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Lipid test shows Total cholestrol:189. Should I take pills? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:Hi Very goodmorning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I did lipid test. Here are my results. Need to evaluate the same Fasting Blood Sugar: 84, Total cholestrol:189, Triglycerides: 87, HDL:30, LDL:142, Total Lipids:465. I have Low Blood pressure also. need to know if i need to take Cholestrol pills.
User:My family Doctor asked me to take cholestrol tablet Lipikino-10mg for 6months and then do a lipid test again as My Mother is also having Cholestrol.
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Please give me a moment
Doctor:It is too early to start on the medication
Doctor:Your total cholesterol is normal
Doctor:LDL is a bit high at 142
Doctor:But that does not warrant use of the drug
User:so what should i do dr.
Doctor: XXXXXXX you just need to do some changes in your diet
User:i am on a complete diet
Doctor:Exercise a bit
Doctor:That is good
User:before 6months i was 78
User:now i am 64
Doctor:Hope you are not taking oily food
User:doctor said its hereditary
Doctor:That is great
User:its there in the blood
User:so i need to take pills
Doctor:It is Hereditary but that does not mean you take pills now
Doctor:It is too early I feel
User:one min
Doctor:Exercise regularly so that you burn more fat
User:on 20th November 2011 i did the same test
Doctor:You should try lifestyle changes for 6 months, if the values are still high,then only should you go for the medications
User:the results are
User:Fasting Blood Sugar: 89, Total cholestrol:218, Triglycerides: 93, HDL:32, LDL:167, Total Lipids:529.
User:then he gave me the diet and asked me to work out then i came down to 64kg
Doctor:So, that is a good improvement
Doctor:You should continue to do diet and work out
Doctor:There is no need for medications
User:ok thank you so much
Doctor:You are welcome
User:now after how many days do i need to take lipid test again
Doctor:Take it after 6 months again and yearly once after that
User:i will take after 6months and chat on this Dr,
User:thanks a lot for your patience
Doctor:It's my pleasure
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Is that all?
Doctor:Bye for now
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