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What supplements can I take to lower my bad cholesterol?

What supplements can I take to lower my bad cholesterol?

Cholesterol: Plenty of fiber (fruits/veggies/supplements/oatmeal) can help remove dietary cholesterol from the gut & thus lower serum cholesterol. Niacin and fish oil (dha & epa) are also helpful in lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Bad Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a very specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on the planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on google images. Additionally, for most people hi-chol foods ↓ measured LDL particles while low-chol foods ↑ldl ; drive artery ...Read more


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What can I do to lower my cholesterol level?

What can I do to lower my cholesterol level?

Niacin: Niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin b3) is the cheapest, safest, most effective lipid lowering substance there is. Niacin lowers total cholesterol, triglycerides, and ldl, and raises HDL ("good" cholesterol)--thus optimizing the lipid profile. The usual dose to achieve this effect is 1, 500-2, 000 mg per day. A non-flushing version of Niacin is inositol hexanicotinate (ihn). ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I eat to lower my high cholesterol, but also improve my anemia?

Please tell me what should I eat to lower my high cholesterol, but also improve my anemia?

Depends: To lower your cholesterol, eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. To improve your anemia, the diet depends wholly on the cause of your anemia. (some anemias are nutritional, especially iron deficiency) but many anemias have nothing to do with nutrition and won't respond to supplements or food choices. ...Read more

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What can I eat to lower my high cholesterol, but also improve my anemia?

What can I eat to lower my high cholesterol, but also improve my anemia?

Different diets: These are two different conditios anemia first it needs to be investigated as to the type and cause of anemia.Once you know the cause of anemia, you treat the cause.Your diet and treatment will also depend on the type of anemia.As a rule diet rich in fruits, green vegetables, tree nuts, whole grains, poultry, oily fish, lentils, beans, peas.It will help your cholesterol and may help anemia of any cause. ...Read more

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Fish oil helps lower cholesterol but I read that its not good for ITP patients like me. what supplement can I take to lower my cholesterol?

Fish oil helps lower cholesterol but I read that its not good for ITP patients like me. what supplement can I take to lower my cholesterol?

Talk with you doctor: Fish oil may be OK for you even though it has mild anti platelet effects. This will depend on the details of your condition. Follow up with your doctor to discuss this and potential alternatives based on your history. ...Read more

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What medicines i can take to lower my hypertension?

What medicines i can take to lower my hypertension?

Many meds: There are several kind of meds for hypertension. Diuretics, beta blockers, ace inhibitors, arbs, calcium channel blockers are all categories of meds that can be utilized. The decision of which med can be influenced by what other problems you may have, such as diabetes, palpitations, kidney issues, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my total cholesterol?

What can I do to lower my total cholesterol?

Live better: Cholesterol has a genetic predisposition as well as lifestyle component. Improving your diet and exercising are key. Eat low glycemic is key b/c sugar can increase cholesterol as well. Eat good fats such as nuts in moderation, olive oil, avocados. Eat more plants, eat lean proteins, and exercise! use more fish oil to help. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my tryglicerides?

What can I do to lower my tryglicerides?

Many things: Low fat diet, regular aerobic exercise, high dose fish oil, control of blood sugar, and in some more severe cases, pharmacological intervention is required ( rx). ...Read more

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What can I do to low my cholesterol?

What can I do to low my cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and adequate amounts of protein. Exercise 150 minutes per week by running, walking quickly, cycling, swimming or aerobics. Stop smoking if you smoke. Achieve a healthy weight for your height. If these do not lower your cholesterol to acceptable ranges, consult your physician for the possibility of cholesterol lowering medications. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my HDL up and lower my ldl?

What can I do to get my HDL up and lower my ldl?

Diet, exercise, drug: Diet and exercise play important roles in managing your lipids. Medication is another important aspect. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help lower my cholesterol and blood pressure?

What can I do to help lower my cholesterol and blood pressure?

Eat right. Exercise.: This is one we all struggle with. The best course of action is to eat right and exercise. See your doctor before you start a new diet or exercise regimen. The doctor may be able to put you on the right path. Spending some time with a dietician or nutritionist may also help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

Can you tell me how I could lower my (ldl) cholesterol and raise my (hdl) cholesterol?

Fitness is the key: Medication and perhaps even diet may have an impact, but if it is at all possible, get back into that aerobic fitness lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. It will probably not just raise your HDL but protect your heart and brain, and make you feel far better. What a fine gift to give yourself! ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my cholesterol in addition to varying my diet?

What can I do to lower my cholesterol in addition to varying my diet?

Needs evaluation: Depending on you fasting lipid profile various options need to be explored with your doctor, these include, exercise, weight loss, and medications. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bird-flu/ds00566. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my blood sugar?

What can I do to lower my blood sugar?

Blood sugar: See an endocrinologist for diagnosis & tx recommendations. ...Read more

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What can i do or take to normalize my triglycerides!im 31years old.thanks?

What can i do or take to normalize my triglycerides!im 31years old.thanks?

Level?: You don't mention your TG value. Triglycerides are very sensitive to exercise and weight loss. It is also important to limit your intake of starch and sugar. If you are diabetic, strive for excellent control of your blood sugar. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more