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How to remove low cholesterol?

How to remove low cholesterol?

LDL: 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. Exercise. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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High and low cholesterol numbers?

High and low cholesterol numbers?

See below:: Total cholesterol: <200, LDL <130, better if <100. Should be <70 if at high risk, HDL - for men should be >40, for women >50, triglycerides <150. For details see this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-blood-cholesterol/ds00178/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
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What are good low cholesterol diets?

What are good low cholesterol diets?

TLC diet: Therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) diet is an excellent and recommended diet for patients with high cholesterol. Follow the link below for more detail: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.Pdf talk to your doctor or a registered dietician for more individualized help. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of low cholesterol?

What are the benefits of low cholesterol?

Vascular disease: Low cholesterol is beneficial in that it reduces long term vascular inflammation and injury which are the hallmarks of atherosclerosis that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral arterial disease. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Can you answer, is low cholesterol a good thing?

Can you answer, is low cholesterol a good thing?

Good for health: Low total cholesterol and low LDL (bad) cholesterol are associated with long life and reduced heart and brain problems. The only thing to watch is the HDL (good) cholesterol level. If that is also low, the benefits of low LDL may be lost. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have too low cholesterol?

What exactly does it mean to have too low cholesterol?

Very Little: Once upon a time, we thought that having too little cholesterol could interfere with the formation of hormones like testosterone and estrogen, or alter the membranes surrounding cells. None of that has really borne out, and for heart attack patients we routinely target an LDL of 50-70. Odds are pretty good that you're just lucky and have a good diet and good genes. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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What to do if I have low cholesterol, what should I eat?

What to do if I have low cholesterol, what should I eat?

Balanced diet: Eat a healthy balanced diet and rejoice in your low cholesterol. You have chosen your parents wisely. ...Read more