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How to decrease bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol?

How to decrease bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol?

Foods: Jerusalem artichokes and dandelion root tea contain inulin. They help to increase good (HDL) cholesterol & to lower total cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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How can you raise good cholesterol?

Multiple factors cou: Don't smoke, lose weight ( if overweight) , healthier fat found in olive, peanut and canola oils — tend to improve hdl's anti-inflammatory abilities. Nuts, fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are other good choices for improving your LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio. Alcohol only in moderation. Meds if needed- niacin, statins, fibrates. Walnuts, oatmeal, oats.Omega-3 fatty. ...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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What are ways to raise HDL or good cholesterol levels?

What are ways to raise HDL or good cholesterol levels?

Several Options: Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking. Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to raise HDL or "good cholesterol" levels?

Please describe ways to raise HDL or "good cholesterol" levels?

Exercise: Establish a regular aerobic exercise routine and stick to it. Fish oil and the antioxidants in red wine or grape juice may also help. ...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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Please advise how to safely raise my cholesterol levels?

Please advise how to safely raise my cholesterol levels?

Eat better...: So often I am asked the opposite question - lowering cholesterol levels. If your total cholesterol is low, it probably reflects poor nutrition overall - increase your intact of healthy prtein and fats. If a specific component of cholesterol is low, such as the HDL ("good"), it can be increased with better diet, more activity, and moderate consumption of alcohol. ...Read more

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How quickly can your HDL cholesterol levels change?

Depends on Change: Hdl levels change based on the intervention. If a patient starts to loose weight, or change diet, or increase exercise, stop smoking or HDL will gradually increase over months. Medications that raise cholesterol can do it more rapidly, however, current guidelines do not recommend raising HDL cholesterol with medications. If your HDL cholesterol is low or high, it is worth being evaluated for this. ...Read more

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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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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 to increase your good cholesterol.?

How to increase your good cholesterol.?

See below: Choose the right parents, don't smoke, exercise, substitute olive oil for other fats, use resouvastatin, use fish oil, use niacin. The first 5 have been shown to lower the risk of heart attack and death. The last 2 have not or only weakly so. ...Read more

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What is the best way to raise my HDL cholesterol level higher?

Exercise, Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by only 2 ways: exercise and foods rich in omega3 fish oil, or omega3 supplementation. ...Read more

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Can exercise really help to lower blood cholesterol levels?

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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What natural foods are good to increase your HDL cholesterol level?

What natural foods are good to increase your HDL cholesterol level?

Fish: Fish especially cold water fish like salmon and tuna. Also regular exercise, not smoking, and controlling diabetes if you have it. ...Read more

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How can you make your HDL cholesterol levels go up?

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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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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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 get cholesterol lower?

How to get cholesterol lower?

Diet and excercise: Weigth loss, alcohol in moderation if not effective and depending on risk factors medication may be necessary. ...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