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Why Not To Use Coconut Oil With Statins
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
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/
for research ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Been on aspirin, fish oil, and ACE inhibitor for the past 7 years is this good to prevent cad? I still have bad lipids though need statin.
There is a trend to use coconut oil for cooking and coconut milk for drinks. Could these cause cloresterol problems?
Coconut oil: Is often combined with other ingredients to make facial masks, moisturizers and hair care products. ...Read more
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
My vagina is sore after having sex. It had been 6 years. Is it okay to use coconut oil to heal? If not, are there other products I can use? Thank you!
NO: I suggest an aqueous (water based) vaginal lubricant such as Astroglide, K-Y or Shibari. Please avoid animal or vegetable oils. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Coconut oil: There are no known, scientifically proven health benefits, above and beyond consumption as food calories for energy from coconut oil. ...Read more
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
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
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