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Borderline High

Post: #1
07-12-2012, 02:03 AM
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Borderline High

I am not sure if this is the right place but I couldn't find anywhere else to put this. I have never had a cholesterol problem before and now my doctor tells me I am "borderline" high. She says my good cholesterol is fine but the bad is high. What can I do to lower this so I don't need medications? I already take 7 different meds and really don't want to add another.



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Post: #2
07-25-2012, 03:06 PM
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RE: Borderline High

I'd suggest eating plenty of Omega-3 containing foods, such as oily fish - salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines - at least twice a week. Omega-3 raises good cholesterol and lowers the bad stuff, so it may also be worth taking a supplement. You're right in not wanting to go on medication - once you start taking cholesterol lowering drugs it's unlikely you'll ever be able to leave them off.



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Post: #3
02-20-2013, 10:17 PM
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RE: Borderline High

According to the National cholesterol Education program of the governement a person with borderline high cholesterol is advised to take in 2 g of stanols or sterols a day. You can get phytosterol and phytostanol supplements at your health shop. Studies show that they lower bad cholesterol by 10 to 15%.



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Post: #4
06-11-2013, 07:58 PM
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RE: Borderline High

It's couple of years or so back so the figures are a bit dim in my memory but I got down from about 6 to about 3-4 I think just by diet change (much as yours and taking nuts to work to nibble on instead of biscuits). Whatever it was, the Doc was quite surprised that such a reduction came from diet change alone, particularly given the family history



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Post: #5
07-13-2013, 05:40 PM
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RE: Borderline High

another idea in case you don't like fish ( as is my case) and don't want to add another pill to your collection, as would be the case with supplements, I would recommend adding flaxseed to your diet. Put some in your oatmeal or any sort of batter, in yogurt, basically anything. They have the omega-3 that you need!



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Post: #6
10-30-2013, 01:59 PM
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RE: Borderline High

You can stick to eating healthy, but start adding more fish into your diet (not everyday, but more often in the week) or have oats for breakfast. Omega-3 sources, basically.



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Post: #7
12-04-2014, 04:32 AM
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RE: Borderline High

My cholesterol was considered boarder line high. It was just over 200. However, once I began exercising and standing more throughout the day the lower my cholesterol went. It only took 3 months. It was measured at 170. A year later it was measured near 140, and I was eating butter and cream. That was because I had a part time job that required standing and walking all shift long.



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