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How Quickly Does Guggul Bring Down My Triglycerides
Many things: Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will helpt to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as reduction in simple carbodyrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
Guggul: GUGGUL (AKA Commiphora mukul, Guggulipid, Indian Bedellium, and Commiphora wightii) is a traditional Ayurvedi medicine. The meaning in Sanskrit is “one that protects against diseases”. It has traditionally been used to treat obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis & sciatica. Although it has been reported to decrease cholesterol / triglycerides - studies have not shown positive results. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Triglycerides are high, others are ok. Had serious bad reaction to tricor (fenofibrate). Anything natural that can bring trig. #'s down?
Lifestyle change: Triglycerides are very sensitive to three things in diet: weight, carbohydrate intake, and alcohol intake. If carbs and alcohol are cut dramatically, then usually weight loss occurs. I'd advise cutting white or brown foods (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar) by 50-100% and replacing with green foods (broccoli, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, peas, etc). Exercise daily too. Good luck! ...Read more
42, normal weight, very good diet, yet, very high triglycerides (245.) Cholesterol 172. On beta block's for fast HR. How can i bring trigs down?
Complex case: Beta blockers are known to predispose one to diabetes, which can result in elevated triglycerides. I recommend trying to change to a calcium channel blocker to control your rapid heart rate. Metformin, 500 mg 3 times daily, and Acarbose 100 mg three times daily (with meals) will lower your triglycerides. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
See below: Be or attempt normal weight. Exercise daily. Eat a plant based diet - vegetarian is best. Avoid Butter, oil, processed simple carbs and XS alcohol. Olive oil and 6-12 oz of wine per day is okay. Eat fish, bean, veggies, fruits, some bread, rice ,pasta, oatmeal, nuts. Don't smoke. Choose better parents! ...Read more
My husband has triglycerides 255 and LDL 111 with total cholesterol 199.other than medicine how to bring down the cholesterol.he is 48 yrs old?
Find and Fix Causes: First, identify the problem. Possible causes include; genetic (such as familial combined hyperlipidemia) and non-genetic (insulin resistance, type II diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, chronic kidney disease, alcohol use) conditions. Next, optimize diet / exercise and fix contributing factors. Medications, such as statins, are often needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I don't want to go on cholesterol meds. If I stop eating for a week will my triglycerides go down?
Probably: The triglycerides are much more labile than the cholesterol and do go up substantially after eating. You need a low carbohydrate diet. I doubt if many doctors would recommend fasting for a week but you need to reduce the portions of food, cut out the in between meals eating, and restrict carbohydrates. The triglycerides are much more responsive to life style changes than the cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once triglycerides are stored, are they released as triglycerides in the bloodstream again or broken down further?
Broken down: Stored triglycerides are your long term energy storage sites. When energy is needed, the specific enzymes needed to break down the triglyceride stores are activated so that the energy stored in th chemical bonds can be mobilized and used by the issues and cells as needed. To that end, the triglycerides are broken down to free fatty acids and may be recombined into other molecules as needed. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: A weight-reducing and low carbohydrate diet (cut anything white by at least 50%) should have a dramatic effect. Cut alcohol to no more than 1 small drink per day. Increase exercise to 45 minutes a day. All of these should help a lot. A few meds may increase triglycerides (like Accutane and estrogen). If all else fails, fish oil in high doses is very effective. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things: Trigylcerides are very amenable to lifestyle changes. Weight loss and exercise will help to lower trigylcerides. Certain modifications in your diet can be very helpful as well, such as reduction in simple carbohydrates (candy, sweets, soda, juices, white bread, white rice, pasta). If triglycerides remain elevated despite lifestyle modifications, certain medications can be helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FASTING: Anyone with triglycerides that high has a genetic condition causing it. Values above 1000 increase risk of pancreatitis. According to Dr. Phillipe Giral by fat the most effective way to bring them down quickly is to fast; drinking only water (some soups might be OK too) for 48 hours should bring them below 1000. After that a low-carb low-glycemic diet will keep them down. See my comment: ...Read more
What is the cutoff number for starting meds for high triglycerides? Husband has had high results for years - coming down but still elevated in 300s
See below: This is a complicated question. It really depends on his risk factors for coronary heart disease. There is no definite evidence that elevated triglycerides cause coronary disease. There is also no evidence that treating lipid abnormalities in a patient who is not very high risk, nor has established CAD, will prevent a heart attack. Fish oils(omega 3)lower triglycerides. See http://bit.ly/1NzU5fR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too long to answer: Hi. It's too long to explain in 400 characters. It involves processes called beta-oxidation and the Krebs Cycle. Any beginning biochemistry text would explain it, or I'm sure you could find it online. ...Read more
No promises: I doubt that they'll go down from taking those pills, period. Decisions about managing elevated triglycerides, especially if that's your only finding (and whether you should address them at all), should be made with your physician. Why not get yourself back into a fitness-focused lifestyle like when you were a teen? I'll bet you'll have a lot more fun and see those triglycerides plummet. ...Read more
My bad cholesterol is 171. my total cholesterol is 235. my triglycerides are ok. i am 45 yrs old. how can i get this down without taking meds?
Big picture: Despite all the talk, cholesterol levels are mostly genetic and if your physician and maybe a second opinion agree a statin or something is in order, take advantage of living in the 21st century. If you feel you need a "natural" remedy, there's a red rice yeast that contains lovastatin. I trust you're eating sensibly and exercising and I'm glad to see you're managing your hyupertension. ...Read more
What to do to reduce triglycerides? Mine was 220 after lunch. Should i worry? My A1c was 6.6, take 1000mg metformin a day & want to go down to 5.5.
I cannot lose weight.My thyroid checked they say its normal but my triglycerides were over 550, im on meds an its down to 125, but still no wght loss?
Insulin resistance: Secondary to obesity. You need more caloric restriction and exercise if you're going to lose weight and prevent development of diabetes in the near future. Consider talking w/your doctor about metformin therapy, and even other medication if necessary. Elevated tg is the first sign of developing diabetes in the near future. ...Read more
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