How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Muneeb Ali Your Own Question
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 7453
Experience:  MBBS, MD, MCCM. Currently working in Critical Care Medicine with 10 year experience in Medicine
22950887
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Muneeb Ali is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I understand Flaxseed is good for reducing cholestrol.

Customer Question

I understand Flaxseed is good for reducing cholestrol. Should I buy ground flaxseed or whole kernel?
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: Y'all have me pegged for heart on my father's side and cancer on my mother's side.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My cholestrol borders ob being a bit high but my husband has been on high blood/cholestrol lowering medication for years.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 month ago.

Hi,
Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. Actually you can use either but it is much easier to use ground flaxseed, ground flaxseed can be used to lower cholesterol levels and even in that form they would not lose their efficacy in lowering cholesterol. you can start with 2-3 tbsp of ground flaxseeds per day and slowly build it up to a maximum of 6 tbsp a day.

Now at the same time if you want to help lower your cholesterol levels, i would also suggest using OTC omega 3 fatty acids supplements or if you dont want to use supplements then use dietary materials which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids like fish etc. Also using coQ-10 supplements would also help in reducing your cholesterol level and provide support to your heart. Lastly if necessary you can also consider using red yeast rice to reduce the cholesterol level as well.

But to answer your question, you can use ground flaxseed to reduce the cholesterol.

Do you have any more questions?

Please leave a POSITIVE rating by clicking on the stars above, until you do i am not compensated for my time. You can continue to ask follow-up questions even after the POSITIVE rating. You can also ask questions from me directly by going on the link below,

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-muneeb-ali/