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How To Reduce High Colestrol
Lifestyle changes: High cholesterol is partly hereditary and the extent you can control cholesterol by lifestyle changes can be limited. In some cases, medications are necessary. But lifestyle changes are still essential in the management of high cholesterol. As far as diet for cholesterol goes, you should eat more plant-based foods rich in monounsaturated fat while limiting saturated fat and cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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
Depends on level and: ratio of HDL/total cholesterol, total HDL level, total; LDL level and non- HDL cholesterol ( done with fasting blood testing)/ I always suggest dietary and physicial modifications: diet: low fat, high fiber, lots of fresh fruit and vegetable, fiber ( bran, cereals) , limit red meats and add checken and fish,exercise 30-40 imin at least 4 times/week. Walking, biking running, high/low impact aerobic ...Read more
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
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
Depends: More information is needed about total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. There are drugs that can reduce cholesterol levels. You can also try life style modifications. It would be prudent to see a doctor for treatment specific for you. For good health - Have a 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
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