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Hello sir I had a angioplasty last year in October and a stent is fitted in there, after that I never done any test like cholesterol level check or ecg. So which type of test do you recommend me to do. Please help me out.
I am feeling depressed due to lost my husband please help me, it's about 10 months and my husband suddenly due to acute heart attack.
My daughter is 23 year old born with congenital heart disease (tof. S/p rmbt shunt done on 12/7/2008. Now she is suffering with left hand leg pain and headache last 15days. Mapca coiling done on 12/06/2015. Discharge diagnosis is cyanotic congenital heart disease, tetralogy of fallot, non resterictive perimembranousvsd, sever pulmonary stenosis, s/p rmbt shunt done on 12/7/2008, normal sinus rhythm, normal ventricular function, s/p diagnosis cath and angiography done on 12/6/15, mapca coiling done on 12/6/15. We are economically weak. Please suggest where should we head for her operation as her condition is deteriorating with each passing month and year. Also suggest that now days why she is feeling too much dizzy? could it be because of harsh summers? or because of her disease actively increasing?
Hello Doctor! I am 22 years old, I used to get pain at left side of chest when am using laptop by falling on to the wall now its getting worse am thinking getting frequently when eating suiting on bed feeling pressure at left could I now the cause and the problem?
I have problem of ED and premature ejaculation. I am unmarried. I have I little bit high bp problem. I am going to marry with in 6-7 months.
My dad is 57 years old got chest pain 6 days back we have done with enghoghram in that we found two blocks in that. In same his creatinine is 5.4 so what's solution sr/mam please suggest me.
For a long time cholesterol in totality was seen as a bad thing for your body although the truth was a little more complicated than that. Cholesterol primarily is divided into two types, one of which can be categorized as bad cholesterol and the other as good cholesterol. Let's have an in-depth look at both the categories.
LDL or Low Density Lipoprotein aka bad cholesterol: Cholesterol is a wax like chemical, which is found all over the body and it has important functions to perform. Cholesterol is carried all over the body by Lipoproteins. The low density lipoproteins are denoted as bad cholesterol as they can accumulate on the walls of the blood vessels and cause blockages in heart arteries, resulting in many ailments. LDL levels of 190 and above are considered dangerous.
Some of the risks associated with it are:
1. Heart disease
4. Peripheral artery disease among many others
HDL or High Density Lipoprotein aka good cholesterol: This is a form of cholesterol which is usually desired in higher quantities as it removes LDL from the system by dislodging it from the arteries and then carrying it through the blood stream into the liver. The liver then breaks it down and removes it from the body. Thus, higher number of HDL cholesterol is always desirable.
Some of the ideal numbers for HDL cholesterol within the body are:
Women - Ideal: 60 mg/dl, dangerous: 50 mg/dl or lower
Men - Ideal: 60 mg/dl, dangerous: 50 mg/dl lower
The role of triglycerides
Good and bad cholesterol levels also depend on the levels of triglycerides within the body and not just LDL or HDL cholesterol. Triglycerides are another type of fat which are used to store energy within the body but can also affect your health. It is most associated with atherosclerosis when the levels of triglycerides are high within the body.
Some habits that contribute to high levels of it are:
a. Lack of physical activity
b. Obesity or being overweight
c. Excesses in alcohol consumption
e. Bad diet and others
Thus the good cholesterol versus bad cholesterol war also includes other factors, most of which can be easily changed by making subtle changes in lifestyle and incorporating healthier habits. This will increase the good cholesterol and the other relevant elements and reduce the bad. You can consult a cardiologist for more details.