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Is Cipralex causing high cholesterol?

I am a 64 year old male. I follow a low fat diet, eat 15,000 calories a day and walk half an hour 3 times a week. I have slightly raised blood pressure but am only on 1 'water' tablet for this. Last year my cholestral was 6.2 so I took plant sterols in tablet for for 12 months. This year my cholestral is 7.6. I am taking Cipralex and was wondering whether this is a side effect. If not, waht more can I do to reduce cholestrol - I refuse to take statins.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Use foods rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which will help to increase good cholesterol do regular walk for 5 days a week eat small frequent meals with high fiber and protein-rich diet.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Ssulthana82
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Is Cipralex causing high cholesterol?

Hello, Use foods rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which will help to increase good cholesterol do regular walk for 5 days a week eat small frequent meals with high fiber and protein-rich diet. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ssulthana82