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Test showed high LDL, vitamin D deficient and anemic. Suggest a proper diet plan

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Lab results today after a year of working so hard, are worse. LDL 121 Hdl 53' trigs 191, vitamin D deficient and anemic (which I've been since pre menstral childhood). Vegetarian for three years. Eat all the good fats as recommended and no processed foods or white flour,potatoes and sugar. Exercise daily and am at healthy wet but have belly fat somewhat (137lbs 5'5" waist is 33"). So now what?
Posted Mon, 29 Apr 2013 in Weight & Lifestyle
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 1 hour later
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

LDL is still high - in spite of life style changes.
You should start taking a drug - generally one from the statin class (example Rosuvastatin 20 mg / or atorvastatin... )
Repeat the tests after 6 to 8 weeks and adjust the dose.

Vitamin D deficiency is easily correctable - tablets 60,000 units once a week for 4 weeks and then daily maintained at a small dose...

The cause of anaemia needs investigation - considering the long duration, a haematologist could identify some unusual causes....Iron, B-12 deficiency, mild forms of inherited disorders and so on..

It is good to be vegetarian.... Check for B-12 after an year...

Discuss with your doctor / you need follow up

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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