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Doctor insights on: Why Not To Use Coconut Oil With Statins

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Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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Can I take grapefruit essential oil while on a statin drug?

Can I take grapefruit essential oil while on a statin drug?

Hard to say.: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
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Cadio cath 30%lad blood works normal put on statins can I replace that with fish oil or natural alternative if so what and how much, is 30%lad bad. Ta?

Cadio cath 30%lad blood works normal put on statins can I replace that with fish oil or natural alternative if so what and how much, is 30%lad bad. Ta?

No, and maybe: Stains will significantly lower LDL and stabilize plaques and may even cause regression of the plaque. Primary prevention with statins is also well documented. No other agent or class has this data. 30 percent is not bad due to the fact its not blocking flow but can rupture and cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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Male 28, my cholesterol 200, HDL 40, LDL 135, tg 275. These are with fish oil capsule. Do I need to take statin as well. My profession does not allow life style changes?

Male 28, my cholesterol 200, HDL 40, LDL 135, tg 275. These are with fish oil capsule. Do I need to take statin as well. My profession does not allow life style changes?

Lipids: Fish oils are very good at pushing down your tg levels, desired goal of under 150. Ldl is borderline. Really need to get more info to stratify risk. Risk factors? These are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, family history, and obesity. You can also have lipids analyzed further such as a vap test or with health diagnositc laboratory. Analyzes LDL subtypes and other parameters for more info. ...Read more

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Total chol-216, hdl-40, Ldl-109, triglycerides-335. Total chol 256 March '13. Dr. Wanted statins. Have had side effects. Fish oil and lost 15lbs.

Total chol-216, hdl-40, Ldl-109, triglycerides-335. Total chol 256 March '13. Dr. Wanted statins. Have had side effects. Fish oil and lost 15lbs.

Lipid profile: It's great you lost weight, butyYour triglycerides are too high. Some statins cause problems, but others a worth a try. Fish oil has been advocated for reducing production of these compounds, but it is often the reduction in consumption of foods that promote triglycerides that does this (i.e. during dieting). Another lipid profile is a good idea at this time. ...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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Is it ok to use coconut oil?

Is it ok to use coconut oil?

YES!!!: Inside and out. .. Depending what you are going to do. On the skin, in cooking etc! It is from mother nature! ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil as lube for sex?

Is it ok to use coconut oil as lube for sex?

Sexuality: We avoid advocating for any product here. But medicine would have no negative thing to say for this choice. The only caveat being if you use condoms that don't mix we'll with ths oil. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use coconut oil for celluitis?

Is it possible for you to use coconut oil for celluitis?

Bad idea: Cellulitis is often a strep infection, and can kill you if neglected. Use it as an adjunct to antibiotics if at all. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil as a lubricant?

Is it safe to use coconut oil as a lubricant?

Safe: Not a problem. If you use it make sure is in small amounts and wash well after intercourse. ...Read more

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There is a trend to use coconut oil for cooking and coconut milk for drinks. Could these cause cloresterol problems?

There is a trend to use coconut oil for cooking and coconut milk for drinks. Could these cause cloresterol problems?

Cholesterol: Yes, bad choleaterol comes from mainly polysayurated fats. Always bake instead of fry when possible. Nothing more important than healthy low fat diet and exercise to decrease cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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It's okay to use coconut oil as my daily moisturizer right?

It's okay to use coconut oil as my daily moisturizer right?

Coconut oil: Is often combined with other ingredients to make facial masks, moisturizers and hair care products. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil for jaundice?

Is it safe to use coconut oil for jaundice?

This needs to be: Medically evaluated. Once the cause of the jaundice is determined then a treatment plan can be developed. I wouldn't recommend home or natural remedies without having a good understanding of the cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil to moisturize a newborn?

Is it safe to use coconut oil to moisturize a newborn?

Coconut oil: Is likely a safe moisturizer, but discontinue use if symptoms of hypersensitivity develop (such as rash). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil (vaginally) to cure a yeast infection?

Is it safe to use coconut oil (vaginally) to cure a yeast infection?

Not a cure: Coconut oil is safe to use in the vagina. It won't cure yeast infection tho. It is a very good lubricant. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use coconut oil and cider vinegar for head lice?

Is it a good idea to use coconut oil and cider vinegar for head lice?

Lice: There are many " natural" treatments for lice, including olive oil and a tight shower cap. I am not aware of the coconut oil and vinegar remedy but it does not sound dangerous as long as the vinegar does not get in your eyes. Lice is very contagious however, so do not wait to long if this remedy does not work, buy rid. ...Read more

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Can I use coconut oil for ear wax softener and blockage? I don't have olive oil so it ok to use coconut oil?

Can I use coconut oil for ear wax softener and blockage? I don't have olive oil so it ok to use coconut oil?

Should be fine: Coconut oil is safe to use and should help soften the wax. However, for loosening the wax and removing blockage, using hydrogen peroxide followed by flushing with water is recommended. See http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/ear-wax-removal-home-remedy. Html#h2o2
for a discussion of using hydrogen peroxide to remove ear wax. ...Read more

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After my bowel movement I'm experiencing a little abrasion and feel there could be a cut in my anal opening. Is it safe to use coconut oil to heal it?

After my bowel movement I'm experiencing a little abrasion and feel there could be a cut in my anal opening. Is it safe to use coconut oil to heal it?

Sure: However, prevention is best. Use fiber in your diet to keep your bowels moving easily. Drink plenty of water daily. See your physician if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you?

Coconut oil: Look for a book written by, I believe, bruce fife, nd on coconut oil. Very enlightening reading. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. Bhg. Com) ...Read more

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Is coconut oil really bad for you?

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

VERY bad.: Coconut oil if popular right now, but it is not a healthy oil. It is highly saturated (just like lard). Saturated oils are shown to promote atherosclerosis and vascular disease. ...Read more

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What are healthy substitutes for coconut oil?

What are healthy substitutes for coconut oil?

Monounsaturated oils: Consider avocado oil for both cooking and as an ingredient for most things you'd do with coconut oil. Avoid dietary fat sources which contain trans fats; consider nut oils, avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil as good alternatives. ...Read more

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Hi! Could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Hi! Could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Coconut oil: There are no known, scientifically proven health benefits, above and beyond consumption as food calories for energy from coconut oil. ...Read more

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What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

Not really: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits and is believed tor raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

YEs and also...: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more