By Anonymous Latest Reply 2009-02-28 00:05:28 -0600
Started 2009-02-23 23:38:02 -0600

How can you lower your LDL and raise your HDL? I need some imput on this subject. I would like to know if and how it can be done.What about niacin? Any suggestions.? Thanks, Jan ps: Does any one have higher BS in the morning vs the evening?

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janetrobe 2009-02-28 00:05:28 -0600 Report

Sorry to all my PC was down for a few days but meanwhile I went to my heart Dr. and he changed my meds from lescol to crestor and 10mg of niacinamide with b6 50mg daily

SkipT 2009-02-25 21:32:11 -0600 Report

There is a simple way to lower your LDL and raise your HDL, but most people don't want to hear the answer: EXERCISE!!!!!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-26 01:58:43 -0600 Report

I agree, but now I am wheelchair bound and I do the exercises I can. But I need to do more and I am doing physical therapy to strenghten my muscle mass. I feel once I do get more muscle mass and stronger maybe I can get off my zocor. I never had a problem before…Debe

GabbyPA 2009-02-24 08:57:08 -0600 Report

I also take 250 TR niacin and a statin to help with my cholesterol. I also take fish oil (omega 3) and red yeast rice. It is funny, because when I didn't eat right my cholesterol was great. Now that I eat more fish, exercise 5 days a week and eath MUCH healthier...my levels went up. Thanks diabetes! LOL

I also struggle with morning highs. I still have not found the recipe to get them low. I drop all day long. I start high, end low and start all over in the mroning.
I am experimenting with eating a glucerna bar before bed right now. That seems to have dropped me an average of 10 points. But I am still very high in the mornings.
Another thing I am doing (but it is not a habit yet) is exercising after dinner. My activity level durning the day is part of what I think helps lower my numbers, so after dinner I used to just chill. So I am trying exercise too. We will see how that goes.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-24 07:11:36 -0600 Report

I take Zocor. I eat heathier now and with the medication and the new healthy eating mine are in good control…

2009-02-24 06:59:35 -0600 Report

I take Niacin SR to lower my triglycerides and raise HDL along with exercise. Lowering the LDL comes from exercise and I take a statin drug. Garlic pills helps some if it's not too high.

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