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Dr. Sagar Makode


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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hi Doctor,
My triglycerides is 320. But my total cholesterol level is still same at 174. Is my body trying to balance the total fat level by increasing triglycerides. it used to be 150 - 160 level before 6months. or is it something i need to give immediate attention, or i have to start any medicines.

My other parameters:

Triglycerides 316 mg/dL
HDL 32 mg/dL
LDL 78 mg/dL
VLDL 63.2 mg/dL
Cholesterol/HDL Ratio : 5.4

Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You start on medicine for few months and then maintain it with healthy life

Detailed Answer:
Yes your cholesterol is slightly elevated, but triglycerides are high. High triglycerides commonly occurs due to unhealthy lifestyle like high calorie and oily, fatty foods.

You can start yourself on medicine like Tab Rosuvas F (10/160) mg once a day bedtime for 3 months, repeat Lipid profile after 3 months and if under control then try to maintain it with healthy lifestyle. This assumes more important if you are having additional risk factors like sedentary lifestyle, family history of heart disease, smoking etc.

You should have a healthy lifestyle like avoiding fatty, oily and high calorie diet. Have low salt diet and get your blood pressure checked once. Regular exercises like brisk walking, jogging according your capacity atleast 30 min a day and 5 days a week. Lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, fish once or twice a week, avoid meat. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. There shouldn't abdominal fat deposition or obesity. Get your sugars tested once..

Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Sagar Makode 18 minutes later
Thanks Doctor, sure will make all possible life style changes you recommanded. Can i still skip the tablet. OR for the current level it is must to start medicines.
Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can skip the tablet, but lifestyle modification is must then

Detailed Answer:
Certainly there is no emergency in starting medicine. Another option is you have strict healthy lifestyle for three to six months, repeat Lipid profile and if responding then there is no need of medicine, you can continue on lifestyle modification. All the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Sagar Makode 2 minutes later
Many Thanks Doctor.
Answered by Dr. Sagar Makode 1 minute later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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