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Red yeast rice cholesterol

Premium Questions

Dr. Benard Shehu MD

i am currently on cholesterol meds, Crestor , and I have been having lots of leg cramps , etc. I've been told to try red yeast rice without citrinin, CoQ10, and fish oil instead. If I try this... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Benard Shehu ( Cardiologist)
Dr. Benard Shehu MD

and such is this advised, or can using Red Yeast Rice extract or other forms potentially work for me. Not a fan ...Ok here is the scoop. 46 year old male Just received blood test back.... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Benard Shehu ( Cardiologist)
Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

hesitant to take prescription statins. I've found that by taking fish oil and red yeast rice as well ... how safe red yeast rice is when I become pregnant, I'd like to eliminate... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol MD

My cholesterol intake is very low, non-fat dairy, white meat chicken and fish, etc. yet my cholesterol levels are over 200. I take 2400mg of red yeast rice daily. What is going on? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol ( Cardiologist)
Dr. Sujeet N Charugulla MD

I am 54 year old woman and ghave had high cholesdterol fopr 20 years, I have been using red yeast rice , excersize, no help. I took zocor years ago and had muascle aterophy. I have fibromAYAlgia and am... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sujeet N Charugulla ( Internal Medicine Specialist)

Public Forum Discussions

Dr. Rudina Balliu MD

I ve been taking red yeast rice for several years in opposition to taking a statin drug to lower my ... consider red yeast rice to actually be beneficial or just a waste of money?... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Rudina Balliu ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Akhtarhusian Ghausi MD

I am taking Red Yeast Rice 1200mg once a day for slightly elevated cholesterol...I just started ... dose was correct, but said she had good results with patients taking Red Yeast... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Akhtarhusian Ghausi ( General & Family Physician)
Kathy Shattler MD

HI, WAS WONDERING IF IT IS SAFE TO TAKE RED YEAST RICE TO HELP CHOLESTEROL DUE TO HAVING TOO MANY ... THAT I FELL AND BROKE MY BACK BECAUSE OF THEM....THEREFORE I WOULD LIKE TO JUST TAKE THE... View answer

Answered by : Kathy Shattler ( Dietitian & Nutritionist)
Kathy Shattler MD

, my blood levels were incredibly good, and I should go back on. I prefer over-the-counter red yeast rice 640 mg/day, which also kept my cholesteraol at good numbers. What do you think Lipitor vs... View answer

Answered by : Kathy Shattler ( Dietitian & Nutritionist)
Dr. Sameer Maheshwari MD

my cholesterol in under control with Red Yeast Rice which I have been on for 3 or more months. I will be getting a colonoscopy next week and was told I have to go off Red Yeast... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sameer Maheshwari ( Cardiologist)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Gaurang B Shah MD

Hi Red yeast rice is good for choesterol lowering so it can be taken if you ave high cholesterol. GEt well soon. Thank you.

Dr. Chintan Solanki MD

good. no need to worry.do exercise regularly.Control diet in form of restricted fat.

Dr. Abhishek Kapoor MD

hi thanks for using healthcare magic Low cholesterol mean less level of LDL. Lower cholesterol is usually better, but in rare cases having a low level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad")...