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Antara Uses - Cholesterol Types

This page contains links to eMedTV Cholesterol Articles containing information on subjects from Antara Uses to Cholesterol Types. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Antara Uses
    Antara uses primarily include the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This section of the eMedTV library explains how Antara works to reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels and also discusses off-label uses.
  • Are Any Natural Methods Effective for Lowering Cholesterol?
    Some natural methods for lowering cholesterol have more evidence in their favor than others. This eMedTV selection provides a detailed list of such products (which includes blond psyllium and fish oil) with a discussion on their safety and effectiveness.
  • Bad Cholesterol
    Low density lipoprotein (a substance that transports cholesterol) is often called "bad cholesterol." As this eMedTV article explains, too much of this substance in the blood may lead to blocked arteries and increases the risk for heart disease.
  • Bad Side Effects of Lipitor
    Some people may have bad Lipitor side effects, such as unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. This eMedTV Web resource offers an overview of other negative side effects of Lipitor, including some of the most commonly reported side effects.
  • Benefits of Flaxseed
    Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids and other compounds that may provide various health benefits. This eMedTV segment discusses the benefits of flaxseed and describes the different components found in this natural product.
  • Benefits of Policosanol Information
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains the possible benefits of policosanol for lowering cholesterol and treating intermittent claudication. However, further research is needed to conclude that these policosanol uses are indeed effective.
  • Benefits of Red Yeast Rice
    Red yeast rice supplements are primarily used for lowering cholesterol. However, as this eMedTV article explains, these supplements are considered "unapproved drugs," rather than dietary supplements. This page describes other red yeast rice benefits.
  • Benefits of Soy Lecithin
    Soy lecithin is claimed to be beneficial for treating high cholesterol, anxiety, and liver disease. This eMedTV resource lists other possible benefits of soy lecithin, explains how the supplement works, and explores its effectiveness.
  • But It's Good for My Heart, Honey...
    Yes, a glass of wine may be good for cholesterol. It may increase good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol. But moderation is of utmost importance. A daily glass (for women) or two (for men) should be your limit. Studies generally show that red wine is probably best.
  • Cadeut
    Caduet, as this eMedTV page explains, is a combination drug used to treat conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This article provides a brief overview of the drug and links to more information. Cadeut is a common misspelling of Caduet.
  • Caduet
    Caduet is a combination drug prescribed to treat various conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article describes the drug in detail, offering information on its effects, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Caduet 10 mg Tablets
    Caduet 10 mg tablets come in four different strengths (based on the atorvastatin component of the drug). This eMedTV resource lists these various strengths, describes how dosing works, and explains what factors will affect your starting dosage.
  • Caduet 2.5 mg Options
    Caduet comes in many strengths that vary by the amlodipine and atorvastatin content. This eMedTV article discusses Caduet 2.5 mg options and explores the dosage recommendations for the two different components of this drug.
  • Caduet 5 mg Tablets
    Caduet 5 mg tablets are available in a 5/10 mg, 5/20 mg, and 5/80 mg strength. As this eMedTV page explains, the first number refers to the amlodipine component of the medication, while the second number refers to the atorvastatin component.
  • Caduet and Breastfeeding
    This page of the eMedTV library takes an in-depth look at Caduet and breastfeeding. It explains why it is unclear if the medication passes through breast milk, why no human studies have been done, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Caduet and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article takes a look at issues surrounding Caduet and pregnancy. It explains why the FDA gave it a Category X rating, how the safety of drugs during pregnancy is rated, and compares the benefits and risks of taking the drug when pregnant.
  • Caduet Dosage
    Various factors affect a person's Caduet dosage, which this eMedTV segment describes. General dosing guidelines are also explained, and helpful tips and suggestions are included for those taking the prescription medication.
  • Caduet Drug Information
    Available by prescription only, Caduet is a medication used to treat high cholesterol and other conditions. This eMedTV segment gives an overview of this drug, with information on what to expect and what to tell your doctor before starting Caduet.
  • Caduet Drug Interactions
    Drug interactions can occur if Caduet is combined with spironolactone and fibrates, among other things. This eMedTV resource describes these Caduet drug interactions in detail, including the problems they can cause and how they may be avoided.
  • Caduet Overdose
    This segment of the eMedTV library explores the effects and symptoms of a Caduet overdose. Factors that can affect symptoms are explained, a list of likely symptoms is given, and available treatment options are discussed, such as giving IV fluids.
  • Caduet Side Effects
    Some of the common side effects of Caduet include diarrhea, headache, and swelling. This eMedTV Web page lists other common side effects, rare side effects, and side effects that should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider.
  • Caduet Uses
    Caduet uses, as this eMedTV segment explains, are concerned with treating a variety of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. The specific effects of the components of the drug are discussed, as are off-label uses.
  • Caduet Warnings and Precautions
    Knowing Caduet warnings and precautions can help ensure a safe treatment process, so this eMedTV page provides several of the most common. This includes people who should not take the drug and things to discuss with your doctor prior to treatment.
  • Caduit
    Caduet, which contains amlodipine and atorvastatin, is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV Web page briefly describes the drug and offers a link to more in-depth information. Caduit is a common misspelling of Caduet.
  • Can High Blood Pressure Cause High Cholesterol?
    As this eMedTV article explains, high blood pressure does not cause high cholesterol; however, having one condition can put you at risk for the other, simply because they reflect poor lifestyle choices.
  • Caudet
    Caduet is a prescription medicine licensed to treat conditions associated with the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV resource explains how Caduet works and lists potential side effects of the medication. Caudet is a common misspelling of Caduet.
  • Causes of High Cholesterol
    Although not causes of high cholesterol, factors such as diet and heredity can increase a person's chances of developing it. This eMedTV page explains factors that, while not causing the condition, increase the risk of developing high cholesterol.
  • Causes of High Cholesterol
    This video clip talks about the causes of high cholesterol.
  • Causes of High Triglcerides
    The specific causes of high triglycerides are not known. This eMedTV resource lists risk factors that may increase your chances of developing high triglycerides. Causes of high triglcerides is a common misspelling of causes of high triglycerides.
  • Causes of High Triglycerides
    The causes of high triglycerides are unknown, as this eMedTV article explains. However, there are several known risk factors for developing the condition. This page explores these risk factors (such as being overweight or physically inactive).
  • Chlesterol
    Cholesterol is used by your body to hold cells together and to make hormones and other substances. This eMedTV article offers a brief overview of cholesterol and provides a link to more information. Chlesterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Chlestrol
    This eMedTV segment takes a look at cholesterol, which is a waxy substance found in all your body's cells. This article explains how cholesterol is tested and also offers a link to more information. Chlestrol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Chloesterol
    Your body needs cholesterol in order to work properly. However, as this eMedTV page explains, too much cholesterol in the body can cause problems. This article offers an introduction to cholesterol. Chloesterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Chlosteral
    Cholesterol, a waxy substance, is found in all of the cells in your body. This eMedTV Web page discusses the importance of cholesterol and explains how often your cholesterol should be checked. Chlosterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Choesterol Diet
    While the body needs cholesterol to function properly, too much can cause problems. This eMedTV article explains the benefits of a low cholesterol diet. Choesterol diet is a common misspelling and variation of low cholesterol diet.
  • Cholessterol
    Cholesterol is a type of substance that is necessary for the human body to function properly. This eMedTV page describes the various types of cholesterol and explains how your body uses them. Cholessterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Cholestarol
    The body uses cholesterol to hold cells together and to make certain substances in the body. This eMedTV Web page takes a brief look at cholesterol, and provides a link to more detailed information. Cholestarol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Cholesteral
    Cholesterol is a common substance found throughout the body that helps it to function properly. This eMedTV page describes the test healthcare providers use to measure cholesterol in the blood. Cholesteral is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
  • Cholesteral Diet
    As this eMedTV article explains, a low cholesterol diet involves eating more of certain foods (such as vegetables) and eating less of others (such as saturated fats). Cholesteral diet is a common misspelling and variation of low cholesterol diet.
  • Cholesteral Drugs
    There are five major types of cholesterol drugs. This eMedTV article lists these types of cholesterol drugs (such as statins) and provides a link to more information. Cholesteral drugs is a common misspelling of cholesterol drugs.
  • Cholesteral Levels
    A healthy cholesterol level is one that is under 200 mg/dL. This eMedTV page explains the types of cholesterol levels (such as LDL or HDL cholesterol) and how to interpret them. Cholesteral levels is a common misspelling of cholesterol levels.
  • Cholesteral Medications
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are five types of cholesterol medications, and they can be combined to enhance the effects and decrease the risks of high cholesterol. Cholesteral medications is a common misspelling of cholesterol medications.
  • Cholesteral Numbers
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, cholesterol numbers are used to determine the cholesterol levels in your bloodstream -- for example, numbers over 240 mg/dL are considered high. Cholesteral numbers is a common variation of cholesterol numbers.
  • Cholesteral Ratio
    When a person has a cholesterol blood test, the results may show a cholesterol ratio (or several ratios). This eMedTV page offers an overview of the various types of cholesterol ratios. Cholesteral ratio is a common misspelling of cholesterol ratio.
  • Cholesterol
    Cholesterol, found in every cell in your body, is needed to hold cells together, among other things. This eMedTV article explains the types of cholesterol and how too much in your blood can increase your risk of developing heart disease.
  • Cholesterol and Heart Disease
    As one of the risk factors for developing the condition, cholesterol and heart disease go hand in hand. This eMedTV Web segment discusses the dangerous relationship between heart disease and an excess of cholesterol in the blood.
  • Cholesterol Causes
    As this eMedTV page explains, risk factors have been identified (like diet and heredity) that increase the risk of developing high cholesterol. Further study is needed before the actual high cholesterol causes are known.
  • Cholesterol Diet
    Is there such a thing as a "cholesterol diet"? As this eMedTV page explains, the answer is yes. By making simple changes in the things you eat, you can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk for certain health conditions. Read on to learn more.
  • Cholesterol Drug Zetia
    This article from the eMedTV archives provides information on Zetia, a drug used to treat several conditions related to high cholesterol. This segment discusses how this medication works, when you should take it, and important safety concerns.
  • Cholesterol Drugs
    Of all the types of cholesterol drugs, statins are the most commonly prescribed. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains how each of the major types of cholesterol medication works to lower cholesterol, including possible side effects.
  • Cholesterol Free Foods
    Cholesterol free foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, can lower your risk for heart disease. This eMedTV article lists cholesterol free foods and offers tips for incorporating such foods into a healthy diet.
  • Cholesterol Guidelines
    As this eMedTV article explains, cholesterol guidelines can help you understand what the results of a cholesterol test mean for your health. This article provides ideal numbers for total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
  • Cholesterol Information
    Are you looking for information on cholesterol? Check out this eMedTV Web page. It explains what this substance is, why we need it, and how to differentiate between "good" and "bad" cholesterol. There is also a link to an in-depth article on this topic.
  • Cholesterol Level
    As this eMedTV article explains, while it's important to know your total cholesterol level, most cholesterol treatment decisions are made based on your LDL or HDL levels. This resource explains what the different levels mean for your health.
  • Cholesterol Levels
    This eMedTV Web page offers guidelines and tables to help determine if your cholesterol numbers fall within the healthy range. Commonly measures cholesterol levels include total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol.
  • Cholesterol Lowering Diet
    This eMedTV Web page explains the benefits of following a cholesterol lowering diet and offers helpful tips. For example, eating more vegetables and whole grains, and less meat and egg yolks can help lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
    Statins are the most commonly prescribed of the major cholesterol lowering drugs. This page of the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at the seven types of cholesterol medications, such as fibrates and cholesterol absorption inhibitors.
  • Cholesterol Lowering Food Review
    Apples, kidney beans, and oat bran are all types of cholesterol lowering food. This eMedTV page explains why foods containing plant sterols, plant stanols, or soluble fiber can lower cholesterol and why those containing soy proteins cannot.
  • Cholesterol Lowering Foods
    Foods containing soluble fiber, such as oatmeal and lentils can help reduce cholesterol. This article from the eMedTV archives discusses various cholesterol lowering foods, including foods fortified with plant stanols or sterols.
  • Cholesterol Management
    Dietary changes and weight loss play an important role in cholesterol management. This eMedTV article gives an overview of how high cholesterol is treated and includes a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Cholesterol Medications
    As this eMedTV article explains, there are several types of cholesterol medications, such as nicotinic acid, fibrates, and statins (the most common). This resource provides an in-depth look at these medications and how they help lower LDL levels.
  • Cholesterol Medicine
    Different forms of medications can often be combined to increase their cholesterol-lowering effectiveness. This eMedTV Web page examines each of the seven major forms of cholesterol medicine, including statins, nicotinic acid, and fibrates.
  • Cholesterol Numbers
    Total cholesterol numbers over 240 mg/dL mean your cholesterol is too high. This eMedTV page explains what total, HDL, and LDL cholesterol readings mean while providing information about understanding triglyceride levels through easy-to-read tables.
  • Cholesterol Ratio
    Common ratios used in cholesterol tests include total/HDL, LDL/HDL, and HDL/LDL. This eMedTV Web page explains how these ratios are calculated and explores the controversy associated with using a ratio to predict risk for heart disease.
  • Cholesterol Ratios
    Common cholesterol ratios include total/HDL, LDL/HDL, and HDL/LDL. This eMedTV resource explains how these ratios are calculated and explores the controversy associated with using them to assess a person's risk for heart disease.
  • Cholesterol Readings
    As this eMedTV article explains, cholesterol readings are essential for fully understanding your risk for heart disease. This resource explains what your readings measure and provides simple charts to help you understand what the readings mean.
  • Cholesterol Self Test
    In most cases, a cholesterol self test only measures total cholesterol levels, which can be misleading. This eMedTV segment explains how this type of test works and provides information about understanding the results of such a test.
  • Cholesterol Test
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a blood cholesterol test is the only way to determine if you have high cholesterol levels in your blood. This article discusses the benefits of a lipoprotein profile test as well as other tests.
  • Cholesterol Testing
    Recent guidelines recommend that people have their cholesterol levels checked at least every five years. This eMedTV resource describes common forms of cholesterol testing performed at doctor's offices, as well as tests that can be done at home.
  • Cholesterol Tests
    There are several ways of testing cholesterol, such as a lipoprotein profile or a home test. This eMedTV article takes a look at the different types of tests, including what they can reveal, how they are performed, and how some require fasting.
  • Cholesterol Treatment
    The first aspect of cholesterol treatment usually involves making dietary changes. This section of the eMedTV archives provides detailed information about other lifestyle changes (such as exercising) and medications used to lower cholesterol.
  • Cholesterol Treatments
    As this eMedTV segment explains, lifestyle changes are usually the first line of defense against high cholesterol. However, medications may also be prescribed in some cases. This article takes a quick look at the treatments for high cholesterol
  • Cholesterol Types
    Many people think there are at least two cholesterol types, but there is really just one type. This page of the eMedTV archives explains this in more detail, with a look at HDL, LDL, and VLDL cholesterol, as well as a link to learn even more.
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