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How to Treat High Cholesterol

The main goal of cholesterol-lowering treatment is to lower your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level enough to reduce your risk of developing a heart disease or having a heart attack. To achieve this, you must

1. Eat Right

Get a proper meal plan from a professional that places you on a certain number of calories (based on your weight). The meal plan must contain balanced meals at each meal of the day, and devoid of food items with saturated fat or high cholesterol.

Food items high in fibre such as fruits and vegetable, plus metabolism boosters would also be included. Remember, “Calories In must be lower than Calories Out”

2. Exercise and Lose Weight

Sustainable weight loss would entail a proper diet, and regular exercise. This would have a direct influence on lowering your LDL, total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as raise your HDL.

Regardless of how super-busy you are, you must try to exercise at least once a week (worst case scenario). A mix of cardio and strength workouts would help burn calories and tone muscles.

A 30mins walk/jog (though inadequate) is better than nothing at all. Swimming, squash, tennis, football etc. are sporting activities you can also engage in weekly to account for some level of exercise.

3. Drugs

This is applicable in worst case scenarios or critical cases.


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