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Avatar n tn Cholesterol numbers by themselves don't mean anything. The type of cholesterol is more important, though there's no consensus as to how much of a role cholesterol plays in most types of heart disease. Some people have congenitally high cholesterol. For others, it's their diet and lifestyle, including how much they exercise. The worst part is triglycerides, the next worst is LDL, but HDL is actually beneficial cholesterol.
Avatar m tn AND, since many have become westernised, they have certainly started to see the real effects of heart disease. Erijon is correct in that these individual cases are often used to try and disprove the benefits of medications, but they never use the full story. It's the same with the French paradox for the English. Our neighbours consume tons of dairy products yet have very little instance of heart disease compared to us.
Avatar m tn There are certainly a large number of people with national average cholesterol levels, or even lower who have heart disease. There is a lot of research ongoing to try and understand what exactly is going on with lipids and heart disease. There is a link somewhere, but still nobody really knows what it is. Lowering lipids works for many people, but also for many people it definitely doesn't work and this is the reason for the research, it isn't so cut and dry.
Avatar n tn A low fat/low cholesterol diet will lower your HDL but will also lower your LDL big time..its the ratio of HDL to LDL that's most important. My LDL before I started the niaspan and diet was over 100 and my total was 185 or so. In 6 weeks I have went down to the numbers you see in my first post. My trigs were at 144 and are now in the low 80's.
Avatar n tn No problem. :) 75% who have a heart attack due to heart disease have normal cholesterol levels. As mentioned, if inflammation isn't under control, plaque build up occurs. Good luck with surgery.
Avatar f tn 5 ounces of most nuts, including almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. And even though almonds are relatively high in fat and calories, studies show that eating almonds can actually help with weight loss (their protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats provide the feeling of fullness, preventing overeating).
Avatar n tn Try either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you have known heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat. The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
805943 tn?1238093647 You need correct answers from your doctor, so that you can improve your cholesterol with diet and medication. Heart medication is the best way to treat heart disease if you catch it early. Heart medication taking correctly will avoid the visits to the hospital. I hope you get some good answers from your cardiologist and start feeling better soon. Many people with heart disease can live a life, but need to watch their diet to stay healthy. Take care and try to avoid stress.
Avatar m tn HI, Niacin is a type of B vitamin. It is vitamin B3 and is one of 8 B vitamins. It is also known as niacin (nicotinic acid). Niaspan (which also has the generic name niacin) is used to improve cholesterol levels when exercise and a low-fat diet alone have not been adequate. Niaspan increases "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in your body and also lowers the "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides.
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225237 tn?1333138999 These are your lipid counts and lipids are basically transports which carry fats around in your blood stream for the body to use. Whether the results are good, depends if you have heart disease. If you don't have heart disease, then your levels are absolutely fine. If you are at risk of heart disease (family history etc) then they are a tiny bit high, but really not much. If you have heart disease then you need to alter your diet and try to drive the LDL/TRI down and the HDL up.
Avatar m tn Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
Avatar n tn Also, Since cholesterol is a big part of Heart problems, you can check on the heart disease, heart attack, and other heart forums as there are discussions on this topic often.
Avatar n tn Women on average have 300% lower rates of heart disease than men, despite higher average cholesterol levels. The rate of heart disease in 65 year-old men is 10 times that of 45-year old men. Yet high cholesterol is not a risk factor in men over 65. (In fact, men over 65 with low cholesterol (<150 mg/dL) are twice as likely to die from heart disease as those with normal or even "high" cholesterol.
Avatar n tn A very elevated cholesterol is very directly linked with risk for heart disease including heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and strokes. Also with development of peripheral vascular disease, which interferes with a person's ability to ambulate. Diet and exercise are important first steps, but in his case there is likely to be a very strong genetic component, so medical therapy should be started immediately probably with crestor 20 mg daily.
599170 tn?1300973893 s not necessarily reducing the chances of heart disease, just helping with cholesterol. The two issues aren't the same. It's too bad Bionic Man has been banished from this forum, along with all his posts, but he put up some very persuasive arguments against statins which I share. While they can lower cholesterol, they also leach vital heart nutrients from the body, particularly CoQ10, which provides the energy to the heart muscle. Also, eggs don't raise cholesterol.
1174225 tn?1269628721 Foods enriched with plant sterols, such as some margarine spreads, yogurts, and other foods, can also help lower LDL cholesterol A heart-healthy diet has fish on the menu. Fish is low in saturated fat and high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help lower levels of trigylcerides, a type of fat in the blood. They may also help lower cholesterol, slowing the growth of plaque in arteries.
1135275 tn?1586565652 Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
Avatar f tn Also, an increase in the fiber content of your diet will help to lower your total cholesterol (high fiber cereals, beans, fruits, etc). You may want to refer to the American Heart Association "No Fad Diet" for more specific information on diet.
Avatar n tn Egg yolks contain choline, that helps protect heart and brain function and prevents cholesterol and fat from accumulating in the liver. Almonds have fiber and monounsaturated fat, it helps to lower cholesterol. Garlic lowers total cholesterol and triglyceride. Eating fish and or taking fish oil is also good. Blueberries, especially wild blueberries are loaded with antioxidants if you can't find fresh then buy frozen.
Avatar n tn In your case this will likely include medication. For many of us, diet changes alone will not be enough to lower our cholesterol to healthy levels. I am certainly one of those and have successfully reduced my LDL cholesterol with statin drugs. I hope you regard the information you have received from your doctors as good news, because doing the right things now will prevent problems later .