What is a good blood cholesterol reading?

Answer The American Heart Association reports that a total blood cholesterol level of less than 200 milligrams per deciliter is desirable. The AHA also suggests keeping your LDL, or bad, cholesterol level... Read More »

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What is the difference between food cholesterol&blood cholesterol?

Your food's cholesterol content adds to the cholesterol that your body naturally produces. Knowing the difference between food cholesterol and blood cholesterol and how they interact can help you k... Read More »

What does it mean if someone has high blood HDL Cholesterol and low LDL Cholesterol levels?

These are SUPER good numbers. HDL is 'Good' cholesterol, you want to be over 40 on this one. Your HDL is SUPER high for a male.LDL is 'Bad' cholesterol. You want to be ideally below 100 on this ... Read More »

What does a systolic blood pressure reading of 148 and diastolic reading of 55 mean in an elderly patient?

Your grandma's blood pressure reading is 148/55 mmHg. She has got stage 1 hypertension (Isolated systolic hypertension). Isolated systolic hypertension is defined as a systolic pressure that is abo... Read More »

What is a cholesterol reading?

A substance called cholesterol exists in the body's bloodstream where it produces cell membranes and some hormones and helps regulate bodily functions. The body requires some cholesterol, but exces... Read More »