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Hello sir, My father got his cholesterol level checked by the doctor.He is 47 years old.His height is 5.6 and weight is 65 kgs.His report says the following LIPID PROFILE details : Cholesterol - 186 TG - 112 HDL- 39 LDL - 124 VLDL - 22 Please suggest something.Can you explain what these are and if these levels are out of range what medications or preventions or exercises should be done to make it good.Or if the report is normal please tell so. Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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According to the investigation and the values which you have provided for the cholesterol levels and you father age, weight and height, most of the values are in the normal range and I would not suggest any medication to be taken to maintain the cholesterol. Only the level of HDL is less than the preferred level of 60. HDL is called as good cholesterol and in many studies related to the condition of the heart diseases. But as the other parameters are within the normal level any specific medication for increasing the HDL level is not required at this time if your father has no other associated conditions. Come medications used for this purpose are mainly statins, fibrates and
bile acid-binding resins. Depending upon the requirements these are prescribed. At this time doing regular exercises and proper diet which is less in saturated fat and red meat and adding fish and green veg along with fruits can help to keep the cholesterol level in the normal range.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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