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Medication for cholesterol

Post by anthonymarx14 » Fri, 07 May 2021 5:27 pm

Can I buy cholesterol medication at Guardians?

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Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 07 May 2021 7:22 pm

anthonymarx14 wrote:
Fri, 07 May 2021 5:27 pm
Can I buy cholesterol medication at Guardians?
No. You will need the doctor to prescribe first

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 May 2021 8:08 pm

This! ^^^
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Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 10 May 2021 10:49 am

Exactly. Don’t even bother taking medication without a prescription, it won’t end well. See your doctor and have him write up a prescription.

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Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Wed, 12 May 2021 11:16 am

Cholesterol drop by diet without medication is quite doable. Unless you are really in a situation with extremely high levels and have other risk group pointers, but in that case even more this should be a discussion with a specialist doctor not self medication.

I just dropped my HDL aka bad cholesterol levels from 3.6 to 2.9 and total from 5.8 to 4.9 in 5 weeks. It's not perfect levels yet, but pretty good impact in short time. Wanted to try how easily can impact with diet after I got my elevated results during health screening in March. With a pretty simple diet change. Nothing magical in it, just 4 days a week mostly vegetarian diet, once in a while fish, and no butter, no beacon and no eggs, no prawns, and no lobster (ok there was some sacrifices made). Weekends a bit more relaxed with occasional meat. Dropped also 4 kilos from waistline, which was a welcomed side effect too. That was probably more due to dropping wine out of diet from weekdays too.

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Re: Medication for cholesterol

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 12 May 2021 12:01 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Wed, 12 May 2021 11:16 am
Cholesterol drop by diet without medication is quite doable. Unless you are really in a situation with extremely high levels and have other risk group pointers, but in that case even more this should be a discussion with a specialist doctor not self medication.

I just dropped my HDL aka bad cholesterol levels from 3.6 to 2.9 and total from 5.8 to 4.9 in 5 weeks. It's not perfect levels yet, but pretty good impact in short time. Wanted to try how easily can impact with diet after I got my elevated results during health screening in March. With a pretty simple diet change. Nothing magical in it, just 4 days a week mostly vegetarian diet, once in a while fish, and no butter, no beacon and no eggs, no prawns, and no lobster (ok there was some sacrifices made). Weekends a bit more relaxed with occasional meat. Dropped also 4 kilos from waistline, which was a welcomed side effect too. That was probably more due to dropping wine out of diet from weekdays too.
bad cholesterol is LDL and not HDL

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 May 2021 12:23 pm

When I finished my diet 13 years ago, I was on lovastatin for around 10 years. after my diet finished, both my LDL & HDL were in optimum ranges. Doc discontinued my meds until around 2 years ago, when my weight started going up again due to slipping in my dietary regime. It can be controlled with dietary measures alone (which includes weight loss if you are overweight). I getting ready to 'clean up my act' again as the first two years of retirement coupled with a year+ of covid overlap has played merry hell with my weight.
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Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Wed, 12 May 2021 12:38 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Wed, 12 May 2021 12:01 pm
ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Wed, 12 May 2021 11:16 am
Cholesterol drop by diet without medication is quite doable. Unless you are really in a situation with extremely high levels and have other risk group pointers, but in that case even more this should be a discussion with a specialist doctor not self medication.

I just dropped my HDL aka bad cholesterol levels from 3.6 to 2.9 and total from 5.8 to 4.9 in 5 weeks. It's not perfect levels yet, but pretty good impact in short time. Wanted to try how easily can impact with diet after I got my elevated results during health screening in March. With a pretty simple diet change. Nothing magical in it, just 4 days a week mostly vegetarian diet, once in a while fish, and no butter, no beacon and no eggs, no prawns, and no lobster (ok there was some sacrifices made). Weekends a bit more relaxed with occasional meat. Dropped also 4 kilos from waistline, which was a welcomed side effect too. That was probably more due to dropping wine out of diet from weekdays too.
bad cholesterol is LDL and not HDL
Sorry my bad, LDL should have been.

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Re: Medication for cholesterol

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Wed, 12 May 2021 12:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 12 May 2021 12:23 pm
When I finished my diet 13 years ago, I was on lovastatin for around 10 years. after my diet finished, both my LDL & HDL were in optimum ranges. Doc discontinued my meds until around 2 years ago, when my weight started going up again due to slipping in my dietary regime. It can be controlled with dietary measures alone (which includes weight loss if you are overweight). I getting ready to 'clean up my act' again as the first two years of retirement coupled with a year+ of covid overlap has played merry hell with my weight.
Yes covid lock down and staying home, watching Netflix every night with glasses (not for eyesight) was bad for my weight and seems cholesterol too.

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Re: Medication for cholesterol

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 May 2021 1:41 pm

Spot on. with virtually the exact same problem and the fact that at 73 I'm just not as active as I was at 60 and still working.
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