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Lowering Cholesterol without drugs
DJQuilter posted:
My Cholesterol has always been high. At my last check up, my
Triglycerides were 435. I have tried so many of the cholesterol drugs,
but always get bad side effects from them. My doctor prescribed
niacin in high doses this last time and I got bad side effects from that
also. I came to the conclusion that I had to try and lower my
cholesterol on my own with diet and exercise. Hopefully, I will be
successful. Your post was very helpful. Any more suggestions would
be greatly appreciated.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi DJQuilter,

Diet and exercise is a great strategy! Here are some resources to get you started. Be sure to explore the Cholesterol Management Health Center for more great information:

Simple Steps to Lower Cholesterol

Exercise for a healthy heart: How to get started

Best of luck to you - hopefully you will get good side effects from diet and exercise - like feeling better and getting better cholesterol numbers!

An_244987 responded:
I cannot take cholesterol medicines either because they all give me leg cramps. Reading in a magazine about Benecol. Am now taking this- they have Benecol chews which you can buy online at The chews have helped my cholesterol and I would recommend them

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