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What Is The Best Way To Lower My Triglyceride Level Short Of Meds
Diet/ exercise: Without a doubt, diet and exercise are extremely useful to lower trigs, cholesterol and control fatty deposition in the abdomen, which may lead to diabetes and hypertension, among other things. Increase fruits and vegetables, as well as fiber in your diet and decrease meats, pastries and simple fats. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Lowering TG's: If you want to lower your triglycerides (t) do the following: stay at a healthy weight. T's are stored as fat in your tissues and muscles. Eat fewer calories, as excess calories are converted to t. Eat a heart-healthy diet. Limit alcohol and high-calorie foods and carbohydrates, especially high-sugar foods such as cookies, soda, and fruit juices. Good luck. ...Read more
What's considered the best way to lower you cholesterol level naturally, and is the over-the-counter cholest-off any good?
Low fat diet: Low fat/ low chol diet may lower cholesterol but about 80% of the body's chol is made not ingested. Red rice yeast is natural, statin like and lowers cholesterol but since it is a "dietary supplement" it is not well controlled. Cholest-off is made from plant stanols and sterols and are unlikely to have dramatic cholesterol lowering effects. ...Read more
Lower triglycerides: The fish oil products are the safest to lower high triglycerides. There are dietary supplements and prescription, the latter include Lovaza and vascepa. Vascepa will lower your LDL cholesterol also although not as much as a statin. Lovaza will increase your LDL cholesterol.E. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fix causes,diet,meds: The first step is to determine why these values are elevated. Several inherited and acquired medical conditions may be present. Second, if related conditions are identified I would treat those while also starting diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Third, medications can be used if needed to further lower LDL and triglyceride to appropriate levels that can reduce cardiovascular risk. ...Read more
Change Lifestyle: All three are tied to poor lifestyle choices in people at risk. If you start eating healthy, excersicing and therfore loosing weight allof them will improve. What more natural than that? ...Read more
Eating healthy: Go with whole foods, fresh, preferably organic and lots of it. Do not drink your calories (i.e. Water preferable). ...Read more
Clinical & Lab: Pcos is a complex disease. Making a diagnosis depends on clinical and lab features including - irregular menstrual cycles, hair growth, lab evidence of excess androgen (male hormone) level, sometimes ultrasound showing cysts in the ovaries. Most pcos patients have weight issues too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anastrozole may help: Some guys have low testosterone (t) and high Estradiol (e2), especially if overweight. Fat tissue contains aromatase which converts t into e2. If your t divided by your e2 (t/e2 ratio) is under 10 you may be able to raise t and lower e2 with Anastrozole 1 mg a day (off-label use). This is a better choice than testosterone replacement if you want fertility, but sperm improvements are often modest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is it possible for me to have low cholesterol when both my HDL and LDL are smack dab right in the middle of the normal ranges?
It's A Good Thing: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (idl), high density lipoprotein (hdl), very low density lipoprotein (vldl), and chylomicrons. LDL-C and HDL-C can be in the "normal range" and the total cholesterol from all particles can still be relatively low. Overall, this is a favorable finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifesyle changes: Many times BP can be improved with a regular exercise plan and with dietary changes. Cardiovascular exercise is more important than weight training for this, one specific diet for this is known as the dash diet. Your doctor can help you choose the right plans for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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