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High Cholesterol

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  • Posted By: Saltcrawl
  • December 29, 2007
  • 05:14 PM

I have had a choleterol check when I went to donate blood. They sent me a letter and it stated that my cholesterol level 383. I have not been to any other physician to have it checked out. I do not seem to be having any problems. Please resond

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  • Get another blood test done, and make sure you get ALL the figures from your doc - HDL, LDL, triglycerides, etc. You are not going to have any symptoms with high cholesterol. This number is really high - get another test to confirm this and then take a good hard look at your diet. Dietary changes and supplements with fish oil and flax seed oil are often all that is needed to lower blood cholesterol levels. DON'T LET YOUR DOC TELL YOU YOU NEED TO TAKE DRUGS! First try dietary changes, and then get retested. If your levels are still high, then you can take the drugs - keep in mind they all have nasty side effects. Hopefully you won't need to take them! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 29, 2007
    • 09:29 PM
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  • There is a genetic condition that causes hypercholesterolema. It runs in families.Retesting is necessary, but diet change, nor cholesterol lowing medication will help if you have the genetic condition. Check with other family members about their levels. Do a web search. Many who have this condition do not have heart disease and live long lives.Beware of medications that treat a number, and pharmacitucal companies that benefit, to the tune of billions in profits, ie...statins.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2008
    • 00:29 PM
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  • As your cholesterol level is 3X normal, and every day you are damaging your circulatory system, I'd get my potentially clogged little veins and arteries to my doc ASAP. Whether you chose naturopathic or medicinal, I would get there fast and have all the appropriate labs done.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 19, 2008
    • 01:25 PM
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  • My boyfriend had his cholesterol test back today and it was 5.9 which I believe is quite high and is higher than his last one which was just over 12 months ago. However, he has been a vegetarian for 12 months now so hasn't eaten any fatty meats or anything like that. On a vegetarian diet, what kind of things cause high cholesterol and what can be done to lower it? We are going to cut out eating eggs and cheese as I heard those are bad, and the nurse also said drinking too much increases cholesterol.What foods would you recommend?
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