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Effect Of Jaggery On Cholestrol
Beneficial: Statins have helped lower cholesterol as well as silent inflammation in many patients. With patients who have had a heart attach, maintaining LDL levels below 70 for 18 months have shown a reversal of plaque formation. However the statin itself will not prevent a heart attack or stroke. It is the combination of medication with lifestyle improvement that makes true changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Metabolized by the liver.Get a more detailed answer ›
Minor: The medication has been studied in non-diabetic individuals in early clinical trials for fda approval looking for changes in weight, blood sugar, serum lipid values and blood pressure. There was no evidence of low blood sugars and the other effects were minor. An individual without diabetes should not take pioglitazone. ...Read more
None: Thyroxin is a replacement of the thyroid hormone that your body is not able to make. If you get your levels checked and they are in the normal range there is no long term side effects. Your thyroid controls you body's metabolism and you need to take your thyroid medicine the rest of your life. ...Read more
Not much, if: You are hypothyroid. Your doctor has probably determined this. Your doctor determined the risk of possible side effects of this medicine is lower than its potential benefits when he prescribed this medicine for you. ...Read more
Lowers testosterone: Some studies shows that males with diabetes type ii, treatment with glucophage (metformin), (metformin) once associated with healthy dietary modifications and a mild physical activity increment resulted in significant improvement of Insulin sensitivity and increase in total and free testosterone levels, regardless of glucophage (metformin) intake. ...Read more
Generally none: Telmisartan can raise your potassium a little. This does not cause symptoms. Rarely there can be a cough. Be sure to purchase the generic telmisartan rather than the brand name micardis. All BP lowering agents can lower your BP too much. You will know this if you stand up and get light headed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improved outcomes: For many cardiovascular diseases, abnormal lipid metabolism seems to play an important role in disease progression. Statins mitigate these adverse effects by lowering the exposure by reducing the ldl-c levels, but also by non-lipid effects loosely termed as pleiotropic effects, which may involve, amongst other effects, anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Google these terms for further clarification. ...Read more
Side effects: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. ...Read more
NO: Lemon juice does no harm but it may not be doing any good either. Why do you use it to begin with? ...Read more
I take one 20mg tab of accupril (quinapril) each morning. I use home made marmalade of oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Is there any adverse affect from the jam?
Side effects of taking overdose of Thyroxine sodium 50 mcg, my frnd takes 30 tablets in place of 1 tablet. so, what is the side effects? & wht i do?
Er: Your friend should go to the nearest ER ...Read more
I take 20mg of lexapro, 5mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) & 75mg of spironolactone daily. Is hair loss a common side effect with any of these drugs? I'm shedding a lot.
Im hearing a lot about the benefits of plant based diets. How effective is it for lowering BP and cholesterol? I don't like the idea of pills.
Effective for some: While difficult to maintain, a vegan whole-food diet has been shown effective in preventing heart disease in a number of epidemiologic studies. This idea has been pioneered by dr. Esselstyn in his book "prevent and reverse heart disease" and the movie "forks over knives." as a lipidologist, i often employ sterol testing of a person's blood to help predict how effective dietary therapy may be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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