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... K a year for medical for myself and family... I'm going to take advantage of it... including taking a proven prescribed medication called Niaspan. ... (23 replies)
... Lenin, your HDL may get somewhat of an added boost from a standardized garlic supplement, one which has been standardized to contain a minimum of 4000mcg allicin. Personally, I found that I did in fact get a nice boost from it. ... (28 replies)
... Overall, I'd say you've made some rather significant improvements in just under three months. That six point drop in HDL is of little significance. But what is significant is the fact that your ratios have greatly improved. ... (7 replies)

Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... he in the past used Niacin all the time to reduce cholesterol and raise the HDL and got good results and it wasn't until statins came out that they were advised to switch and he did but as of late he is back to prescribing Niacin again to several patients a week. Not all can take statins. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you very much for your response. I continue to flush every night when I take the Niacin. ... (6 replies)
... I am presently up to 750 mg. of immediate release niacin per day. Any idea how much aspirin did they say to take before the niacin? ... (10 replies)
... miles. From what I've read that seems to be the cut off for positive benifits. ... (15 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... from none to much more than the label states. ... (5 replies)
... BTW, Red Yeast Rice IS a statin, lovastatin to be precise. That's why it works for some people. ... (23 replies)
... When you get your next test you should lobby for one of the Lipoprotien test. I'm guessing your results should be very good with the niacin diet and exerciese. Good luck. ... (6 replies)
... we decided to approach it's control to a comfortable set of figures using natural therapy. ... (6 replies)
... there are two ways of dealing with that. You can slash away at the LDL with a statin, which will certainly bring the number down. Or, you can use niacin. While niacin may not lower LDL to the same extent that statins will, it will promote a favorable shift from Pattern B to Pattern A LDL by increasing LDL particle size. ... (33 replies)
... I first became interested in niacin when I read about it in the book "Life Extension", which was written by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw. ... (30 replies)
... lowering therapy with statins in patients with acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease. These findings point to a need for quality of care improvement efforts to foster both lipid measurement and statin use in such patients. ... (33 replies)
... There are other cholesterol lowering agents you can try before Lipitor. Did your doctor suggest trying over the counter niacin or prescription Niaspan? ... (3 replies)
... fasting because it's hard to get him to the doctor to get appropriate checks, so they did it when he was in for the flu. I doubt I'll have trouble getting him to go back now! ... (2 replies)
... Niaspan is the only FDA approved form of niacin. Standard niacin will indeed lower Triglycerides, Lp and LDL. It will also raise HDL. ... (22 replies)
... I personally think the ration of HDL to LDL is far more important than the total cholesterol level, but I personally need either meds or supplements to get a meaningful change in my ratio. ... (9 replies)
... What do you think you are going to do the rest of your life... eat food you really don't like... ignore parties and situations because of your cholesterol...? ... (35 replies)
... lifestyle changes work better in some than in others. I've tried, and I can't budge my HDL much no matter what I do. Sometimes genetics trump lifestyle changes... ... (20 replies)




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