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How quickly can you lower cholesterol with medications?
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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine
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In brief: 3 months
With appropriate treatment and good life style modification you can start to see results in the 3 months period.

In brief: 3 months
With appropriate treatment and good life style modification you can start to see results in the 3 months period.
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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Dr. Doug Hansen
Family Medicine
In brief: Fast, as in 1 week.
Most cholesterol medications will maximally lower cholesterol levels in about a week, however other cardiac benefits such as plaque stabilization may occur even sooner. I typically retest lipids 6 to 12 weeks after starting therapy as this allows time for all laboratory indices to stablize.

In brief: Fast, as in 1 week.
Most cholesterol medications will maximally lower cholesterol levels in about a week, however other cardiac benefits such as plaque stabilization may occur even sooner. I typically retest lipids 6 to 12 weeks after starting therapy as this allows time for all laboratory indices to stablize.
Dr. Doug Hansen
Dr. Doug Hansen
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