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Is it necessary to take tablets for high LDL levels or i can reduce these high figures with exercise?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Mar 2014
Question: I am a male and my age is 36. I got the attached result and the doctor prescribed the attached medicine Is it that necessay that i take these tablets or i can reduce these high figures with exercise?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen G (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Yes,take the prescribed tablets. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to Healthcare magic I have gone through your blood reports. Your LDL cholesterol,Triglycerides and Total Cholesterol are above the normal ranges.Hence doctor has prescribed you this medication-Lipomax (Atorvaststin). It is usually prescribed at the level of LDL higher than 190 but it may be prescribed at lower levels if other risk factors are present. You need to take it. Atorvaststin belongs to statin group of drugs. It helps in lowering the cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It also decreases the future incidence of stroke and heart attack. Also always take this medication before bedtime as this can cause pain in the calf (leg) muscles. Along with the tablets,you should do regular exercises for 30 minutes daily. After one month,you again check your lipid profile.If the values are within normal limits,you can stop the tablet after consulting your doctor and continue doing regular exercises.Also avoid eating oily foods Hope you are happy with the answer. If any further query,feel free to post. Thank you.
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Is it necessary to take tablets for high LDL levels or i can reduce these high figures with exercise?

Brief Answer: Yes,take the prescribed tablets. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to Healthcare magic I have gone through your blood reports. Your LDL cholesterol,Triglycerides and Total Cholesterol are above the normal ranges.Hence doctor has prescribed you this medication-Lipomax (Atorvaststin). It is usually prescribed at the level of LDL higher than 190 but it may be prescribed at lower levels if other risk factors are present. You need to take it. Atorvaststin belongs to statin group of drugs. It helps in lowering the cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It also decreases the future incidence of stroke and heart attack. Also always take this medication before bedtime as this can cause pain in the calf (leg) muscles. Along with the tablets,you should do regular exercises for 30 minutes daily. After one month,you again check your lipid profile.If the values are within normal limits,you can stop the tablet after consulting your doctor and continue doing regular exercises.Also avoid eating oily foods Hope you are happy with the answer. If any further query,feel free to post. Thank you.