Problem due to high cholesterol,please suggest
July 31, 2008 11:26am CST
Recently,I went to see a my doctor.I was having severe headache and neck pain.He gave me some tests and the result high cholesterol level.He told me to eat less of meat and oily fried stuff and more of fruits diet.So, what I want to know is what else can I do to lower my cholesterol level,I want to be fit and fine again.
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31 Jul 08
Regular exercise, increased fruit, vegetables and grain in the diet, avoiding excess fat and sugar as well as a positive outlook in life (never worrying too much) is all you need to get that cholesterol level down. If you can try to do it with a friend because everything can be done easier when you have someone to do it along with you.
1 Aug 08
There are brands of margarine on the market that actively sink the cholesterol level in your blood. They are more expensive that the normal brands but they do work. I can't gve you brand names as they will be different from country to country. Check out the margarine section in you local supermarket.
• United States
7 Aug 08
Items that are a good source of soluble fiber, like oatmeal, are supposed to be good for lowering your cholesterol. My oatmeal container says that I should eat a serving every day. I do. I eat my oatmeal with peanut butter! Best wishes. Some frequently asked questions about cholesterol are answered at the following link: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/cholesterol-faq
• United States
26 Aug 08
Some doctors are quick to prescribe medications for lowering cholesterol, and medication may be what some people need to overcome this problem. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan probably would not hurt (and would produce many benefits), but sometimes if you inherit a genetic system from your parents that includes bad cholesterol, the medication may be needed to fight the condition. Did your doctor have any helpful recommendations for what you should do?