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  1. 1. ==== ====For great Natural way to treat Type 2 DIABETES, Check this ====Blood cholesterol levels have been proven to be a major, modifiable risk factor for thedevelopment of heart disease. A risk factor is a condition that increases your chance of getting adisease. The fact that high cholesterol is a modifiable risk factor is important. Unlike your genderor your age, the cholesterol level in your blood is something you have the ability to change. Highcholesterol levels can be treated with lifestyle modifications, supplements and/or prescriptionmedication. Treatment to change blood cholesterol levels have been shown to lower your risk ofgetting heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke.Cholesterol builds up in the walls of your arteries. Over time, this buildup causes "hardening of thearteries" so that arteries become narrowed and blood flow to the heart is slowed down or blocked.You can imagine what that looks like if you think about the pipes under your kitchen sink. As theyget clogged with food, grease and hair over time, the drainage of water slows and eventually stopscompletely. Since blood travels through these arteries, or pipes, to carry oxygen to your muscles,organs and tissues including your heart, a blockage could reduce enough blood and oxygen toyour heart that you may suffer chest pain, called angina. If the blood supply to a portion of theheart is completely cut off by a blockage, the result is a heart attack. If this blockage occurs in yourbrain, the result is a stroke.High blood cholesterol itself does not cause symptoms; so there are a lot of people that arecompletely unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. It is important to find out what yourcholesterol numbers are because lowering cholesterol levels that are too high lessens the risk fordeveloping heart disease and reduces the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Even if you havealready had a heart attack or stroke, lower cholesterol will reduce your chance of having secondone. Cholesterol lowering is important for everyone--younger, middle age, and older adults;women and men; and people with or without heart disease.There are different kinds of cholesterol in your blood that can measured through a simple bloodtest preformed at your doctors office. This blood test must be preformed fasting, which means youcan not eat or drink anything but water or black coffee for 8-12 hours before your blood test forthem to be accurate.What is LDL?LDL (bad) cholesterol is the main source of buildup and blockage in the arteries. The majority ofLDL is created by your body in your liver. A smaller percentage of it is absorbed through your diet.An easy way for patients to remember LDL is the "bad cholesterol" is to think the L in LDL standsfor Lousy cholesterol, or the one you want to Lower.With this form of cholesterol, studies haveshown the lower the better. Babies are born with an LDL of 30-40, so it is hard to lower the LDLtoo much. Since physicians and various guidelines have different goals for different patients, ask
  2. 2. your doctor what your personal goal is for LDL.What is HDL?HDL (good) cholesterol helps keep bad cholesterol from building up in the arteries. An easy wayfor patients to remember this is the good cholesterol is the H in HDL stands for Healthy cholesterolor the one you want to be Higher. Studies show that with this form of cholesterol, the higher thebetter. If your HDL is below 40, it becomes an additional risk factor for heart disease. If your HDLis above 60, it actually allows you to subtract one of your other risk factors.What Is Triglicerides?Triglycerides are another form of fat in your blood which is often high in patients with diabetes, butcan be high in anyone. Some patients may only have high triglycerides while all other cholesterolvalues remain normal. If you have both high triglycerides and high cholesterol, the condition iscalled "mixed dyslipidemia".What Does Total Cholesterol To HDL Ratio Mean?Another number that clinical studies have shown to be important in determining your risk of heartdisease is the ratio of Total Cholesterol to HDL Cholesterol. In general, it should be less than 4.0.Ask your doctor what your value is, and what your specific goal should be. Again this is a numberwhere the lower it is, the better.The level of your LDL or "bad cholesterol " along with the number of other risk factors that youmay have for developing heart disease will help your doctor decide not only your individualcholesterol goals, but if necessary what your individual treatment will include.Other risk factors forheart disease include age, gender (males), cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, HDLlevels below 40, and a family history of early heart disease. Even though physical activity(sedentary lifestyle) and obesity are not included on this list, these are conditions that need to becorrected as well.There are several treatment options for patients depending on individual test results and goals.All treatments should include a diet designed to lower cholesterol intake and an exercise plan.Many treatment plans will include dietary supplements and/or prescription medication(s). Thereare a variety of prescription medications that can target your specific treatment needs, includingbut not limited to lowering the amount of LDL created by the liver, lowering the amount of LDL thatis absorbed from your intestines, increasing levels of HDL or lowering levels of triglycerides.Yourdoctor may put you on one, or a variety of medications to meet your individual treatment goals.Blood cholesterol levels have been proven to be a major, modifiable risk factor for thedevelopment of heart disease. A risk factor is a condition that increases your chance of getting adisease. A modifiable risk factor is something you have the ability to change. High cholesterollevels can be treated with lifestyle modifications, supplement and/or prescription medication.Treatment to change blood cholesterol levels have been shown to lower your risk of getting heartdisease or having a heart attack or stroke.There are many different types of cholesterol lowering medications that your doctor may prescribe,
  3. 3. however these prescriptions can cause certain nutritional deficiencies that may increase your riskfor side effects or diminish the risk reduction you would otherwise get from the cholesterol loweringmedications. NutraMD Cholesterol Essential Nutrients® supplement was designed to workwith your cholesterol lowering medications by replacing lost nutrients reducing the risk ofdangerous side effects, and promote better health.Medications for treatment of High Cholesterol:The three main classes include statins, fibrates, and bile acid sequestrants.Statins include the following medications:Lipitor (atorvastatin)Zocor (simvastatin)Pravachol (pravastatin).Mevacor (lovastatin)Crestor (rosuvastatin)Advicor (lovastatin + niacin).Caduet (atorvastatin + amlodipine).The main function of statins is to reduce an individual¡¦s risk for cardiovasculardisease (i.e., heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis,and plaque development in arteries) by reducing the total and LDL cholesterol levels as well as byreducing certain plaque promoting factors and increasing artery dilating factors.Your doctor mayprescribe a statin if you have high cholesterol or have had heart attack or stroke in the past. If youhave been diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes but do not have high cholesterol, yourdoctor may still prescribe a statin to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Statins help lowercholesterol by blocking its direct synthesis throughout the body but primarily in the liver, howeverthe action of the medication also blocks the synthesis of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and has apotential negative effect on the synthesis of vitamin D.* CoQ10 deficiency has been linked to the following diseases and symptoms:Congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, rhabdomyolysis (muscle break down), muscle andjoint pain, and fatigue.Therefore to achieve maximum benefit from the statin medication and minimize potential sideeffects of nutrient deficiencies, you should compliment your prescription medication by takingNutraMD Cholesterol Essential Nutrients® supplement. By doing this you will balance therisk/benefit ratio further in your favor.Fibrates include the following medications:
  4. 4. Tricor, Antara, and Lofibra (fenofibrates)Lopid (gemfibrozil).The main functions of fibrates are to lower triglycerides and raise HDL (good cholesterol). Thesemedicines also have a mild lowering effect on LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol. Yourdoctor may prescribe fibrates in combination with a statin or bile acid sequestrants. The down sideof fibrates is there ability to increase muscle pain and myalgia (including rhabdomyolysis).11-15These medications also have the ability to raise homocysteine levels.11-15 Homocysteine is achemical (amino acid metabolite) which when elevated is a risk factor for heart disease,atherosclerosis, stroke, cancer, Alzheimers disease, and osteoporosis. The only substancesknown to lower homocysteine levels are the B-vitamins (folate, riboflavin, cobalamin, andpyridoxine).Therefore to reduce the potential risks while taking fibrates, you should also be takingNutraMD Cholesterol Essential Nutrients® supplement.Bile Acid Sequestrants include the following medications:Questran or Questran Light (cholestyramine)Welchol (colesevelam HCl).The main functions of bile acid sequestrants are to lower cholesterol by binding to it in the intestineand preventing its absorption thus allowing its excretion in the feces. Your doctor may prescribethis type of medicine in combination with fibrates and statins. Unfortunately, bile acid sequestrantswill also bind to vitamins A, D, E, and K as well as essential fats in the intestine preventing theirabsorption into the blood stream thus leading to their deficiencies. A few of the problems whicharise from deficiencies of vitamins A, D, E, K, and essential fatty acids include the following: Heartdisease, high cholesterol, stroke, high triglycerides, cancer, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease,bone disease, arthritis, joint pain, muscle pain, cataracts, skin lesions, allergies, and manyother.Therefore, to reduce potential side effects of nutrient deficiencies you should take NutraMDCholesterol Essential Nutrients® supplement as long as you are on bile acid sequestrants.In summary, cholesterol-lowering medications prescribed by your doctor are necessary to treatyour condition; however, you should also be aware that the long term potential nutritional sideeffects can be just as big a risk factor for your condition as well as other conditions. Put the oddsin your favor and maintain your health with NutraMD Cholesterol Essential Nutrients®supplement.[]C. Donald Ford, MD, Diplomate of the American Board Internal Medicine. Dr. Ford has practicedgeneral internal medicine for the past 22 years. He is a native Texan and trained at BaylorUniversity, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Scott and White in Temple. Heis a Clinical Assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to general InternalMedicine, his practice includes travel medicine, vascular disease prevention, and Integrative
  5. 5. Medicine with nutrients. He has been interested in the body’s ability to heal itself sincemedical school, and has used nutrients throughout his career to help patients use less prescriptionmedication, or avoid it altogether.While he sees the tremendous value prescription medicationscan provide, he is also aware of the value and place for nutrients.Article Source:,_M.D.==== ====For great Natural way to treat Type 2 DIABETES, Check this ====