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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Individual Values: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is lo ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Weiss
45 years experience Endocrinology
You : You should discuss this with your doctor but a 2 month period off Atorvastatin poses no significant risk. By the way, these statins are very safe and ... Read More
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Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: It depends on other risk factors. If u have no or 1 risk factors, your LDL should b <160. If u have 2 or more risk factors LDL should b <130. If u h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Various ways: There are several ways to improve your lipid profile. Lowering LDL can be accomplished by dietary changes. There are also several plant/yeast derived ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cholesterol: This is an incomplete question. The total amount divided by the HDL is a good ratio to look at. But, these two numbers are both ideal and represent l ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Diet, exercise, drug: Diet and exercise play important roles in managing your lipids. Medication is another important aspect. Talk to your doctor.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
High: You have a high risk lipid panel. Your HDL is very low, triglycerides are very high, and your LDL is well above goal. You are at risk for heart dise ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Needs treatment: If you already modified diet, exercise regularly and don't smoke & maintain an ideal body weight you need treatment as your HDL is low & LDL is high.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High choleterol: Yes, indeed i would be worried. I would have you modify your diet, lose weight exercise more and see a doctor to test for hypertension and diabetes. Y ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Remember the numbers you get are just about 1 of 10 things you need to do to have a long life. Lower all your risk factors to 1 and you will be ok. Yo ... Read More
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