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Gemfibrozil Cholesterol Lipid Lowering Agent
LDLHDLnotCholesterol: Yes/some. But Cholesterol: a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell; building block of each cell membrane (enables fluidity & not tearing) fundamental to survival of every animal cell & animal movement. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. LDL ?700 nmol/l & Large-HDL ?9 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lipid profile . Serum cholesterol 195.And HDL cholesterol is 43.And LDL cholesterol is 105.And vldl cholesterol is 48. Triglyceride 240?
My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.
Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, family health history, whether you've smoked, and your complete history and physical examination. For starters, you should consult your physician about a program to initiate total life style changes. You may need drug therapy too. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol Meds: Medications that lower cholesterol well include Simvastatin, Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin. These medications also have benefit in reducing the risk of heart disease. Zetia (ezetimibe) is decent in combination with one of the aforementioned medication, but not by itself. Niacin helps too. ...Read more
Lipid profile, cholestrol 211, VLDL 17,LDL 142,HDL 62,trigylcerides 84, age 31, is drug therapy required? Or just diet
Diet and exercise: Have a 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 in any form and do not take any alcohol. ...Read more
Big picture: This is a mix of nutritional supplements and red rice yeast which may or may not contain lovastatin, identical to what you'd get from the pharmacy and in fact the source. If your serum cholesterol is high, and diet and exercise have not gotten it in line, you need to address your overall cardiovascular health, which may include some scientific medicine. Don't bet your life on a botanical. ...Read more
Lovastatin effects: All of the statins have some side effects, the two most concerning are abnormal liver enzymes and muscle aches and pains. Both of these are evaluated with blood tests. I am not familiar with any of these meds causing depression. Depression is a complicated illness and some meds can interfere with antidepressant meds, they don't cause it. ...Read more
Does taking niacin (vitamin b-3) lower your LDL and raise HDL cholesterol and is it safer than taking statins for lowering your total cholesterol.
Total cholesterol 159--triglycerides--49-- hdl 59-- Ldl--90-- is that normal for triglyceride..thanks?
YES: Numerous research studies show that beta sitosterol lowers LDL cholesterol 9-14%. Beta sitosterol can be consumed by eating foods rich in plant sterols and stanols and also by taking supplements. See http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/phytosterols for details. ...Read more
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