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How to reduce cholesterol and what are the complication it causes ?

My cholestrol level is 215 , Direct LDL cholestrel is 145 and Serum LDH is 202.I am occasionally smoking and drinking. my age is 32.plz suggest how to reduce it and what are the complications.
Asked On : Thu, 26 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
What are your VLDL, HDL, TG levels ?
Improving lipid profile needs concerted efforts from diet, lifestyle and drugs.
Complications include atherosclerosis, stroke, MI, CAD and many more.
Better give up on smoking and alcohol now.
Answered: Fri, 3 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
You need to first stop smoking and drinking alcohol. Stop eating fatty food. Introduce fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Eat according to a diet chart prepared by your dietician. Exercise for atleast 40 minutes a day.

Try this for around 2-3 months. You must also visit your Doctor who may put you on a cholesterol and LDL reducing drug. Keep well.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chirag Soni's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
You are so young but you are not having health awareness.At the age 32 try to change your life style.
Do regular aerobic exercise,brisk walk,yoga.
Avoid fatty foods.
Avoid drinks and smoking.
Take more fruits and vegetable.
Avoid white flour items like burger,bread.Review your reports after 3 months.,if it is on higher side than go to your physician for proper line of treatment.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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