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Medicines for Dyslipidemia

Name of the MedicineEffect on Lipid ProfileAdvantagesStatinIt reduces total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and to some extent triglyceride.Possibility of heart attack, paralysis reduces and life expectancy increases.FibrateReduces triglyceride, VLDL cholesterol and...

Treatment of Dyslipidemia

‘Do I have cholesterol ?’ or ‘Is my cholesterol level higher ?’ Only way to answer this question or curiosity is to get a blood investigation-lipid profile done. Every person of more than 20 years of age (and in special circumstances a person of less than this age...

Exercise and Cholesterol

By doing regular aerobic exercise and increasing physical activities, bad cholesterol can be reduced and good cholesterol can be increased to some extent. Every person must underent types of exercises, yoga asanas and pranayama (breath-control). Exercises like brisk...

Which is a Better Cooking Oil ?

I am asked this question at least 25 times daily. My answer is always the same. The more important question is ‘How much oil should be consumed ?’ If one wants to maintain good health, one should consume less than 20 gm (2½ spons) oil daily. A person should consume...

Omega -3 and Omega – 6 Fatty Acids (O3FA/ O6FA)

A human body cannot produce both these fatty acids; therefore, it is quite essential to take them in the diet. Both these are very much needed for the growth of mind and body of children and protect us from dangerous diseases like blood pressure, gout, stroke, heart...

Junk Food

It is our misfortune that children, busy youths and some elders have become slaves of bad habits of junk food. The food in which sugar, salt and bad cholesterol are more but vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein are less, is known as junk food. In this extremely bad...

What is the Relation of Food and Cholesterol ?

Fat in our food is an important source of energy. We get 9 K.cal energy from 1 gm of fat, which is almost double than that obtained from carbohydrate and protein.  Fat in food is mostly in the form of fatty acid.

Ideal Values of Lipids

Due to many researchers made in the last 20 years, the perception of medical world for cholesterol has completely changed. At one point of time 300 mg cholesterol / deciliter of blood was considered as normal level. Today total cholesterol level of less than 150 mg /...

Reasons Of Abnormal Levels of Lipids

Three main factors are responsible. (1) Heredity : In Most of the patients bad cholesterols high and good cholesterol is low by virtue of heredity. This is a widely prevalent reason in our country. (2) Bad lifestyle : Higher intake of substances with bad cholesterol...

How is cholesterol Dangerous ?

As per the natural course, with aging cholesterol gets deposited at a slow rate on the inner sides of arteries, almost in the same manner as salt gets deposited on the inner parts of the water pipelines ! This process is called as atherosclerosis. With the gradual...

Why is Cholesterol Needed ?

There are some important functions of cholesterol in small growing children and adults as well : (1) In the formation of the outer membrane of each cell of the body. (2) In the formation of nerves (3) In the formation of some hormones - especially steroids and sex...

Elements of Lipids in Blood

Most people do. Not know that there are mainly five types of fats in the blood. The proportion of all these five types is known by a blood test - ‘Lipid Profile’ : Total CholesterolTCBadLDL CholesterolLDLCVery badHDL CholesterolHDLCGood TriglycerideTGBadVLDL...