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How To Lower Severe High 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
Need more info: If over weight, lose weight. Eat more fish and much less red meat. Get exercise like walking every day if possible. Most important see your family physician who will do a complete physical, blood tests and possibly refer you to a nutritionist. There are medicines like statins that we prescribe but you must be under the care of a physician. There is no "magic bullet". It takes a change in life. ...Read more
Foods: 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
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
VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: Cholesterol wrong focus; see many questions I have answered covering this topic. While "theory" that hi sat. Fat foods (started: 1953 by ancel keys) was the problem, evidence from research & actual clinical trials is opposite to this. Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI.org, DietDoctor.com, Loren Cordain, Nora Gedgaudas, etc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my cholesterol score is lower than the ideal range. What can too low cholesterol cause?
Depression, stroke &: Quoting dr. Ronald hoffman"very low cholesterol is associated with dementia, depression, moodiness, aggressive behavior, violence & decreased learning ability and intelligence.It's also a risk factor for...Increased mortality from cancer, infections and suicide." men with chol. Below 150 have 4x the risk of cerebral hemorrhage than men with levels >190. See http://www.Ctds.Info/low_cholesterol.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Great question: Avoid salt. Achieve and maintain normal weight. If you're overweight, just the process of being on a diet (even before there's any weight loss) will lower bp. Google the "dash" diet. Exercise daily. Aside from these lifestyle changes, you'll need anti-hypertensive medication(s). Your doctor is your ally. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Extreme?: 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. Be physically active & consult with your doctor. ...Read more
↓Carbs & Body Fat: Triglycerides: just type of fat molecule, look up on google images. ?ed food carbs (=all sugars); esp. Simple ones, eg. Fructose (added to many foods), beyond what our vehicle rapidly burns, is converted (quickly) by liver (1st & later passes) into triglycerides, transported out (so liver cells do not get overloaded & die) & stored in fat cells, especially, visceral fat. Ldl particles > important! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more
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