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What is the best way to measure your cholesterol?

What is the best way to measure your cholesterol?

Blood tests: Your physician can order a simple blood test to look at your basic cholesterol numbers and then help develop a plan based on this to keep your risk for cardiovascular disease low. ...Read more

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What is the best way to naturally reduce my cholesterol?

What is the best way to naturally reduce my cholesterol?

Diet and exercise: Consult your physician for guidance on a best diet and what kind of exercise regimen you can undertake. Proper diet and regular exercise, particularly 'cardio' exercise such as sustained walking can help lower cholesterol levels, particularly 'bad cholesterol' while increasing 'good cholesterol'. Your physician may want to refer to you a dietician for more guidance on what to eat. ...Read more

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I am trying to gain weight but also have to lower my cholesterol levels. What is the best way to do this. ?

I am trying to gain weight but also have to lower my cholesterol levels. What is the best way to do this. ?

You need to gain: Healthy weight, as in lean muscle. The key for this is making sure you are eating healthy calories including lean proteins and healthy fats, while avoiding processed foods or simple sugars(sugars). Try to incorporate some form of resistance exercise too. Remember you can gain lean muscle and lose body fat(good from your cholesterol), but it takes time and effort. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat high cholesterol?

What is the best way to treat high cholesterol?

No one answer: It needs, weight loss, exercise, reduction in fat and carbohydrate intake, and often medication, statin, is needed to bring cholesterol to normal levels. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with high cholesterol?

What is the best way to deal with high cholesterol?

Many ways.: There are many wonderful treatments for high cholesterol ranging from lifestyle intervention to nutritional supplements to medications. Combining therapies can have a synergistic effect. Your primary care doctor or lipidologist should be able to help you get started in the right direction. ...Read more

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What is the best way to test blood and follow your cholesterol at home?

What is the best way to test blood and follow your cholesterol at home?

Hard to do: Although there are some "kits" that can give a total cholesterol level out there, i'd encourage you to work with your doctor on identifying & tx'ing your cardiovasc risks. There is more to cardiovasc risk than just cholesterol. Further cholesterol levels aren't something we follow daily like glucose (sugar) levels. Glad you're thinking about this; suggest you partner w/ your doc though. Good luck! ...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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Bad cholesterol was 260. What is the best way to lower this number? All others were normal. Could this cause my random chest pain? Heart tests normal.

Bad cholesterol was 260. What is the best way to lower this number? All others were normal. Could this cause my random chest pain? Heart tests normal.

Diet /exercise/ meds: With a LDL of 260, even if you just eat celery and carrot sticks I suspect your bad cholesterol would still be high. Some people have inherited cholesterol disorders and a low fat diet and exercising daily are not enough. You may also need a cholesterol lowering medication, depending on your family history of heart disease . There are so many causes of chest pain ranging from anxiety to cardiac ...Read more

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What's the best way to keep cholesterol in control while diet is not working?

What's the best way to keep cholesterol in control while diet is not working?

Medication: If diet and exercise are not working, then medication is an option. Strictly going by the numbers, the statin medicines work the best. ...Read more

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