Once you are aware of a high cholesterol problem, it is important to take immediate steps. Proper patient education is the key. Acting now will decrease your risk for strokes, heart attacks or having a fatal heart disease.
Controlling both diet and weight while adopting a sensible exercise regimen, can decrease low-density lipoprotein type cholesterol (LDL) to normal. Aerobic exercise for 30-60 minutes a day has been shown to increase HDL.
Drugs are used to decrease cholesterol problems by:
|Category||Mode of Action|
|Statins||Decreases manufacture of cholesterol by blocking an enzyme the liver needs for cholesterol building.|
|Bile acid Sequestrants||
Lowers LDL levels.
Used alone or in conjunction with statins.
Lowers triglycerides and raises HDL levels.
Used with statins to decrease LDL
Because of the possible side effects from medications used to lower cholesterol, many people are seeking to treat high cholesterol with natural ingredients.
|Nutrient||Source||How the Medication Works|
|Green Tea Extract||Green Tea Leaf||
|Guggulipid Extract||Indian Herb||
|Policosanol||Sugar cane wax||
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