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if my cholesterol is 229, should i be on a statin

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Maybe: We would have to know your ldl and hdl levels as well as any other risk factors in order to advise you.

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Can cholesterol drugs cause glaucoma?

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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Glaucoma cholesterol: According to a study published in the archives of opthalmology in 2004 patients taking statin medications were less likely to develop glaucoma than those who were not. In addition those taking non-statin cholesterol lowering meds were also less likely to deveolp glaucoma. Patients who had used statins for two years or longer were 40% less likely to develop glaucoma than those who had not.
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Is HDL the type of cholesterol that is bad for you?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
No: No it's good ; the LDL cholesterol is bad.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Have doctors found that certain foods lower bad cholesterol?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yes: Many foods, including oatmeal, oat bran, fish, nuts, olive oil, spinach and several others have been shown in research to help with lowering cholesterol.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Are there certain foods that will lower LDL cholesterol?|

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
LDL Cholesterol: The short answer is no and yes. Yes - eliminating or restricting the intake of some foods is generally accepted as a way to influence one's LDL cholesterol. However, this is very limited. That is, one can only reduce one's cholesterol by changing one's diet somewhat. Also, the numerical measure of LDL is only one indicator. The quality of the cholesterol particles can be even more important.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are blueberries the best fruit to lower cholesterol or is there one better?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many are good: Almost all fruits are good at reducing your cholesterol: melon, watermelon, oranges, apples (and they keep the doctor away), grapes, bananas, mango, papaya, strawberries, blueberries, but not coconut.

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