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    Hello Jane,

    Can you tell me what caused"genetic high cholesterol" ? I know a person who is a "workout freak" . She is a perfect healthy woman, perfectly fit that any woman has wished, healthy diet, but she was told to watch out her cholesterol since her family had history of high cholesterol.

    So, what can she do to bring the cholesterol level down besides taking the ..........stupid pills (that she hated) ? Thanks!

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    RE: Question for Jane Smith

    The cholesterol level in the blood has two (2) sources:

    1) from the diet one eats

    2) made by the body (the liver)

    Dieting and exercise will help to reduce only to certain amount of consumed cholesterol (from the diet);

    but if a person genetically prone to produce high level of cholesterol, then dieting and exercise will not bring the high cholesterol level to a desired level.

    Thus, there are many medicine to reduce the cholesterol in the blood by other means; such as blocking the absorption of diet cholesterol, blocking the production of cholesterol by the liver etc.

    ONE MUST HAVE THE LIVER FUNCTION CHECKED BEFORE TAKING MEDICINE TO LOWER THE CHOLESTEROL; or else one may DIE abruptly.

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      RE: Question for Jane Smith

      ORIGINAL: Jane Smith

      The cholesterol level in the blood has two (2) sources:

      1) from the diet one eats

      2) made by the body (the liver)

      Dieting and exercise will help to reduce only to certain amount of consumed cholesterol (from the diet);

      but if a person genetically prone to produce high level of cholesterol, then dieting and exercise will not bring the high cholesterol level to a desired level.

      Thus, there are many medicine to reduce the cholesterol in the blood by other means; such as blocking the absorption of diet cholesterol, blocking the production of cholesterol by the liver etc.
      Thanks for the answer, Jane. With that being said, would she have NO choice but taking the stupid pills. She knowsthe cholesterol pills always caused side effectsfor the liver in the long run.In addition, she is only early40's and she doesn't want to depend onANY medication to keep her healthy for the rest of her life, espcially popping a pill(other than the multi vitamin) every morning is what she HATES the most.

      She said: "Taking a pill other than vitamins makes her feel like ..........retarded person"

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      • #4
        RE: Question for Jane Smith

        ATS:

        With her such personality, she sooner or later will suffer from high blood pressure as well.

        Again, certain cholesterol management pills can KILL a person with weak liver function. So please do establish the level of liver function before taking it (them) AND HAVE IT CHECKED TWICE A YEAR, THERE FOLLOW.

        But what is:

        * her HDL
        * her LDL
        * her Triglyceride
        * her blood pressure

        before we all jumping up and down in protest?

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          RE: Question for Jane Smith

          ORIGINAL: Jane Smith

          ATS:

          With her such personality, she sooner or later will suffer from high blood pressure as well.

          Again, certain cholesterol management pills can KILL a person with weak liver function. So please do establish the level of liver function before taking it (them) AND HAVE IT CHECKED TWICE A YEAR, THERE FOLLOW.

          But what is:

          * her HDL
          * her LDL
          * her Triglyceride
          * her blood pressure

          before we all jumping up and down in protest?
          Jane,

          Her blood pressure is in the ideal range. Oh well, I'lltell her to talk morewith her doctor then. Thanks!

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