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WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD!

I'm doing research about high Triglycerides, and I'm reading and truly believe that my Hypothyroid & my Heart Meds are contributing greatly to the high Tri #s.

Well, I'm going to keep up with this, it's quite interesting. I didn't have all these problems until getting on all these meds after doctors messed things up in the hospital a couple of years ago.

But God is, and I believe that there is complete healing in store for me!

Until the next blog, take care!
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  • PRESHA911
    I took some meds that increased my cholesterol, too. It was unbelievable, because I was only 23 at the time. I think doctors need to explain possible side effects a little better.
    2922 days ago
    Am thinking you may be right. Guess I'd better check out mine. Also, have to check to make sure they are gluten-free. Seems like no matter which way we turn there are always glitches in meds that are supposed to help us. HAH Research Hugs, Echo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2922 days ago
  • JOY1918
    Your meds may be increasing your cholesterol and maybe not. I was raised on the Mediterranean diet (olive oil, fresh fruits and vegs, fish, lean meat, etc.) all the ggod stuff. I eat oatmeal every day, etc. and exercise regularly. My chlesterol is high, runs in my mothers side of the family (none of which are overweight).

    The problem is our bodies (the liver) make cholesterol. it us needed for hormone production. So your meds may or may not be raising your cholesterol.

    God Bless. emoticon
    2922 days ago
    Do what baby-girl says yes meds fix one thing but cause another. I am believing for my healing too.
    2929 days ago
    Deb you are so right ... Jesus paid it all!!! I agree with you both and a three fold cord is not easily broken. When I worked for ACS there was a distinct difference in the outcomes of the patients who were fearful.
    For some added inspiration check out<
    Scroll down the left side, click on cancer and be blessed by the miraculous testimonials.
    2932 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/14/2010 3:08:56 PM
    Bless the Lord Oh Jocelyn's Soul and all that is within her, Bless the Lord Who Heals ALL her sicknesses and diseases! His Word will not return void. Embrace His Word of Healing every day. Take His Word like you take that medicine and enjoy walking in Divine Health. God is faithful so don't fear because he does not bring fear or these sicknesses. Resist the devil and he will flee. God bless you and I am standing in faith for your healing with you. I agree with the Word of the Lord!
    Rise and be HEALED!!!
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    2933 days ago
    10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol
    By Tanya Reynolds
    Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board
    The next time you go grocery shopping, look for these cholesterol-lowering treats recommended by the American Heart Association.
    1. Extra virgin olive oil:
    Studies have shown that this type of olive oil increases the body's levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), which helps to reduce plaque buildup in the arteries
    2. Salmon and omega-3 fats:
    Omega-3s, found in fatty fish, like salmon, sardines, and anchovies, and in fortified eggs and soybeans, reduce nearly every risk factor for heart disease. They reduce inflammation, reduce high blood pressure, decrease triglycerides, help to make blood thinner and less likely to clot, and raise HDL cholesterol. And recent research suggests that omega-3s may also keep your brain sharp and possibly ward off dementia.
    3. Oatmeal and oat bran:
    Also high in fiber, oats contain beta-glucan, which helps to lower LDL levels. Oats also help regulate blood glucose levels, a benefit to those with diabetes.
    4. Nuts:
    Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are both known to lower cholesterol. Limit your daily intake to one and a half ounces (which is about one and a half handfuls), since nuts are high in calories.
    5. Plant sterols and stenols:
    These are natural substances found in small amounts in the cell membrane of plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. You can get the recommended two grams per day by eating fortified foods such as margarine spread, orange juice, and salad dressings, but these should only be eaten by people with high levels of LDL cholesterol.
    6. Beans:
    Kidney, lima, black, navy, and pinto beans are rich in the fiber your body needs to help lower cholesterol. Research has shown eating 5 to 10 grams of fiber per day helps to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by 3 to 5 percent.
    7. Alcohol:
    All alcohol in moderation (no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men) can be beneficial to the heart, but red wine in particular provides antioxidants that offer an extra nutritional boost.
    8. Blueberries:
    These antioxidant-rich berries also contain a compound that may help lower LDL cholesterol as effectively as some drugs do and with fewer side effects.
    9. Cranberry-grape juice:
    Antioxidants found in grape juice can help slow the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and cranberry juice raises HDL cholesterol. Just be sure to purchase 100 percent juiceyou don't need all the sugar of a juice cocktail.
    10. Yogurt with live active cultures (probiotics):
    Several studies have shown that probiotics help lower LDL cholesterol by preventing the reabsorption of cholesterol back into the bloodstream.


    2933 days ago
    Speak life to that healing & know in your heart that its on the way! God bless & take care! Dee
    2933 days ago
    Hi there...keep researching, you will become more informed, and keep praying, God will put the right people in your life to help you. The more prayers the quicker the breakthrough, so my prayers are added to your journey to wellness. God bless and have a great day.
    2933 days ago
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