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Will Lecithin Clean Cholesterol Out Of Arteries
For 8-10 years, I supplemented with a high dosage of soy lecithin for its cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic benefits. Recently this is not popular. Is it likely I did any damage? No symptoms.
No harm done:
Soy products are healthy, yet there is always some controversy about all good nutrients, off and on.
You should eat a healthy diet with ample amount of fruits, grains and veggies and avoid excess of animal fats. Top it up with more physical activity (walk daily) and you will not have to worry about taking any supplements!! . ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
My father (age : 61) is tested reactive on hepatitis b antigen. Is there any side-effect for him to take salmon oil & lecithin to lower cholesterol?
Lower cholesterol: Unless there is an allergy or sensitivity, salmon oil and lecithin should be perfectly safe to ingest in moderate amounts. ...Read more
Can I take lecithin granules, am 83 yrs female, take Synthroid (thyroxine) for un/act thyroid, have 70% blockage left carotid artery. No surgery for now.?
Chelation therapy &:
Dr. Dean ornish did a landmark study showing that a program of a low fat diet, exercise & stress reduction can reverse atherosclerosis, as detailed in his book dr. Dean ornish's program for reversing heart disease.
More controversial is chelation therapy, but a large body of research proves it is safe & effective. See http://drcranton. Com/chelation/allgood. Htm & http://www. Acamnet. Org & comment:. ...Read more
See below: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more
In Short: It gets taken up into the cells. Then, immune cells called monocytes see it and turn into their bigger, meaner cousin called macrophages. Those macrophages get angry and foam things up in the tissues and lead to the repetition of this cycle. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: Cholesterol is only one risk factor associated with narrowed vessels. Narrowed vessels can occur with normal cholesterol. ...Read more
Lipid: We don't really know but it does. Likely genetically mediated. ...Read more
I am on medication for my cholesterol problem which has gone down. I also have 2 blocked arteries and am taking cholesterolease. Does it help?
I had slightly elevated cholesterol for last 10 years Age 35 Total 200~240. Is there any test to access the damage I have done so far to arteries.?
High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more
It's several things: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a complex process. The majority of a plaque ("blockage") is made up of cholesterol and triglycerides that come packaged in ldl-cholesterol particles. Although we say ldl-cholesterol, there is triglyceride also. The plaque also contains many white blood cells which turn into immobile cells called foam cells. The plaque is an area of inflammation. ...Read more
Arteries: The health of arteries depends on many factors, cholesterol is just one factor of many. Its better to have normal cholesterol but it isn't the only variable. ...Read more
Hello: Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) refers to disease of the arteries leading to thickening of the artery wall and erosions of the inner lining of the arteries. Arteries are hoses that carry blood (source of fuel and oxygen) from the heart to various organs (brain, kidney, arm leg, liver). Disease leads to obstruction and reduced blood flow. ...Read more
Eggs: Recent studies suggest that occasional egg intake is ok with respect to cholesterol levels. ...Read more
Nope: It's only 1 of many risk factors. ...Read more
It you are a little overweight but have good cholesterol levels, can you still get blocked arteries?
If a persons cholesterol level is 330 which is very high, does it mean that the arteries are clogging up?
That's really high!!: A total cholesterol of 330 is really high In the long term, this can contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This needs to be lowered. ...Read more
Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) wipe out the cholesterol in your arteries? Or just low the amount of cholesterol produce by the body
Both, kind of...: The main function of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is to decrease your hepatic production of cholesterol. However, several studies shows that when this happens, over time you may see an improvement in your vascular health as evidenced by stabilization of plaque, reduction in plaque size, and reduction in carotid wall thickness. ...Read more
Carotid artery: Not sure what you mean, you are born with two carotid arteries, if you have low cholesterol they are likely to be normal but atherosclerotic change is still possible if unlikely. ...Read more
Risk modification: I am assuming you have coronary artery disease and possibly an ischemic event. We are dealing with secondary prevention. Do not smoke, aggressive lipid modification with statins drugs (lower LDL less than 100 and less than 70 if dm and cad), diabetes treatment, BP less than 130/80, Aspirin 81mg a day, Plavix (clopidogrel) if CAD and revascularization done (pci/stent), weight control, physician manage exercise. ...Read more
Tough luck: Once atherosclerosis has established in a vessel wall there is very little medication can do to significantly reduce it. On the other hand, if it is not causing symptoms now, you can stop it in its tracks by reducing your risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity. ...Read more
No easy way: Rarely do cholesterol plaques regress. There are a couple of studies showing that very high-dose statin use (crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor) can cause some regression of plaques, but it is incomplete and not clinically significant. Most of the time it is a matter of managing the plaques that are there to prevent them from progressing and to prevent new plaques from forming. ...Read more
Yes: If you eat too much of it. Sparing use is the rule of thumb for butter, oil and margarine. ...Read more
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