Increase HDL Cholesterol and Live Longer

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Moreover it seemsrepparttar old saying that “vino fa buon sangue” wine makes good bllod is true. Alcohol, particularly red wine, consumed in moderation, helps to raise HDL. More than one or two drinks a day can be very detrimental for your health.

Drug Therapies There are several classes of drugs currently prescribed for cholesterol disorders. Even though their prime job is to decreaserepparttar 146245 “bad” LDL, they do also increase HDL levels.

Statins This class of drug can increase HDL cholesterol anywhere from 3 to 10 percent. Being as they arerepparttar 146246 most effective drug for reducingrepparttar 146247 harmful LDL, 3-10% isn’t so bad as a fringe benefit. However, other classes of drugs are more effective on HDL, while not quite so effective on gettingrepparttar 146248 “bad” LDL down to desired levels.

Niacin This class of drug is actually fromrepparttar 146249 B group of vitamins; however it is a much more potent source than can be found at your local health store. Niacin, or nicotinic acid, can raise HDL levels by 15 to 30 percent. Although this is an effective medication if your suffer from diabetes it is very unlikely that your doctor will put you on this class of drugs.

Fibrates This class of drug is commonly prescribes for triglyceride disorders. However triglycerides and HDL go hand in hand. When triglycerides are high HDL levels are commonly low, and vice-versa. This class of drug generally raises HDL by 10-15%.

Drugs are drugs and don’t come without risks. In fact, some doctors, in order to get their patients cholesterol levels to desired levels, are prescribing statins in together with nicotinic acid or fibrates. This can increaserepparttar 146250 risk of liver dysfunction or muscle toxicity, a rare but potentially serious complication of statins. This may also occur if combines with some antibiotics or anti-depressants.

Fromrepparttar 146251 methods above, you can see that to increase HDL cholesterol levels can be with or without risks; and with or without costs. If you truly value your health, and your money, you should seriously tryrepparttar 146252 lifestyle modifications. If you still need drugs, if you implementrepparttar 146253 recommended lifestyle modificationrepparttar 146254 dosages are almost guaranteed to be lower. However, never alterrepparttar 146255 dosage of any medication without speaking to your doctor. For part 1 of this article, please selectrepparttar 146256 following link: hdl cholesterol – part 1 the site that tells you how it is, about getting your life back and living it to the full! Articles, tips, advice and the latest news on how to take care of your heart. You can get articles like this in your mailbox each month by submitting to our eZine “The Web’s Heart” by clicking here.

Ways to manage hypertension

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Omega-3 in fish oil supplements can help in lowering bothrepparttar readings for systolic (blood pumped fromrepparttar 146228 heart torepparttar 146229 cells) and diastolic (blood pumped fromrepparttar 146230 cells torepparttar 146231 heart) so that harmful blood clots are not triggered and lodged inrepparttar 146232 blood vessels. Salt intake has been linked to hypertension. Eliminating salt fromrepparttar 146233 diet helps to lower blood pressure in most people. Go on a vegetarian diet as fruits and vegetables arerepparttar 146234 main sources of potassium, a known blood pressure lowering mineral. The fibre provided in a vegetarian diet may also help reduce high blood pressure.

Reduce intake of dairy fat and cholesterol. Avoid caffeine from coffee, tea, chocolate and cola drinks. Avoid alcohol. Exercise regularly. Weight loss can lower blood pressure in individuals who are overweight and hypertensive. Manage stress wisely. Relaxation techniques which include deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga help in lowering blood pressure. Stop smoking as, together with hypertension, it greatly increasesrepparttar 146235 risk of heart disease.

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