Cholesterol Treatment Options
Cholesterol is one of the most important numbers you can know when it comes to your heart health. A healthy cholesterol number is below 200 – any higher and you may be at risk for heart disease. But how do you know if you have a problem? Back to Top of your health online page
Cholesterol can be both good and bad, so its important to learn where you stand with regard yo your persona; blood-cholesterol levels.
The first step is to find out your cholesterol number. If you visit your doctor then they can order lab tests to find your current cholesterol number.
For some tests you can go in at any time for a blood draw, but many doctors prefer you to fast before taking blood to test your cholesterol number.
For this test, you should make sure not to eat anything for 12 hours before the test. You can also purchase at home test kits.
These are very accurate tests to help you get an idea of your cholesterol. If you suspect a problem, you should talk with your doctor.
It’s important to become educated about your cholesterol and diet.
Many books offer sensible diet plans for people who are watching cholesterol and trying to improve heart health.
A quick online search will help you to find the perfect plan for you.
Once you know that your cholesterol is too high, there are several things you can do to help correct the problem.
First, you should consider lifestyle treatments. For example, you can eat a diet that’s low in saturated fat (from animal products) and high in fiber.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains such as oatmeal can help to lower your cholesterol.
You may also want to consider dietary supplements. For example, fish oil supplements have been shown to lower bad cholesterol and improve heart health.
There are also several supplement formulas that are designed specifically for cholesterol health and include fish oil, coenzyme Q10, plant sterols, and flaxseed oil.
Individually, these supplements are also helpful. These supplements can be found online at great prices and shipped directly to your door.
Finally if you find that lifestyle changes and supplements aren’t lowering your cholesterol enough, you may be prescribed statins.
These are drugs specifically designed to lower your cholesterol, but they have serious side effects.
There are natural sources of statins if you prefer not to use pharmaceuticals. These come from red yeast rice, but they also carry similar side effects. These are available without a prescription.
High cholesterol is a serious health issue. High cholesterol left untreated could lead to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.
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** Further reading through our articles on health issues will give you a body of information that will help you decide what options you have to deal with the underlying causes of your problem through giving your body the nutrition products that will assist you body to heal from the inside out.
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