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Many ways: When you say "both cholesterol levels", there's actually 3 main ones. Aerobic type exercise and a healthy diet, low in calories, low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables and lean protein will lower your bad LDL and bad triglycerides and raise your good hdl. Medication can also have good effects on these cholesterol components also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fix causes,diet,meds: The first step is to determine why the LDL cholesterol is elevated. Several inherited and acquired medical conditions will affect LDL levels. Second, if related conditions are identified i would treat those while also starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Third, medications can be used as needed to further lower LDL to reach levels appropriate for an individuals cardiovascular risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A statin.: As the most prescribed drug in the world, Lipitor (or the generic equivalent atorvastatin) is the most likely drug your doctor will try. When looking at cardiovascular risk reduction, hmg coa reductase inhibitors or "statins, " offer excellent data for both efficacy and safety. It is important to remember, many lifestyle modifications and/or medication options may benefit your unique situation. ...Read more
Is 208 high for cholesterol it was the same 8 months ago what should I try instead of zocor (simvastatin)
A : A more important number to know is the LDL (bad cholesterol) and the HDL (good cholesterol). If the HDL is high and the LDL is low then you may not need to change medications. Also you may just need a larger dose of zocor (simvastatin). You should go over the results and plan with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Is it okay if I eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?
Oatmeal=myth: Oatmeal doesn't have a magic effect on cholesterol. It only lowers cholesterol to the extent that you eat it in preference to less healthy foods. If you eat a vegetarian type of diet with lots of fruit and vegetables and little or no grain, you will have an even lower cholesterol. ...Read more
Can you give me suggestions if i eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?
Benefit is minimal: In spite of what you heard, the benefit of oatmeal in lowering cholesterol is minimal and can be accomplished just as well with any fiber that will "bind" cholesterol in the gut and prevents its absorption. You can try the grain free diet and supplement it with a fiber source. ...Read more
My total cholesterol 309 Try 119 HDL 63.1 LDL 232.2 VLDL 23.9 my age is 36 and fbs 92. Weight 79 Kgs. Do I need to start drinking cholesterol tablets?
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