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How do I lower my cholesterol ?
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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Healthy Lifestyle
Lowering cholesterol starts with a healthy life style, getting plenty of fruits, vegetables & lean meats (chicken, fish) and exercising.
If you are concerned about your cholesterol, you should see a doctor to get the levels checked. Depending on the level, you may need to go on a medication called a statin (ex lipitor).

In brief: Healthy Lifestyle
Lowering cholesterol starts with a healthy life style, getting plenty of fruits, vegetables & lean meats (chicken, fish) and exercising.
If you are concerned about your cholesterol, you should see a doctor to get the levels checked. Depending on the level, you may need to go on a medication called a statin (ex lipitor).
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
Answer assisted by Nicole Bressler, Medical Student
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Dr. Seema Patel
Triglycerides can be helped with decreasing sugar fats (potato chips, bread, pasta, etc), LDL can be decreased by decreasing animal fat including all forms of dairy, HDL is the hardest to improve but Niacin helps, exercise, hormone replacement if your a candidate and simply living better and more simply
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Find and Fix Causes
Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect your cholesterol levels.
Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state).

In brief: Find and Fix Causes
Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect your cholesterol levels.
Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www.Lipidboard.Org (click "verify status", then search your state).
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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