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Can stress be a cause of raising cholestrol. My blood pressure isnt too bad but I have heart disease early stages cholestrol 8.2' im on statins.

Stress and cholesterol. Study show it can raise cholesterol. I think of stress as outwardly pressure on us. It's better to think of inward pressure from unpleasant emotions such as anger fear, distress, disgust and shame. When looked at this way you can see these as either positive or negative if you see them as positive they are telling you to pay attention to what is wrong and this is a positive take on stress. Read more...
Follow your doctor's. Advice. It would help to quit smoking, lose weight, if you are overweight, reduce you intake of salt and change your life style to 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 , no more than one drink/day. Read more...

Can cornary heart disease be treated with statins and diet alone or is stent or surgery needed?

Depends. Hi. All three means are used, depending on the nature of the lesion(s), the coronary artery/arteries involved, targets for stenting or surgery, etc. Talk with your cardiologist, and if it would make you feel better, get a second opinion. Good luck! Read more...
Depends. It depends on the number of arteries affected, the degree of disease, and other associated medical conditions. Stents are needed when critical arteries are blocked. Surgery is generally needed when multiple arteries or severe disease at the start of a major coronary artery is present. Remember though that stents or surgery are just one treatment. Plus, arteries elsewhere are affected too. Read more...

What are the facts with regards to cholesterol and heart disease? Is it truth or pharmaceutical company propaganda i.E statins?

Different answers. You'll hear different opinions from different physicians here. I suspect we'll all agree that (1) there are people whose health has benefited from statins used as cholesterol-lowering agents; (2) lifestyle changes are more important overall than jumping right to medication; (3) medicolegal concerns in our dysfunctional health care system drive much of our prescribing. Read more...
It is a potent meds. The question is whether you need them. 90% or more of mix hyperlipidemia is secondary, but if you were one of the 10% with familial hypercholesterolemia or if you had high risk coronary heart disease such as having diabetes or evidence of coronary or vascular disease -- then you would likely need a statin to lower and improve your cholesterol profile. Read more...

Heart disease runs in my family I'm on zocor 20mg and I heard statins are bad for your heart but I have to be on one, should I be worried? Tyvm

Says who? lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides is a mainstay in treatment and secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart diseases, kindly keep the follow up with your doctor / cardiologist for routine assessment and listen only to doctors for your health, best wishes. Read more...

I have recently had a stress test and been diagnosed with signes of heart disease/blockage I am on 40 mg statins' what herbal supplementvcan you advis?

CoQ10 ; O-3's! Coq10 is a great anti-oxidant that can helps prevent muscle pain that can be caused by high-dose statins. I am + for the slco1b1 (statin myopathy gene) so i take 60mg bid. With cardiac risk, also good to take flaxseed oil 1g 2 in am, and epa/dha essentials 2 in pm (i prefer pure encapsulations brand--pharmacy grade products). Most supplements do not have what they claim they do--not worth buying. Read more...

I am a healthy, fit, 47 year-old man with high cholesterol, good family history for heart disease, bad for diabetes. Should I take a statin?

Depends. What are your breakdown of your cholesterol numbers such as your ldl, hdl, and triglycerides? You want to always start with a low fat diet and exercise as treatment. If not successful, depending on your lipid profile, there are alternative treatments such as fish oils at high doses, niacin, fiber, red yeast, etc, but these depend on your numbers. If not successful, then consider statin. Read more...
Not first. Stain treatment is not the only choice, you have good family history for heart disase but bad for diabetes, the firs thing for the high cholesterol is the a balanced diet and regular exercise. Statin have a bad effect on the metabolism of blood sugar. Read more...