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Posted: 2/2/2006 4:27:17 PM EDT
I know a guy who just returned from his Doctors appointment, and was told his cholesterol level is over 700!! For those of you who are not familiar with it, that's over 3 TIMES, your everyday high readings. I say he has some other organic health issues that are causing this, and suggested he consult another Doctor. What are your thoughts?
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:29:39 PM EDT
consult a lawyer to type up his will.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:31:51 PM EDT

Change his Legal Name to Crisco
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:33:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:35:08 PM EDT
not possible
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:38:48 PM EDT
Matbe he ment his blood sugar, I've never heard of such a high level.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:42:53 PM EDT
[Dr Zoidberg] Cholesterol, 40...[/Dr Zoidberg]


[Amy]That's not that bad[/Amy]



[Dr Zoidberg]I mean POUNDS[/Dr Zoidberg]
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:50:34 PM EDT
That would be his triglyceride level. I'm not far behind him. Anything over 500 is dangerous. I'm taking Tricor 145mg too help out.
Cholesterol level half that would kill you.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 4:52:32 PM EDT
He needs a referral to an endocrinologist who may find issues related to diabetes and or another lymphatic disorder. He should also consider medication, exercise and diet. While a reading of over 700 is extreme (and he may have been confused) there are circumstances when abnormal readings are possible, although unlikely.

OBTW I'm not a doctor I've just had strange numbers on health reports that have been explained after re-testing.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 1:55:03 AM EDT
A long, long time ago, some article I read claimed that high cholesterol was often a result of one defective gene in a particular pair, and extremely high cholesterol -- like your 700+ friend -- was a result of both genes of the pair being bad.

But whatever, sounds like he'd better get tested again to make sure it wasn't an error, and to get on medication ASAP.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 2:21:58 AM EDT
Your blood type is MacDonalds?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:07:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By totalabuse:
That would be his triglyceride level. I'm not far behind him. Anything over 500 is dangerous. I'm taking Tricor 145mg too help out.
Cholesterol level half that would kill you.



Kidney dialysis patients can go 600 under certain circumstances.
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