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Hello, I'm 55 years old, I take 30mg of zestril along with 12mg esidrex daily for high blood pressure for which I want to quite, the question is it safe to take potassium supplement if so how much ? or what else can do you suggest ? diet, exercise ? What should take for high LDL or high cholestrol levels ? Do you suggest omega-3 or fish oils,walnuts ?
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Hi regarding your question i want to share with you some important information the drug zestril (lisinopril) can increase potassium level so potassium supplements should not be used with zestril you should do regular daily exercise,avoid added salt,avoid smoking,alchol,use fresh fruit juices and fruits inplace of getting artificial supplements.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

any suggestions for high clolestrol ?

Doctor: Dr. Abid, Doctor replied 8 years ago

Regarding high cholestrol if your cholestrol levels are high then in addition to avoiding fatty diet you should use cholestrol lowering drugs such as tab simvastatin 10-20 mg at bed time and you should maintain the cholestrol level within normal range.

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