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A 40-year-old female asked:

My ldl is 223 hdl 36 and total cholesterol 288 chd risk 8 00 i m really worried my doctor just asked me to take omega3 and fiber is that enough ?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
No!: You also need a statin to treat your very high ldl. Consider seeing a cardiologist or an endocrinologist that specializes in treating lipid disorders.
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Generally no: According to guidelines, diet changes, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, and optimizing blood pressure control are all first steps.If medication is required usually a statin will be needed unless contraindicated.

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Last updated Jun 14, 2017

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