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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: These are remarkably safe. A handful of people get skeletal muscle damage but only after at least several days.

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Malpass
32 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Most people with an elevated cholesterol have no symptoms for many years. But high cholesterol contributes to the development of coronary artery disea ... Read More
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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No symptoms--Niacin: There may be no symptoms. However, the safest, cheapest, most effective treatment for high cholesterol is niacin--vitamin b3. Niacin will lower tota ... Read More
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Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Change your diet: The best medicine may be a change in diet,if you are willing to slow transition to a vegetarian diet and then possibly to a Vegan Diet (see Checklist ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Falkoff
35 years experience Family Medicine
Chokedterol: Medications.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Medicines do not: Work? Typically something will. Need to keep trying and do not stop with diet and exercise please.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Statin: In general the one you can afford. Rosuvastatin is the most potent milligram for milligram but they all work. You need diet and exercise also, and don ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience Cardiology
None: None of the over the counter medication will lower your cholestrol significantly.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Ruditser
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Although your LDL is undoubtably high, it's important to find out some more information before deciding whether to start lipid lowering medication. Do ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
ProbYes ; WrongIssue: Ldl: protein particles which transport 3, 000-6, 000 fat molecules in water outside cells. Cholesterol: a part of every animal cell membrane, allows a ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Healthy: lifestyle choices are the best place to start! Be sure to eat a healthy diet and exercise daily which is the most natural way to lower cholesterol. ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: High cholesterol, even if associated with depositions in tendons, is a likely cause of tendon pain. If you are overweight losing weight will help both ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Primary care: Your family doctor, internist or cardiologist would be the one's to help. Difficult cases are sometimes seen by endocrinologists.

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