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Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Find and Fix Causes: High LDL levels may result from overproduction of LDL particles, decreased clearance of LDL particles, or both. In some cases common LDL lowering medications are not sufficient to control high LDL levels. Consideration should be given to identifyihng genetic causes (familial hypercholesterolemia), or acquired medical problems (thyroid, renal, liver, glucose related disorders) that could be present ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Niaspan (Definition)

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What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. NiaSpan (niacin) is prescription Niacin ...Read more

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What are the potential risks of moderate/high daily alcohol use combined with taking Rx meds Adderall XR (30 mg, 2x/daily) & Xanax (alprazolam) XR (2mg, 2x daily)?

What are the potential risks of moderate/high daily alcohol use combined with taking Rx meds Adderall XR (30 mg, 2x/daily) & Xanax (alprazolam) XR (2mg, 2x daily)?

Major consequences: Combining alcohol in any quantity together with prescription medications & especially those that affect the brain can result in complications. When the quantity of alcohol is as high as you imply then, complications are magnified and can include death. Whoever's involved should seek professional addiction counseling. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more

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What would be more effective for high triglycerides 342mg/dl and LDL 69. Atorvas20mg or combination atorva 10mg+fenofibrate 160mg. Total choles 210?

What would be more effective for high triglycerides 342mg/dl and LDL 69. Atorvas20mg or combination atorva 10mg+fenofibrate 160mg. Total choles 210?

Likely combo: probably the two in combination. I'd try monotherapy first, ie lipitor (atorvastatin) higher dose. If that doesn't grt you to target then goto combo ...Read more

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Benefits/risks of Zetia vs crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Benefits/risks of Zetia vs crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin) is better: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin. Statins are the only cholesterol drugs that have been clearly shown to reduce mortality - that is, to save lives. While Zetia does lower cholesterol, there is to date no convincing evidence that it saves lives. ...Read more

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Niacin or Bcomplex. Which is best in increasing hdl (25) and lowering triglycerides (255). Ldl is 105. What is the recommended niacin or Bcomplex dos?

Niacin or Bcomplex. Which is best in increasing hdl (25) and lowering triglycerides (255). Ldl is 105. What is the recommended niacin or Bcomplex 
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LowCarb/HiFat foods: high saturated foods work best. Be aware: the values you are quoting are not LDL (always in nmol/L, healthy <400-700) or HDL (always in ?mol/L, healthy >9) values. Values mentioned are mg/dL estimated from cholesterol, Not the correct issue, commonly misleading. The LDL-C value=not measured from your blood & would be not be actual LDL even if it was. Get NMR liporoteins: https://goo.gl/Pqh6vp ...Read more

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Which one is better for heart: niacinamide (nicotinamide) or niacin (nicotinic acid)?

Which one is better for heart: niacinamide (nicotinamide) or niacin (nicotinic acid)?

Niacin: Niacin in general is coming under increased scrutiny these days following the aim-high trial. It is seldom used as mono therapy so please discuss its role in your lipid treatment with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Report: cholesterol total-188 mg% chol hdl-direct-34 mg% triglycerides-262 mg% ldl chol-102 mg% vldl chol-52.36 mg% what does it suggest?

Report:  
cholesterol total-188 mg% 
chol hdl-direct-34 mg% 
triglycerides-262 mg% 
ldl chol-102 mg% 
vldl chol-52.36 mg%
what does it suggest?

Dec carbs, exercise: Not knowing your family or medical history, the short answer is you need to exercise more and change your diet. You need a low carbohydrate diet. Stay away from foods with a high glycemic index. Avoid saturated fats. Then recheck your lipid profile and see your internist. ...Read more

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Is OTC slo-niacin or OTC enduracin ask effective as niaspan in lowering triglycerides? All 3 products are extended release versions of nicotinic acid

Should be same.: Milligram for milligram, they should all be similarly effective. That being said, there's more regulation and quality control placed over medication (NiaSpan) compared to OTC agents so the dosing of such might be more accurate and reliable, technically speaking. ...Read more

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Collagen capsule type vs liquid type, which one better? 10000 mg vs 5000 mg which one more effective?

Collagen capsule type vs liquid type, which one better? 10000 mg vs 5000 mg which one more effective?

Scam: Taking oral collagen is an "unproven remedy" targeted at folks seeking pretty skin. Victims assume collagen is a particular nutrient like a vitamin or mineral. This is the sucker bait. There's plenty of collagen in your food, it's a protein that's broken down like any other, and the proponents cite only some hard-to-believe articles in junk journals. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Garlic oil capsules vs low dose aspirin - which is more effective?

Garlic oil capsules vs low dose aspirin - which is more effective?

Aspirin: Aspirin has been shown in multiple studies to be effective in the treatmeant of heart attack and stroke. No such studies exist fir garlic. ...Read more

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16years old, T cholestrol-370mgh/dl, Tg-1.5, HDL 1.16, LDL 294, Ratio 7.91..taking Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20mg daily,can take one table spoon of flax seed also?

16years old, T cholestrol-370mgh/dl, Tg-1.5, HDL 1.16, LDL 294, Ratio 7.91..taking Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20mg daily,can  take one table spoon of flax seed also?

Sure: This s very serious. I wonder whether you have familial hypercholesterolemia. It kills people who use it, often at your age or a little later. Flax seed is unlikely to help more than a little bit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does enduracin have higher risk of raising liver enzymes than Niaspan or slo_niacin? All are different formulations of monotonic acid. 2000mg daily

Why take these?: Niacin has not been shown to improve outcomes in coronary artery disease. You did not state why you are taking this medication. In all likelihood it is not necessary nor beneficial. ...Read more

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What is simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

What is simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

A combination med: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of two meds; Simvastatin which mostly lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Niacin which lowers LDL and triglycerides and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. ...Read more

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Lipoprotein (a) was at 355. Cholesterol 180. Hdl 38 LDL 124 and trig127. Started taking 1000 mg of niacin will this lower lp(a) and exercising 3xweek?

May be: Niacin may improve the lipid profile but it has not been proven to improve chances of heart attack or stroke. Also, they have several side effects and is hard to get people to take them long term i rather you do more exercise (5-6 times/week), be in the best possible shape, loose a few pounds if you are overweight. That will increase the good cholesterol (HDL) and lower the bad. Your tg are ok. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Niacor (Definition)

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