cholesterol level help

By sparkysmom Latest Reply 2009-01-30 18:38:15 -0600
Started 2009-01-29 20:58:27 -0600

At my Drs appointment today he told me that my HDL levels was 25 and my LDL level was 132. He said the LDL was high but doable but that my HDL was too low. I go back in 2 months and he may have to give me a new med to raise my HDL. Question…How do I get my HDL level up?

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GabbyPA 2009-01-30 17:11:07 -0600 Report

Your HDL is helped out by adding things like Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet. It is found in fish, flax, chia seeds and other sources. Use olive oils instead of vegetable oils. Another thing is to avoid solid fats. Butters, shortening, animal fat...those build your LDL.

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Meridian - 26751 2009-01-30 05:31:40 -0600 Report

I was told that to help raise your HDL and lower LDL you must raise your heart rate and breathing rate for at least 20 straight minutes at a time, three or more times a week. So since it is strenuous exercise, make sure you check with your doctor before you start it.

2009-01-30 05:19:25 -0600 Report

Hi Jackie. I have never had this problem but did some research on it. It appears the number one answer is exercise like Judy said. I hope you can get your cholesterol level back inline very soon! Take care of yourself! Angie

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-29 21:12:16 -0600 Report

in an article i read recently,they gave this advice- don't smoke, maintain a healthy weight, get more physical ativity, choose healthier fats, and drink in moderation. they also said that sulpplements like fish oil, flaxseed oil or grain may help, but check with your doctor before taking them. also niacin increases hdl by 30 percent. hope this helps.

2009-01-29 21:08:28 -0600 Report

The best way to raise your HDL is exercise!! Not sure if you can do that but if you can a daily walk would help greatly!!


sparkysmom 2009-01-29 21:10:16 -0600 Report

I walk as much as I can. Many days I can't. I try though. I need to find some kind of exercise I can do when I have to stay sitting.