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How to lower LDL levels?

How to lower LDL levels?

Healthy lifestyle: If you're overweight, try to reach optimal weight. Don't smoke. Eat a vegetarian diet if you don't already. Exercise daily . If you have diabetes, keep your HgbA1c ...Read more

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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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How to lower trigycerides levels?

How to lower trigycerides levels?

Diet and weight: The key is weight loss, healthy diet, and exercise. Medications may be needed, but i would start with lifestyle changes. A good primary care doctor can help with this. ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

Diet, exercise, drug: Diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco. You may need drug treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hopportal/dandc-article/7. ...Read more

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How to change HDL and LDL levels?

How to change HDL and LDL levels?

HF/LC ↓BodyFat &Meds: Low fat theory by ancel keys; long promoted; opposite evidence. ? & efficient body fat is healthy. Ldl & HDL are complex particles, 80-100 proteins/particle: transport all fat molecules in h20 outside cells. Each LDL particle carries thousands of cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid & other fat molecules. Cholesterol often misleading, get NMR particle test. Statins?ldl niacin?hdl, carbs?ldl?hdl. ...Read more

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How to lower cholesterol?

How to lower cholesterol?

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 more

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How to reduce LDL cholestrol level?

How to reduce LDL cholestrol level?

Statin drugs: Prescribed by your doc can do it. He/she will do blood work first. Alternatively, proper dose high quality marine fish oil will lower triglycerides and red yeast rice will lower LDL and your total cholesterol will go down. Your doc may know about this but a natural or integrative doc will certainly be familiar w/it. ...Read more

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How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

How to lower bad cholesterol LDL easily?

Diet, medications: Statins (prescription medications) are the most potent way to lower cholesterol quickly. Certain dietary changes can also lower cholesterol: 1.) high fiber diet 2.) low saturated and trans fat diets 3.) high monounsaturated fats (nuts, avacodo, olive oils, etc) 4.) plant sterols/stanols. ...Read more

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How to reduce low density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol levels?

How to reduce low density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol levels?

See below: Diet, exercise and weight loss are often helpful. The optimal level of LDL depends on the presence of coronary artery disease or the existence of other risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, family history of premature coronary disease and obesity. Patients with these risk factors need drug therapy with statins or other medications to attain very low ldl. ...Read more

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How can one increase HDL cholesterol levels?

How can one increase HDL cholesterol levels?

Exercise: While HDL levels are determined by heredity, one can increase HDL by engaging in consistent, vigorous, exercise on a regular basis. Some medications help in raising HDL but do not have positive effects on health through drugs. Alcohol also increases HDL but is not recommended. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/managingcholesterol/htm/index.htm. ...Read more

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How to low triglycerides level?

How to low triglycerides level?

Many ways: Start with good healthy diet. Protein fruits and vegetable. Exercise at least 1 hour per day. Then if still elevated levels you may have to take medication to help bring the levels down ...Read more

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How do we lower LDL cholesterol and improve HDL and haemoglobin count?

How do we lower LDL cholesterol and improve HDL and haemoglobin count?

Without knowing: Specifics of the reason your asking, lets start with the basics. Lifestyle modifications to include increase in exercise and healthy diet is key. If not controlled after a trial of this improvement, you doctor may prescribe medication depending on your family history. As far as hemoglobin, you will need further testing to find the reason why your count is low. Msg me if you have more ?'s. ...Read more

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How can you raise HDL cholesterol?

How can you raise HDL cholesterol?

Lifestyle and meds: You can raise HDL cholesterol naturally with exercise, weight loss, and dietary changes such as eating less saturated fat. Consuming healthy fats such as those in nuts and fish may help. Otc supplements such as omega 3 and Niacin have been shown to increase hdl. Medications such as fibrates and statins have also been shown to increase HDL to varying degrees. ...Read more

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How could increase HDL cholesterol level in blood?

How could increase HDL cholesterol level in blood?

Hard to do: Hi. Unfortunately, unlike LDL, which is easy to treat, there isn't much you can do for HDL. Exercise and red wine correlate with higher HDL. The drugs with the most HDL-raising effects are fenofibrate and Niaspan (niacin). Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you lower bad LDL cholesterol?

How can you  lower bad LDL cholesterol?

Always diet and: Exercise is best answer, then statins. Statins have certain toxicities and unpleasantness and dosage can be reduced somewhat with the triglyceride lowering drug vascepa which also lowers LDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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How to reduce tg cholostrol my tg level is 300?

How to reduce tg cholostrol my tg level is 300?

Diet, PUFA, exercise: Specifically a low triglyceride diet (details available online), a diet rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oil, eg), and getting 150 minutes per week of moderately intense physical activity. ...Read more

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How to reduce cholesterol level?

How to reduce cholesterol level?

D&E: Diet and exercise are the primary keys to reduced cholesterol. You can google this question to find further info. If you have made these changes, and you fail to see improvement in cholesterol levels, you can speak with your doctor about effective medications proven to modify cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Can exercise really help to lower blood cholesterol levels?

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Can exercise really help to lower blood cholesterol levels?

Yes & no: Nutrition is main variable when it comes to cholesterol. That, genes & statin medications. Weight loss can help lower total cholesterol in general. Shedding belly fat will help lower triglycerides. Exercise doesn't so much lower lousy cholesterol (LDL) as much as it can increase healthy cholesterol (HDL). Bottom line, you want less LDL & higher HDL. Check out Mayo Clinic at http://goo.gl/4aVmhW ...Read more

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How to lower cholestrol?

How to lower cholestrol?

Cholesterol: Many approaches: avoid saturated fats & foods w/ much cholesterol; eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids (good fats) &/or take fish oil supplements. Get rx for "statin" from pcp or other cholesterol-lowering medication. Increase fiber in diet to absorb cholesterol & prevent its being absorbed by body. Exercise to raise good chol (which helps lower bad). Eat fruits & veggies. ...Read more

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How do I increase HDL cholesterol levels?

How do I increase  HDL cholesterol levels?

Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five 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 more

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Total cholesterol 235..HDL 73..LDL 151..VLDL 13mg.Trigly 66. Weight 123 5'4. My chol/HDL is 3.2.Why would LDL be so high? I eat healthy. How to lower?

Total cholesterol 235..HDL 73..LDL 151..VLDL 13mg.Trigly 66. Weight 123 5'4. My chol/HDL is 3.2.Why would LDL be so high? I eat healthy. How to lower?

Genetic: Despite all the talk, cholesterol risk and levels are mostly genetic. Don't blame yourself, keep living healthy, and if needed treat this in light of the big picture. Think about increasing exercise. ...Read more