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Herbal Treatment For Skin Cholesterol Deposits
Focus on Drivers: While xanthomas can be treated in various physical ways, as with most medicine, txs about symptoms, not health. Best check drivers because of many related issues. Rec: NMR particle test, optimize both LDL & HDL particle concentrations, e.g. Ldl 9 ?mol/l (not just chol, a sterol fat made by every cell & carried by all lipoprotein particles). Study: dietdoctor, lchf. ...Read more
Depends: if cholesterol is mildly elevated and the pt is low risk then herbals may be fine. The higher risk pt with significantly higher cholesterol levels will most likely need a statin. some of the "natural " remedies include : plant stanols,Red rice yeast, garlic,fish oil, high fiber foods,Metamucil etc are some other non -pharmaceutical options. ...Read more
Aged 64yrs male , suffering from high cholesterol, walks and stands too much from 40years, my skin in legs have turned blackish brown.Why ? Treatment?
Venous Insufficiency: You could have venous insufficiency/reflux. This is especially true if you have leg swelling at the end of the day & varicose veins. Your red blood cells get into your fat tissue & the cells that clean them up dissolve the red blood cells except the iron in them causing them to turn brown. Unfortunately there is little to do to reverse but you should be worked up for venous reflux specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle, meds: Depending on the severity of your cholesterol elevation, lifestyle modifications are usually recommended first. This includes regular exercise, weight loss, and eating a heart healthy diet. For more severe elevations, medications, such as statins, will likely be recommended as well. ...Read more
No: It's a weak agent in the doses that humans can tolerate and it lacks robust outcome data. A statin is preferred. Niacin is a second like agent for people who can't tolerate a statin. The combo of Niacin with a statin is particularly troublesome: http://www.Foxnews.Com/health/2013/02/28/niacin-statin-combo-tied-to-skin-muscle-side-effects/. ...Read more
What are the differences if any between Lipitor and crestor when it comes to treatment of high cholesterol?
While there may be: Subtle differences, they are each "statins", the gola is optimizing triglyceride and LDL cholesterol. I was on Atorvastatin for 12 years, and switched to Simvastatin when my co-pay went to $125, and i can get generic zocor for $6.99. The newer the more expensive. Resuvostatin is newer. Show me the difference is worth the price. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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