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By Anonymous March 23, 2009 - 3:40pm
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Here are some articles you can read from EmpowHer regarding how to lower your high cholesterol:

- High Cholesterol
- Lower Cholesterol Without Drugs

Can you share with us what the test results were for your cholesterol? What were your LDL, HDL and triglyceride numbers? You can read more about the results: Differences between HDL and LDL

A few of my relatives are taking cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs, and have really benefited from them. Some people are against using prescription drugs; others prefer trying the non-traditional route first. My cholesterol numbers were higher than what they should have been, so I increased my fiber intake and am exercising most days of the week.

Whatever your preference, it is best to do something... add fiber to your diet, exercise, eat more fruits & veggies. Limit intake of animal products, especially red meat, high-fat milk and cheese, and use egg whites instead of the entire egg. You can read more ideas below:
-Fiber- Your Best Friend
-Reverse Heart Disease; Fill Up with Fiber

Does this answer your questions?

March 24, 2009 - 2:19pm

Dear Anon, I wish I could tell you something else, but you probably know the answer deep in your heart. So here is my answer: "You do not want to do anything with high cholesterol except lower it, especially if your question is about the BAD cholesterol (LDL)". If you choose to do nothing, you are putting yourself at risk of serious health problems such as: cardiovascular disease and stroke. The higher the LDL to higher the chances of developing heart disease. Too much LDL can also cause gallstones, impotence, high blood pressure, and loss of mental acuity. There are many ways to lower LDL changes in nutrition, adding exercise to your life and reducing stress. Exercise increase the good cholesterol (HDL). I also suggest taking Red Yeast Rice supplements which have shown to reduce bad cholesterol as effectively as many drugs in the market today. Work with your doctor and set up a diet, exercise and stress management plan as soon as possible.

I wish you well.

March 23, 2009 - 9:37pm
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