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Getting To Know Your Cholesterol Medications

October 15, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A number of patients take lipid lowering medications to lower cholesterol, triglycerides*, or both. Prior to starting these medications, one should have maximized medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle modification. Lipid lowering medications can be divided into those that primarily lower LDL-cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) and those that primarily lower triglycerides. The most. common class of drugs used to decrease LDL-cholesterol is the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs are also known as “statins” because drugs in this class end with the suffix-statin, such as pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin. These drugs inhibit the most crucial’step in cholesterol formation. Adverse effects include muscle inflammation and elevation of liver enzymes. Therefore, a patient should regularly monitor his creatine phosphokinase (CPK), SGPT (ALT) and SGOT (AST). » Continue Reading

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Shrimp and High Blood Pressure

March 1, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Shrimp is a type of sea food which is known to elevate cholesterol levels. A serving of 3.5 ounces of shrimp has approximately 200 mg of cholesterol. That’s a full day’s allotment for a person with heart disease. For everyone else, that is 100 mg short of the 300 mg limit. This makes shrimp a no-no for people with high blood pressure.

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Tilapia vs Bacon

October 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

While eating fish is generally considered healthier than eating pork especially processed meat, a new research has found that tilapia has inflammatory potential and therefore more dangerous than bacon.

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Herbal Cure for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

October 26, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Gastrointestinal bleeding or the bleeding of the intestines can be caused by ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, polyps and haemorrhoids, among others. The common diagnostic test for this condition is endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Common symptoms included black or green stools, pain in the rectum or anus upon defecating, illness, fatigue, cramping, and feeling of gas and bloating among others.

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