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Medications That Raise Triglycerides
Rich in Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by foods rich in omega3 fish oil, such as cold water fish like wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc. Certain plants (like flax seed) also contain omega3, but not at the healthy quantity as fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more
Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range
HDL: Hdl is not often helped with cholesterol drugs. There is some disagreement about this with crestor (rosuvastatin). But, HDL is very much affected by lifestyle. Moderate cardiovascular exercise of at least twenty minutes per day combined with a high protein and low carb diet can significantly elevate the hdl. ...Read more
PUFA's and MUFA's: Poly and mono unsaturated fats help raise hdl-c and lower ldl-c in the body. Beware ! fats are high in calories, so even good fats can make you gain weight which will increase triglycerides and lower hdl-c. Decreasing saturated fats will also help raise hdl-c, so cut out the meat, cheese, butter, palm, and coconut oil. ...Read more
It's not a statin.: Zetia (ezetimibe) is a cholesterol absorption blocker. By itself, it can lower LDL levels by 18%, which is relatively weak compared to some statins. However, when combined with a statin, it can give much more significant LDL lowering. Ask your doctor if this medication is right for you. Welchol (colesevelam) is a cholesterol absorption blocker of a different type, which may also be effective. ...Read more
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
Yes to a point: However, atkins and others have shown that if you minimize carbohydrate intake, that may be more important than limiting fats. ...Read more
Does taking niacin (vitamin b-3) lower your LDL and raise HDL cholesterol and is it safer than taking statins for lowering your total cholesterol.
What is/are the class types of anti-hypertensive prescription medications that tend to raise blood glucose levels?
Thiazides, beta bloc: The two classes of antihypertensive meds associated with raising sugars are thiazide diuretics, and beta blockers. Angiotensin blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium blockers do not adversely affect blood sugar in diabetics, have other potential benefits to diabetics, and are considered the preferred medications. ...Read more
Why?: Please repost and explain why you think your serotonin levels NEED to be raised, if you think they're normal or low, and what you mean by "levels," since really there ARE no such things as "levels" of serotonin the way there are levels of, say, blood cholesterol. Where did you get this notion of "levels"? ...Read more
Do all cholesterol lowering drugs raise your risk of diabetes? I have high cholesterol but very concerned over this issue? Would Cholest-off OTC work?
Statins : Studies show an association but not causality between statins and type 2 diabetes. The conditions tend to occur together. The cardiovascular risk assessment really drives and determines whether one should be taking a statin based on the new ACC guidelines. Statins prevent cardiovascular death the leading cause of death in the US. Cholestoff no. Control your diet to avoid diabetes no direct link. ...Read more
No: Smoking will not cause an increase in your total cholesterol;however, the combination of smoking and high cholesterol levels, could elevate your risk of coronary and other arteriosclerotic disease(i.E, pad, etc) additionally, smoking can decrease your hdl (also known as 'good 'cholesterol), and, thus, increase the formation of plaque. ...Read more
Mixed findings: Many studies have yielded conflicting results, for a variety of reasons. But a larger study from the netherlands in 2010 suggested that melancholic depression was associated with lower hdl. Also, atypical depression was associated with higher total and LDL cholesterol -- hinting that in at least some depressions, lifestyle may be a factor. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20021996. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop: Just stop eating carrots and they'll dissipate on their own. ...Read more
Many types available: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a "statin" medication, usually the class that is first choice in patients that need cholesterol lowering. There are 7 different statins available in the us, several generic now. In addition other classes of lipid altering agents can help when statins are not enough or not tolerated. Bile acid sequestrants, niacin, fibrates and ezetimibe (blocks cholesterol absorption). See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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