i have tested cholestrol and attach results , i normally
i do exercise regulary 30 min
body shape, 177 cms, weight 78 kgs, not very fat
family history, mother has high cholestorl
works abroad and generally maintain healthy life
1, can i avoid taking medicines
2, since VLDL , HDL is normal or good, and lDL is over, how do you interpret this
3; detail insights in interpreting results and best risk free advice
sex, male , 40 yrs
Have healthy lifestyle
It's moderately elevated especially total cholesterol and ldl, which is most important component of lipid profile.
So, rather than initiating medicine at the first stage, you should have healthy lifestyle for 10 weeks like avoiding fatty, oily and high calorie diet. You may fish once or twice a week but reduce consumption of chicken as much as possible. Also, reduce consumption of fried fast food.
Also have 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, avoid meat. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any.
We should repeat lipid profile 8-10 weeks of healthy lifestyle and see for the response. If response is adequate then you may not need medicines, otherwise need to be started on medicines.
So, healthy lifestyle for 10 weeks and repeat lipid profile to asses need for medicines.
Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.
any insights connecting VLDL, HDL, triglicerides, at normal or good levels and Ldl only at worst levels
Then you ll need to be on medications
okay.. then its better to be on medications like Tab Atorvastatin 10 mg bedtime. Still you can give a trial of healthy lifestyle with more aggression if possible, as there is no urgency of bringing it down. Because it's harmful in long term, not in shorter course.
Healthy level for ldl is less than 130 preferably less than 100, triglycerides less than 150 and hdl in females is more than 50, while vldl less than 30 is fine. So, your other parameters are fine. As far as cardiac risk is concerned, ldl and hdl are more important. Higher ldl levels have poor outcome while hdl lower than 50 further worsen the outcome (yours is greater than 50, so relatively better outcome).
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