A 26-year-old female asked:
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raised cholesterol (6.73nmol) ldl (3.6nmol) and triglycerides (3.41nmol), can hydrocortisone 20mg tablets and clobetasol be contributing to increase?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Please recheck the levels after stopping the meds and or consult the physician who is follow \ing you
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Our own body produces at least that much hydrocortisone per day to sustain life. Thus it is highly unlikely that it will impact your serum lipid levels especially re. cholesterol.
Answered on Feb 15, 2015
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
I would recheck after being off off steroids any way I feel there is a possibility of steroids affecting the level due to increased appetite and increased food consumption
Feb 15, 2015

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