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 Do I have high blood pressure, readings vary during day?
I went to the doctor because I have been having a horrible time sleeping. The nurse took my blood pressure and it measures 145/95. However, I am always super nervous while at the doctor. So upon ...


 Heart problems are increasing dramatically in young people. Why does occur?
More and more young people are having heart attacks or just a heart problem. Most of them are non fat. I know a lot of "healthy" young people who walk every day, having heart problems. W...


 Will West Ham avoid relegation?
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 My esophagus feels like somethings in there?
A few weeks ago I got news of a transfer with my job to a new state.

Around the same time I've felt like somethings in my esophagus, my heart feels like it's skipping a beat ...


 High blood pressure?
Ok so my dad has high blood pressure. Him and my mom got into this screeming match and afterwards he started throwing up. He said he has a head ache and feels like he will pass out. He said he has ...


 What number is considered borderline high blood pressure and what foods should you avoid?
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 Heart specialist medical?
heart ...


 What's the positive smoker means?
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 Do you know anyone who's got a pacemaker?
My dad might be getting one. Do you know if they are good? He often has low hearbeats lately with dizziness & shortness of breath,...


 Heart palpitations?
everyonce and a wile i get this thing where i just sit there doing normal tasks .. work . cooking . whatever... and its like i can feel my heart skipping a beat ... and its like my breath gets cought ...


 My grandpa had double bypass sugary, if this a normal after affect?
ok, hes really depressed and not eating. he keeps asking if we will remember him how he was, its like hes given up. he was better the week after sugary than he is now. hes really worring me. if ...


 Has anxiety or worrying about things too much ever caused heart attacks for people in their 50's?
Also, is it true that worrying too much can make a person sick?...


 Is taking bayer asprin everyday healthy for me ?
and why does bayer asprin claim that it would help yu during a heart attack ?...


 Why do i feel so shky and like my heart is beating fastt and i feel like im gonna pass out?
and i feel like i need to take deep breathes?
i ate 7 coffee candies but is says 1 serving size is 4 so its not from that right? ughhh. help pz n ty.

btw, im 17 so ya......


 My heart rate was about 300 this morning at the gym 4 the 1st time, why is that?
I'm not sick or anything , and i didn't feel any weird it all. I was in a cardio machine. Is that bad, i hope it's not.
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 Swelling in the feet?
I am 50 years old, white, male in good health, i've recently had a stubborn outbreak of psoriosis, and my feet swell terribly. Could the two be related. What can I do? Im concerned it could ...


 What is wrong here?
Recently I have been having some issues at school and at home, and I'm just going through a very difficult time. Yesterday I noticed that there is this feeling that continues on in my chest. I ...


 Can someone die of a Pork overdose? My husband eats too much of it.?
I can buy and cook fish, chicken and thats ok, but he still wants bacon and sausage....


 When getting an echocardiogram done, are parents allowed to be in the room at the time of the procedure?
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 What to do about chest pains?
I've been having chest pains recently and its bothering me. My appointment with my cardiologist isn't until October 29. And I have no idea what to do....



Sweetbpecan
What can I do to lower my cholesterol from 218 to normal?

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Tapestry6
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its not bad 218.. over 250 is really bad..
try eating more fruits and veggies and exercising 30 minutes a day at least 3 times a week.. 5 is better.
That helps a lot.


Em W.
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There are several things you can do.
1st and most important: cut out all sodas especially diet. and replace it with Spring Water.. Not TAP. Some chemicals that are contained in both items here cause scaring in your arteries which lead to build up of plaque which is caused by cholesterol and the cholesterol is not leaving your system fast enough.

2. increase fiber intake. You need about 25 grams of fiber a day. But when you increase your fiber you must also increase water intake too. Otherwise the fiber just binds up and you will have bowel movement problems and gas. You need aboput 64 oz of water a day, which is only 4 bottles of water..not that hard to consume.

3. Oats are a great way to lower. And you can consume them in MANY ways. Oatmeal if you like, granola bars, Cheerio's. Oat grain breads, I personally have stopped using white flower and started using oat flour in its place whenever I am fixing anything that needs flour. Which is another good point AVOID items containing white flour!

There are also many herbs and supplements that will help as well.
But the things I mentioned above are easy things to change and do on a daily basis.
Good Luck!


blackkrayon
All the answers given so far are excellent. My doctor also recently recommended that I take this:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/330656/cholestoff_reduces_high_cholesterol.html


CHos3n
Follow the advice of your medical professional, eat right, take your med's, and exercise. No real trick to it, just the same old stuff...but it works! Add to the above a support group of folks like you who are trying to achieve the same goals and you'll be more likely to meet the goals!


jurydoc
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Watch your diet, exercise, add a fish oil and flaxseed oil supplement.


John B
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my heart doctor says fiber helps pull out cholesterol


shardy3742
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Exercise, eat healthy foods like oatmeal, walnuts, flax seed, pomegranates, salmon, dark greens. Drink water - Not sodas. Avoid animal fats or at the least limit your intake of beef and pork. Look at Nutrition Labels and avoid processed foods with trans fatty acids, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil. Use Walnut, Olive, Peanut or Sunflower Oil. Do not use Shortening, regular margarine, non dairy creamer, and regular commercial baked goods. Review Healthcastle.com and Webmd.com they both have great ideas
for kitchen makeovers and snack ideas. Also remember there is no overnight fix and it is a process of change. You want to Raise your HDL (good cholesterol) while lowering your LDL (bad cholesterol). So look at the myths and don't be discouraged there are still good foods that you can eat and enjoy in modifications. Portion size is important.


thickhtowngurl
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watch your cholesterol intake.. such as eggs and cheese.. 1 egg = 215 mg cholesterol.. 2 eggs is more than the amount you should eat daily..

also, try taking fish oil capsules, they help lower cholesterol and so does oatmeal.


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