High cholestrol, do you have it?

@caramello (4381)
Australia
December 3, 2006 6:36pm CST
If so are you taking Medication or doing it by your diet? Which works better? Mine is still high, but have not been put on Medication yet!
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@The_Eagle_1 (1122)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
No I don't...nor high sugar but the effects and amount of people suffering from it is alarming these days
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Lucky you Eagle, thank-you for your response.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
my dad does, or has had, he switched from butter to one of those logicol spreads, not sure which one it is, and I think he may also take some medication for it. And might it be your birthday today as well?? :)
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Yes I use Logicol and hopefully that has worked. No not my birthday today juicemilk, just yours! Thank-you for your response.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
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.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
4 Dec 06
No, I don't. But my father has high cholesterol and we pass days trying to make him feed himself right. I have the cholesterol of a newborn baby.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
That is good for you remaster, thank-you for your response.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
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)
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
Yes missy have been using it for awhile, the one I use is called Logicol, but obviously it has not worked for me and my Cholesterol has gone up even more!
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
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...
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
Yes missy the dreaded "M" word, I seem to be blaming it on a lot lately. Mine has gone down from 7.8 which is a start I guess. I lost my Father when he was 58 so do have a bit of a concern!
• United States
12 Dec 06
I have high Cholestrol. It is over 500. I am not on meds, as I cannot afford them. Exercise and diet does not help me at all.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Dec 06
The diet I did was no help as it has now gone up, meds. are going to be my next option which I was hoping to avoid! Thank-you for your response.
• United States
14 Dec 06
Anytime dear, and feel good. If you can afford the meds, they do work. Good luck honey.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
I guess the Meds. for me may be the only way to go, but the next 6 weeks will tell, but with Christmas next week I don't now how I will go, all that wonderful food to be eaten!
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
i do not have hight cholesterol but there is a family history of it at the moment it is very low and i just watch what i eat so far that has worked well and i`m hoping it will continue
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Good luck with it hope, I too have a family history of it, lost my Dad very young so am determined to make it work hopefully without Medication. Thank-you for your response.
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@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
by watching your diet and having regular checks you should be ok there are certain foods that help to lower cholesterol if you look into them you should be ok .good luck
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Dec 06
Thank-you hope.
@borg_queen (2535)
• Philippines
16 Dec 06
I don't think I have it. I exercise and take blood thinning agents.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
Only a blood test can tell you! Thank-you for your reply.
• India
16 Dec 06
High cholestrol - High cholestrol
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.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
Thank-you for sharing that information, and am doing most of what is stated, so time will tell shortly! Thank-you also for responding.
• United States
16 Dec 06
I have very high cholestrol. I cannot afford the meds, so I am not taking them. Diet and exercise do not help me. I sit at over 500.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
• United States
13 Dec 06
Haven't had mine checked in awhile, I probably should.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
It had been awhile for me jillybeans. Thank-you for your response.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Hipocrates(Greek physician born in 460 BC and known as "Father of Medicine"),believed in the natural healing process of rest, a good diet, fresh air and cleanliness. Good diet always work.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
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.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Dec 06
I used Logicol Krisss, but it has not worked, it has in fact gone up! Good luck with controlling your Diabetes and thank-you for your response.
• United States
5 Dec 06
no i do not
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
Thank-you for your response.
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
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.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
My husband is the same, but having a family history of it on my side makes it a bit awkward. Medication is my very last resort, so hopefully my next reading due soon is a good one! Thank-you for your response.
@kishthedude (1321)
• India
4 Dec 06
Nooooooooooooooooo
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Good to hear kishthedude, thank-you for your response.
@peizli (1000)
• Australia
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!
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Hi peizli, yes I have changed my diet, am not a great lover of Medication and so far it has been going down, recent tests taken am awaiting results. But still needs to go down quite a bit more. Thank-you for your response, and hugs to you, YOU! lol
@vincent72 (1634)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
no i would have to say my heart is in good health ty i dont have any cholestrol problems ieat healthy and proper , i dont eat much take away or fatty foods :)
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Good for you, can be a bit hard when it is Hereditary though! Thank-you for your response.