in the eighties and primary prevention of heart attack and stroke (In persons who had never had a prior event) demonstrated in the nineties.
Avatar n tn The lipid levels are one of the risk factors but certainly you can have coronary artery disease despite having a low cholesterol--it will depend on your total risk factor profile.
Avatar n tn The family history you have described is alarming to say the least. Family history is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease(CAD), as are other risk factors such as male sex, smoking, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol(especially LDL cholesterol) and higher age. Given your strong family history, I would strongly advise you to control all the risk factors that you can possibly influence.
Avatar m tn Although aspirin has been shown to decrease your risk of heart attack or stroke, it does not affect your cholesterol level. My impression is that a mediterranean diet is your best option.
Avatar m tn Should I be on medication at this time? My father dies of heart disease at age 53. my mom has heart disease and diabetes age 72. My 12 hour blood fast for diabetes was 201.
Avatar n tn Hi. This is kind of a general question to satisfy my curiosity. I am 29 years old and I am trying to get myself in better condition. The reason I am doing so is because I went for a physical. The doctor performed all kinds of tests (EKG, blood chemistry, blood pressure) all of which were normal except that my cholesterol level was around 220. The doctor recommended exercise and dietary restrictions, but was primarily concerned because I have had a history of heart disease in my family.