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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Statin drugs: Hi. Statin drugs are LDL-lowering machines! They have great hard endpoint data for reduction in heart attack, revascularization, stroke, and death. Do ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
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21 years experience Cardiology
Lifestyle changes: Diet (limit animal protein), exercise & weight loss...statin drugs if still not at goal
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine if the LDL is elevated due to an acquired medical condition. If treatable conditions are identified i would manage thos ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
LDL: The real deal: Ldl is the type of cholesterol thought to be the building block of arterial plaques. It is well known as the 'bad' cholesterol in the most commonly c ... Read More
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Many Considerations: Ldl can be elevated for a variety of reasons. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Healthy lifestyle: If you're overweight, try to reach optimal weight. Don't smoke. Eat a vegetarian diet if you don't already. Exercise daily . If you have diabetes, kee ... Read More
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Many Considerations: Ldl can be elevated for a variety of reasons. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fibe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
LDL : A level of 88 is good for most people. For those with atherosclerotic disease we aim for 80 or below.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Exercise, weight : Loss & good diet for starters.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Depends on totals: Ldl of 2.74 (about 100 mg/dl) is ok, but without knowing what the total cholesterol is and the HDL values to give you a ratio does not give you a mean ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Combination : Of diet, exercise and most likely medications like a statin. See your doctor.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
Elevated cholesterol: LDL is known as the "bad" cholesterol. Normal for most people is <130. Elevated levels are associated with heart disease but giving you your young ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Risk for heart : disease. How high is your LDL? What are other lipids levels. You should consult your doctor for a complete lipid profile and assessment of your risk ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It sounds like a great idea. Let your personal physician know first whether you need to be screened for coronary artery atherosclerosis. Stop doing fi ... Read More
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