Cholesterol Education Month on September, 2017: Pravachol 20 and cholesterol?
September, 2017 is Cholesterol Education Month 2017. September is National Cholesterol Education Month « UP4Health. Cholesterol Education
Patient Education for Pravachol: Do not take any new medication during therapy unless approved by prescriber. Take at same time each day. Follow diet and exercise regimen as prescribed. Avoid excess alcohol. You will have periodic blood tests to assess effectiveness. May cause mild nausea or vomiting (small, frequent meals, frequent mouth care, chewing gum, or sucking lozenges may help); diarrhea (buttermilk, boiled milk, or yogurt may help); or headache (see prescriber for analgesic). Report chest pain; CNS changes (memory loss, depression, personality changes); numbness, weakness, tingling, pain, or cramping in extremities or muscles; vision changes; rash; or other persistent adverse reactions. Pregnancy/breast-feeding precautions: Inform prescriber if you are pregnant. Consult prescriber for appropriate barrier contraceptive measures to use during and for 1 month following therapy. This drug may cause severe fetal defects. Do not breast-feed.
Cholesterol level in a 13 year old?
a person doesn't have to be fat or overweight to have High Cholesterol
it can be hereditary related
yes he can develop heart problems if he doesnt watch his cholesterol. intake and possibly take medications as prescribed by his Primary Care Physician
"getting" diabetes is NOT related to High Cholesterol problems
To check Cholesterol levels blood is taken and the lab does tests on it
According to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines for children and adolescents, the ranges of total and LDL cholesterol for kids 2 years to 18 years old are:
Category Total cholesterol (mg/dL) LDL cholesterol, (mg/dL)
Acceptable Less than 170 Less than 110
Borderline 170-199 110-129
High 200 or greater 130 or greater
mg/dL = milligrams per deciliter
Children with LDL cholesterol levels 170 mg/dL or greater should receive individual nutritional counseling that focuses on reducing dietary fat and cholesterol and increasing physical activity.
Kids whose results are acceptable should be screened every 3 to 5 years. Those with borderline cholesterol levels should be rechecked in 1 year.
Kids with high cholesterol levels should be rechecked after 3 to 6 months of lifestyle intervention.
Medication may be considered for kids over 8 years old with LDL cholesterol levels of 190 or higher if changes in diet and exercise haven't worked. For kids with additional risk factors, treatment may be considered at even lower levels.
How to reduce chlosteral by natural methods ?
"National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines suggest at least a six-month program of reduced dietary saturated fat and cholesterol, together with physical activity and weight control, as the primary treatment before resorting to drug therapy."