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What measures should one take to lower LDL and increase HDL ?

Following is the detailed report of my husband who is 32 yrs old: CHOLESTEROL TOTAL - 214.3mg% 125 - 200 CHOLESTEROL HDL - DIRECT- 33.5mg% 30 - 65 TRIGLYCERIDES - 187.7mg% 25 - 200 LDL CHOLESTEROL - 143.26mg% 85 - 130 VLDL CHOLESTEROL - 37.54 mg% 5 - 40 TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIO -6.4 Ratio 3.0 - 5.0 LDL / HDL RATIO - 4.28 Ratio 1.5 - 3.5 Please suggest how to lower LDL and raise HDL
Asked On : Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
at the age of 32 , deranged lipid levels is definitely reason to worry .
Please follow
1 Maintain the weight in normal range . calculate his BMI using health calculators and set a target for normal BMI
2 dietcician consultation and strict diet regime is must . Low fat , less oily , less of sweets , chicken is advisable .
3 regular exercise will also help to controll the cholesterol .
4 set a target of cholesterol LDL
5 Medicines like statins nees to be started to lower cholesterol , LDL and also TG . they needs to be taken along with previos measures for atleast 1 year
6 As of now HDL is more or less determined by genetic status and no specific measures are available to increase levels of HDL . Some statins may help .
7 No addictions like alcohol .

A serious committed approach is essential to have his lipids controlled .
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Dear Saveena,
It is Kind request whenever you post a query in Health Care Magic, Please always share some information of a person
Problem facing since, or when it came to know by you that High Cholesterol
Other any associated problem, any kind medical problem
History of nay problem.

Well I like to advice, certainly it will help you.
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Apple, Pear, Guava atleas any fruit 2 serving in a day
8 glass of water every day
5 Almonds & 1 walnut every day
Garlic pearl 1 cap every day morning
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Answered: Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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