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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
Fats from animal products contain these molecules which are made of three fat chains attached to a molecule called glycerol. They circulate in the blood stream and are used as building blocks and repair materials by your cells. Too many of them can contribute to plaque build ...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 2 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
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