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What causes elevated total cholesterol and LDL levels in blood?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: Hi my total cholesterol is 255 my HDL is 75 my triglycerides are 60 for my non-HDL cholesterol Ono my LDL cholesterol is 167 which I guess is high and my non-HDL cholesterol is 180 I exercise 3 to 4 times a day I mean 3 to 4 times a week I try to eat chicken vegetables I have fruit every day and drink a lot of water and I try to stick to whole grains
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Answered by Dr. Prabhakar C Koregol (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes your lipids are abnormal

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thank you for posting your query.


Yes your total cholesterol and LDL are high. As you mention no other risk factors.

You can try intensifying your diet and exercise for three months and look at lipid profile again, if not reducing you need medication. Also you should have a treadmill test done.

Hope that answers your query, please do get back to me if you need further clarification.

Best regards.
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What causes elevated total cholesterol and LDL levels in blood?

Brief Answer: Yes your lipids are abnormal Detailed Answer: Hello, and thank you for posting your query. Yes your total cholesterol and LDL are high. As you mention no other risk factors. You can try intensifying your diet and exercise for three months and look at lipid profile again, if not reducing you need medication. Also you should have a treadmill test done. Hope that answers your query, please do get back to me if you need further clarification. Best regards.