A 38-year-old male asked:
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suffering from high cholesterol...

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Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If not known, would find out exactly which portion of your cholesterol is elevated and to what degree. Some can be treated with dietary modifications and exercise. Others may require medication such as statin, fibrate, niacin, fish oil, or others. If this is the first time your cholesterol was elevated, would consider a repeat lab with full 10-12 hr fast and low fat meal the evening before.
Answered on Feb 16, 2013
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ≤700 nmol/l, HDL ≥45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ↓$, but misleading.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Reduce carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholesterol is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started
Answered on Nov 28, 2016

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