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My cholesterol is 263 and my average blood pressure is 125/85 average Heart rate is 90 BPM?
Hi, I am a 33year old male. I'm 5'9, 200 lbs. I know my cholesterol is high. Is my blood pressure reading a healthy one? As well as my heart rate? If not... could it be connected to my cholest. level?
Posted 3 years ago in Other by CodeCrafter

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Anonymous
loose some weight and watch your diet and your cholesterol will come down. you didn't say what the 263 consisted of...LDL, HDL. if your LDL is high and your HDL is low, you might need to go on medication
Anonymous
Absolutely, cholesterol has raised your BP but it's still at a manageable point. A norm BP is around 120/80 so your not too bad, but you're HR isnt very good at all, starting card workouts will do wonders for you. You're average health wise but you might as well try to be healthier
Anonymous
It would be better if you could break down your cholesterol profile into HDL, LDL, VLDL, and triglycerides. The best way of predicting coronary artery disease is by dividing your triglycerides by your HDL. (TG/HDL) It should be a one, or less than two, with this ratio. The Japanese, who have a very low incidence of coronary artery disease, average a 1.5 with this ratio. It would be best if your HDL were 60 mg/dL, or higher, but I have no way of knowing what yours is.I would monitor my own heart rate for a while. It could be that you were stressed at that moment. See what your heart rate is upon waking in the morning. If it is 90 BPM upon waking, you need to get more exercise and focus on your diet more. I'd personally give up everything that contains high fructose corn syrup or refined sugar. You can also monitor your own blood pressure if you are concerned but it doesn't appear to be that elevated.
Anonymous
All of our cholesterol needs are supplied by the body - we don't use cholesterol from outside sources, contrary to the popular belief.There is no reason to divide cholesterol and label it as "good" or "bad" - it's all the same stuff. Under normal conditions and with the proper nutrients, the body will never produce anything that is harmful to itself - and this includes cholesterol. There is a purpose for the presence of cholesterol in the blood or it would never be there.The medical community sees this cholesterol in the blood and because it can potentially harm you, they've found a way to profit from it. As a matter of fact, the term "bad" cholesterol has been capitalized on by the pharmaceutical companies to sell their drugs.It should be noted that cholesterol is tested for in the veins of the arm. Yet, there has never been a single documented case where cholesterol has caused a buildup in the veins. If the theory of "bad" cholesterol is true, then it should show up in the smaller veins where the circulation is much slower before the arteries. But the so-called "bad" cholesterol only shows up in the arteries - why is this?It's because cholesterol buildup in the arteries is caused by unintentional dehydration.When you don't drink enough water, the body borrows water from the blood to inject into the cells. Removing the water causes the blood to thicken and become acidic with toxins. You can see how the blood thickens by pricking the end of your finger and squeezing out a drop. It will be rather thick and darker than normal. Properly hydrated blood will be lighter in color and have more of a watery consistency.When the dehydrated blood passes through the lungs, it loses even more water because of the breathing process - we lose approximately 2 qts of water each day through respiration. As the acidic blood enters the arteries it is under a shearing pressure, producing minute tears and abrasions to the artery walls.Left unchecked, this damage could peel and cause an embolism in the brain or other organ. The body is programmed to this possibility, and so to prevent this from happening, it produces the so-called "bad" cholesterol to cover and protect the damaged areas until repairs can be made.The real problem comes in when the medical community refuses to recognize dehydration as the cause of health problems - because there's no profit in prescribing water. They wait until the damage has been done to justify their enormous fees.In the meantime, the dehydration is allowed to continue, as does the damage to the arteries - signaling the body to make more and more cholesterol. What was designed by nature to protect you turns out to be a menacing health problem, simply because doctors ignore it.You can start to reduce your cholesterol by correcting the dehydration on your own. Click below to learn how.
Anonymous
As already mentioned, it really helps to know the breakdowns of your cholesterol (LDL, HDL, Triglycerides), but 263 is almost certainly very abnormal. Given that your BMI is 29.5 (almost obese), you may well have Metabolic syndrome (see link below) or pre-diabetes (or even be diabetic alreadyhave you been checked for this?). So you may well need a medication to treat this. Your BP is also approaching hypertensive levels (but there is no way that your elevated cholesterol has anything to do with this), and a resting HR of 90 suggests you are deconditioned. Not good.So, I recommend that you get active and lose weight, and possibly start a cholesterol med, probably a statin.


What is High Cholesterol

You have this condition if there are high levels of cholesterol in the blood. There are three parts of cholesterol:

  • Low density lipoproteins (LDL)-known as bad cholesterol. It causes build up of cholesterol and other fats in the blood vessels. High LDL levels can cause artery and heart disease.
  • High density lipoproteins (HDL)-known as good cholesterol. It can remove cholesterol and other fats from the blood vessels. High levels of HDL can protect against heart disease.
  • Triglycerides-a common form of fat in the body. Often elevated in people with diabetes or certain genetic conditions.
  • Particles-proteins associated with certain types of cholesterols in the body. These may be a better signal about your risk of developing disease in the blood vessels.



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