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LFT and lipid profile test showed elevated cholesterol. What can be done to reduce it?

Hi, I have just had my Liver Function Tests and Lipid Profile done. The values are as below for Lipid Profile - Cholestrol is 214md/dL Direct LDL Cholestrol is 131 md/dL TRIGLYCERIDES is 141 md/dL CHOL/ HDL RATIO is 4.0 LDL/HDL RATIO is 2.5 Just want to know if these values are ok. and what can be done to reduce cholestrol. I do not Drink or Smoke.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Ghurji,

Thanks for posting your query.

Your total Cholesterol is high, normal is less than 200.

LDL is also high, normal is 100.

Triglycerides are also high at 141.

The ratios are altered.

The values are definitely not ok.

The first step in reducing this is dietary modifications and physical exercise. Repeat the lipid profile after 6 months and if the values remain the same, then you may have to be put on cholesterol lowering drugs.

Hope this helps.

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Pulmonologist Dr. Shashi Dangwal's  Response
Your Cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are borderline high. These cholesterol fall in the category of bad cholesterol as they increase the risk of heart disease and many other conditions. Since they are in the borderline range, you have to go for life style modifications like avoiding butter, ghee, cream, cheese, fatty food, oily and fried stuff, white flour(Maida), red meat etc. You shoud stop smoking if you are a smoker, take alcohol in moderation preferrably red wine, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables esp with varigated colours, take nuts like almond and walnuts and walk 4 to 5 kms daily.Pl loose weight if you are overweight. Have a repeat test after 3 months and if these results are still high, consult your physician for a short course of statins.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query.
S.cholesterol and S.LDL are boarder line high.
Go for regular exercise like running,swimming,jogging for about 30-35 minutes daily for 5 days in a week.Exercise is very important in such type of case.
Avoid sedentary life.
Take less fat and carbohydrate in diet.
Avoid fried and junk food.
Avoid more coffee,tea and cold drinks.
Ok and bye.
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