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How Quickly Can You Lower Cholesterol With Medications
Discuss with your dr: 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
Statins: The class of drugs with the most data demonstrating efficacy are the statin class. Like anything they are not without risk although for the most part the benefits outweigh the risks. Speak with your doctor to see if they are right for you. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Generally will take at least six weeks to see significant change. ...Read more
I have a hard time understanding how a drug could lower cholesterol, and be "safe." how can you alter blood chemistry and be totally "safe?"
Not totally safe!: You are entirely correct. No drug is totally safe. Statins, the most common cholesterol-lowering drugs, can cause serious muscle and liver damage & neurological problems like memory loss. Drugs that inhibit cholesterol absorption can create nutrient deficiencies. We make most of our cholesterol because it is essential for good health. See my comment for more on this complex controversial issue:. ...Read more
Doctor believes that by taking medication for lowering TSH we can also lower cholesterol and maybe stop taking cholesterol medication is this true?
Eat well. Move daily: Good news. What's good for low cholesterol is good for your whole body! eat well: whole grains, oatmeal, lots of fruits&veggies, nuts&beans, lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey), olive oil. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Omega-3's. Balance work/play. Maybe medicine too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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