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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.

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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Artery (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Should be ok: Lecithin is probably safe and is found as a food additive in many foods. As far as the 70% carotid stenosis surgery would usually be dependent on the presence is symptoms. But a vascular surgeon should make that determination. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy for arterial plaque removal like niacin, lecithin and vitamin d?

Can there be a natural remedy for arterial plaque removal like niacin, lecithin and vitamin d?

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

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What are the best preventive foods for fighting cholesterol and healthy arteries?

What are the best preventive foods for fighting cholesterol and healthy arteries?

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

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How can fat and cholesterol get into your blood system and clog up the arteries?

How can fat and cholesterol get into your blood system and clog up the arteries?

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

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I'm just wondering, if you have normal cholesterol can you have a narrowed artery?

I'm just wondering, if you have normal cholesterol can you have a narrowed artery?

Atherosclerosis: Cholesterol is only one risk factor associated with narrowed vessels. Narrowed vessels can occur with normal cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can spices remove plaque or just keep existing arteries clear of oxidized cholesterol?

Can spices remove plaque or just keep existing arteries clear of oxidized cholesterol?

Cholesterol: Spices can make your food taste better if used appropriately, we have all experienced this and the evidence is good for it. There is no rigorous scientific evidence that spices will remove plaque or keep arteries open. ...Read more

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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 am on medication for my cholesterol problem which has gone down. I also have 2 blocked arteries and am taking cholesterolease. Does it help?

See details: CholesterolEase has little additional benefit but causes no harm so it is safe to take. The majior goal is to take enough of a statin dose to lower your LDL below 70 mg/dl. A baby aspirin daily is also usually part of the regimen. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Is it fat or cholesterol that clogs arteries?

Is it fat or cholesterol that clogs arteries?

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

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If cholesterol clogs your arteries, why are eggs healthy?

If cholesterol clogs your arteries, why are eggs healthy?

Not just cholesterol: Eggs have more than cholesterol in them. Two whole eggs (and almost unlimited egg whites) are good for you. Egg yolks have lutein, which is good for vision. Egg white are a fat free source of protein! ...Read more

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Could normal cholesterol in blood indicate your arteries are healthy?

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

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What is hardening of the arteries? High cholesterol or bp? Which arteries?

What is hardening of the arteries? High cholesterol or bp? Which arteries?

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

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Does reducing your LDL cholesterol actually reduce plaque in your arteries?

Does reducing your LDL cholesterol actually reduce plaque in your arteries?

Possibly: 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

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Should eggs be avoided for breakfast? Will it clog our arteries, by raising our cholesterol?

Eggs: Recent studies suggest that occasional egg intake is ok with respect to cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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It you are a little overweight but have good cholesterol levels, can you still get blocked arteries?

It you are a little overweight but have good cholesterol levels, can you still get blocked arteries?

Yes: This really depends on how many risk factors, for example people with high blood pressure and smoke should keep there bad cholesterol or LDL at a very low level below normal <70 to prevent coronary artery disease. Overweight by itself is a minor risk factor for atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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If a persons cholesterol level is 330 which is very high, does it mean that the arteries are clogging up?

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

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) wipe out the cholesterol in your arteries? Or just low the amount of cholesterol produce by the body

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

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Can you have a coratid artery when you have low cholesterol?

Can you have a coratid artery when you have low cholesterol?

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

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How can I unclog arteries in my heart and keep cholesterol down?

How can I unclog arteries in my heart and keep cholesterol down?

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

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How do you get rid of the cholesterol that already clogs your arteries?

How do you get rid of the cholesterol that already clogs your arteries?

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

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How can you get rid of the cholesterol that already clogs your arteries?

How can you get rid of the cholesterol that already clogs your arteries?

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

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Does butter or margarine causes You to have high cholesterol or clog Your arteries?

Yes: If you eat too much of it. Sparing use is the rule of thumb for butter, oil and margarine. ...Read more