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How Do I Lower My Ldl And Raise My Hdl
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more
Diet and Statin Best: Weight reduction, plant stanol margarines, metamucil all lower cholesterol by about 10%. Most people need more lowering to get to their LDL target. For that, the statins reduce LDL from 30-60% and increase HDL by 5-10%. They reduce the risk of heart problems by 30-50%. Side effects are rare, though they can cause non-damaging muscle aching. Best to discuss your risk profile and target with an md. ...Read more
Lifestle, meds: To lower ldl: limit dietary intake of foods with high cholesterol (eggs, red meats) and high saturated fats (cheeses, things fried in "bad oils", ice cream/pastries, etc); increase dietary fiber, nuts and soy; take 2g per day of plant stanols/sterols; take red yeast rice 2400mg/day; or medications. To raise hdl: lose weight; exercise; lower triglycerides/blood sugar if elevated; consider niacin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know i need to raise the HDL and seriously lower the ldl. Are there any foods out there that can help this?
Fitness is the key: Medication and perhaps even diet may have an impact, but if it is at all possible, get back into that aerobic fitness lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. It will probably not just raise your HDL but protect your heart and brain, and make you feel far better. What a fine gift to give yourself! ...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.
How do I raise my very low HDL while lowering my slightly high ldl? 38 yo m, 37 hdl, 112 ldl. Trigly, bp, blood sugar, BMI all good.
Ldl cholesterol 140 HDL 46 total is 206. No other risk factors. Weight 170 height 5ft9in. 30yo femaLe.these levels bad and what should I lower themto?
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, get six to nine hours of sleep nightly, keep your weight in check, don't sweat the small stuff, don't smoke or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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