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Cholesterol drugs without statins and natural cholesterol remedies

  1. Cholesterol medications with statins are generally prescribed. In some cases, however, it is not at all healthy to lower cholesterol with statins. That is why cholesterol drugs without statins are also necessary to treat everyone with drugs. Fortunately, these drugs exist, but they can have other side effects.

  2. In general, cholesterol medications with statins are prescribed. In some cases, however, it is not at all healthy to lower cholesterol with statins. That is why cholesterol drugs without statins are also necessary to treat everyone with drugs. Fortunately, these drugs exist, but they can have other side effects.

  1. In this article I will discuss the medicines without statins, what advantages and disadvantages they have compared to medicines with statins and how you can support the treatment against high cholesterol with natural means.

  1. At this point, if you find out that you have excessively high cholesterol that needs to be drastically reduced right away, your doctor can prescribe medication in addition to making lifestyle changes. This will lower and normalize your cholesterol faster than a healthy lifestyle alone.

  2. At this point, if you find out that you have excessively high cholesterol that needs to be drastically reduced right away, your doctor can prescribe medications in addition to making lifestyle changes. This will lower and normalize your cholesterol faster than a healthy lifestyle alone.

  1. Unfortunately, most cholesterol medications contain statins and they are not always healthy. For example, if you have had health problems with some organs, such as the pancreas, the use of statins is not recommended.

  1. In that case you have to find an alternative and thus a cholesterol medicine without statins.

Cholesterol drugs without statins

  1. For example, such a medicine has the substance cholestyramine as its working ingredient instead of statins. This substance lowers your cholesterol after 1 to 3 days, but the effect can only be really measured after 1 month. This is also a length of time most doctors take to see if a treatment for cholesterol is working.

  2. For example, such a medicine has the substance cholestyramine as its working ingredient instead of statins. This substance lowers your cholesterol after 1 to 3 days, but the effect can only really be measured after 1 month. This is also a length of time most doctors take to see if a treatment for cholesterol is working.

  1. Besides lowering cholesterol, cholestyramine also lowers the amount of bile acids. This also affects your gut and your skin.

  1. Gemfibrozil is a substance that ensures less fat in your blood. For this, it lowers your cholesterol and also the risk of arteriosclerosis. Unlike cholestyramine, gemfibrozil takes longer to have a real effect on cholesterol levels. In this case, it may take 1 to 3 months for a blood test to show a significant difference in lowering cholesterol.

  1. When using this drug, it is therefore twice as important to adjust your lifestyle to achieve quick results.

  2. When using this medicine, it is therefore twice as important to adjust your lifestyle in order to achieve quick results.

  1. The substance ezetimib lowers cholesterol in the blood. It also improves the ratio of HDL cholesterol to LDL cholesterol.

  1. As with cholestyramine, the action is quite fast. After 2 to 4 weeks, the lowering of cholesterol in the blood can already be measured.

  1. In some cases you also have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol. PCSK9 inhibitors have been developed for those people. This can also be used for people who do not have an 'burden' of that gene. PCSK9 is produced in the liver and binds to LDL cholesterol. The inhibitors, so-called antibodies, for PCSK9 give cells more receptors for LDL cholesterol so that it is removed from the blood more quickly.

  2. In some cases you also have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol. PCSK9 inhibitors have been developed for those people. This can also be used for people who do not have an 'burden' of that gene. PCSK9 is produced in the liver and binds to LDL cholesterol. The inhibitors, so-called antibodies, for PCSK9 give cells more receptors for LDL cholesterol, so that it is removed from the blood more quickly.

  1. The name already shows that this is a fairly new drug and only a few studies have been conducted on its effects on overall cardiovascular health and the long term. These are small studies that cannot be generalized yet, but the results are promising.

  1. Currently, this drug is recommended in combination with statins, but may also be available without statins.

  2. Currently, this drug is recommended in combination with statins, but it may also be available without statins.

  1. This drug is being injected.

Side Effects of Cholesterol Medicines Without Statins

  1. The side effect of cholestyramine is that it also has an effect on your intestines and on your skin because it also lowers the production of bile acids. This means that your constipation can get harder. This is also one of the reasons why this drug can be prescribed even if you have diarrhea.

  1. You can also suffer from dry skin and a rash.

  1. The side effects of femribrozil are headache, dizziness and fatigue and you can also experience stomach and intestinal discomfort. For example, you are less hungry.

  2. The side effects of femribrozil are headache, dizziness and fatigue and you can also get stomach and intestinal discomfort. For example, you are less hungry.

  1. The side effects of ezitimib are fatigue and upset stomach. For example, you can suffer from diarrhea, abdominal pain and flatulence. That is why it is wise to take this medicine with food to reduce stomach and intestinal complaints such as bloating.

  1. With PSCK9 inhibitors there are side effects, because it is injected you can get a red spot at the place where that happens and suffer from pain. You can also get infections in the upper respiratory tract, such as a cold.

Natural remedies for high cholesterol

  1. As you can see, the drugs without statins are not the perfect solution. The side effects can be quite severe, so you can still opt for a more natural solution. Especially if your doctor indicates that your cholesterol has now been lowered enough to switch to a healthy diet and exercise only.

  1. Niacin is vitamin B3 that is important for the formation of cholesterol and fat in your body. Converting food into energy is something niacin does for you. It has all kinds of benefits, such as improving your nervous system, gut, hair and skin.

  1. In addition, niacin helps produce more HDL cholesterol. So if you have high LDL cholesterol in particular, eating foods high in niacin can help improve your cholesterol levels. It can increase your HDL cholesterol by up to 30%. That may be enough to restore a healthy ratio of HDL and LDL cholesterol.

  1. You should consult your doctor if you want to take supplements in addition to a healthy diet containing niacin. This is because too much niacin can have the following side effects:

  1. If you want to get more niacin especially from a healthy diet, you can consider eating more of the following foods:

  1. These are ingredients that are also common in a Mediterranean diet. You can always add the avocado when making a smoothie.

  1. Omega 3 is another ingredient that works well for lowering your cholesterol and improving the ratio of HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Many people think that omega 3 can only be obtained from fish, but nothing could be further from the truth. You can also take omega 3 supplements.

  1. Be careful when buying supplements. If these supplements are created under a lot of heat, many of the good properties of omega 3 have been lost and it can even be bad for you. It is therefore best to get omega 3 from natural sources, such as food.

  1. You can get a lot of omega 3 from the following food:

Diet adjustments to lower your cholesterol

  1. Besides eating more niacin and omega 3, there are also other changes you can make in your diet to lower your cholesterol. For example, you can completely avoid eating trans fats.

  1. Trans fats are mainly found in manufactured foods, such as cookies, oven pizzas, cakes, burgers and ice cream.

  1. Drinking more water will prevent you from drinking too many other things that are bad for your cholesterol. For example, by drinking water instead of coffee you can do a lot to lower your cholesterol.

  1. Drinking tea is also a good alternative to coffee and for lowering your cholesterol.

  1. In addition, by drinking more water you also drink less soft drinks. This also means you get less sugars so you have less inflammation which is also good for reducing cholesterol in your veins.

  1. Eating more vegetables also helps you to cut less quickly. As a result, you almost automatically eat less trans fats. In addition, your body gets all kinds of healthy vitamins and minerals that help your body to keep itself healthy.

  1. Nuts are not eaten daily by most Dutch people, which is a shame. Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fats that are good against LDL cholesterol. A handful of nuts a day can significantly increase the chance that you will grow old above average. It is important to eat unsalted nuts, such as:

Lifestyle adjustments

  1. Besides adjusting your diet, in some cases adjusting your lifestyle is also important to lower your cholesterol levels. This can support the effect of the medication so that you are off the medication faster and therefore have fewer unpleasant side effects.

  1. If you are overweight, you often also have more problems with LDL cholesterol. Research shows that if you lose 5 kilos this can normalize your LDL cholesterol. So suppose you are 10 kilos overweight, losing half of that can make a big difference.

  1. It is of course even better if you have a healthy weight with a BMI between 20 and 25.

  1. Exercise stimulates fat burning and also the “burning” of LDL cholesterol. By exercising for at least half an hour every day, you can do an awful lot to lower your cholesterol level. You can think of the following ways of moving:

  1. Fanatic sports works even better against high cholesterol. That is why you can alternate 30 minutes of exercise every day with sports a few times a week, such as strength training, cycling or aerobics.

Cholesterol-lowering recipes

  1. Tuna, avocado, sunflower seeds, tomato, arugula

Ingredients:

  1. This salad has at least 3 ingredients that contain a lot of niacin. In addition, the omega 3 in tuna also supports the cholesterol-lowering effects of niacin. The avocado, together with the tuna, also makes for a good filling.

  1. The tomato is also a good source of vitamin C and lycopene that protect your body from antioxidants. The arugula is especially delicious and a good source of iron which is good for anemia.

Preparation:

  1. Put the (washed) arugula in a deep plate or a bowl. Add a small handful of sunflower seeds to that. Add canned tuna. Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone. Spoon out the avocado and cut the flesh into smaller pieces. Put it in the salad. Wash the tomato and cut it into pieces and add it to the salad. Stir well and enjoy!

  1. Lamb's lettuce, walnuts, olives, linseed, tuna

Ingredients:

  1. This salad is packed with ingredients full of omega 3, such as tuna, linseed, olives and walnuts. Lamb's lettuce is also a very good source of vitamin C, which helps to protect your blood vessels. This salad also fits very well in the Mediterranean kitchen.

Preparation:

  1. Place the washed lamb's lettuce in a deep plate or in a bowl. Add a handful of walnuts to that. Wash the fresh olives and cut them in half. Remove the stone and put the olive halves in the salad. Add a small handful of flaxseed. Remove the tuna from the can and add some tuna to taste. Enjoy your meal!

  1. In some cases it is important that you lower your cholesterol with medication because you have dangerously high cholesterol. For some people the standard medications with statins are not healthy and it is better to go for an alternative medication.

  1. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives that can also lower your cholesterol, such as colestyramine, gemfibrozil, ezetimib and PCSK9 inhibitors. These drugs do not all work at the same speed and can have unpleasant side effects. It is also not yet known with PCSK9 inhibitors whether it also reduces the risk of strokes and other cardiovascular diseases by lowering cholesterol.

  1. In addition, niacin and omega 3 is also a good natural ingredient that you can use to lower your cholesterol.

  1. Combining medications with diet and lifestyle adjustments is the best thing you can do to get results as quickly as possible. Then you are also faster off the medication, so that you have less problems with the side effects.

  1. Also read this free e-book full of tips against cholesterol. The vast majority of people who have downloaded the book are very positive about the results.

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