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how are diffusion and hypercholesterolemia related?

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How to reduce high colestrol?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lifestyle changes: High cholesterol is partly hereditary and the extent you can control cholesterol by lifestyle changes can be limited. In some cases, medications are necessary. But lifestyle changes are still essential in the management of high cholesterol. As far as diet for cholesterol goes, you should eat more plant-based foods rich in monounsaturated fat while limiting saturated fat and cholesterol.
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for dyslipidemia?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Statins: The mainstay of therapy for those who need drug treatment is a statin (sold in the USA under the brand names: Crestor, Lipitor, (atorvastatin) Zocor, Pravachol, Leschol, and Mevacor). Normalization of weight, control of diabetes, a balanced, low animal fat or vegetarian diet, avoidance of smoking, and regular exercise will all improve dyslipidemia as well.
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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my dyslipidemia?

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Pediatrics 28 years experience
Regular: Your regular doctor should be able to manage this problem for you.
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What can I use for dyslipidemia if I don't have a doctor?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 61 years experience
Find a doctor.: There are multiple types of and causes for dyslipidemia, a word simply meaning abnormal levels of lipids (fats) in the blood. Some causes are genetic, e.g. Familial hypercholesterolemia; some causes are dietary, e.g. Eating too much fat; and some causes are genetically and environmentally complex, e.g. Diabetes mellitus. My best advice is to seek expert medical attention.
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What do you recommend for dyslipidemia?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Find and Fix Causes: See your physician. The first step is to determine why your lipid values are abnormal. Several inherited and acquired medical conditions will affect lipid levels. Second, if related conditions are identified it is appropriate to treat those while also starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Third, your cardiovascular risk level will determine appropriate lipid and lipoprotein targets.

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