- Here are some known Natural Remedies to help lower your cholesterol
- What are the 3 types of cholesterol?
The 3 main types of cholesterol include:
- low-density lipoprotein — LDL cholesterol.
- high-density lipoprotein — HDL cholesterol.
- very-low-density lipoprotein — VLDL cholesterol
Know the difference of soft plaque vs calcified plaque
CAC scores of 100 or higher mean an individual has plaque present in the coronary arteries and a much higher risk of a heart attack than indicated solely by his cholesterol level and other risk factors. The higher the CAC score, the more plaque is present.
Calcified plaque indicates that heart disease has been present long enough for an inflamed lesion to heal and calcify. The CAC score is like the tip of an iceberg, whereas the soft plaque is what’s under the surface. What’s really dangerous is the soft plaque, and experts estimate that there is approximately four times as much soft plaque present as hard, or calcified, plaque.
When soft plaque ruptures, it’s similar to having a pimple inside the artery that breaks open. The body responds by forming a clot to heal the lesion, but if the clot is large, it blocks the artery off completely, quite suddenly, and can cause a heart attack or sudden death.
The presence of calcium in the arteries of the heart is an excellent measure of the presence of what is called “subclinical” atherosclerotic disease and leaders in cardiovascular prevention now would equate these CAC scores to a coronary disease risk equivalent…
Just know soft plaque builds up in the inner walls of the vessel between the layers. When calication occurs when the inner wall of such has ruptured and now the calcification process takes place to put it in the simplest of terms.
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May reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol and triglycerides
May cause diarrhea, constipation, gas, nausea or vomiting; may cause harm to babies during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Fish oil (Omega-3)
May reduce triglycerides
May cause a fishy aftertaste, bad breath, gas, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; may interact with some blood-thinning medications
May reduce LDL cholesterol
May cause gas, bloating or diarrhea; may interact with some blood-thinning medications
May slightly reduce cholesterol but studies have been conflicting
May cause bad breath, body odor, nausea, vomiting and gas; may interact with some blood-thinning medications
Green tea or green tea extract
May lower LDL cholesterol
May cause nausea, vomiting, gas or diarrhea; may interact with blood-thinning medications
May lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides; may improve high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good") cholesterol
May cause itching and flushing, which are more common at the higher doses usually needed to have an effect on cholesterol
Plant stanols and sterols
May reduce LDL cholesterol, particularly in people with a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)May cause diarrhea
Red yeast rice
Red yeast rice is white rice that has been fermented with yeast. It’s eaten and used as a medicine in China.
Some red yeast rice supplements have been shown to lower cholesterol, because they contain monacolin K. This has the same chemical makeup as lovastatin, a cholesterol-lowering medicine.
use for specific conditions and activities shows:
- Heart conditions. CoQ10 has been shown to improve symptoms of congestive heart failure. Although findings are mixed, CoQ10 might help reduce blood pressure. Some research also suggests that when combined with other nutrients, CoQ10 might aid recovery in people who've had bypass and heart valve surgeries.
- Diabetes. Although more studies are needed, some research suggests that CoQ10 may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, lowering their risk of heart disease.
- Parkinson's disease. Recent research suggests that even high doses of CoQ10 don't seem to improve symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease.
- Statin-induced myopathy. Some research suggests that CoQ10 might help ease the muscle weakness and pain sometimes associated with taking statins.
- Migraines. Some research suggests that CoQ10 might decrease the frequency of these headaches.
- Physical performance. Because CoQ10 is involved in energy production, it's believed that this supplement might improve your physical performance. However, research in this area has produced mixed results.
- Below are a few more known supplements to help!
Apple Cider Vinegar
These are just a few there are many others to help raise your HDL such as Coconut Oil, Bergamot Extract