Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

How Can I Raise My Low Cholesterol?

Tuesday, 04 May 2010 09:04 AM

Question: I have low cholesterol (around 125 with HDL of 36), and have been unable to get it higher. Do you have any suggestions?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Low cholesterol may relate either to a favorable genetic code or to a relative malnutrition or malabsorption disease. There seems to be a raised risk of colon cancer in those low cholesterol, so be sure to be screened regularly. If your total cholesterol is low, you will have a correspondingly low HDL.

It might be worth your while to obtain a GI consultation from a gastroenterologist for further evaluation if you are not absorbing or digesting well.

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