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All blood values normal except HDl. Taking pravachol. Any ways to improve values?

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60 y.o male all blood values normal except HDl 36 trig 214 LDL 70
ratio 4.4 Taking pravachol 40 mg Had 3 stents 4 years ago exercise 5 x/week
weigh 174 BMI 23 MD says HDL/Trig is Syndrome X Any way to improve values
of HDL and Trig Good health otherwise
Posted Mon, 20 May 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 2 hours later
Thanks for the query.
Low HDL and moderately high are definitely a risk factor for coronary artery disease.
I would want to know certain informations from you before proceeding ahead.
Are you suffering from diabetes?
Do you smoke?
What are the medications being taken by you?
If consuming alcohol then how much is the quantity?
Waiting for your reply.
Best of luck
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