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How To Reduce Bad Cholesterol Levels
Diet ; exercise 1st: It always starts with a low cholesterol diet that comprises of low saturated fat. Increase diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts. Then increase physical activity at least 4 or more days of medium-to-high intensity exercise of minimum 30 minutes each session. May also consider olive oil and fish oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
LDL and HDL: In general high LDL cholesterol is associated w/ higher risk of heart & artery disease, while high HDL is generally protective. Genetics is a major determinant of what your levels will be; diet has some influence. Treatments include diet, exercise, & drugs including statins, fibrates, binding resins, & recently some fancy biologic drugs. Medical guidelines on who/how to treat are now very detailed ...Read more
How much ispaghol husk is useful to reduce bad cholesterol to maintain your blood pressure normal?
I don't know: I don't know what your cholesterol levels are -so I can't tell you if you should worry. Please discuss this with the physician who ordered the levels. He or she can tell you how serious it is and how to improve it. ...Read more
Reduce carbs: The easiest way to reduce high cholesterol is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be active physically: Stay 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. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have been drinking unfiltered coffee for five months and just learned it can raise bad cholesterol. Could five months have caused my levels to rise significantly?
Not permanently: It may rise cholesterol a bit. Not permanently. ...Read more
See below: Please consult this site for information on the topic. Http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/fats-full-story/ ...Read more
I have blood cholesterol which is under control at the moment. Would black seed oil in my diet increase the risk of bad cholesterol level? Thank you
Probably ok: There is not much literature on black seed oil and cholesterol. Black seed oil contains some omega-3 fatty acids, which should (if anything) help triglycerides. If you are a "believer", then it is probably safe in moderation. ...Read more
How can I reduce my current plaque build up of years of bad cholesterol and blood pressure? Am I doomed or do I stand a chance
Dean Ornish's Diet: The plan developed by Dean Ornish, includes a 10% fat diet as well as other lifestyle changes, It has been shown to reduce plaque after 5 years and the longer you follow it the more you reduce. However, some people also need meds. It is up to you in great part. Diet plus exercise plus meds are always better than meds alone without exercise. Nobody but you can do 2 of the 3 most important things ...Read more
My father is 60 now and recently discovered he has very high BP and much bad cholesterol. Now the levels are fine but will he has problem in future?
Risk factors: Your father has risk factors for stroke and heart disease, that are now being treated. However, possible damage to blood vessels (atherosclerosis, decreased compliance) has already occurred. Now is the time to continue reducing his risk factors with diet, exercise, & medications. He should continue following-up with his physician for monitoring. Http://www. Stroke. Org/site/PageServer? Pagename=RISK ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes?
Complex issue: Fish oil has multiple health effects beyond cholesterol. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is treated with 4 fish oil tablets a day, can lower triglyceride and raise HDL somewhat. Plant sources of omega-3 need to be converted to the active form which is found in fish oil. In general the worse ones diet is, the more important fish oil is. 1 to 2 tablets of fish oil is reasonable for general health ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, is it true taking vitamin b3 pills help reduce bad cholesterol cheapest and safest way? If it is true, how much mg per day n how may to take a day
Vit B3 & cholesterol: Yes, works great to reduce bad and raise good cholesterol. Dose is 400mg or more. Should watch liver tests and watch for muscle pain side effect. "no flush" Niacin does not work -different compound. Side effect of Niacin is flushing. Take slow release to reduce flushing and precede 20 minutes with 2 81mg aspirins to reduce flushing. Flushing is harmless - just uncomfortable. Duracin is one brand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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