Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

188 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is LDL level of 135.4 a cause for concern?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Sonia Raina

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2013

Answered : 182 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: My LDL level is 135.4 when checked in my routine check-up (started from this year). The ideal range is <130 or it should be 100 (as doctor said). How could I reduce this to the said figure ?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sonia Raina 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
lifestyle changes to be made

Detailed Answer:
Hello, greetings!
Thanks for posting your query in hcm.
Normal LDL range is 100-129 mg/dL. Any value that falls under this range is considered optimal. Your levels fall at the borderline and this can be corrected by certain lifestyle changes such as:-

1. Avoid saturated fat. Avoid butter, egg yolks and ghee. Reduce consumption of trans fats which are found in processed foods such as cookies, crackers and chips
2. Eat high fiber diet along with plenty of oats, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat a handful of nuts everyday.
3. Exercise moderately. Go for a brisk walk of 30 minutes or engage yourself in any sport like swimming, biking, etc.
4. Avoid smoking. Quitting smoking increases the healthy cholesterol (HDL) in the body and also maintains healthy blood pressure levels.
5. Try to lose body weight, overweight people tend to usually have high LDL levels.

Incorporate these changes, you may repeat the LDL levels after a span of 3 months to see how far you have progressed. Hope this answer helps you. If you have any further doubts, please feel free to ask. Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Saturated fat

doctor1 MD

Hi, Can you please check my blood, ecg and usg reports and let me know on which areas should I take care? Also, any suggestions on any specific diet to control the problem areas and medications if any?

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, My TMT Report says: XXXXXXX Protocol. V. Good effort tolerance. Achieved % of THR at Mets of workload Normotensive response. No Arrythmias / Angina ST depression of more than 1 mm in L2! V5, V6 and more than 0.5 mm in L3, arF / V2, V3,...

doctor1 MD
doctor1 MD

i am 36 yrs. old. height5.5 feet, weight 70kgs.my heart beat is very fast, at times it also skips, i am left breathless, i am using oils containing poly unsaturated fats for cooking etc.. can the use of pure olive oil for direct consumption and regular use of a blended oil containing olive & rice bran in the ratio 30:70 help me overcome this health problem.

doctor1 MD

Hello Ive read about the Atkins and jetogenic diets;of course there is no such easy path to reducing weight and im thin as it is already however i exercise moderately and never been intense with programs.I find eating in moderation and keeping to a low complex carb, decent protein and high good saturated fats such as virgin cocnut oil, MCT oil, cashews,olives,peanuts, to be quite rewarding. Not to mention I dont exclude my fairshare of vitamin and roughage in diet. So Am I doing the right thing? How much monounsaturated and medium chain fatty acids should I use? When does ketosis become dangerous? Cause I ve heard neg reactions to Atkins and ketogenic diet. What is right for me?

doctor1 MD

I have high cholesterol(247 total number) weight 130 lbs and 5'6". Im taking 1000mg of fish oil at bedtime. Is it ok to take fish oil at bedtime? Any other supplements that are good at lowering cholesterol? Im am on a strict low saturated fat diet as well

doctor1 MD

my son is on adderall (slow fast acting 25m) but only in school. In july he had his blood work and it came back with elevated enzymes ast 68 alt 86. The weeks prior to taking his blood work he ate boxes of donuts and croissants which is high in saturated fats. He is 17, plays basketball and weighs 178 lbs. His pcp is taking further tests to find out what other factors might be in play for his high liver enzymes. So worried.