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High Cholesterol And Welchol
I have slightly high cholesterol female 51 yrs old. I regularly exercise eat fairly healthy. Simvastatins caused aches pains & welchor no good please ad?
Eat less animal fat: For slightly high cholesterol, you can change your diet by decreasing your carbs and dairy intake since that seems to be a bigger source of animal fat for women than eating beef/pork and can change your ldl. Also, adding exercise, fiber through more plants, red yeast rice found in canada since they still have the statin like part, and cholestoff found at drug stores. Also use coq10 before statin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more
Is milk, butter, cheese, meat & eggs bad for cholesterol.My LDL is high & was put on welchol just for 4 months.Is dairy ok for people with diabetes.
It's not a statin.: Zetia (ezetimibe) is a cholesterol absorption blocker. By itself, it can lower LDL levels by 18%, which is relatively weak compared to some statins. However, when combined with a statin, it can give much more significant LDL lowering. Ask your doctor if this medication is right for you. Welchol (colesevelam) is a cholesterol absorption blocker of a different type, which may also be effective. ...Read more
Yes: Most diabetics tend to have high cholesterol. When one has diabetes the risks of a heart attack increases because of its association to increased level of cholesterol. There is a new drug called welchol. It has lipid lowering effect and also helsp in lowering bs. It is not the first line of drug choice. If your diabetes is not that bad and your cholesterol is elevated welchol may certainly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high cholesterol. My LDL level is 4.84 and i'm starting my meds. My HDL is fantastic though. I want to get pregnant. What can I do?
OffMeds ForTimeBeing: Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10. See NMR particle test, <$100. Ldl particles are the primary driver of ds. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, not best test, ldl-c calculated, not measured & often misleading but cheaper. ?? sugar/carb best option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High cholesterol: Having high cholesterol results in the formation of plaque on the artery walls. It is natural to have damage to the arteries of the body and there is a usual repair process to correct the damage. With a high concentration of cholesterol, the repair process goes awry. Plaque forms, making the arteries stiff and vulnerable to a cakey buildup = blockage = heart attack, stroke or blocked leg vessel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: If you are otherwise healthy, high cholesterol can be controlled with lifestyle changes alone, such as weight loss and exercise. However, if you have other diseases in addition to high cholesterol, such as diabetes or coronary artery disease, your doctor may recommend starting medication. Each patient is different, and should discuss their options with their doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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