Metabolic
Syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Thyroid,
Osteoporosis, Menopause, Andropause, Bio-Identical Hormones for Men & Women

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Disease Information
Andropause
Bio-Identical Hormones
Cholesterol
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Menopause
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Thyroid - Hyperthyroidism
Thyroid - Hypothyroidism
 

 Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like waxy substance that is found in your blood stream and in all of your body’s cells. It is a normal important part of a healthy body . Cholesterol is used for producing cell membranes, some hormones and serves other necessary functions. However, too much cholesterol in your bloodstream can lead to coronary heart disease.

Your Total Blood Cholesterol Levels should be:

Less than 200 mg/dl:
200 - 239 mg/dl:
240 - mg/dl and over:

  Desirable
Borderline-High Risk
HIGH RISK

Your total blood cholesterol is a combination of HDL (Good) cholesterol, LDL (Bad) cholesterol and your triglyceride Levels. With HDL cholesterol, (Good) higher levels are better. On the other hand, low LDL (Bad) cholesterol is good. If fact, the lower your LDL is, the lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Triglyceride is a form of fat and a normal range for your triglyceride level should be less that 150 mg/dl.

The importance of a low triglycerides level: Many people that have high triglyceride levels are overweight/obese, physically inactive, smoke cigarettes, drink excess alcohol and have a diet high in saturated fats and carbohydrates. A triglyceride level of 150 mg/dl or higher is one of the major risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome.

You must have your Total Blood Cholesterol Level checked with a simple blood test and analyzed by your physician to determine if a course of treatment and lifestyle changes are necessary.

Your Doctor can perform tests to determine if you have
High Cholesterol and prescribe a method of treatment best for your individual needs.


 

 
 

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