About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

High Cholesterol - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Jul 31, 2019
Font : A-A+

Frequently Asked Questions about High Cholesterol

1. Which specialist should I see if I have high Cholesterol?

You should consult a General Physician or an endocrinologist. A dietitian can help you with a diet to lower cholesterol.

2. How good is the treatment for high cholesterol?

A little work can make a big difference. Every 1% reduction in your cholesterol LDL or bad cholesterol level lowers your risk of heart disease by 2%. Each increase of 1 mg/dL (not percent) of your good cholesterol or HDL decreases your risk 2-3%.
Advertisement

3. I've heard that a couple of drinks of alcohol a day will help my cholesterol. Is this true?

It is true that modest alcohol ingestion will raise the "good" (HDL) cholesterol. It appears that the equivalent of one or two ounces can raise the level by 5-10%. Red wine may provide some additional benefit. However this should never be used as an excuse to start drinking. Remember that regular alcohol consumption can increase the levels of triglycerides and increase risk of heart disease, fatty liver and cirrhosis.

4. What foods are high in fat?
  • Dairy foods (whole milk, ice cream, creams)
  • Fatty red meats, processed meat products
  • Butter is not only high in fat, but saturated fat as well
  • Oils are fat, although some may have lower saturated fat
  • Egg yolks, which are particularly high in cholesterol
  • Cheese
5. What are some foods that are low in fat and better to eat?
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Cereals, rice
  • Pasta
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Vegetable oils are preferable to butter

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2019, July 31). High Cholesterol - Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ's . Medindia. Retrieved on May 28, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/high-cholesterol-faqs.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "High Cholesterol - Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ's ". Medindia. May 28, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/high-cholesterol-faqs.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "High Cholesterol - Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ's ". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/high-cholesterol-faqs.htm. (accessed May 28, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. High Cholesterol - Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ's . Medindia, viewed May 28, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/high-cholesterol-faqs.htm.


Do you wish to consult a Cardiologist for your problem? Ask your question

Dr. Srinivasa Prasad
Dr. Srinivasa Prasad
MBBS, MD, DM Cardiology, Post DM Fellowship, FSCAI
21 years experience
Apoorva Superspeciality Medical Centre, Jayanagar
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Vijaysinh Patil
Dr. Vijaysinh Patil
MBBS, MD
5 years experience
Wockhardt Hospital in Nashik, Renuka Nagar
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Paresh Patel
Dr. Paresh Patel
MBBS, DNB
8 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Yogi Sundharrao
Dr. Yogi Sundharrao
MBBS, DNB
6 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

Roberto

It would be helpful (if such data is available) to know the amount of increased risk of (say) heart attack when 'bad' LDL (holding HDL constant at say 35) increases from 130 to 160 to 200. For example at (a wild guess) at 130, 1 in 20 experience an 'event', so at 160, 2 in 20, and at 200, 3 in 20.

Gauravsharma10

Cholesterol LDL mainly happens to be the excess body fat which is not digested by the human body and can be very harmful for the human body.
Starters on Minimizing cholesterol
1.Avoid rich and junk foods like pizza, ice cream, burgers etc.
2.Avoid alcohol, cocaine and Intoxicating drugs as much as possible.
3.Drink 6-8 glasses of liquids daily such as water and Chinese green tea/lemon tea etc.
4.Eat fresh fruits, raw vegetables frequently.
5.Learn to Eat Healthy Snacks like celeries, corn, cucumbers to eliminate the toxins in the body.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day 2022 —
    Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
    Seasonal Allergy Medications
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Drug Interaction Checker A-Z Drug Brands in India Post-Nasal Drip Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Drug - Food Interactions Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Diaphragmatic Hernia Color Blindness Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Find a Doctor

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use