Treatment for High Cholesterol

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Treatment for High Cholesterol

Some corrective measures can help control the cholesterol levels in most people:

Diet

A low-fat, low-cholesterol diet helps a great deal in this direction. This means keeping the total fat consumption of saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats to less than 30% of your daily intake of calories. Remember to keep the cholesterol intake to lesser than 300 milligrams per day. Saturated fats contained in foods like butter, whole milk, hydrogenated oils and chocolate should comprise no more than 1/3rd of the total fat consumption. Using skimmed milk and including fish in the diet is beneficial. Consumption of a wide variety of vegetables, pasta, grains and fruit is another effective method. Checking the food labels and choosing low cholesterol foods also helps keep the intake lower.

Exercise

Exercise also can help reduce body weight, which, in turn, can help reduce cholesterol.

Smoking and Alcohol

Avoiding alcohol and smoking can help to reduce cholesterol levels.

Medicines

Despite lifestyle modifications, if a person’s cholesterol is not within the desired level then doctors can prescribe cholesterol-lowering medicines like statins, fibric acid derivatives, bile acid resins or niacin.

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I am Amiya, Age-27, From-Kolkata[India]. I have sum Problem with my cholesterol Level as billow SERUM TRIGLYCERIDE 319 SERUM CHOLESTEROL 198 SERUM HDL CHOLESTEROL (Direct) 40 SERUM LDL CHOLESTEROL (Direct) 101 SERUM VLDL CHOLESTEROL 57 SERUM TOTAL CHOLESTEROL: HDL – CHOLESTEROL 4.95 Please suggest me proper treatment and medicines, as possible billow side effect,Waiting for your kind response

KUNDAN_KISHORE

Hi Amiya, Your chol numbers are not good but it is still manageable by healty living. Add garlic to your diet and 2km morning jogging with deep breath taking. You will see the result within 6 months. Keep smiling to reduce stress. Kundan Kishore

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