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What are the best ways of increasing HDL levels to 45 or above?

What are the best ways of increasing HDL levels to 45 or above?

Exercise: There are several ways of raising your hdl. First is exercise, which can raise your HDL by 5% or more. Modest amount of alcohol can also raise your HDL slightly. Niacin in therapeutic doses can also raise your hdl. But Niacin in high doses can cause flushing, which can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hdl (Definition)

HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that is responsible for the transport of lipids (fats) from various organs including blood vessels back to the liver for processing and possible elimination. Because it helps prevent accumulation of lipids in blood vessels, HDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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What is the best pill to raise HDL cholesterol level?

What is the best pill to raise HDL cholesterol level?

Niacin or Niaspan (niacin): Do not use the no-flush as it doens't work. Also, do not take Niacin or Niaspan w/o talking to your doctor. Like all medicines, you must be monitored while on niacin/niaspan. ...Read more

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What is the best way to raise my HDL cholesterol level higher?

What is the best way to raise my HDL cholesterol level higher?

Exercise, Omega3: Hdl (high-density lipoprotein) can be increased the most by only 2 ways: exercise and foods rich in omega3 fish oil, or omega3 supplementation. ...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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My HDL is 81 my LDL is 163 my triglycerides are 107.... Am i at a high risk? What is the best way to lower this?

My HDL is 81 my LDL is 163 my triglycerides are 107.... Am i at a high risk? What is the best way to lower this?

High hdl: I don't think you're at high risk despite the elevated LDL as a high HDL is very protective. Do you have a family history of cardiovascular disease? , however you should follow a low saturated fat diet, avoid smoking, get exercise and you could take a statin to lower the ldl. Your md is the best person to advise you. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for reducing tg, my father has hyper triglyceridemia (tg =430) and cholestrol, HDL & LDL are normal?

What is the best medication for reducing tg, my father has hyper triglyceridemia (tg =430) and cholestrol, HDL & LDL are normal?

No consensus: Expect several answers from several different physicians. I've followed this for the past 30 years, watched recommendations come and go, and formed a non-specialist impression that this is first and foremost a marker for someone who could benefit from some healthy lifestyle choices before seeking health from a pill bottle. Why not undertake some father-daughter fitness activities? ...Read more

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I have an outstanding lipid profile (total, hdl, ldl). The doctor says it is one of the best he's seen. I have a family history of heart disease by age 60. Any need for lipid nmr?

I have an outstanding lipid profile (total, hdl, ldl). The doctor says it is one of the best he's seen. I have a family history of heart disease by age 60. Any need for lipid nmr?

Apparently,YES.: This profile is a special test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR to observe the amount and type(s) of your LDL particles in your body, along with vldl and hdl. With this, your doctor can make more accurate treatment decisions. You might want this because about 50% of heart attacks occur in those with good readings, and if you have other issues like diabetes, your risk goes up. ...Read more

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What are ways to raise HDL or good cholesterol levels?

What are ways to raise HDL or good cholesterol levels?

Several Options: Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking. Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to raise HDL or "good cholesterol" levels?

Please describe ways to raise HDL or "good cholesterol" levels?

Exercise: Establish a regular aerobic exercise routine and stick to it. Fish oil and the antioxidants in red wine or grape juice may also help. ...Read more

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Need ways to lower the level of triglycerides & higher the level of hdl-cholesterol?

Several options: Lower triglycerides can be done with several medicines from fish oil to medications called fibrates or niacin. Raising the HDL is not so easy. Sometimes diet, weight-loss and exercise help. Of the chol meds only niacine as a significant impact on increasing HDL but sometimes is not well tolerated due to se of flushing. ...Read more

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What is an elevated HDL level?

What is an elevated HDL level?

High is good: Hdl - high density lipoprotein cholesterol - healthy cholesterol. One would want the level to be at least 40 mg/dl in men and at least 50 mg/dl in women. There's no side effects with a high hdl, so higher is better. Values over 70 mg/dl are more protective against heart attacks. ...Read more

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How can one increase HDL level?

How can one increase HDL level?

Exercise, good diet.: This "good" cholesterol is increased by activity like exercise, and an active lifestyle. A balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can also help by increasing fiber in the diet. Mild to moderate alcohol intake raises levels as well. ...Read more

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How do I increase my HDL level?

How do I increase my HDL level?

HDL is difficult to: increase, especially in males, but possible. if you are a smoker you need to stop. Exercise can help. Your doc can prescribe a type of niacin to help. Peace and good health. Brisk walking is good if your doc is ok w/it. ...Read more

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What can cause HDL levels to rise?

Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day. ...Read more

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What causes an elevated level of hdl?

What causes an elevated level of hdl?

Many things...: First, elevated HDL is a good thing. This helps protect your body against the damage done by LDL (or the "bad" cholesterol). Genetics, exercise, healthy diet all can explain an elevated hdl. ...Read more

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What HDL level is normal? What happens if it's too high?

What HDL level is normal? What happens if it's too high?

Over 40 mg%: Over 40-50 is normal but the higher the HDL Cholesterol (good) , the better. HDL cholesterol could be naturally high and improves with aerobic exercise. It is protective and nothing happens if it is high (protects from bad cholesterol, LDL, by helping the transport and metabolism in the liver). ...Read more

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Can an HDL level ever be to high mine was greater than 110?

Can an HDL level ever be to high mine was greater than 110?

More research needed: We have long thought that high HDL is protective against cardiovascular disease and encouraged patients to get it has high as possible.Newer studies, however, show that it's not how high the HDL is, but rather how well it works to prevent the inflammation that causes CVD.There isn't a test to test this yet.Try to lower inflammation in the body-no smoking, exercise, plant-rich diet, and weight loss ...Read more

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