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Does my mom need medication ?

my mom is 46 years old.. The following is the lipid profile:: total cholesterol:229 mg/dl triglycerides:150 mg/dl H.D.L :40 mg/dl L.D.L: 159 mg/dl V.L.D.L : 30 mg/dl are medications necessary for her ? height:5 ft 3 weight 52 Kg
Tue, 3 May 2011
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hi..her total cholesterol is a bit on higher side...in ladies with age after 45 years there is a decrease in oestrogen resulting in increased lipid profile levels..here she has a good hdl level...we would go ahead with life style modifications only...not with any medicines...have a fat free diet ..eat lots of fibre diet ..and have a good walk for 30 mons in morning which will reduce her triglycerides..
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I add a link with details of cholesterol http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/ html/cholesterol.html However, as cholesterol is a very debatable subject, you might find the details in the next link of interest. http://www.thegreatcholesterolcon.com/ Hope this helps matador 89
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s cholesterol 206 mg s triglycerides 67mg hdl 48 mg ldl 144 mg vldl 14 mg
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I prefer that she takes medication to lower the total cholesterol to the normal levels. I recommend you read the following article about high cholesterol:
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