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How to lower cholesterol?

How to lower cholesterol?

Eat well. Move daily: Good news. What's good for low cholesterol is good for your whole body! eat well: whole grains, oatmeal, lots of fruits&veggies, nuts&beans, lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey), olive oil. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Omega-3's. Balance work/play. Maybe medicine too. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more


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How to lower cholesterol naturally vs medications?

How to lower cholesterol naturally vs medications?

Discuss with your dr: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more

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How to I lower cholesterol?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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How to I lower cholesterol?

Wrong question 2 ask: Rather than focus on lowering cholesterol, focus on lowering vascular risk eg heart attack & stroke. Yes, cholesterol has an impact but many common & popular medicines lower cholesterol w/o lowering risk for heart attack & stroke, which begs the question why take them? If you smoke, quit. If you don't exercise, start. If you do, keep doing so. Eat right eg Mediterranean diet. See ur doc regularly ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol?

How can I lower cholesterol?

Foods, drugs and: Exercise. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation and a baseline of your health status and cholesterol. Lowering cholesterol, if needed, requires a combination of dietary changes, exercise and medications. See these sites for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1986656/http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholesterol/cl00002. ...Read more

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How might you lower cholesterol?

How might you lower cholesterol?

Healthy lifestyle: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. Be physically active. See your dr. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lower cholesterol with out meds?

Can you tell me how i can lower cholesterol with out meds?

Healthy lifestyle: Almost everything that people promote as healthy, prudent, lifestyle practices can help. Lose weight through decreasing your caloric intake and increasing your caloric expenditure. Exercise also appears to have effects on cholesterol independent of weight loss. Eat healthier, meaning less processed foods, less oil and fat, less red meat, and more fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed grains. ...Read more

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How might you lower cholesterol level quickly for test?

See below: No easy way you can fast and can vigously excercise and that might lower it enough for what you need. ...Read more

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How does fiber lower cholesterol?

How does fiber lower cholesterol?

Fiber: Fiber tends to "soak up" cholesterol in the intestine and therefore tends to decrease the amount of cholesterol taken up into the system. ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol in a 15 yr old?

How can I lower cholesterol in a 15 yr old?

Yes: High cholesterol at such a young age is likely genetic, but can be improved somewhat with exercise and diet. Significant elevation will require treatment with a statin medication. ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

Diet, exercise, drug: Diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco. You may need drug treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hopportal/dandc-article/7. ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol after eating mcdonalds?

How can I lower cholesterol after eating mcdonalds?

Cholesterol: If you want to lower cholesterol mcds isn't the place to go. If have to eat there do a salad without dressing and drink water. To lower lipids learn the mediterranean diet and follow that, get daily exercise like walking 3mi and see your dr. To see what the cholesterol is an do you need medication also. ...Read more

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How can you lower cholesterol numbers when a low fat, low cholesterol diet and aerobic exercise don't work?

How can you lower cholesterol numbers when a low fat, low cholesterol diet and aerobic exercise don't work?

Medications: If you are doing all the right things and still have a high cholesterol, you may need cholesterol lowering medications - statins. These are very effective and generally safe with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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How to lower your cholesterol?

How to lower your cholesterol?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. Do cardio exercise on most days of the week. ...Read more

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How to lower my cholesterol?

Please clarify: There are several different kinds of cholesterol problems. Please re-ask this with the cholesterol test results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lower my cholesterol?

Can you tell me how to lower my cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: Follow a well balanced, plant based diet. If you're overweight, try to move towards normal weight. Don't smoke. Choose the right parents. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my cholesterol without lowering my weight?

Can you suggest how to lower my cholesterol without lowering my weight?

Reduce saturated: Fats. Switch to plant based foods and reduce intake of saturated fats, even of plant origin. Exercising will improve your good cholesterol. ...Read more

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How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

Diet, medications: Statins (prescription medications) are the most potent way to lower cholesterol quickly. Certain dietary changes can also lower cholesterol: 1.) high fiber diet 2.) low saturated and trans fat diets 3.) high monounsaturated fats (nuts, avacodo, olive oils, etc) 4.) plant sterols/stanols. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my cholesterol level?

Can you suggest how to lower my cholesterol level?

Many ways.: There are many wonderful treatments for high cholesterol ranging from lifestyle intervention to nutritional supplements to medications. Combining therapies can have a synergistic effect. Your primary care doctor or lipidologist should be able to help you get started in the right direction. ...Read more

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