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Lipid profile test, high LDL level - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   needed some clarification on lipid profile tests
Doctor :   sure
User :   i had just got one done last week and the reports show that the HDL cholestrol is at 40 and the LDL is at 129 whereas the LD/HDL ratio is at 4.2 (appearing out of normal refernce)...
User :   is this something to wrry about
User :   i am 35 years old
Doctor :   please give me a minute to interpret them
Doctor :   HDL levels are fine
Doctor :   the LDL levels are near optimal
Doctor :   may i know if you have a family history of high cholesterol?
Doctor :   since the ratio is aimed to be less than 4
Doctor :   your values are just a little high
Doctor :   may i know your height and weight
Doctor :   are you with me ?
User :   yes
User :   heaight is 5 ft 7 inches and weight is 70 kgs
Doctor :   ok
User :   family wise my father had a slight cholestrol problem but nothing major
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you got your blood pressure checked?
User :   its normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   your Body mass index is also fine
Doctor :   may i know how are your blood sugars ?
User :   Glucose Fating - 90 and Glucose post prantial is 88
User :   Fasting and Prandial
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would want to tell you that there is nothing much to worry
Doctor :   but you just need to take care
Doctor :   diet and lifestyle modifications will be good
User :   diet is normal..i normally dont take too many fatty things...butyes lifestyle I guess I might need to change
Doctor :   do you exercise regularly?
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