High Cholesterol, Fatigue and Depression
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: March 31, 2000

I have just started to take some herbs but I am disappointed to realize that there is nobody to direct me into the herbs I should be taking. I have high blood cholesterol levels. I am 28 years old and 113 lbs. I am taking borage oil, evening primrose to also regulate hormones, grape seed, as well as vitamin E and a multiple vitamin. I also was told by my aunt to take flax seed each day. I am very tired throughout the day and have bouts of depression.

My question is: what herbs should I be taking?

Of prime importance in high cholesterol are diet and exercise. Please see previous answers to high cholesterol concerns on our website at http://www.richters.com. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then choose "Search Richters Q&A", and enter the word "cholesterol" for the search.

With high cholesterol, it is possible that your blood circulation is not optimum and this may contribute to your fatigue.

Other causes of fatigue are anemia, diabetes, hepatitis, low blood-sugar and thyroid hormone imbalance, which can be determined by blood tests and diagnosed by your doctor. Each of these conditions require different dietary and herbal protocols.

I suggest that you optimize your diet by using the recommendations in the "cholesterol" item on our website, ask your doctor to do blood tests, make sure that you are getting at least half an hour daily exercise such as walking or any other activity that you enjoy, and take a herb that is good for your liver, such as dandelion root.

For more information, there are items on energy, depression and fatigue on our website that you can see by using the search described above.

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