The Difference Between Fasting And Not Fasting Cholesterol.?

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Morning .. I finished the cholesterol test … and the results are quite high 222, but it does not start with fasting first. Is the difference in the results of the test significant enough when compared with those that start with fasting? Then what is the relationship between high cholesterol and hypertension? High cholesterol which causes hypertension or hypertension which causes high cholesterol. Thank you …

1 Answer:

Hello Rifai,

Thank you for asking

Ideally, cholesterol checks are not only intended to monitor total cholesterol levels in the blood, but also to assess other fat panels, such as LDL (low-density lipoprotein, bad fat), HDL (high-density lipoprotein, good fat), and triglycerides ( fat reserves stored in the body). To get an accurate picture of the fat panel as a whole, indeed you are required to undergo fasting for 9 to 12 hours before the examination. However, if only the total cholesterol level in the blood is examined, there is actually no significant difference between the results of the examination after fasting and without fasting.

High blood cholesterol levels (more than 200 mg / dL) in some sensitive people often cause a stiff or severe sensation around the nape and joints. However, it is not uncommon, sufferers do not feel at all the typical symptoms, therefore this condition often escapes treatment. In fact, increasing blood cholesterol is not something that is considered trivial. In addition to increasing the risk of heart and blood vessel disease (including hypertension and atherosclerosis), high blood cholesterol can also make you more prone to stroke and sudden death.

Many factors underlie increasing blood cholesterol levels, including unhealthy eating patterns, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, aging, and diabetes. To get the best treatment for your condition, you should consult a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine, yes. Not infrequently, to confirm the diagnosis before giving treatment, the doctor will direct you first to undergo a fat panel examination as mentioned above. Next, then the right treatment can be determined.

In the meantime, to help control cholesterol levels in the blood, you should live the following tips:

Live a healthy diet, reduce your intake of salt, animal fat, instant food and preservatives, fried foods
Expand eat vegetables, fruit, whole grains
Adjust your calorie intake with your activities
Don't smoke and consume alcohol
Manage stress well
Exercise every day, at least 30 minutes of sessions
Maintain your ideal body weight

Hope this helps ...

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