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how to reduce ldl?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Statin drugs: Hi. Statin drugs are LDL-lowering machines! They have great hard endpoint data for reduction in heart attack, revascularization, stroke, and death. Down with LDL! Good luck!
Answered on May 26, 2018
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Dr. Rick Koch
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22 years experience Cardiology
Lifestyle changes: Diet (limit animal protein), exercise & weight loss...statin drugs if still not at goal
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Dr. William Cromwell
34 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine if the LDL is elevated due to an acquired medical condition. If treatable conditions are identified i would manage those and start diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Soluble fiber and plant stanols can be used to lower ldl. If medications are needed options include statins, agents to decrease gut cholesterol absorption (ezetimibe, colesevelam), and niacin.
Answered on May 26, 2018

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