High cholestrol, do you have it?
4 Dec 06
first, there are two kinds of cholesterol --- the good cholesterol (HDL) and the bad cholesterol (LDL).too much LDL in the blood can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart and brain. Together with other substances it can form plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can clog those arteries.on the other hand, high levels of HDL seems to protect one against heart attack. exercises and fiber-rich foods seem to lower bad cholesterol.
13 Dec 06
My mum and husnband both have high cholesterol. (I'm sitting on high blood pressure for a while) My mum uses that special butter/margarine replacement spread and says that it has decreased hers a little even before she went on the medication. It was very expensive though (About $7.50 for a small tub)
13 Dec 06
That's the one mum uses. (couldn't think of the name before) Sometimes when we reach menopause the hormone protection leaves us and the cholesterol goes up then. Good luck with dieting then... It has nothing to do with weight either. I am quite slim (everyone tells me its skinny)and I have high blood pressure and my cholesterol is 6.0 Oh well.... just soldier on...
16 Dec 06
no' i dont but about this is for high cholestrol patent Normal values for cholesterol is from 150 mg/dL to 250 mg/dL. so your values are still within the normal range. Increased cholesterol from the normal range is not good for the heart and body. How to avoid increased cholesterol values? Avoid fatty foods,( pork and chicken fat), dairy products ( cheese, butter, milk) eggs. Exercise is also good to burn out the excess fats in your body and avoid their deposition in your adipose tissue.
12 Dec 06
Sometimes genetics suck dont they. I have my cholesterol under control with the help of logical but my blood sugar is a constant battle. I am bordering on needing to go on insulin because I cannot get it down. I have had diabetes now for 6 years and kept it under good control until this past two months.
4 Dec 06
I do not have high cholestrol in the accepted sense but it is in the top range of normal, so because of a heart condition I do take medication for it. The interesting thing is that my husband and I eat basically the same. The difference is that he is a fatty food fanatic, uses salt on all his meals, drinks etc but has perfect cholestrol GRRRR. I recommend that before you start on medication, you try to lower it naturally. Having said that though, some people naturally have high levels and it is not necessarily diet related.
4 Dec 06
Fortunately, no. Have you had to change your diet? I am guessing you would have done. As I don't think you want to be on medication, unless the diets no working and its a last resort. I hope it sorts itself out the natural way. Big hug for you, take care of yourself, YOU!