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Can regular intake of psyllium husk lower cholesterol?

Can regular intake of psyllium husk lower cholesterol?

Yes it can: Although the amount of lowering is not that much. If your lipid levels are borderline, this can help, but if very high, you won't get a low enough value to avoid other therapies. ...Read more

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Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Psyllium: The psyllium itself, should not aggravate gerd, but sometimes the flavorings that are used in different products are problematic. You're going to have to try different flavors to see what you tolerate the best. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal and chia seeds lower cholesterol?

Can oatmeal and chia seeds lower cholesterol?

Both are high in: Fiber ; can contribute to a healthy cholesterol lowering plan. ...Read more

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How many mg. of psyllium husk capsules to reduce cholesterol?

How many mg. of psyllium husk capsules to reduce cholesterol?

A lot: In generally, psyllium husk is not a great supplement to help lower cholesterol. Based on an analysis of 8 large studies, it was noted that consumption of 10.2 g psyllium/d lowered serum total cholesterol by 4% and LDL cholesterol by 7% . No effect on the good cholesterol (HDL) was noted. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10648260 ...Read more

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Does fruit lower cholesterol?

Does fruit lower cholesterol?

No, ↓ HDL & ↑ LDL: Fruits are high in sugar, including fruit sugar, fructose, which is rapidly converted by the liver, ~85% first pass, into triglyceride fat & exported into visceral fat stores. ?ed triglycerides & visceral fat stores displaces cholesterol in LDL particles, increases LDL particle concentrations while also ?ing large HDL particle concentrations. Cholesterol wrong focus, see my other answers on this. ...Read more

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How does fiber lower cholesterol?

How does fiber lower cholesterol?

Fiber: Fiber tends to "soak up" cholesterol in the intestine and therefore tends to decrease the amount of cholesterol taken up into the system. ...Read more

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Can taking fish oil supplements lower cholesterol?

Can taking fish oil supplements lower cholesterol?

Sort of: Fish oil in moderate doses can help lower triglycerides and has modest effects if any on HDL and ldl. Too much fish oil can raise ldl. ...Read more

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Is psyllium husk a grain?

No: Psyllium is a seed and the seed and husk (outer shell) is used as a source of soluble fiber. It is not a grain. ...Read more

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Does psyllium husk absorb b12?

Does psyllium husk absorb b12?

psyllium husks B12: It is possible if both taken at same time. Best to take B12 sub-lingually to get the best absorbtion. Can use drops or instant dissolve tablets under tongue. ...Read more

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Does using margarine lower HDL cholesterol?

Does using margarine lower HDL cholesterol?

Very indirectly: If it raises triglycerides, then it might lower HDL cholesterol a little but i don't think it's a significant effect. ...Read more

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Which vegetables will lower cholesterol?

Which vegetables will lower cholesterol?

Vegetables: Most raw vegetables added to a healthy diet will tend to normalize cholesterol. This does not hold true if you alter the vegetable e.g. Fry the vegetables, which can make the cholesterol readings worse. ...Read more

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What foods lower cholesterol?

What foods lower cholesterol?

The healthy one!: Vegetables, fruits and cereals are the ones that most lower the cholesterol. The less processed the food the better. Try to choose the one with high content in fiber (oranges over bananas, for example). Fish, if it's baked or grilled, has high content of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid that improves the lipid profile. You can take the fish oil as supplements with same effect. ...Read more

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What foods lower cholesterol?

What foods lower cholesterol?

Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks.Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor.Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more

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I have 209 total cholesterol: 134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig. Will intro. of daily fish oil supplement help lower my total cholesterol levels? Thank you!

I have 209 total cholesterol:  134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig.  Will intro. of daily fish oil supplement help lower my total cholesterol levels?  Thank you!

Total cholesterol: Please do what your doc says but I see no reason at all to lower your cholesterol. High quality marine fish oil is good for lots of things and will lower your trig. which are already fine. If cholesterol goes too low there can be problems. Just enjoy what you have. Peace and good health. Please don't go low fat w/diet and please do eat eggs. ...Read more

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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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Do walnuts lower high cholesterol?

Do walnuts lower high cholesterol?

Yes. Eat low carb: Consuming high amounts of carbs lowers HDL (good cholestero) and increases bad cholesterol, Triglycerides (TG). Consuming healthy fat, protein, and vegetables increases HDL, decreases TG. Avoid grains, lentils, milk products because they all cause elevated cholesterol. ...Read more

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