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What does this lipid profile indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: I am a female aged 56 years,my lipid profile readings are as below,
Cholesterol 213
Hdl 51
LDL 145.4
Kindly let me know your opinion about my health status & action to be taken at my end
Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (1 hour later)
Brief answer....reduce your LDL levels
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query
I have read your query and understand your concern and indeed you do have high levels of LDL cholesterol which is a bad cholesterol and is responsible for blockages in your blood vessels which puts you under a greater risk of heart attack from the formation of sudden blood clot there.
It should be brought to below the value of 100.
Ways to bring it down are....
A healthy diet and regular aerobic exercises.
Healthy diet means...
Reduction of saturated fats and dietary cholesterol by avoiding butter,dairy products,egg yolks,red meat etc.
Consume more of fibre rich foods like oats,barley,fruits green vegetables etc.
Eat more of protein rich plant foods like lentils,peas and beans.
Take appox 15 gms of psyllium husk with one glass of water every day at the time of going to bed.
A brisk walk everyday for 30-45 minutes would be good.
Give these measures a try of 3 months and if you still find your LDL to be high,then medicines like STATINS can be added to your treatment which are used to reduce cholesterol levels in blood.
In addition quit smoking,control your diabetes and high blood pressure ( if present ) 
I hope it helps,however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Thanks 

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What does this lipid profile indicate?

Brief answer....reduce your LDL levels Detailed answer.... Hello, Thanks for the query I have read your query and understand your concern and indeed you do have high levels of LDL cholesterol which is a bad cholesterol and is responsible for blockages in your blood vessels which puts you under a greater risk of heart attack from the formation of sudden blood clot there. It should be brought to below the value of 100. Ways to bring it down are.... A healthy diet and regular aerobic exercises. Healthy diet means... Reduction of saturated fats and dietary cholesterol by avoiding butter,dairy products,egg yolks,red meat etc. Consume more of fibre rich foods like oats,barley,fruits green vegetables etc. Eat more of protein rich plant foods like lentils,peas and beans. Take appox 15 gms of psyllium husk with one glass of water every day at the time of going to bed. A brisk walk everyday for 30-45 minutes would be good. Give these measures a try of 3 months and if you still find your LDL to be high,then medicines like STATINS can be added to your treatment which are used to reduce cholesterol levels in blood. In addition quit smoking,control your diabetes and high blood pressure ( if present )  I hope it helps,however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query. Best of luck Thanks