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How To Reduce Bad Cholesterol Levels
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
Cholesterol is a very specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on the 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, for most people hi-chol foods ↓ measured LDL particles while low-chol foods ↑ldl ; drive artery ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine if this is due to an acquired medical condition. If treatable conditions are found they should be managed, as well as starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Soluble fiber and plant stanols can be used to lower ldl. If medications are needed options include statins, agents to decrease gut cholesterol absorption (ezetimibe, colesevelam) and niacin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine if the LDL is elevated due to an acquired medical condition. If treatable conditions are identified i would manage those and start diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Soluble fiber and plant stanols can be used to lower ldl. If medications are needed options include statins, agents to decrease gut cholesterol absorption (ezetimibe, colesevelam), and niacin. ...Read more
Cut down carbs: Although triglycerides are fats in the blood, they are increased when you eat carbohydrates. Cutting down on sweets, fruit and starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta and potatoes will help. You can also reduced tryglycerides by adding fiber or fish oil to your diet. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
∆ LFHC Foods → HFLC,: Complex genes+choices: triglycerides: fat molecules; when ?ed drive onset acute pancreatitis + ?atherosclerosis protection. They become elevated in assoc. With obesity, high sugar/carb foods (rapidly converted by liver into fat for storage) & low activity. Stop these foods, get NMR particle test, ?ex. & ?body fat. Statins+zetia+high dose epa >4, 000 mg/day from fish also effective + other benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physical activity: Remain physically active. 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. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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