Proven Natural Way to Fight High Cholesterol

Do not use statin drugs, but take Omega 3 instead

 

High cholesterol is a serious problem that affects over 40 million people in the US alone. When you have high cholesterol you put yourself at risk for heart disease and stroke. But don’t worry, this can be reversed. How? Simple. By taking medication, changing the way you eat and most importantly educating yourself about this health problem.

If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, the first step is to get you to your target goal. Generally the doctor will prescribe a statin drug to get you where you need to be as soon as possible. It is important you know that statins can have negative side effects. Even still, it works quickly to help protect you from getting heart disease.

But that’s not all they do. Statins help decrease inflammation by getting rid of the free radicals that cause problems within a cell. They also help open your arteries which is very important in the prevention of a stroke. So while there are negative effects, for many the positive far outweighs the negative.

Dangers of statin drugs

Trying to lower high cholesterol with medication involves risks such as you would get pravastatin side effects if you take statin-based drugs. The best way is to do naturally by taking good Omega 3 fish oil from a good source. This will help even more with the regulation of fat in the blood.

Low-dose aspirin is an effective medication that might be prescribed as well. However, besides all of the medication one of the best things you can do for yourself is get some exercise on a regular basis. Exercising is one of the best ways to combat high cholesterol.

Patients are asked to visit a rehab facility where they can be supervised during exercise. Going to the facility 3 times a week will be plenty. On days you don’t go to the facility you should get outside and walk for about an hour. If you don’t want to walk, ride a stationary bike. You just want to do something that will get your heart rate up. I also suggest you completely change the way you eat. Start eating more fruits, veggies and whole grains. You must try at your best to reduce fats from your diet. If you can’t, just cut back as much as you can.

5 Proven Tips – How to Improve Health Without Taking Medicine

  1. Reduce eating fatty foods
  2. Reduce eating carbohydrate-based foods
  3. Eat more Vegetable and fruits
  4. Take healthy supplements and vitamins
  5. Start exercising

Change your lifestyle

Just start doing it! When you do your body will start to eat up the fat that you have stored in your cells and arteries. If you stop eating fats your body is designed to get its energy from the fat reserves stored in your body. This will basically clean you out and get you on the right path to lowering your high cholesterol.

When it boils down to it, if you want to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke you need to change your habits. You can control what you put in your system. Start making better decisions today.

For about six months after you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol you will need to see your doctor once a month. The amount of visits will taper off as your health improves. These visits are very important, as they will help the doctor evaluate your progress.

The key to your success is to be patient. You didn’t develop your bad eating habits overnight and therefore they will not go away overnight. Changing your habits will not be easy. That’s why you must see the doctor on a regular basis. This will give you someone to be accountable to. Normally when we know someone will be checking up on us we will try to do the right thing.

As you make changes little by little, it will become easier and easier for you to stick with it. As you start to look and feel better you will have the motivation to keep going.