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When ever I check my heart rate from my phone it comes out to be between 87 to 89. Is this normal or should I reduce some weight.
I am 42 and my Serum cholesterol shows my levels are 25 units above the the reference range. description result units reference interval Cholesterol - Total: 225 mg/dL 0 - 200 Method: Enzymatic, Cholesterol Oxidase- Peroxidase. Please suggest medication to bring this down.
My mother (61 Years) is having problem of high blood pressure from long time, now her blood pressure is fluctuating frequently, some time she suffers problem of high blood pressure and some time low blood pressure. What can be the reason of this?
Hi my heart beat is more sometimes treatment is taken eps/rfa 6years back but since 6months same problem.Please help.
I have an itching in my hands every alternate night and if I don't take Allegra 120 it spreads to my feet then legs, arms n rest of the body. If ignored it takes me more than one hour to normalize even after taking Allegra. I've met few dermatologists, homeopath n each has diagnosed it to be an allergy but all the treatment has been ineffective. This is going on for more than a year now. I'm a 38 y old mail with no diabetes or blood pressure problems.
I am diabetic and want to know the medicine which really reduces cholesterol level and helps in maintaining good erection.
My cousin had a pain at heart his smoking for four years he was trying to stop but he can't is there any helpful tips.
I'm two months pregnant now, having severe regurgitation, and tiredness, couldn't able to do anything, how to control my symptoms, pls help me, how long it ll b there?
I am having severe depression. Doctor recommend me to take Clonafit plus tablets for 45 days. I have started this prescription since 12 days but still feeling depressed. N feeling sleepy all the day. N also having pain in upper abdomen just below chest. Kindly let me know why this is happening?
I am having high BP 160/90. So please provide proper diet plan what to eat & which type of avoid in high BP. I am 26 years old only. Please provide some suggestions?
I am suffering dry cough after 2 weeks I have chest pain after hard cough pls suggest me solution plss help.
I am a 48 years old male and having high blood pressure since last six years and consulted a doctor locally and he prescribed me the medicines as follows Tab Tazpure-LN 40/10 BD, Tab.Moxcent 0.3 mg TDS, Tab.Etibliss 0.5 mg at night. Sir prior to this I was taking Tab Triallmighty 40 BD and Tab Temsan 40 BD. But from present medicines (which is tazpure, Maxcent and Etibliss )my BP is not coming down to normal it is always counting approx. 150/ 95. What I should do. Moreover I am little bit Alcoholic I drink in the evening only 3 to 4 pegs daily. Request you to kindly advice me urgently. Best Regards Millan Lahiri.
Over the last few decades, the word cholesterol has assumed a different connotation. It has come to be known as a silent killer that spells doom for health. However, what we need to realize is that a certain amount of cholesterol is essential for the proper functioning of the body. The liver produces about 85% of the cholesterol that is required by the body normally. The ever changing food habits have introduced a lot of processed foods that are loaded with saturated fats. Along with this, reduced physical activity has led to accumulation of cholesterol in the blood.
The types of cholesterol are based on the density and we have 2 types of density that is Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is more dangerous than HDL, called as bad and good cholesterol respectively. In addition, the triglycerides and lipoprotein are also critical indicators of overall cholesterol levels. Depending on a person's age, height and weight, normal levels are derived for each of these four.
Because of their density of the cholesterol molecules, as they are circulating in the blood stream, they tend to get sluggish and settle down along the walls of the blood vessels, referred to as plaque. This plaque attracts more and more cholesterol from the blood and the layer gets gradually thicker. This reduces the thickness of the blood vessels and in severe cases even completely blocks blood flow to important organs like the brain and heart, leading to severe conditions like stroke and heart attack respectively.
However, it is not always that all cholesterol is bad. It is one of the essential things for the proper body functions with the main functions listed below:
- Each cell in the body requires it to form the cell membrane, the protective layer around the cells
- Synthesis of vitamin D is done with the help of cholesterol, which is very essential for skin health
- It also helps in hormone formation. In addition to steroids, other hormones like testosterone, estrogen, cortisol require cholesterol as a main ingredient
- Formation of neurotransmitters and overall nerve function requires cholesterol. This ensures optimal neurological functioning.
So, as noted above, there are, both good and bad aspects to cholesterol. It is not all that dangerous a thing that it is made out to be. The trick is to maintain a good level of cholesterol so that the body's requirements are met, and at the same time, the harmful effects are kept at bay. Some important parameters to manage, include the percentage of bad cholesterol in the blood and the ratio of triglycerides to HDL in the blood. These are considered fair indicators of heart health and if need be, lifestyle changes and/or medications can be undertaken to manage overall health and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.