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Cholesterol Fighter Medication
Yes: You should be concerned about the fact that your cholesterol is abnormal enough to warrant medication. Most of the treatments are well tolerated; however if you were to modify your diet and possibly your weight you most likely would not need the medication in the first place. Check with your doctor to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inhibits breakdown: Grapefruit juice contains molecules that compete with certain liver enzymes called cytochromes important in breaking down some cholesterol medicines. So grapefruit juice can cause certain statin medicine levels to build up too high in the body. ...Read more
Cholesterol guidelin: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/atglance.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
Furanocoumarins: We only got this sorted out in 2006 after knowing about the effect for over a decade. There's a strain of grapefruit that is free of these that you can probably get nowadays. ...Read more
How long are cholesterol levels affected by cholesterol controlling medication after you stop taking it?
I ann 56 years old male.I am having high bp150/95 & cholesterol 225.What should I do too reduce these, I am on medication for bponly.
Checking my BP 5 times a day for 5 days i ranged from 103/73 to high of 143/84.
I am 64 with excellent weight, cholesterol & exercise. No other issues.
Would you recommend any medication?
No: That's a very unfortunate myth. A majority of maturity-onset diabetics probably benefit from cholesterol-lowering agents, but diabetics are a diverse group and there's no one-size-fits-all Rx. ...Read more
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
Liver & muscles.: There's a >30% chance that cholesterol medications will given you achiness in the larger muscle bellies and a ...Read more
Treating Cholesterol: There are supplements that assist in lowering cholesterol in conjunction with lifestyle modification. However appropriate management depends on the level and type of cholesterol elevated as well as excluding other diseases that may elevate cholesterol. Please see your family practitioner to decide on the most appropriate course of investigation and treatment before starting medication ...Read more
Cholesterol: Generally will take at least six weeks to see significant change. ...Read more
Cholesterol : AT LEAST five portions, or ideally 7-9 portions, of a variety of fruit and vegetables per day.A THIRD OF MOST MEALS should be starch-based foods (such as cereals, wholegrain bread, potatoes, rice, pasta), plus fruit and vegetables.INCLUDE 2-3 portions of fish per week. If you eat red meat, it is best to EAT LEAN RED MEAT, or eat poultry such as chicken. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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