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Metformin For Triglycerides
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
Hello. Is omega XL safe for diabetics taking insulin metformin glipizide Lipitor (atorvastatin) diazid tricor & bp meds, spiriva advair. ?
Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, fatty acids in omega fish oil might increase lipids in your system, this is not against any drug but rather for your own safety, please revise all your meds with your doctor on regular basis, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person who has diabete, cholesterol and trygleceride who is taking amaryl, glucophage, (metformin) liponorm take omega supplements ?
Likely no problem,,,: These meds don't appear to have any contraindications to this and omega supplements like omega 3 fatty acids are encouraged in the diet as they may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Just that too much of anything, even a good thing might cause problems so see your doctor to discuss how much should be taken. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hi. Metformin and sitagliptin work via different mechanisms, and together are synergistic. So yes, more effective than one drug alone. Note even the combination may not be adequate for achieving tight control. Your doctor will follow your A1c response, and if it's in the mid-low 6's, you're good to go. A nice thing is Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) by itself cannot cause hypoglycemia. Good luck! ...Read more
My hdl=30, ldl=54, vldl=89 triglycerides=270, total cholesterol=173. Should i meet doctor for medicines?
Low carb diet ok for high triglycerides? Taking triglyde. Triglyceride levels on meds is 350, LDL is 201, HDL 28, on meds. Is any fat ok? I exercise.
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 would be more effective for high triglycerides 342mg/dl and LDL 69. Atorvas20mg or combination atorva 10mg+fenofibrate 160mg. Total choles 210?
Big picture: This is a mix of nutritional supplements and red rice yeast which may or may not contain lovastatin, identical to what you'd get from the pharmacy and in fact the source. If your serum cholesterol is high, and diet and exercise have not gotten it in line, you need to address your overall cardiovascular health, which may include some scientific medicine. Don't bet your life on a botanical. ...Read more
I want to raise HDL (cholesterol). My current lipid profile: hdl-53, ldl-148, triglyceride-82. Should i take omega-3 tablets? Please suggest.
No: Omega 3 fatty acids are useful for lowering triglycerides, when they are very high (>500 mg/dl) and perhaps for cardiovascular risk reduction at lower doses (1 gm/day) , as a replacement for appropriate fish containing omega 3 (epa and dha) in those who do not or cannot eat enough fish. They do not raise HDL . Exercise, weight loss , smoking cessation & saturated fat can raise hdl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ast is high 120 and ALT is normal 48, taking januvia (sitagliptin) , metformin, losartan, simvastatin , fish oil, baby aspirin. Why my AST is high &how to lower ast?
Alcohol or diet: There are many causes of an abnormal ast but the most likely is drinking too much alcohol. If the alt were also high then fatty liver caused by overweight would be more likely. There are also rarer additional causes like gallstones, pancreatic disease, viral infection, medication, and immune hepatitis. Best to discuss with your md or a liver specialist. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can take Symlin (pramlintide) with Metformin. Symlin (pramlintide) is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that resembles human amylin. Amylin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and released into your blood. Amylin reduces the production of glucose by your liver. Amylin also reduces appetite. It can lower glucose levels well & help w/ weight loss. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, ABD pain or gas, etc ...Read more
My lipid profile is: ldl=173.20, cholestrol=238.53, hdl=47.55, triglyceride=253.75. Hospital gave:atorvastatin 10mg daily. Is this life time medicine?
58(m), no heart & BP problem.Have total chols. 206 with ldl129, hdl63, vldl14, triglyceride 96. Should i go for medicine for chols? Soya oil ok for me?
MFO ; RYR: People can use good quality marine fish oil to lower triglycerides and red yeast rice to lower ldl. Some folks need one or the other, some both. Nutrition accounts for 15 to 20 % of lab results, the rest is familial. Your profile looks good. Please do what your doc says. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer