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What does the cholesterol level of 279 indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Cholesterol
Question: My cholesterol is 279 total
I'm allergic to soy, all seafood and every statin I have been prescribed. I am also allergic to TruHeary because of the soy. I can not take any form of fish oil etc. what can I do?
Answered by Dr. Rini 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Niacin and co enzyme Q 10.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic,

Here's some advises for you in the regard:

Try severe life style modification for 3 months.
Include lots of fibers in your diet.

Strenuous exercise should be done daily for at least ~45 minutes.
30 minutes of brisk walking to be done daily.

Avoid all fatty and fried foods.
No butter, egg yolk or dairy products.
Eat lot of salad and fresh vegetable in your diet.
Take Red wine 30ml twice a week.

Follow this for 3 months at least.
Niacin or vitamin B3 and Co enzyme Q 10 should be taken daily for 3 months.
Omega 3 fatty acid substitutes to be included in diet.
(doses to be prescribed by cardiologist)

Repeat the lipid profile after 3 months.
Feel free to ask further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Rini 10 minutes later
Thanks - I have recently started walking 2 miles a day - but will increase and follow the rest of your advice.
Answered by Dr. Rini 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Good luck

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

Walking should be done in a fast pace.

Good luck!
Take care!

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