What makes your cholesterol go up?

Answer Cholesterol is found in every cell of the body. Too much of it can cause fatty deposits in blood vessels, restricting blood flow, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol is often... Read More »

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What makes a cholesterol an hdl?

HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is a beneficial substance that removes excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and moves it to the liver for elimination. HDL molecules have certain chara... Read More »

What makes up your total cholesterol number?

The American Heart Association states that proper management of cholesterol is "the first step for a healthy heart." Understanding your total cholesterol number means learning how to balance the "... Read More »

How long does it take for cholesterol medicine to begin lowering my cholesterol?

On One Hand: Some Lower Cholesterol QuicklyThere are four basic categories of cholesterol treating medications: statins, fibrates, resins and nicotinic acid (niacin). Statins such as Lipitor® (ato... 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 »