What Makes Your Blood Cholesterol High or Low

Written by Kim Beardsmore

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Weight. Excess weight tends to increase your LDL-cholesterol level. If you are overweight and have a high LDL-cholesterol level, losing weight may help you lower it. Weight loss also helps to lower triglycerides and raise HDL.

Physical activity/exercise. Regular physical activity may lower LDL-cholesterol and raise HDL-cholesterol levels.

Age and sex. Before menopause, women usually have total cholesterol levels that are lower than those of menrepparttar same age. As women and men get older, their blood cholesterol levels rise until about 60 to 65 years of age. In women, menopause often causes an increase in their LDL-cholesterol and a decrease in their HDL- cholesterol level, and afterrepparttar 148322 age of 50, women often have higher total cholesterol levels than men ofrepparttar 148323 same age.

Alcohol. Alcohol intake increases HDL-cholesterol but does not lower LDL-cholesterol. Doctors don't know for certain whether alcohol also reducesrepparttar 148324 risk of heart disease. Drinking too much alcohol can damagerepparttar 148325 liver and heart muscle, lead to high blood pressure, and raise triglycerides. Because ofrepparttar 148326 risks, alcoholic beverages should not be used as a way to prevent heart disease.

Stress. Stress overrepparttar 148327 long term has been shown in several studies to raise blood cholesterol levels. One way that stress may do this is by affecting your habits. For example, when some people are under stress, they console themselves by eating fatty foods. The saturated fat and cholesterol in these foods contribute to higher levels of blood cholesterol.

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Duragesic Pain Patch Recall

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This Duragesic transdermal patch provides a constant and exact dose of fetanyl directly ontorepparttar patientís skin byrepparttar 148242 process of gel infused withrepparttar 148243 chemical. This gel is then suspended between an outer and inner lining. However, due to defect inrepparttar 148244 manufacturing process,repparttar 148245 seal that connects these two linings together is very prone to leaking. This can expose patients to a potentially fatal dose ofrepparttar 148246 extremely powerful opiate.

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