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How to tell wether i have high cholesterol?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blood test: Your doctor can order a simple fasting blood test.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what can happen when you have high cholesterol?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Atherosclerosis: High cholesterol in long term will develop coronary steno sis/pad/carotid steno sis of the arteries and vessel steno sis all the more reason to get it under controll see a doctor get the cholesterol in goal that will reduce the risk.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what can help high cholesterol?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cholesterol: Low fat diet with high fiber , regular aerobic exercise, not smoking, treating diabetes and other endocrine disorders, statin drugs are all parts of a program to lower cholesterol.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can reduce high cholesterol and diabetic ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Discuss with your MD: If you have diabetes and high cholesterol, you need to be under care of a competent physician. You will need to follow your doctors advice with frequent follow ups as needed. You will get advice about 1diet and exercise and weight loss of overweight 2meds if needed for reducing your high cholesterol and control of diabetes 3diabetic education about checking blood sugar 4follow ups 5 referals if nee.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if there are alternatives to medication for reducing high cholesterol?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant galic, onition, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are some diet plans for a diabetic with high cholesterol?

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Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol.

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