The Effectiveness Of Cholesterol-lowering Herbs?
I am 70 years old man. On November 12, 2018 I checked blood in the Laboratory for total cholesterol reaching 394 mg / dl, HDL cholesterol 85.3 mg / dl and LDL cholesterol 270.1 mg / dl. R n Creatinine 1.12 mg / dl and Ureum 31, 5 mg / dl. R nThere are friends who recommend me to consume Jamkho. R nCan I do that?
Hello Mr. Ali,
Laboratory results should be interpreted by the doctor who recommended it. The doctor will combine the results of this laboratory with questions and answers and the results of your physical examination so that an appropriate diagnosis and treatment can be determined.
In your case, there was an increase in total cholesterol, LDL and urea. As we get older, our metabolism naturally changes. Usually in old age, an increase in cholesterol will naturally occur, especially in men. This is because the body can not metabolize cholesterol properly, besides the intake of foods that contain excess cholesterol. In addition to changes in lifestyle and diet, medication is also needed, namely statin drugs. Especially if there are other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or a history of previous heart disease / stroke.
A slightly increased urea can be caused by age, high protein diet, kidney disorders, lack of fluids, medications, stress, and so on. But for kidney damage, creatinine is usually also significantly increased. If your doctor does not recommend any treatment, then you don't need to worry.
Cholesterol-lowering herbs have not actually been proven to be effective in reducing cholesterol. If you want to try it, you should make sure you have registered with BPOM. Also consult your doctor, because herbs usually should not be drunk on people who have impaired liver and kidney function. It also needs to be discussed if you are taking other medications, because there are fears of unwanted interactions.
In full, you can read: High Cholesterol
Hopefully this is useful,