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How to increase hdl?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise

Get moving a total of 30-60 minutes every day.
Exercise not only increases our good HDL cholesterol, but also decreases your risk for heart attack and stroke -- the very things we're trying to prevent.

In brief: Exercise

Get moving a total of 30-60 minutes every day.
Exercise not only increases our good HDL cholesterol, but also decreases your risk for heart attack and stroke -- the very things we're trying to prevent.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diet & exercise

Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol.
Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day.

In brief: Diet & exercise

Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol.
Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking if you do. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein. Include monounsaturated fats in your diet- olive oil/canola oil. Moderate consumption of alcohol may also positively impact HDL levels. 1 glass of wine a day.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Carnitine 2gm/day

Carnitine 2gm per day increases HDL cholesterol.

In brief: Carnitine 2gm/day

Carnitine 2gm per day increases HDL cholesterol.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Diet and exercise

A proper diet (low carbohydrates, especially trying to avoid sugars and simple starches), losing some weight, and getting plenty of exercise are the things that raise hdl.
High density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good cholesterol. If diet and exercise don't raise HDL enough, the doctor may start medications.

In brief: Diet and exercise

A proper diet (low carbohydrates, especially trying to avoid sugars and simple starches), losing some weight, and getting plenty of exercise are the things that raise hdl.
High density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good cholesterol. If diet and exercise don't raise HDL enough, the doctor may start medications.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Many ways

Diet, exercise, and stop smoking.
Other than these behavioral modifications, medications can also help. If you are doing the first three and it isn't working well, talk to your doctor. Your genetics may respond best to medications.

In brief: Many ways

Diet, exercise, and stop smoking.
Other than these behavioral modifications, medications can also help. If you are doing the first three and it isn't working well, talk to your doctor. Your genetics may respond best to medications.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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