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Can pomegranate juice be consumed to reduce cholesterol levels in blood?

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Dr. Bhanu Partap

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Posted on Sat, 9 Feb 2019 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I am taking rosuvastin 5 mg and blood pressure medicine olmesraton 20 mg . my age is 39 male . just got an ecg and echo done ..both are perfectly normal . also did TMT but due to anxiety issues could not complete it . I touched 90 oecrent of the MHR and the report is perfectly okay till that percentage . as part of prevention I wanted to start promengranate juice for reducing any plaque or atherosclerosis if any . Please suggest .
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 19 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:

Hello Mr. XXXXXXX,

After going through your medical details provided by you I understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that if all of your cardiac tests came out to be normal then you need not worry as for now and should continue with Rosuvastatin and Olmesartan.

Yes, you can take Pomegranate juice for you cholesterol control and you can also modify your diet form normal to DASH diet which will again help you in good control of cholesterol and blood pressure.

Keep checking your Lipid profile and electrolytes once I’m in 3 months.

Hopefully, this information will answer your query.

Kind regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap 44 minutes later
thanks . But is it okay to have rosuvastatin along with promengranate juice as I was reading on the net that it is a very dangerous combination . secondly I achieved 90 percent of the mhr during tmt test without any abnormality . is it okay?
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 2 hours later
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Hello again.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Your point is right, as excessive intake of pomegranate juice will increase the metabolism of your body by affecting liver enzymes which can cause muscle aches but once or twice in a week it can be taken.

As all your tests are within the normal range that is why I advised you to change your normal diet to DASH diet only which will be a sufficient preventive treatment as for now.

Yes achieving 90% of target heart rate during Treadmill Test is pretty good as the 85% target heart is acceptable to limit.

Kind regards,
Dr. Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist
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