High Cholesterol

Discussion in 'Health & Medicine' started by HotelCalifornia, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. HotelCalifornia

    HotelCalifornia Guest

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    I'm not one for taking meds but I do have high cholesterol that I constantly worry about. Is there anything that kind be used as an alternative to help bring down my cholesterol?
     
  2. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Well-Known Member

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    Google "the cholesterol Myth."
    Very interesting.
     

  3. TakDwn

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    There are lots of myths, as suggested above, about having to take medications to control cholesterol levels. However, there are many reliable studies that have proved the need for prescribed medications...this is mainly for levels that expose the person to a stroke and/or heart attack. The risk has many factors such as age, weight, your medical history, family history, etc.
    To keep things simple, if your relatively healthy you can 'fix' your own levels with proper diet and exercise.
     
  4. GPER

    GPER Active Member

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    Exercise, no fried foods a friend of ours brought his down by taking red rice yeast and Co Q 10.
     
  5. rpg

    rpg New Member

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    It's not cholesterol, it's the CRP test that counts

    Get a CRP (cardio-reactive protein) blood test. Those results will tell you more than a cholesterol blood test. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/health/10heart.html?ref=health

    If your CRP reading is high you may want to consider statins (cholesterol reducing drugs). Personally, I would opt for diet and exercise - I don't like drugs unless it's an emergency (antibiotics).

    Good luck!
     
  6. kmmom8

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    I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning with a heaping tablespoon of ground (golden) flax seed. These are supposed to lower cholesterol and unlike other things you could try, this certainly couldn't hurt you.