I Have High Cholesterol

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    How I Lowered My Cholesterol By 35 Pts

    I HAVE HAD HIGH CHOLESTEROL FOR 25 YEARS.  WHEN MY CHOL REACHED 250 I STARTED ON CRESTOR AND it has been around 200 EVER SINCE.  RECENTLY I WENT TO MY GASTROENTEROLOGIST FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYMPTOMS AND HE STARTED ME ON BENE FIBER 1 TSP DAILY> AT MY NEXT CHECK UP MY CHOL WAS...
    Lucyabe Lucyabe
    51-55
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

    Go Figure

    I'm a skinny chick. I am 23 years old. I wasn't allowed to eat dairy for the year before I had my cholesterol tested. My doctor says I have remarkably high cholesterol. I don't really want to have it. I don't really want medication. So I am eating oats and drinking red wine...
    Allergic Allergic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2010

    Nuts Are Great For Blood Lipids

    I believe walnuts are the healthiest nuts. They are the highest in Omega 3 fats, and they triple blood levels of melatonin, making for a good bedtime snack. http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/heart_health/heart-healthy-nuts-_3857-1.html?ET=johnshopkins:e44958:418024a...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

    22 Years Old, High Cholesterol

    Hi! My name is Nikkita McEvoy and I am 22 years old. I weigh 150 pounds and I am 5 foot 4. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol when I was 12 years old when I was 115 pounds, same height and ate VERY healthy!! I was put on a prescription drug when I was 12 called 'Crestor' by my...
    Nikkita16 Nikkita16
    22-25
    1 Response Aug 22, 2012

    Krill Oil Appears To Support A Healthy Balance Of Lipids

    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/health-library/articles/cholesterol-support/krill-oil-appears-to-support-a-healthy-balance-of-lipids.html April 2011 Daily supplements with krill oil may reduce cholesterol levels by 33% and improve liver triglyceride levels, with results superior...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 19, 2011

    My Doctor Surprised Me With This Today!

    So, many of my friends on here already know this, but in this past year, I have lost 40+lbs..  I have more to lose, but my BMI is very close to being in the normal range for me - so good, right?! Apparently, not good enough.  I had follow-up bloodwork this week...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2009

    Its Heavy Inside

      IT WAS SO SWEET AT THE TIME OF EXCHANGING PROMISES;''ILL NEVER LEFT YOU ON THE LINE..even if time ends,i will never,,,''SO SWEET IT WAS BUT SO BITTER AS SHE LEFT ME now...with no 1 to share an umbrella with when it rains...no one to share my heavy problems when im down...why...
    DIM100 DIM100
    18-21, M
    May 1, 2011

    All The Good Things In Life- Ruined.

    total 267 LDL 199 HDL 54 Ugh. And I get low blood sugar really easily. I don't know what to eat anymore.
    Allergic Allergic
    22-25, F
    19 Responses Jan 13, 2011

    Do you get tired of taking cholesterol

    medication? Have you forgotten to take your cholesterol medication? If you answered yes, let Konstantinos "Gus" T. Deligiannidis, BA, MBA Marketing/Restaurateur tell you how he lowered his cholesterol naturally. Connect with Gus by leaving a comment or email him at gus...
    gusdeli gusdeli
    61-65, M
    Dec 18, 2013

    My Mom Has High Cholesterol

    About a year ago my mom got her cholesterol tested, it was just a little high. She switched her cooking oil and butter . Then a couple days ago she got a ct scan done. It turns out that her iliac arteries are clogged and to the point where they could cause a blood clot, and they...
    staceybrittsan staceybrittsan
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2013

    Its Heavy Inside

      IT WAS SO SWEET AT THE TIME OF EXCHANGING PROMISES;''ILL NEVER LEFT YOU ON THE LINE..even if time ends,i will never,,,''SO SWEET IT WAS BUT SO BITTER AS SHE LEFT ME now...with no 1 to share an umbrella with when it rains...no one to share my heavy problems when im down...why...
    DIM100 DIM100
    18-21, M
    May 1, 2011

    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!

    Sorry for borrowing the Clint Eastwood movie title but that is actually the way I discuss the Cholesterol issue. I've had alot of problems with My triglycerides for quite a while. It seems as though there were times I was able to metabolize them better but If My diet goes south...
    PitaBeeta76 PitaBeeta76
    36-40, M
    Sep 19, 2013

    Cholesterol

    How to control, best diet? What to do?
    Framagon7 Framagon7
    51-55
    1 Response Mar 12, 2013

    Fat

    I was never fat. I used to be fit and trim. Now, the middle is slightly rounded. Today I got the news :" your cholesterol is still too high". Goodbye fullcream milk , mcdonalds, kfc and cheese. Hello water, veggies and fruits.
    ryksteman ryksteman
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    It's Gone Up

    I had a blood test several years ago in college, and I was told that my cholesterol was high for my age.  Healthy for an older adult, but high for a young adult.  Anyway, I went in for my annual physical the other day, had another blood test, and got my results back a few days...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2012
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