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What Kind Of Diet Is Best For High Tg And Ldl Levels
Low Sugar/Carb & ↓Wt: Ancel keys promoted animal fat as causing cv disease in the 1950s based on theory & cherry-picked data. The more his ideas were adopted, the more obesity, diabetes mellitus & cv disease rates have dramatically increased. So be careful; see: nusi.Org. Also check actual lipoprotein values (not cholesterol): LDL always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10: far better indicators. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Gout cholesterol die: Lowering uric acid and cholesterol - Adjust diet. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Exercise daily. Do not smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LDL Not Cholesterol: Artery disease: typically beings ~age 7; yet asymptomatic for decades. Ldl particles entering artery walls is the primary driver; HDL helps ? ds. Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been correct issue but promoted because (as 1 fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was/is cheaper to measure & if very ? (esp. Fasting) correlates with ? LDL particles. See NMR particle test many tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on how high the triglycerides (tg's) are. If greater thatn 500mg/dl then we do try to lower them with diet and medications to prevent pancreatitis. Depending on the cause, dietary restriction of fats and or sugar/carbohydrates will be required. High dose fish oils ( omega #) along with lipid lowering meds such as fibrates , niacin, and statins may also be needed to lower tg's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under-active thyroid: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, under-active thyroid explains these findings. You should consult your doctor at the earliest so that replacement medication can be started. ...Read more
Gout - chol diet: Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low saturated fat: The best diet for lowering triglycerides and cholesterol is to maintain a diet that is low in saturated fats (primarily fats from red meat, dairy, chicken skin, lard, etc.), high in fiber (whole grain, vegetables, etc.), low in simple carbohydrates (sugar, starches, "white" foods like rice, pasta, etc.), and low or moderate alcohol consumption. Follow up with your doctor to monitor your progress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more
I have a total cholesterol of 224 and my HDL is 76 and LDL is 123 and triglycerides is 50. What should I do to lower my total cholesterol?
Get an evaluation: Looking at the lipid panel out of context of other cardiovascular risk factors is useless. Need to know what your blood pressure is, blood sugar, family history etc. See a doctor and have them do a cardiovascular risk assessment. These values have meaning when the "total picture" is viewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hi doc is there a comprehensive list of fish purine levels?? And what type of mushrooms are doable?? Is lobster bad.
WHY ASK???: Do you have GOUT?? Diets for gout are of limited use. Much more important is to understand meds, such as thiazides and aspirin, which elevate uric acid. And to understand about different meds to lower uric acid, as well as meds useful to relieve acute symptoms. Best see a rheumatologist [gout specialist]. Diets don't help much. Avoid ALCOHOL: the more your drink the worse your gout. ...Read more
Low carb diet: SGPT is a liver r enzyme. To understand more about elevated cholesterol and abnormal liver enzymes, read these short articles: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anchovies....: www.cholesterolcholesterol.com/fish (see amount of cholesterol per each fish here) good fish to eat.The american dietetic association recommends: salmon, tuna, trout, herring, sardines, mackerel . Any health benefits from fish are cancelled out if you deep-fry them in a vat of vegetable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fiber diet: Fiber in your diet makes more stool, the stool is made with color from bile which contains cholesterol from the liver. When the bile is excreted to digest your food, fiber, and fat, it moves along with the stool and is excreted in larger content in a big bulky high fiber stool. And thus- lowering your blood cholesterol levels. ...Read more
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