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Why can I not get an answer? What can I take for high cholesterol besides red wine or meds? Reservetrol or a supplement like that?

Why can I not get an answer? What can I take for high cholesterol besides red wine or meds? Reservetrol or a supplement like that?

Take nothing: Have you tried altering your lifestyle and eliminating foods like fried foods, foods high in saturated fats and trans fats, etc. That raise cholesterol? Tried eating foods high in fiber that lower cholesterol? Tried wild alaskan salmon? Tried exercise, both cardio and muscle training? Red yeast rice is a supplement with statin drug like characteristics but try natural ways first. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on 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 ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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Can a daily glass of red wine be good for nafl for 43 yr old male with borderline high cholesterol?

Can a daily glass of red wine be good for nafl for 43 yr old male with borderline high cholesterol?

Science vs Reality: Yes. In scientific theory yes. But, in the real world this in combination with high carbohydrate diets and the sugars in wine, lead to poor health more than it helps. ...Read more

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Is it true red wine helps with cholesterol?

Is it true red wine helps with cholesterol?

Yes: Drinking 1-2 glasses of red wine a day can raise HDL (good cholesterol) up to 20% & also lowers LDL cholesterol somewhat. However, even more important than lowering cholesterol, red wine contains antioxidants like resveratrols, catechins & anthocyanins. But more than 1-2 drinks a day is hazardous. See http://www. Peakhealthadvocate. Com/1501/is-red-wine-or-white-wine-better-for-your-cholesterol/. ...Read more

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Is Mogan David red wine just as good as any other red wine for lowering cholesterol?

Is Mogan David red wine just as good as any other red wine for lowering cholesterol?

???: Red wine is not really going to lower cholesterol. There are much treatments. First: avoid cholesterol containing food Second: check with your doc what the level is and discuss statins. Good luck ...Read more

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Does a white wine is good as red wine to protect the heart from fat and bad cholesterol?

Does a white wine is good as red wine to protect the heart from fat and bad cholesterol?

Doubtful: The last hoopla over red wine as protecting one's heart turned out to be based on fraudulent data. Your decision to drink wine or not, and what type, should depend on your tastes rather than the far-fetched idea that it's going to keep your heart healthy. Http://www. Reuters. Com/article/2012/01/12/us-red-wine-heart-idustre80b0bh20120112. ...Read more

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Is red chilli powder bad for you if you have diabetes and high cholesterol?

Is red chilli powder bad for you if you have diabetes and high cholesterol?

No: Red chili powder is not harmful. It can worsen reflux and gastritis but if you don't have it, there can be some benefits to improving metabolism and digestion with that along with clearing up your sinuses! ...Read more

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How often should someone with high cholesterol (takes medication) eat red meat or real eggs?

How often should someone with high cholesterol (takes medication) eat red meat or real eggs?

No standard answer: There is no standard answer to my knowledge. But the recommendation is to consume chicken or fish over red meat, and prefer egg white to egg yolk. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol, but am also a recovering alcoholic. Is there anything that does the job as well as red wine without the alcohol?

I have high cholesterol, but am also a recovering alcoholic. Is there anything that does the job as well as red wine without the alcohol?

Yes: Red wine contains interesting molecules, but anyone who tells you this is the best way to lower cholesterol is joking with you. One of the key "red wine" papers was a fraud. Your physician has almost certainly recommended diet, exercise, and perhaps a statin (use only if the others fail and get a 2nd opinion). Very glad you are recovering -- this move will be a greater plus than anything else. ...Read more

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History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Gp stopped Zetia (ezetimibe) and prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?

History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Gp stopped Zetia (ezetimibe) and prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?

My opinion: There is a paucity of data to support taking red yeast although lowering cholesterol is a reported use. The real question is whether a 95 yo woman should be on anything for cholesterol. Imo, if you have hx of heart attack, stent or bypass, it's reasonable to stabilize plaque. If not, I wouldn't use it. (ie there's no indication for primary prevention in this age group). ...Read more

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History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Doc stopped zetia (ezetimibe)? And prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?

History of high cholesterol (like sibs). Eat light, little meat. Doc stopped zetia (ezetimibe)? And prescribed red yeast. Is that ok for active, sharp 95yo woman?

My opinion: There is a paucity of data to support taking red yeast although lowering cholesterol is a reported use. The real question is whether a 95 yo woman should be on anything for cholesterol. Imo, if you have hx of heart attack, stent or bypass, it's reasonable to stabilize plaque. If not, I wouldn't use it. (ie there's no indication for primary prevention in this age group). ...Read more

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I am 34 years old, 365 pds, I take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

I am 34 years old, 365 pds, I take niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil, for high cholesterol, hbp at what age should I consider a asprian regimen?

Probably 50: Because of your age, your risk is still on the low side, so instead of starting aspirin, you should do your best to lose weight. I know I am not offering groundbreaking news to you, but often we discount the most important thing that we can do and look for the esoteric. A 34 year old non-diabetic, does not need to be on aspirin, you need to lose weight, no matter what length you'd have to go to. ...Read more

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Mydrhas me taking red yeast rice 3 times a week to get rid of artherosclerotic changes in aortic arch. No high cholesterol no hi BP HDL is excellent l?

Mydrhas me taking red yeast rice 3 times a week to get rid of artherosclerotic changes in aortic arch. No high cholesterol no hi BP HDL is excellent l?

Consider alternative: Red yeast rice contains natural statins. Evidence suggests lowering cholesterol in women your age does more harm then good! See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks. Html for things that are better proven to reverse atherosclerosis see http://www. Lef. Org/magazine/mag2007/jul2007_report_atherosclerosis_01.Htm if you continue red yeast rice I advise taking coq10 with it. ...Read more

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Clay colored stools, nausea, pain on right side of abdomen high cholesterol, have high red blood cell count-have to give blood once a month have had pain for a month. Did cat scan did not see anything. Stools were stringy and sometimes bloody at the begin

Clay colored stools, nausea, pain on right side of abdomen high cholesterol, have high red blood cell count-have to give blood once a month have had pain for a month. Did cat scan did not see anything. Stools were stringy and sometimes bloody at the begin

It: It is concerning that you have been having bloody stools. The pain of the right side of your abdomen coupled with clay colored stools is suggestive of a problem with bile (? Gall bladder, ? Bile duct, ? Stones). If you did not have these symptoms at the time you had the ct scan and work up, then it is really important to get this evaluated. These are not normal symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do about high cholesterol?

Consult with doctor: Consult with your physician. Do you need meds? Exercise. 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. ...Read more

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What foods can help lower high cholesterol?

What foods can help lower high cholesterol?

Foods: 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

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What can you do to manage a high cholesterol?

Pills, diet: Certain medications effectively lower the cholesterol and also have been proven to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Diet and exercise can also help. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can help high cholesterol?

Cholesterol: Low fat diet with high fiber, regular aerobic exercise, not smoking, treating diabetes and other endocrine disorders, statin drugs are all parts of a program to lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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High Cholesterol (Definition)

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