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What does Lipid Profile test results indicate?

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My aunty who is 60 years old has recently gone for lipid profile checkup. Her BP tends towards lower side. The recent BP was 76/115. The lipid profile reports are as under: Total cholestrol : 241 mg% HDL : 47 mg% LDL : 165 mg % VLDL : 29 mg% Serum triglyceroide : 145 mg% ECG reports are normal. Her blood sugar reports are also normal. Kindly advice the needful. regard XXXXX
Posted Fri, 20 Dec 2013 in Cholesterol
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 43 minutes later
Brief Answer: Life style changes AND drugs are necessary Detailed Answer: Hi friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic There are subdivisions of cholesterol – LDL, HDL, non-HDL and so on. LDL (& non-HDL) is bad cholesterol – lower, the better. HDL is good cholesterol – higher, the better. In the absence of any other risk factor 100 is ideal for LDL-C. In the presence of ischemia, 70 should be the aim. Keep her WEIGHT to normal / even a little less Quit smoking, if she is a smoker She should do regular aerobic EXERCISE – say walking or jogging - 30 minutes a day / at least 5 days in a week. Healthy FOOD is a must. Avoid saturated fats – coconut oil, palm oil, butter, ghee, full cream milk...Avoid junk foods in particular – French fries have palm oil / Pizza has cheese / Indian sweets are made in ghee.../ Change to Poly-un-saturated oil – like sun flower oil. / Include Mono-un-saturated oil – Olive oil. Repeat the test in 6 weeks. Generally, cholesterol can still be high, in spite of diet and exercise – you need drugs; Because it is also manufactured in the liver – and that is determined by heredity. Statin is the first choice. In view of her age and the high level of LDL, you can start it straight away – See her Internist / get appropriate prescription / go for regular follow up Good luck Take care Wishing all well God bless
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