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Question: wanted to check if i need to have any medicines for my cholesterol levels
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I would not start medications right away...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If you do not have any other risk factors such as history of diabetes, high blood pressure or family history of strokes / coronary artery disease / MI, then I would not start medicines for altered lipid values right away. I'd encourage you to follow a healthy balanced diet low in fat / oils. Avoid high carb / glycemic index food. You can discuss about these with your doctor / dietician.

Repeat lipid functions test after 6 months to decide future course of action.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: I would not start medications right away... Detailed Answer: Hi, If you do not have any other risk factors such as history of diabetes, high blood pressure or family history of strokes / coronary artery disease / MI, then I would not start medicines for altered lipid values right away. I'd encourage you to follow a healthy balanced diet low in fat / oils. Avoid high carb / glycemic index food. You can discuss about these with your doctor / dietician. Repeat lipid functions test after 6 months to decide future course of action. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards