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How To Reduce Cholesterol Naturally
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
Many ways: Diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruit and whole grains; low in saturated fats; caloric restriction and weight loss; increase in physical activity; and if that does not lower cholesterol to the target level, discuss the matter with your doctor for choice of medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cholesterol Meds: Medications that lower cholesterol well include Simvastatin, Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin. These medications also have benefit in reducing the risk of heart disease. Zetia (ezetimibe) is decent in combination with one of the aforementioned medication, but not by itself. Niacin helps too. ...Read more
Variable. : If you change diet and activity or start medication today, serum levels will be at equilibrium in 3 months. Further improvements in aerobic fitness and weight loss may continue to improve serum results over time, but a significant segment of the population simply have genetics as the reason for their levels, which therefore will not improve without medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and exercise: Careful diet modification to reduce fried and fatty foods, and increase fruits , vegetables, and whole grains can help. Increasing exercise will also help with some of the fats in the blood. Unfortunately, high cholesterol is ofen inherited and requires medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food: Eat plant based foods to reduce cholesterol. ...Read more
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