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Advice and information about treatment of high cholesterol level

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You would like to know how you can reduce cholesterol levels in your blood. cholesterol is a type of fat acids in the human body. The other type is the three glyceride fraction. The origin of the cholesterol in human blood is from meat(especially pork meat), eggs, animal fat, etc. Individuals who consume fast food, pork meat or any kind of fat meat, eggs, mayonnaise and creams and meals prepared with animal fat instead of vegetable oil, are at risk of having higher cholesterol levels. In individuals who experience diabetes, the lipid status may be changed due to metabolism disorder....


Should statins be used by those with normal cholesterol levels?

A: I am aware of many persons and industry executives using statins just before heavy meals, business and holiday meals for short term but not regularly. So in a way FDA new approval for Crestor use in persons with normal cholesterol give the above practice official seal of approval. I am not a physician, but I am increasingly appalled at how many cardiologists view cholesterol as they would a golf score, insisting that lower is always better. The fact is that our bodies need cholesterol, and our brains in particular need it. Do most cardiologists understand anything but the cardiovascular system? It seems not. In this study, the Crestor patient group developed diabetes in higher numbers; that should be considered a...


Is it correct to adjust my Lipitor dose depending on my cholesterol levels and fat intake?

A: A common belief is that cholesterol is only for the foods we eat. The truth is the largest part of the cholesterol affecting our arteries is actually made by our bodies. That means our bodies are making cholesterol everyday no matter what we eat. A good article on the myths behind cholesterol can be found on our website at http://www.everydayhealth.com/high-cholesterol/high-cholesterol-myths.aspx. The best advice is take your Lipitor (atorvastatin) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. cholesterol levels will typically change from month to month due to a number or factors which even include...


Will Zocor lower my already low cholesterol levels and my high triglyceride levels?

A: About 90% of the cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by Americans are in a class of medications known as statins. Zocor (simvastatin) is a hypolipidemic medication, a statin, (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor) used to control hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol levels) and to prevent cardiovascular disease.These drugs lower cholesterol by at least 20% through the same basic action. They inhibit HMG-CoA reductase, a key enzyme that controls how much cholesterol is produced in the liver. The result is lower blood levels of LDL cholesterol. Statins also lower elevated triglycerides and raise HDL...


Is it possible to reverse atherosclerotic changes in arteries by lowering blood cholesterol level?

A: The level of blood cholesterol has NOTHING to do with the degree of atherosclerosis This MYTH should have been discarded with the work of Drs Lande and Sperry in 1936. http://www.ravnskov.nu/myth2.htm IT CAN ONLY BE REVERSED BY LOWERING CRP levels LOWER INFLAMMATION STATINS DO THIS. http://www.lowcarbmuscle.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162 By lowering cholesterol (fatty stuff in the blood), there is less in the blood, so less is available to clog arteries. High anti-oxidant foods are important. Eaten at the same time as someone also ingests some fat, and any other time, the anti-oxidants help keep the fat from becoming more dense, which is the type that is more likely to be in the plaques and blockages. Lots of...


Is a cholesterol level of 3.8 good or bad?

A: thats good anything up to 5 is good if thats what yours is then your doing great how did you get 3.8 rare i would say norm is about 4,5 so yous is very healthy, just to let you all know you can get high cholesterol in your late 20s yes it can be a problem around 40 or 50,also there is good and bad cholesterol, its the bad one people forget about,so get checked, also being heavy doesnt mean its high ,you can be thin, body can build up the cholesterol on its own the bad one ,also fatty foods as you know build up aswell. very good is the simple answer ,but you should still be vigilant in your diet at all times .keep it up Good! Don''t worry, anything less than 5 is considered healthy by the medical profession,...


How can I lower my cholesterol level quickly?

A: Get yourself some oatbran fast! Exercise can help. Also reduce your fat intake. @SpatzieLover How od you use the oatbran? Sprinkle it on food? The pizza is definitely contributing to you cholesterol problem. these three sites offer great suggestions Oat bran for breakfast is tasty. Oat fiber can be added to foods also and can be found at most health stores. You will need at least 3 grams of oat fiber per day to reduce your cholesterol, though I''d personally aim for 10gms if this were a problem for me. Eliminate your saturated fat intake if you can during this time. Increase your fruits and vegetable intake (the fiber will help you lower your cholesterol intake). And, do as @Judi & @Facade said ^^^ up there. Say...


Is there a test to tell how much a statin drug can help cholesterol levels when compared to not taking any medication?

A: The only test available can be ordered by your health care provider. The test shows the cholesterol levels you have and then determines if you need to be put on statin or other medication to help cholesterol levels. For more information on cholesterol, go to: http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-disease/cholesterol/index.aspx....


Does Pristiq raise cholesterol levels?

A: According to the prescribing information, Pristiq was reported to cause changes in cholesterol during clinical studies. Changes included elevations in fasting total cholesterol, LDL (low density lipoproteins) or ''bad'' cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These studies indicate that the effects on cholesterol appear to be dose-related. You may want to discuss proper cholesterol monitoring with your health care provider. For additional information regarding Pristiq, you may want to visit our Web site: http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/pristiq....


Does anyone know home remedies to lower cholesterol levels?

A: USE OLIVE OIL, REFRAIN FROM USING FATS SUCH AS BUTTER,MEAT,EGG''S YOLK,MARGARINE,FRIED FOOD,FAST FOOD ETC. i also was dignosed with high cholesterol and have managed to bring it done by a combination of lifestyle factors. Like your husband I went on a low-fat diet and exercised. I also tried to include oats and beans in my daily diet as they have cholesrterol lowering properties. Stress is also a factor, and although I told my doctor I wasn''t stressed just busy, she laughed at me and got me to sit down and consider the daily routines of my life. I discovered that not aoly was she right that my life had been stressed for so long I now considered stress to be my normal life, but some of this stress was off my own creation. Being able to say that it was doctor''s...

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