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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Raised Collestrol

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Is slightly raised cholesterol is of concern?

Out of context: For a 22 year old? No one in American medicine even recommends cholesterol testing for someone in their 20s. Second, cholesterol is a panel, not one test. Your question does not reference the panel. Thus interpretation is impossible. ...Read more

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Why is my cholesterol raised to 5.6 even though im taking meds to control it?

Why is my cholesterol raised to 5.6 even though im taking meds to control it?

Meds Not in Charge: Cholesterol: a fat molecule made by every animal cell, part of each cell membrane, allows movement. The real target is lipoproteins. Most meds are single molecules selected to influence body function. Principle controls remain within our mind?brain?body + food choices. LFHC foods drive LDL particle concentrations ?; Large-HDL particle concentrations ?. Thus check NMR lipoproteins, go HFLC. ...Read more

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Can cholesterol drugs cause glaucoma?

Can cholesterol drugs cause glaucoma?

Benefit greatest: The greatest benefit for protection against glaucoma was in men with cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. The authors believe statins might lower the risk of glaucoma by reducing atherosclerosis in the optic nerve, or by improving blood flow in the eye. Statins might also enhance the ability of cells just in front of the iris to drain excess fluid. ...Read more

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Which drugs reduce cholesterol levels?

Which drugs reduce cholesterol levels?

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

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Can I lower my cholesterol without medicine?

Can I lower my cholesterol without medicine?

Yes: Careful diet management, with reduced fat, avoiding fried foods, switching to whole grains and low fat dairy products will help. Increasing exercise will help. Some people will need to use medicines in addition. Lowering your cholesterol is important to help reduce your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is alcohol adviced while taking cholesterol drugs?

Is alcohol adviced while taking cholesterol drugs?

Usually OK: Modest intake of alcohol has been shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes, as well as HDL cholesterol. In the setting of normal liver function and normal triglyceride levels, there is no problem with modest alcohol intake while taking cholesterol lowering drugs. In the setting of high triglyceride, care should be taken as alcohol intake can worsen triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best drugs to lower cholesterol (need statistics)?

Please recommend the best drugs to lower cholesterol (need statistics)?

Statins: Statins are the best drugs. Crestor (rosuvastatin) is the most potent (and the most expensive). For stats, see: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/101/2/207.full ...Read more

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Hi I have high blood cholesterol how i can reduce it without medicines plz?

Hi I have high blood cholesterol how i can reduce it without medicines plz?

DIET: Add dietary fiber: bran. Shredded wheat, oatmeal, nuts, seeds, fresh fruits .Ocean fish , use olive oil or canola. Certainly high and low impact aerobics and 4-6 small meals/day. ...Read more

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