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    How can cholesterol levels be reduced?

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Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: How to reduce cholesterol level & how to change in diet for better heart function?

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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Healthy lifestyle habits is the key for that

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

After reading your query I would like to tell you that for reduction of cholesterol and to achieve good cardiac health it's important that we should adopt healthy lifestyle habits in our daily life routine.

Here I will explain what constitutes these habits:

1. First and the the most important thing to achieve a good health is to stay away from smoking. Smoking increases the risk of heart attack by 5 times even in young generation.

2. Daily exercise, at least a brisk morning walk for 45 minutes a day for 5 days a week is recommended for healthy heart and to keep cholesterol low.

3. Reduction of salt in daily diet keep hypertension away.

4. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits daily and consume good amount of water keeps our body detoxified and check cholesterol levels

5. Avoid junk food and deep fried food as they increases bad cholesterol levels.

6. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeine containing beverages like coffee

7. Take a minimum of 6-7 hrs sleep daily

8. Yoga if you can do then it's a bonus

All these things constitute a healthy lifestyle habits and helps us stay fit.

I hope this information will answer your query. If you have any other doubts you can ask me back or else you can close the discussion and kindly rate the answer

Kind Regards
Dr Bhanu Partap
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap 9 minutes later
Thanks for your valuable suggestion.

Also can you confirmed if any medicine require ?
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello again

Detailed Answer:
Until unless the cholesterol very are extremely high no medicines are required only lifestyle modifications are the recommended approach.

Medicines comes with side effects also so it's advisable to avoid till possible.

Kind Regards

Dr Bhanu Partap
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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