Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
Welcome to just answer.
I am here to answer you.
Yes you are right alcohol consumption like beer can increase cholestrol levels.
Thus if these levels are high the person is to avoid alcohol consumption .
So too much beer can increase these levels further.
You there ?
I hope you are getting my point ?
I sometimes have 7 or 8 pints a day
Well that is a lot.
that can cause an increase in cholesterol levels.
4 to 5% strength
Yes it can cause an elevated level.
my top number is XXXXX mmol/L
and I'm not overweight and exercise regularly
Yes I get your point .
Alcohol can by itself elevate these levels.
Thus you should avoid it as your values are high.
The amount you mentioned is excessive.
If you have a pint once a while it is still fine.
the bottom figures are: triglycerides 3.35 and ldl cholesterol is 4.82
problem is probably I'm hooked on beer (alcohol)
You should try and bring it down
as elevated cholesterol levels can cause further complications.
to the heart?
Yes to the heart as well.
It can cause atherosclerosis .
Reducing the alcohol is important .
As your diet is healthy it is a positive,
if I cut it out altogether how soon could I get it down to say 5.0??
Well it really depends from person to person....but you will note a fall in a couple of months...
I need an incentive!!
It should come bk to normal in a few months along with exercise and a healthy diet.
Increased cholestrol also increases chances of heart issues.
Thus it can be life threatening as well.
You should avoid alcohol and try reduce the choesterol the normal way .
I hope this answers you .
Do let me know if you have any further doubts.Please click on the green accept button if this answers you as it is only then that will I be credited for my work. Thank you.
You are welcome
I'm going to have to go